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Management is out of touch with its employees therefore productivity is affected

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Former Contractor - Senior Financial Analyst in Oakland, CA
Former Contractor - Senior Financial Analyst in Oakland, CA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Longevity and able to take advantage of different career avenues within such a large organization

Cons

Cohesiveness across department and training. There is no ownership of functions

Advice to Management

Please include the people who does the day to day work when you make system upgrades, staffing, and policy to introduce efficiencies to the organization. Listen to the employees.

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  1. I'm a lifer, but only because I have to be.

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Clerk in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Clerk in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Full benefits (paid!) medical and dental with a minimum of 24 hours worked per week. Many Kaisers in the area, so transferring is always an option if you move.

    Cons

    Poor life/work balance. Educational Leave earned is never granted due to "operational needs", thus one has a very
    hard time moving ahead. Weak union; in bed with management, allows our vacation seniority to be taken away, allows for scheduling changes w/o proper notice to employee. Poor 401k matching

    Advice to Management

    Allow your staff to learn and grow!! Some of us don't want to be clerks our whole life. We would love to be with Kaiser in other, well - paid fields such as radiology or nursing, but can never take a few hours off, or a day off with our hard earned Ed Leave to take pre-req classes because your management tells us the dept isn't fully staffed. We hear this year after year! Very unfair and doesn't give us a very high opinion of our employer.

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    Ageism

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

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 8 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This was a great place to work ten or 15 years ago. Good employee benefits and retirement plan. The culture has changed.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic. They bring in a lot of contractors who do good work and then never hire them. Every reorg gets rid of the oldest people. You can be there for years, you're out in a day.

    Advice to Management

    Strong team dynamic, groups run like a family...a dysfunctional family.

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