Kaiser Permanente

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Old school thinking will lead to stagnant growth

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Non-clinical Services Coordinator in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Non-clinical Services Coordinator in Oakland, CA

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

+Great health benefits
+Stable company that has long history
+Well known and large in size
+Ahead of its competitors
+Able to leverage technology
+Able to adapt to changes

Cons

-Even when you're more competent, highly skilled and has great potentials, hiring managers will go with "experience and previous title on paper". Sadly, in KP it is not what you know, but who you know.

-KP can't assess talent and won't grow its new work force (less than 5 years of services at KP). They sometimes hire from the outside for people with the "right" experience.

-Lack of training programs and opportunities for new work force (less than 5 years of services at KP)

-Horrible recruitment services. If you apply from the outside, you know how much of a black hole it is to apply on kp.org. It is not that much if you're a current employee applying to internal positions. Most KP recruiters are not helpful or friendly.

-Pay raises are very little and are capped out at a certain percentage each year.

-Each department is slow to make changes due to its large size and bureaucratic nature

-Lazy, and incompetent employees still allow to work, causing headaches for other dedicated, hard working, and competent employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen more to ideas from your employees when they identify problems and risks that need to be addressed. Also, change your way of assessing and recognizing your talented and skillful workforce. Provide more opportunities to train and develop your newer employees to promote loyalty. Need to get rid of leeches aka lazy, incompetent, and not dedicated employees.

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Not to good they let people go for nothing

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    Former Employee - Telesrvice Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Telesrvice Representative in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    the medical benefits, pension plan after 5 years of service and the matching 401k

    Cons

    sick time, parttime off pension plan 401k matching

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Registered Nurse

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent salary and benefits. Among the better hospitals I've worked for.

    Cons

    Union fees can be high.

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