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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor training and uncoordinated efforts with Management and Trainers

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    Former Employee - AAR Department in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - AAR Department in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    If you survive as a temp & offered a permanent position, wages & benefits are one of the top in the industry

    Cons

    Very low wages offered as a temp. Too much favortism in the AAR depts. Leads and Analyists need to be more professional less childish. Seems as if folks are in high school all over again forming clicks and not working more as 1 team, sad situation but I blame Management on not knowing where to draw the line -_-

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure instructors have all employees system credentials before training class. What good is sitting in a classroom watching, if one can't have hands on practice due to lack of uncoordinated efforts of Management & IT? Then the kicker is once training is done you are placed on the floor expected to keep up with the seasoned folks per union rules. Management you are too busy filling seats for enrollment time employees are packed like a sweatsho, wake and look at their conditions!!! Folks are literally sitting shoulder to shoulder hoping for bigger work areas to breathe in their own space. C'mon Kaiser, are you guys really that tight with your $$$?? Loosen up and take care of those in the trenches!!! ~ on behalf of my training classmates..hope it helps future employees ;)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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