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Lacking strategic direction

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Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Portland, OR
Former Employee - Program Manager in Portland, OR

I worked at Kaiser Permanente as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

Not long hours. Good benefits. Generally friendly people. Centrally located to downtown.

Cons

Departmentalized. Leadership lacks strategic direction. Too many failed projects. High turnover.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Figure out your priorities. Focus on the essential few projects and think more strategically rather than reactionary.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Life at KP

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Union workers are treated like royalty due to some of the most generous conditions. Many locations and many different roles.
    Excellent Healthcare Provider, Doctors and Nurses.

    Cons

    Work life balance applies to medical staff and hourly or union staff, FT exempt employees and managers are given workloads that typically require 60-80 hours a week.
    Very political environment.
    Very difficult to manage from an job applicant level.
    Bonus and salary plans are full of inequities, especially the bonus / incentive structure for regular NCAL staff and management (non union, non hospital plans).
    Current corporate structure is very expensive to manage and is in need of a complete overhaul.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Current corporate structure is very expensive to manage and is in need of a complete overhaul. Leadership needs to focus on the whole, not their piece of the pie.
    A serious review needs to be done on how bonus plans are done to make them more equitable from a corporate view, not regional (particularly NCAL).
    When making employee reductions, more thought needs to go into peoples skill sets and ratings: Keep the cream not lard. Recent rash cuts have organizations rehiring poor performers from prior years reductions after laying off the people with needed skill sets. In the end, this is a more costly approach. 'Penny wise, pound foolish.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A huge company with a wide array of positions and settings

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Fair pay and work hours for each function, and the chance to apply your trade (if you are in the medical field).

    Cons

    Not much room for growth. And the bureaucracy is very frustrating at times (nothing changes quickly).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within, and work to better align incentives with patient service.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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