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Great place to work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Director in Rockville, MD
Current Employee - Senior Director in Rockville, MD
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great family like enviroment and ability to learn new things

Cons

Things always change so it creates stress but also challange.

Advice to Management

Keep up what you are doing

Other Employee Reviews for Kaiser Permanente

  1. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent Pay/Benefits combined with work/life balance Many opportunities within the organization Great team

    Cons

    Advancing within department can be challenging


  2. Helpful (5)

    The Division of Research is failing to "thrive" - quietly laying off 30 long term employees without severance pay.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to "make a difference" working to advance public health research, most of which is funded by NIH (National Institutes of Health) and other government grants and private foundations.

    Cons

    Research Associates and Assistants work very hard to make the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research successful by doing the day to day tasks required to keep mostly NIH funded public health research projects going strong. Without these workers' contributions, no data would be collected, analyzed, reported, or published in medical journals. The vast majority of these workers are not represented by Labor Unions and are paid low salaries. Many of these research projects are high profile studies that receive attention from the media and other groups within the organization. Upper management - both within the department and outside the department - likes to tout these high profile projects as great successes - feathers in their caps - achievements like no others in public heath research. This year a lavish party was thrown to celebrate fifty years of achievement in public health research and no expenses were spared. Simultaneously, thirty lower level workers were handed sixty day layoff notices without any severance pay or rehiring support, despite years of loyal service and excellent performance reviews. Upper management has created a class divide between the six figure salaries paid to administrative employees and the hard-working underpaid Research Assistants and Associates. Several administrative level employees in supervisory roles are incompetent, lack basic management skills, and have disdain for lower level workers. Bullying and defamation from people in positions of power toward lower paid workers are common experiences that have been occurring for years. Power-hungry narcissists are allowed to continue inappropriate behavior without any consequences or correction from the top.

    Advice to Management

    It is time to clean house. It is imperative that leadership within the Division of Research establish clear management policies and procedures and enforce them. The organization is suffering from low morale and very weak leadership.


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