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"Am I growing or coasting?"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Oakland, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Benefits, vacation, and moderate work schedule are huge benefits. With some exceptions, an extremely stable workplace - no random firings from crazed VPs, a lot of help placing people during restructuring, which happens less than at other places. A great mission, and many great people to work with.

Cons

Along with the good people are the bad - deadwood, underperformers, stick-in-the-muds. Sometimes a lack of leadership. Definitely not enough development of personnel, with little in the way of career tracks - you have to make change happen for yourself, without help.

Advice to Management

Stop spending millions to maintain or upgrade really bad systems (like all of HR, and the Performance Review system). Kill those which are not truly necessary, and make the others world class - HR and IT is holding us back, when it should be bringing it forward!
Also - the hiring process is broken. I have never yet heard a hiring manager say that HR is not a hindrance, perpetually refusing to forward ALL resumes - and making it abundantly clear that HR doesn't understand most of our jobs, let alone how to filter resumes for them. Just let the hiring managers do the work - and make the jobs website up to date and meaningful, with salaries!

Other Employee Reviews for Kaiser Permanente

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Permatemp"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, if you get hired full time.

    Cons

    They keep their "contractors" for years. Really not much of a chance of getting hired on full time, unless you maintain as a contractor for a long time. Matrix organization.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "It's a safe a secure job, however not as challenging"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PeopleSoft Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - PeopleSoft Analyst in Pleasanton, CA

    Pros

    most people love the benefits at kaiser. Though, it seems it's only considered to be average.

    Cons

    lack of full time employees. most people here are contractors.

    Advice to Management

    need some entertainment, not just all work work work

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