Kaiser Permanente

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Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Rockville, MD
Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Rockville, MD

Pros

Great pay, benefits are good, paid holidays, Holiday pay is great, union to back you up (sometimes).

Cons

Company is always trying to lay off employees, lack of communication from management, Pay Union dues but Union does crap for nurses. They can transfer you to any center with a 30 days notice. They don't care where you live or how far you have to travel.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More communication with employees, stop picking favorites, never take a management position with this company as "they don't last long"

Positive Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terribly Disappointing on So Many Levels

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff RN  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Honolulu, HI

    Pros

    Hawaii
    Lab, pharmacy & diagnostic imaging in same building

    Cons

    *Petty, backstabbing, unfair and unprofessional nursing management especially during these last 5 years.
    *Cookie cutter medicine practiced. You will be ok for health maintenance but beware if you are ill.
     *15min appointments for MDs meaning they spend at most 5 min w patient
    *Smartest and highest quality doctors do not work at Kaiser. Those doctors work in private sector.
    *Use and abuse nursing staff to accomplish quality metrics for advertising sake & then down size & lay nurses & nurse practitioners off
    *Choose cheapest, mediocre level of staff eg. med assistants & LPNs to accomplish RN level duties
    *Constantly changing duties of RNs, Can't figure out if they do or don't want nurse practitioners.
    *Changes made are purely financial though given lip service that less care & resources are better for patient care
    *Electronic Medical Record is very deficient to truly capture thorough assessments and actual care provided
    *Totally top heavy
    *Staff at different levels do not work well collaboratively. Management first, doctors second, clerical then nursing or other allied health & then the patient is listed in level of priority
    *Appointment booking system is based on what is easy to input by the clerical staff, MD demands and then patient needs. Access is horrible for patients
    *Continuing education offerings few & far between. You will not grow there. Very stagnant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire qualified nurse managers. Provide learning opportunities for staff. Start putting patients first in action and not just lip service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Stable company - stagnant career

    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    Pros

    stable company, good reputation and name for healthcare

    Cons

    slow with change and difficult to advance career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change hiring practices, invite more out of the box thinking, invest more in developing employees

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