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A Culture of Cliques

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vallejo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vallejo, CA

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 (3)

    Great pay and benefits, work/life balance, but very stressful job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Vallejo, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Vallejo, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is great, benefits great. Leading edge new technologies. Nice coworkers. Large, stable company. Strives to meet customer and employee expectations for excellence. Wonderful clinical resources that are just not available at other healthcare systems.

    Cons

    Management at my particular location are very critical, non supportive, and utilize threats & fear to motivate their staff. Culture of collaboration does not exist between staff and management. Some managers are friendly, while others are cold and hostile. Does not feel like a team environment. Most of the senior management does not respect the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Motivation through fear and threats lowers morale and performance.Performance review should also include praise for what is done well. Staff feel more engaged when they are given opportunity to share/be included in day to day activities.Positive support and resources helps employees to learn and grow in our roles.


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