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"Great place to work with many avenues of career expansion."

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Oakland, CA
Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Oakland, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Kaiser Permanente part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great compensation and work/life balance. I worked on-call for 3.5 years and short hour (16 hr/week) for the latter 1.5 years of my employment, being able to work on average of 24-32 hours a week by picking up additional hours. The atmosphere around the hospital is generally positive, and there are a lot of neat events to partake in such as the Friday Farmer's Market and wellness celebrations at the adjacent Mosswood Park.

Cons

Favoritism was a major culprit in this department's lackluster management. Even as I often voluntarily covered specific shifts workable around my schedule from those who called in sick, I found myself reassigned elsewhere with double workload because another cross-covering lab assistant didn't want to "do a different job title's work." Complaining to the manager only resulted in me being admonished because I "wasn't being a team player." If you work here, bond with your co-workers, as they generally want to help and defend you.
Also, transferring to another facility can deem difficult because most other facilities are under a different bargaining unit.

Advice to Management

Please listen to your employees; many of the veteran techs, scientists, and support staff know what they are doing. if you want to change something, seek input from and work with them since making numbers and figures more efficient doesn't always necessarily translate well on the bench.

Other Employee Reviews for Kaiser Permanente

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Large bureaucracy, can be a great deal of lack of communication, depending on the department you are in."

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always hires from within. Everyone belongs to a union so good representation when needed. Department Administrators and Assistant Department Administrators are hit or miss; sometimes you can have the most energetic and creative leader, sometimes you don't.

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover with department administrators. Everyone in management seems to be climbing the corporate ladder. Those that are climbing the ladder will step on and use anyone they can to get where they want to go. You will work very hard here, everyone has enough work to be 2 full-time jobs and you are expected to get it all done without complaining or asking for help.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and then do something about it.


  2. "Good place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like serving others then this is a great place to be. Every department has the ability to make a difference.

    Cons

    There should be more support / communication within the immediate Manager Team for the employees that support them.

    Advice to Management

    Give better details of what is expected and provide ALL the necessary tools to do the jobs efficiently.

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