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"Kaiser is a good place to work overall."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Assistant Nurse Manager in Roseville, CA
Current Employee - Assistant Nurse Manager in Roseville, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Salary, benefits, strives for excellence while remaining competitive in a tough market.

Cons

Budget cuts, economy, unemployment are effecting Kaiser just like they are effecting other healthcare organizations. Becoming a huge corporation and very micromanaged.

Advice to Management

Listen to your middle management too and empower them to be leaders. Don't forget humans are unique and we have brains, experience, and talent to be leaders, not just micro managed. To a degree it is good to be regionally minded but still let our ideas and creativity show through. We do need to continue working on being effective, keeping costs down, and providing the best and safest care.

Other Employee Reviews for Kaiser Permanente

  1. "Kaiser is a great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse II in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse II in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Kaiser's emphasis on healthy lifestyles, customer service, and the salary/benefits packages make this the only employer I was interested in pursuing after graduation. In my department, the staff and management get along well, and for the most part enjoy working together. It makes going to work pleasdant when you feel like you are working with friends.

    Cons

    Not all units are lucky enough to feel supported by management. Sometimes the same union rules that ensure fairness are not flexible enough. Decision about time off have to be made very far in advance and last minutes changes can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Hire middle managers that have an appropriate blend of competence, intelligence, and likeability. They are out there. Hire them. If they are already hired, and they are no longer respected by their staff, require changes or get rid of them. No nursing unit will ever be cohesive without staff respecting their supervisors.


  2. "Not bad, but feel something missing."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is a retirement pension, most companies do not have that important retirement benefit. And there are also great health care benefits that are in addition to salary. The salary is comparable. And the hours are 40 hours per week. The vacation amount is pretty good too. The job is stable, and I rarely worry about being downsized.

    Cons

    There is a lot of hierarchy. In order to advance your salary range, you must be promoted up the hierarchy. Performing the job at a higher level does not pay more, and does not necessarily lead to advancements up the hierarchy b/c that requires a different skill set (managerial).

    Advice to Management

    Allow other ways to adnvace salary range, such as skill/performance.

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