Kaiser Permanente - many pros and cons | Glassdoor
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"many pros and cons"

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

Pros

the benefits package is amazing if you can make it to retirement age
many of the colleagues are wonderful to work with

Cons

the hours worked that are not compensated and having to deal with management that treats you like a cog in a wheel; to do the job even if your private life suffers; the lack of flexibility

Advice to Management

one of the reasons that companies like Google do so well with their employees is that they listen and try to accomodate; you need to treat employees as part of the team and not as the help

Other Employee Reviews for Kaiser Permanente

  1. "Very enjoyable with very helpful people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good long-term benefits and room to move into other positions.

    Cons

    Salary may be a bit lower than in private industry and raises are small. The commute may be long if you live outside of the San Francisco.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Look elsewhere for praise and respect"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits for full-time staff only
    good and fair ETO earned time off for full-time staff only
    great place to work if you have kids ( you can take off when needed for school functions)
    the workers are plesant and easy to work with
    if you need to leave early typically not a problem

    Cons

    thoughfull plesant leadership is lacking.
    creative talent can not be utilized to their full potential.
    templeted designs, so very little room for creative exploration.
    do not project a thought on how it can be improved or done better; keep opinions to yourself this will ensure process and keeping management at a distance - play the game.
    year end goals put everyone in a bad mood.
    very limited holiday time off, expect to work the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years unless it falls on a weekend. leadership and seniority staff take off every holiday period so you will be working with a few other temps or lower seniority full time staff.
    must befriend a manager if you want to get ahead.
    allot of favoritism exist, it will take you forever to make friends in this place no matter how hard you try everyone is out for themselves no matter what you do for people.
    decision is not a word that is used or understood, you will spend allot of time re-doing things over and over for no apparent reason or understanding, if you ask then your questioning authority or have an attitude, someone with an open mind or thinks rationally this is the worst possible scenario to work in.
    it is a us ( management ) vs. them ( employee) mentality.
    managemnt does not respect employees and make comments about the ones they don't like with other employees in meetings.
    everyone speaks in Kaiser"isms" and the acronyms will take you months to learn, its another language spoken fluentley everyday.


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