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My experience has been very fulfilling

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Admitting Representative in Fairfield, CA
Current Employee - Admitting Representative in Fairfield, CA

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Alot of opportunities for advancement.

Cons

Difficult to get hired but worth the effort

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work.

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  1. Stable, satsifying, not so challenging.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Security Manager in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, compensation, time off..... the motto is "A great place to work, workclass healthcare." Notice what comes first in that motto.

    Cons

    Like any LARGE bureacracy.... change comes slowly.

    Advice to Management

    The labor management partnership doesnt work when one side is held accountable and the other is not.


  2. Stable environment resistant to change.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Money was OK, organization is stable, benefits are good, most stable place I have worked.

    Cons

    Focus is often placed in arenas which may not be most productive. There is a gap between a traditional Kaiser leader and their non-kaiser counterpart. Many Kaiser leaders have little experience with the non-kaiser healthcare environment. There is a great deal of sensitivity to this gap so if you're applying or just accepted a job; note this fact. Politics, "saying the right thing and understanding when not to say anything at all", are key to maintaining employment; however, this is true with many big organizations which are insulated from the extreme consequences of decisions or non-decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Current Paradigm - It's not what is stated but how it is stated - must change. How a message is communicated must become irrelevant. Many senior leaders choose to ignore what they don't understand in a message. To defend themselves from the perception of incompetence, they will attack the messengers delivery. People in leadership are scared. Many leaders are playing catch up with their knowledge base. It's leaving them vulnerable to complete departmental breakdowns when key reports depart. This gap is also creating stress and communication breakdowns with reports. Many individuals are afraid to communicate in meetings. A great deal of fear is driven by stating ideas or assessments which leadership may not understand. If leadership does not understand the message it often leads to a retaliatory behavior towards the "offending" messenger.


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