Kaiser Permanente

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Meh. Ok place. Very political.

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Former Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

Pros

For health care IT, this is one of the cutting edge places to work
Contract PMs and analysts are technically stronger and better experienced than employees or management

Cons

Very political.

If a vendor has ties to senior management they are impossible to control and KP will dismiss you, lay you off or discipline you for trying to do your job and control the vendor.

Too big of a presence by IBM and Epic in KP

Lousy contract rates from KP IT because of their fixed chargeback rates to Business

Poor leadership in KP IT

Contract PMs and analysts are not empowered and not able to make a difference

Too many reorgs.

Management and leadership disrespect of training and rollout planning.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change your IT leadership every 2-3 years from the manager level on up.
Control your vendors big and small
Get leadership and staff who are better rounded in experience, not just health care IT experienced.
Finance depots should do ROIs and ROI and burn rate tracking, not KP IT or contracted PMs. That way you get and ROI that is correctly built with reasonable assumptions and backed by CFO figures forecasts and plans

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

1869 Other Employee Reviews for Kaiser Permanente (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Nice people, positive attitudes.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are the best in their field of expertise.
    Great communications within the department.

    Cons

    Many, many tele-meetings, leaving little time to actually be able to tackle projects and produce and surpass the targeted goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the managers that are interacting at grass roots level.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's a job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Coordinator in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments and practices that result in large waste of money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Audit for cost savings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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