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"This place is nuts"

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Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Oakland, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Great benefits. People not in career-growth positions can be nice. Local IT support folks are awesome.

Cons

This company is too big. The systems it uses don't 'play well with others'. There are too many hands in the cookie jar to be able to track the financial data accurately. This place is wrought with politics.

Advice to Management

Get everyone on the same page with respect to 'we are all one company, let's act like it'. Get rid of all these home-grown systems and use 1 set of systems company-wide. Quit being cheap at the local level, while throwing money to the wind on useless leadership trips.

Other Employee Reviews for Kaiser Permanente

  1. "Not the same"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They used to be a cutting edge company in Healthcare industry. Not anymore, not sure if executives has right vision and strategy to bring back KP that is affordable, modern and innovative.

    Cons

    With competition and market pressure, KP (IT) has lot of pressure and need to fix broken processes. There are so many broken, and inefficient process. Very cumbersome and slow organization who cannot make the decision quick enough and always fall behind the market trend.


  2. "rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant III in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant III in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Kaiser is a secure, world-class hospital which offers a various opportunities for their employees. Kaiser continues to 'thrive' and be the best in their business.

    Cons

    Not willing to help there own in career advancement, though the opportunities are there. Also, not a very forgiving company towards employees (equally) who have committed a NON-gross act or who have broken a NON-gross rule. It's "off-with-head" (without entertaining any other option)

    Advice to Management

    Be more forgiving towards employees who commit a bad act or who have broken a rule (especially on the FIRST OFFENSE) and never deem an employee "not hireable" in the record, for that employee may have rehabilitated and if the 'sin' that was committed was not a GROSS one, then definitely one should be allowed to come back after a 'set time' has passed. Keep everyone 'thriving' :) Former employee of San Jose Kaiser

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