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A Culture of Cliques

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time

Pros

Benefits are excellent. If you can "fit in", then there are many opportunities, Some pockets of brilliance and innovativeness. Medical care is excellent and often leading edge.

Cons

There ar cliques everywhere - and you either fit in or you are out. Mediocrity and acceptness of the norm are what get you ahead. There are meetings just to be seen and heard and not to be productive

Advice to Management

Don't assume that if someone doesn't fit the "norm" for Kaiser that they are not an excellent worker with much to contribute. When there is a problem, rather than talk about it behind the team or individual's back - work with them to move forward. And finally - walk the talk - and that doesn't mean the latest management jargon/theory - it means support your staff, no double talk - just say what you mean and mean what you say. Ugly ducklings turn into beautiful swans when you give them the support that you do all the rest of the flock.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Advanced Practice RN

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vallejo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vallejo, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Believe in the Kaiser model for health care.

    Cons

    Poor management who rely on threats and micro-management. Believe there is a shift in manangement at Kaiser Vallejo with the idea of getting rid of older experienced workers. A lot of conflict between workers and management -the politics makes it difficult to concentrate on patient care.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your nurses. Soon the baby-boomer nurses will retire and you will be left unprepared.


  2. Helpful (1)

    If you don't mind towing the company rope for every move you make, this is the place for you.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is for the most part ok.

    Cons

    You can not do anything without checking through layers of management. If you think outside the box, work somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Give people some autonomy and let them make their own decisions.


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