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"Interesting, challenging work, but watch out for burn out"

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Current Employee - IT Manager in Pleasanton, CA
Current Employee - IT Manager in Pleasanton, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Work is interesting and challenging and there are opportunities for advancement. The group I work is bringing "cutting edge" technologies and methodologies to Kaiser...ironically outside of Kaiser they are mainstream.

Cons

Work life balance doesn't exist. Management will suck you dry if you let them. Hard to get management to recognize that you need additional resources and prioritize your work. Other downside is that you need to get consensus from a lot of different groups before you can make any changes.

Advice to Management

Don't try to solve every single problem at once, instead, select a handful of strategic initiatives and focus on them. Also stop with the constant re-orgs - I've had 4 managers in the course of a year.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "two steps forward one step backwards"

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    Current Employee - Contract Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Contract Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job benefits (medical) and mission (health care) of the company. This is a non-profit company where corporate profits (greed) dominates the agenda.

    Cons

    The fact that the company is not profit oriented results in the company not making managerial changes which would result in a better operating company. The deadwood is slow to be cleaned out in contrast to a for profit environment. Also, the senior members of the company appear to be in their "last" jobs and just waiting till retirement. The company needs to have Sr. Managers that have a forward looking orientation that are in the "growth" mode w/ respect to their careers

    Advice to Management

    Do more to understand the grass roots of what is going on within my area of the company (National Facility Services).


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to thrive"

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    Current Employee - Physician in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Physician in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    To be able to practice medicine without worrying about the overhead costs ...
    The job is very stable, with built-in intermittent raises and guaranteed salaries (salaries are not at risk or dependent on external forces).
    Good predictable hours. Relatively rare on-call hours @ nights and weekends.
    Excellent colleagues and team work.
    Plenty of educational time and opportunity to enhance yourself on personal and professional levels. Nice nurses and staff to work with. Good lunches if attending meetings.
    Top of the line technology, including electronic medical records at your fingertips - - never need to worry about not finding the patient's lab or radiology reports ...

    Cons

    Sometimes there are the necessary big company politics ... you just need to know how to work around it. Just need to be flexible and avoid certain personalities...

    Advice to Management

    Good job in creating job stability ...

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