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"Working for Kaiser may in fact kill you"

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Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Sacramento, CA
Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Sacramento, CA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

If you plan to get a job at Kaiser, make sure you get hired on the TPMG side of the house. The KFHP/H entity treats its managers like crap and makes its people pay higher co-pays and deductibles than TPMG managers. Additionally, KFHP/H managers at KP do not get big bonuses like their TPMG counterparts.

Cons

They used to have a lot of team-building activities back in the day (employer-paid BBQs, etc.) but not anymore. Expect a "watch your back" culture, too, as everyone that works for Kaiser is too afraid to tell senior management anything.

Advice to Management

Get rid of the unions!

Other Employee Reviews for Kaiser Permanente

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Am I growing or coasting?"

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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing Permatemp"

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    • 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.

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