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from a 1st year employee in san francisco

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Current Employee - Senior Staff Assistant in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Staff Assistant in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

Pros

competitive salary. great resume builder. nationally recognized health care company.

Cons

big company. lots of red tape and politics. too much b.s. meetings. slow to change at times. so inefficiencies.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

be more tech savvy. seniors are sometimes too old school.

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  1. Great company to begin career

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Bellflower, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Bellflower, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    The benefits and compensation are well above the average. Definitely would have stayed within the company if i were to pursue a career in the medical field. Typically, KP is very understanding of employees' situations. Depending on where you work, employees are typically backed by a union which can be beneficial to the employee under certain circumstances. There are opportunities to move elsewhere within the company, and management is supportive of this for the most part. Co-workers are also great to work with.

    Cons

    Just like working for any other hospital, the patients can be extremely difficult to work with. At times, when requesting days off, you will be given a difficult time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use advice from employees as constructive criticism

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    Kaiser: A nice place to take a nap while you do other things with your life

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    The work/life balance at Kaiser is much better than I've seen at other companies. The working hours are earlier than other SoCal companies -- most people are in the office by 7:30 and leave by 4:30 or 5:00. But the good part is that people are not expected to work more than 40 hours a week most weeks. Also, weekend work seems to be rare.

    Cons

    The organization is a matrix structure so it means that generally, most people have two or more bosses. This leads to a culture of non-accountability and one in which decisions are very, very difficult to make. The culture is extremely consensus-driven and people tend to be passive-aggressive to a fault. This is not the environment where you want to be if you like to get things done. But, if you are happy to coast for a couple of years, it can be a great place to be. People talk about getting 'Kaiserized' if you stay at KP too long: you no longer know how to function in an organization that believes in accountability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to look at changing the organizational structure to be less matrix-dependent. The convoluted org structure leads to complicated budgeting and planning processes that effect the organization's ability to meet goals and produce results. I certainly understand that organizational change is difficult - but it is completely necessary in this day and age. The longer they wait the more difficult it will be in the end.

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