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"Great place to work, competitive to get hired"

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Former Contractor - Project Manager in Portland, OR
Former Contractor - Project Manager in Portland, OR
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Kaiser Permanente as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Focus on health & life balance of employee's. Diverse employee base. Good pay.

Cons

Lack of alignment between HQ & regional offices creates inefficiencies & rework.

Advice to Management

Improve alignment / hand off between HQ & regions.

Other Employee Reviews for Kaiser Permanente

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Have been Kaiser employee for 18 years"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Roseville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Short-term (non-retirement) benefits are good. Several facilities in several cities/states so you have flexibility as to where you live & work. Long term job security/stability is good.

    Cons

    So many!...No accountability for non-productive employees and no recognition for those that are. Very bad "Partnership" between company and employee union that benefits only the company. Company is too driven by awards/national recognition to the point of discrimination against what CEO has labeled "Euro-American male" (American-born caucasian). Company has many rules aimed at the "Worker Ant", but same rules do not apply to supervisors; there is supposedly zero tolerance for retaliation if employee reports a problem...not true, because Kaiser has no control of it's supervisors. Supposedly zero tolerance for harassement and bullying...not true if the offender is a supervisor -- a lot of double standards. I've seen/heared some ugly things in the past four years, evidence of a decline in internal relationships. Company will take the rare grade "A" employee and knock them down to a grade "C" so they better fit in with all the other "C" employees Kaiser hires. Minimal career opportunities for a pharmacy tech. (for example, cannot move from outpatient technician to inpatient tech, which pays better)

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying so much about national recognition, and pay attention to what's going on with the "Worker Ants"


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Kaiser Permanente IT"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent healthcare products supported by excellent IT tools

    Cons

    The current healthcare environment will be difficult and KP will need to adapt to the new reality of healthcare exchanges

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the basics and avoid the bright shinny objects

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