Kaiser Permanente

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Disorganized place to work

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA

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

Pros

Great staff, great location, decent pay

Cons

lack of communication, lack of management support

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get behind your managers, ANMs, House Supervisors, communicate with staff, get out of your glass offices and mingle.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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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
  2.  

    Nice people, positive attitudes.

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    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
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