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Not the best place to work for statisticians

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Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Oakland, CA

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time for more than a year

Pros

Stable job environment and friendly co-workers

Cons

Senior management seems to oppose the usage of advanced analytics when solving prediction problems

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote people with good quantitative skills into upper management

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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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    Management sticks to outdated and inflexible procedures, such as waterfall, and anything forgotten procedurally will be used as a club by other units for purely political ends.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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    Highly political and dysfunctional organization that has system problems!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time

    Pros

    good pay and health benefits.

    Cons

    extremely political, organization silos, red tapes, old school mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior leaders needs to be replaced in order to solve the root cause problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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