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Great team, avererage experience

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Health Information Specialist in Woodbridge, VA
Former Contractor - Health Information Specialist in Woodbridge, VA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

I worked at Kaiser Permanente as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

I worked with a great team and had good support

Cons

Pay was rather low but as far as contract work, it was doable

Advice to Management

Be more available to serve associates

Other Employee Reviews for Kaiser Permanente

  1. Helpful (4)

    Paralyzed by old girls network

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    It's darn near impossible to get anything done. People talk of the old girls network at Kaiser, blocking all progress, and it's true. It seems like the "old girls" like to act as gatekeepers of information, preventing new girls and boys from getting anything done.

    Advice to Management

    New blood is needed. Especially in Program Offices KP needs a workforce that is younger, more ethnically diverse, and more male.


  2. Helpful (4)

    KPIT: Trying to turn IT knowledge into a commodity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Acceptable offices. Working hours are agreeable. In its core business, health services (as opposed to the IT side of the firm), the firm has made important advances. It's still a step ahead of the industry in leveraging its EMR for such.

    Cons

    Directors at KPIT have to primarily focus on politics to keep their career viable. Doing the right thing for the company has to be secondary. The company outsources most project management and technical work, with many contractors brought onboard for up brief spans. Turnover is high, and competence is developed, then sent packing. Further, management focuses on keeping contractor rates low, so mediocrity among contractors is common. Management sticks to outdated and inflexible procedures, such as waterfall, and anything forgotten procedurally will be used as a club by other units for purely political ends. Innovation is stifled through incentives, procedures, politics and culture.

    Advice to Management

    Build innovation-oriented units that are protected from the current organization, then reduce the role of the latter over time.


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