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"two steps forward one step backwards"

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Current Employee - Contract Manager in Pasadena, CA
Current Employee - Contract Manager in Pasadena, CA
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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).

Other Employee Reviews for Kaiser Permanente

  1. 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 ...


  2. "Good Culture. Allows Work/Life Balance."

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was engaged in a technical consulting capacity for Kaiser Permanente. The staff is competent and professional. I've been in some pretty political environments over my career, and I would rate Kaiser's IT Department on the lower end of non-productive political machinations. There is a solid effort to align IT with the business requirements, and the staff seems on board with this. Projects are undertaken only with approved business cases, and are by and large properly established with respect to scope, time, and resource constraints. Work/Life Balance can be achieved.

    Cons

    As an external technical consultant, as a policy, I do not provide negative feedback on prior clients.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management does a good job of regularly communicating the organization mission, issues and areas for growth. Corporate Portal is a great tool for this.

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