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Helpful (2)

"Kaiser is an excellent place to work"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Desktop Support in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Desktop Support in Oakland, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

My co-workers at Kaiser are dedicated and hard working. I work in Program offices and the level of intelligence and experience is wonderful. I am also a member and have always been pleased with the level of care that my family and I receive. Kaiser has excellent benefits and pay, plus there are so many ways to move up in the organization. Leadership is very encouraging to employees who want to improve their skills and experience

Cons

The bureacracy and red tape are insurmontable at times. No one wants to take responsiblity for making a decison, everything gets shelved for more and more and more discussion. The amount of meetings and the lack of progress at the meetings is really frustrating. In IT especially they are constantly reorging and not making things better!

Advice to Management

Stop asking for consensus and make some decisons.

Other Employee Reviews for Kaiser Permanente

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Favoritism and politics prevail as Kaiser Permanente cuts jobs and pay."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, bonuses, numerous locations to work.

    Cons

    With the economic downturn, hiring for the post part is frozen. Temporary workers are all dismissed. Employees who resign from jobs -- even those that that require a high degree of certification --are not being replaced. When an administrative person leaves their job, they are not replaced. Instead, their full time duties are given to another admin person who already has a full plate. This poor unfortunate person now does 80 hours of work but is paid for the same 40 hours as before. This is extremely unfair and probably illegal. In the meantime, the company continues to pay recruiters during a hiring freeze who have little to do.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing politics. Just because you want to look good to YOUR supervisor, it's not fair to mistreat those under you by offering that they do double work. While the hiring freeze was going on, the national team partied in a very expensive resort. Price was no object. The double standard prevails.


  2. "Awesome benefits & job security, modest salary + bonus. You'll be working for good - with plenty of red tape."

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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
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits. Job security. Business based on a mission that is good and you can believe in. The people's hearts are in the right place here. It's big so if you have initiative you can learn a lot, meet a lot of people, and make career advancement by working for different parts of the organization. It's a not-for-profit organization, and we're trying to deliver affordable healthcare, not make a profit for shareholders.

    Cons

    It's so big. IT is a hindrance, by inefficiency, to every department's success. Many layers of middle management, some of whom are totally incompetent, and it's frustrating they were even hired, let alone promoted. They don't fire incompetent people here except for the most egregious offenses.

    Advice to Management

    Be more willing to reward innovative thinking, and make communications channels outside a 'standard chain of command'. Don't be afraid to demote, reassign, or let go ineffective people. Don't be afraid of bad news - seek the truth to help you improve the business. Don't be afraid to promote, reassign or give bonuses to highly effective people.

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