Kaiser Permanente

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KPIT: Trying to turn IT knowledge into a commodity

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Former Employee - Business Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
Former Employee - Business Analyst in Pleasanton, CA

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Management sticks to outdated and inflexible procedures, such as waterfall, and anything forgotten procedurally will be used as a club by other units for purely political ends.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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Really good and really really bad.

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    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Roseville, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits out of all major hospitals.

    Cons

    The very WORST people in supervisory and managerial positions by far hands down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to clean out all the unfit people working there or else you will always continue to have the majority of employees there very unhappy. If not for the employees then do it for the patients who pay to be there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worked as an Administrative Assistant and the experience was horrible.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Modesto, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits and pay was good.

    Cons

    No training and expected to figure everything out on your own. You couldn't get help unless you knew someone that had time to help you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support and training for staff. Not voted the best place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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