Kaiser Permanente

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Communication between other departments is not perfect, but better than any other manage care health care company. The b

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Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Kensington, MD
Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Kensington, MD

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

Pros

Communication between other departments is not perfect, but better than any other manage care health care company. The benefits are great. I truly felt well taken care of by the company. The technology used for electronic health record (health connect) is better than a regular doctor’s office that uses paper chards. Patients can electronically send in RX refills and email there doctor. Lab results are available right away. The quality of care given to our patients is great. I worked for other insurance companies and know how hard it is for patients to get the most simple of care.

Cons

Some of the staff are not motivated and are hired because they know someone in the company. That means there are several people that are not competent for the job. I know plenty of well trained people who have been turned down by Kaiser for a job. Union takes dues from your paycheck and don’t help when you need them.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It’s hard to create a new position for a new specialized position because of the union. The Union generalizes the employees and puts them is positions that that don’t reflect there real job.

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Approves of CEO

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    Not a meritocracy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Kaiser pays extraordinarily well. They have to in order to attract even mediocre talent. If you are healthy, the HMO is very affordable. If you actually need to see a health care provider, you will want to use their PPO, which is prohibitively expensive.

    Cons

    Some managers have been honest enough to admit there are only so many good review scores to go around, and they are doled out to mission critical employees only. Extraordinary employees will have gratitude heaped on them by their beleaguered co-workers and more astute managers. That will have to be compensation enough. The cash cow dries up considerably once you're a few years in and stuck in a dead-end job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How many public ethics bombshells have to rain down on the head of Kaiser before a good house cleaning is undertaken?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    More like running for prom king and queen than real business

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    decent healthcare system, benefits, retirement plan

    Cons

    incompetent top management that is just worried about whether others like them no whether a good job is being done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put more emphasis on rocking the boat rather than popularity contests. Promote some malcontents.

    Disapproves of CEO
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