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Great mission and CEO, but challenges ahead

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Director  in  Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Director in Oakland, CA

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great job benefits and great mission, which is mostly what keeps employees with KP. The mission of total health and prevention-oriented care sets KP apart from the rest of the American health care providers that have a pay-for-service business model. The retiring CEO George Halvorson has done a great job in making KP's quality of care and member satisfaction #1 in California and some other regions. The new CEO Bernard Tyson is a great leader and is already addressing the affordability challenges ahead

Cons

Bureaucratic procedures and processes. Relationships too heavily weighted compared with work deliverable. Outdated technology tools. Competence not appreciated enough in job requirements

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Value competence and work deliverable as much as relationships in job performance evaluations. Minimize redundant efforts in different groups and reduce/eliminate unnecessary variation of business operational models in the regions - this will be important for bringing cost down.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great company to join

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It really feels like they care about your well being. Management and Coworkers are all very competent and friendly. I have enjoyed working here since day one. It is a very large company so there is a lot more red tape and bureaucracy than you would find at a start up, typical workweek hours but they are pretty flexible about timing as long as you get your job done.

    Cons

    Dress code: shirt and tie. The huge company feel is nice for the stability but it doesn't have that same fun atmosphere that new start ups can have.

    Coworkers are very friendly, but it is definitely an older crowd so there isn't as much fun and creative thinking which can make the office a bit dry. Office groups aren't as tightly knit as they could be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    KP is a great company

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging interesting important valuable work

    Cons

    Pressure is increasing - as it is everywhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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