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Programming Analyst

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Current Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Pasadena, CA
Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Pasadena, CA

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

People are very friendly. Nice place to work.

Cons

Some managers are not up-to-date on tech.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It would be great if management can improve their tech skills.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Hope to retire from Kaiser Permanente!

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time for more than a year

    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.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I felt that I was a part of extremely important work: making people's lives better through healthcare.

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    Former Employee - Senior Medical Planner/Architect  in  Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Medical Planner/Architect in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits; great salary; practically every sort of field, job, or discipline under the sun; brilliant people; my job allowed me to foster relationships with hundreds of people throughout the US.

    Cons

    Depending on the department, there may be little chance for advancement opportunities. Salary increases tend to be small - typically 2-4%. Highly regulated organization (Federal, State, Local), so there are strict limitations on business processes, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider increasing "rank & file" staff in your department - those who must handle the daily work to keep everything running - in addition to creating and filling senior leadership roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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