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

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

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

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 ManagementAdvice

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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    My experience of being on an implementation team for new pharmacy software was a nightmare.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Downey, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Downey, CA

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

    Pros

    Kaiser offers a lot of different opportunities because it is such a large and expanding company.

    Cons

    In the technical area, Kaiser spends countless dollars on projects because management refuses to see the value of personnel trained in other areas than medical or pharmaceutical. Doctors and pharmacists negotiate technical contracts, manage projects etc. without experience and attention to industry standards. Projects are very poorly managed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize your strengths and limitations and accept the fact that being a medical or pharmaceutical professional does not equip you to perform in arenas dealing with technology. Eliminate so much of the job nepotism and let the non-medical professionals do the jobs that they are trained to do. .

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    Variable experience, depending on location and department leadership

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, especially comprehensive health care and retirement, PTO, employee discounts on certain goods and services such as theme parks and 24 Hour Fitness gym memberships. There is also a lot of opportunity for movement and growth because of the sheer size of the company. If you are motivated and ambitious, there is likely a career path for you.

    Cons

    Employees can have vastly different experiences depending on where and for whom they work. Wide range of management/leadership skill.
    In my experience, when a department needs to downsize, there is no effort by KP leadership to keep good, productive staff in the organization by helping them find new opportunities. They lose very good people that way, by just focusing on their immediate bottom line.
    It is very difficult to get hired on through the regular application process on the KP Careers website; it's much more likely to get hired by going through a contracting agency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider helping good, productive employees within downsizing departments find new opportunities in KP, instead of just kicking them out of the organization.

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