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"Meh. Ok place. Very political."

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Former Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than a year)

Pros

For health care IT, this is one of the cutting edge places to work
Contract PMs and analysts are technically stronger and better experienced than employees or management

Cons

Very political.

If a vendor has ties to senior management they are impossible to control and KP will dismiss you, lay you off or discipline you for trying to do your job and control the vendor.

Too big of a presence by IBM and Epic in KP

Lousy contract rates from KP IT because of their fixed chargeback rates to Business

Poor leadership in KP IT

Contract PMs and analysts are not empowered and not able to make a difference

Too many reorgs.

Management and leadership disrespect of training and rollout planning.

Advice to Management

Change your IT leadership every 2-3 years from the manager level on up.
Control your vendors big and small
Get leadership and staff who are better rounded in experience, not just health care IT experienced.
Finance depots should do ROIs and ROI and burn rate tracking, not KP IT or contracted PMs. That way you get and ROI that is correctly built with reasonable assumptions and backed by CFO figures forecasts and plans

Other Employee Reviews for Kaiser Permanente

  1. "Disorganized place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff, great location, decent pay

    Cons

    lack of communication, lack of management support

    Advice to Management

    Get behind your managers, ANMs, House Supervisors, communicate with staff, get out of your glass offices and mingle.


  2. "A World-Class Company!"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great cooperate culture to ensure constant improvements to foster a win-win situation.

    Cons

    This is a vast company that may need better communications among departments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

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