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Kaiser Permanente Review

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Oakland, CA

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Room for growth, opinion consideredered, can start from the bottoms up. Given plenty of opportunities to advance in career as well as education.

Cons

Not enough young culture, should be more young people working in this company. Seems like the company culture is older.

Advice to Management

Give more guidence, trust , to the poeple working in your group. Be more timely and more open to other peoples opinions

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  1. Great Place for People and Job Diversity

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company with an admirable social mission & cutting edge approaches to healthcae delivery & marketing, and pricing.
    Opportunity to move around & experience diverse job experiences if you have the initiative to do so.
    Great company resources for learning opportunities and training (on the health plan side, anyway)
    Reasonably fiscally responsible (compared to other health insurance companies--don't know about the medical delivery side).
    Many dedicated and engaged workers (my experience is on the regional and program office administrative side, not the hospital/clinic side).
    Work-life balance is stressed (in the departments that I've worked in)

    Cons

    Job promotion usually means having to leave the department (difficult to be promoted within).
    Over-reliance on outside consultants (this is where fiscal responsibility falls short).
    Health plan / insurance side is generally socially conservative; very different from the healthcare delivery side.
    Consensus-based culture creates an incredible amount of inertia.
    Roles / Accountabilities are often not clearly defined.
    Human Resources and KP-IT are disorganized, horrible departments.
    The senate-like model of regional power (often in the Program Office politics, Ohio and smaller regions get the same vote as California (NCAL / SCAL). Should be more like House of Representatives.

    Advice to Management

    Clarify roles & accountabilities better---and hold people to their accountabilities.
    Empower people to make decisions, and give them authority.
    Reduce, reduce, reduce outside expensive management consultants and draw from internal talent.
    Improve management skills--needed across all areas ---medical group, health plan, health insurance and in all locations (hopsital, clinic, region and program office)

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    Kaiser Permanente is a nice place to work.

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    Former Employee - Communications Consultant in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Communications Consultant in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I enjoyed my colleagues and the working environment at Kaiser Permanente. They need to improve the interrelationship between the regions to have greater synergy.

    Cons

    Management could do a better job of developing internal talent and promoting from within. Human Resources is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Good employees should be cultivated and promoted from within. Identify talent and work with them.

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