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

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in San Diego, CA
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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. "Energizing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Kaiser Permanente IT is a hidden gem"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    KPIT is a hidden gem because most people think of hospitals, doctors, and nurses when they think of Kaiser Permanente. However, there are thousands of IT professionals that support the infrastructure of this healthcare behemoth.

    My manager is amazing, supportive, and accessible. You're given as much responsibility as you want or can handle within IT. Lots of flexibility and opportunities for lateral movement to find your niche. The people are generally on the same page. Great start to my career.

    Cons

    They don't value youth and innovation. The majority of the workforce is very old so it's difficult for them to develop and integrate talent from the top universities.

    Too many redundant processes and slow programs reduce productivity like crazy.

    Like any large company-- politics.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of recruiting college graduates. They're energetic, smart, adaptable, capable, and overall probably cheaper to higher.

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