Kaiser Permanente

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Hope to retire from Kaiser Permanente!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Analyst
Current Employee - Analyst

Pros

+ very competitive starting salary and annual increases (I received two raises after 1.5 years on the job)
+ industry-leading benefits - PTO that really adds up given your years of service, and top notch health insurance, vision and dental
+ management really wants you to learn and develop, and encourages you to take classes to get where you need to go professionally
+ if you are willing to be pro-active and take the initiative, there are many things to learn and it will make you look good for other jobs later on or if you decide to transfer to another facility
+ large enough organization so that there are opportunities wherever Kaiser has a presence

Cons

- because it's such a large organization, things tend to move slowly, there's a ton of red-tape, and sometimes you need to wait on approvals from higher-ups just to get anything done
- IT sometimes leaves alot to be desired - long hold times to get help and unexplainable lag in order to get certain software installed or to be provided access rights to data systems
- frequent excuse-making for low-performers/lazy employees
- sometimes management and staff lose sight of the fact that we are here for the members and instead these same people act in their own self interest in order to make themselves look good to upper management
- way too many meetings! sometimes people have to work (unpaid if salary) OT just to get work done.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

> cut down on meetings. seriously, if you cut 50% of meetings, you'd be amazed at all the things that can get accomplished
> call out those people who make excuse after excuse and make them accountable to fix the problems or you'll find someone who can
> other than that, keep doing what you are doing to keep this a great work environment.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Kaiser Permanente

  1.  

    Great Place to work with awesome benefits

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Good Pay, Lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Heavy Work Load in patient care areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Don't believe the Hype!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Oakland, CA

    Pros

    Fair benefits--although they bundle sick and vacation which is not a great offering, Also they have a fair amount of outside of work discounts like gym memberships. Desk ergonomic options are great and available--so take advantage and seating is often very crowded. Values are fantastic but.....BIG but they don't translate. THRIVE is wonderful but its an ideal customer they seek rather than a culture they foster. The Thrive patient is healthy and is independently managing their health--which is great because getting more than 15 min in front of a gatekeeper Dr. is as easy to manifest as an act of God. Nice matching in 401K and retirement but you have to be there 5 years and very few people--stay the course except the ones well over 12 years in--seems they have resigned themselves.

    Cons

    Very politically run company. All parts work separately from HQ because of the politics and as such-- very disparate. Management is not transparent at all. They will work you to death. Do not allow or acknowledge partner family death as time for grieving nor for taking time to attend services. Pay is extremely low-end and they will do everything they can not to negotiate with you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency! Practice what you preach and if you are going to work your employees to death then separate sick and vacation days. 401k vesting at 2 years as few stay for all 5.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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