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Large Bureaucracy, never learn from past mistakes, but great team dynamics

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Project Coordinator in Oakland, CA
Former Contractor - Project Coordinator in Oakland, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Kaiser Permanente as a contractor (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good employee benefits & retirement plan. They have a very strong team dynamic - it's definitely like a large family. If you're well liked by Kaiser, you'll be asked to come back to work for them.

Cons

Very bureaucratic, they bring on a lot of contractors but never hire people - high turnover of contractors since they can only keep them for a finite amount of time. People feel that change will never happen.

Advice to Management

Upper Management looks at the bottom line, repeat past mistakes over and over - sometimes being able to stay afloat isn't always about the bottom line - they need to look at retaining good employees and hire people so they will stay to keep the machine afloat

Other Employee Reviews for Kaiser Permanente

  1. Helpful (1)

    Kaiser was a fast paced highly technical environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Career growth in areas perhaps not worked in the past. Working within the healthcare industry is a very up-and-coming industry with the proliferation of Electronic Health Records now in the federal healthcare, as well as the commercial healthcare industry. Job opportunities are becoming more and more prevalent, although somewhat specialized on healthcare application and claims processing knowledge.

    Cons

    On-boarding is quite the challenge for any newcomer, especially one with limited healthcare operational application background, but say with a solid IT experience and and sets of skills. The environment, however, is moving in the direction of employing standards across the enterprise, but is not there yet. There are a number of "one-off" ways of performing project implementations depending on location and direct management preferences, which makes for lots of duplication of efforts as a PM.

    Advice to Management

    Continue working on standardization of project implementation processes. Add a consistent and comprehensive CBT education program for newcomers with limited Kaiser technical enterprise experience during the ramp up period, which can be referenced throughout ramp up.


  2. 36 YEARS OF THRIVING with KAISER as a REGISTERED NURSE

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RN Labor and Delivery in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - RN Labor and Delivery in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    With the utmost pride serving our patients, improving horizontal relationships and advancing my nursing career, KAISER is an iconic company to thrive.

    Cons

    Fake until you make it, even it hurts...SMILE infect positive attitude

    Advice to Management

    Keep the open door policy, respect both ways, strengthen fairness


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