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"A huge company with a wide array of positions and settings"

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Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in San Diego, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Fair pay and work hours for each function, and the chance to apply your trade (if you are in the medical field).

Cons

Not much room for growth. And the bureaucracy is very frustrating at times (nothing changes quickly).

Advice to Management

Promote from within, and work to better align incentives with patient service.

Other Employee Reviews for Kaiser Permanente

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Terribly Disappointing on So Many Levels"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hawaii
    Lab, pharmacy & diagnostic imaging in same building

    Cons

    *Petty, backstabbing, unfair and unprofessional nursing management especially during these last 5 years.
    *Cookie cutter medicine practiced. You will be ok for health maintenance but beware if you are ill.
     *15min appointments for MDs meaning they spend at most 5 min w patient
    *Smartest and highest quality doctors do not work at Kaiser. Those doctors work in private sector.
    *Use and abuse nursing staff to accomplish quality metrics for advertising sake & then down size & lay nurses & nurse practitioners off
    *Choose cheapest, mediocre level of staff eg. med assistants & LPNs to accomplish RN level duties
    *Constantly changing duties of RNs, Can't figure out if they do or don't want nurse practitioners.
    *Changes made are purely financial though given lip service that less care & resources are better for patient care
    *Electronic Medical Record is very deficient to truly capture thorough assessments and actual care provided
    *Totally top heavy
    *Staff at different levels do not work well collaboratively. Management first, doctors second, clerical then nursing or other allied health & then the patient is listed in level of priority
    *Appointment booking system is based on what is easy to input by the clerical staff, MD demands and then patient needs. Access is horrible for patients
    *Continuing education offerings few & far between. You will not grow there. Very stagnant.

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified nurse managers. Provide learning opportunities for staff. Start putting patients first in action and not just lip service.


  2. "Energizing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Single set of values for organization
    Patient care is coordinated from practitioner to practitioner, department to department
    Standardized workflows
    Technology innovation
    Large facility footprint

    Cons

    People fear of making a decision and moving forward because of consequences
    Not agile for rapid change because of size
    Large bureaucracy with too much process/red tape

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the Knowledge Workers they hold the key

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