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"Committed to learning and growth"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Communications Consultant
Current Employee - Communications Consultant
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time

Pros

Many internal courses, seminars and conferences for the asking. Tuition reimbursement. Support for employees to attend professional seminars.

Cons

Sometimes difficult to accommodate all requests.

Advice to Management

Spread learning opportunities to more of the workforce (especially non-managers).

Other Employee Reviews for Kaiser Permanente

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    "Cultural Observations"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I've been at KP for 5 years.
    Like everybody else says - benefits and salary is pretty good. KP is really a great place to start and/or end your career.

    Cons

    Because KP is a large organization AND unionized, employees who don't perform well can hide under the radar pretty well - which affects morality of the entire department. It's a very fear-based culture for two reasons: management doesn't transition people out AND seasoned women (this could be applied to any company actually) are threatened by younger women when they should actually be mentors. Sad.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to let go of poor performers if you want the company to strive for high quality. If they retaliate, let them, KP is a $50B company!


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    "Hard to find passion in a place that isn't passionate about you"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Representative
    Former Employee - Human Resources Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best part of KP is what they do for the community and members. The programs created to encourage people on taking care of themselves is superb. They have wonderful Physicians and Community Benefit professionals who give back ten fold. The Employee Resource groups are amazing and really promote the importance of professional and personal growth. There are many talented individuals who work hard to get their message across and help others succeed.

    Cons

    There is little to no room for growth for minorities in this organization. Unfortunately, preferential hiring and promotion runs abundant in this organization. The company tends to be less focused on talent and more on politics. Putting people in roles where they aren't the most efficient, just so they can please the higher ups. Backdoor reference, backdoor hiring, you name it, it's the culture here. There are some extremely talented minorities that work for this organization, that don't get the exposure to key projects and roles. HR in particular doesn't develop their employees, which is ironic. Year end reviews are more of an opportunity to justify why increases and bonuses won't be dispersed vs helping the individual grow and develop in their careers. Truly talented people have left this organization and flourished elsewhere. And with no exit interview strategy in place, there is no way for Management to know how to improve this.

    Advice to Management

    Your organization has potential to be a world class organization. But you need to pay attention to your hiring practices. Hold Hiring Leaders accountable for their actions, stop cutting HR/Recruitment budgets and hire more talented individuals that can sustain your mission. Help hungry employees develop, listen to their feedback and ideas, allow them to contribute more frequently. Stop creating new processes without the input of those in the front line. Create a more diverse talent pipeline for your leadership structure. Promote those who are truly talented vs the ones who are "next in line." Value your employees not just when it's time for them to fill out the yearly "Best place to work" survey, but YEAR ROUND.

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