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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 for 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Management sticks to outdated and inflexible procedures, such as waterfall, and anything forgotten procedurally will be used as a club by other units for purely political ends.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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    Former Employee - Patient Care Coordinator  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Patient Care Coordinator in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Model for healthcare in USA today. Forward thinking, leader in integrated health care,

    Cons

    Too much power given to the unions, this has led to less than quality RN care in many instances by promoting, rewarding poor nursing judgement, poorer quality Charge RNs in many instances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at your NUNI employees and their overall role in the organization, they need to be treated with more respect.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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    Research Department was very unorganized and chaotic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Compensation and Benefits; Work life Balance

    Cons

    Research Department Management and how unorganized the department and their communication skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Communication skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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