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"Good place if you want to work in good environment"

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Former Employee - Web Architect in Santa Ana, CA
Former Employee - Web Architect in Santa Ana, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good environment and good people. another good thing is that there are not so many IT people . so people treat you well if they need some help with computers. I was the developer for their website.

Cons

- salary was kinds low for what I did.
- not too smart people around. I have seen some people do dumb things
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Advice to Management

Keep it up. it

Other Employee Reviews for Kaiser Permanente

  1. Helpful (10)

    "Not living up to the potential"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to improve the health care delivery system at Kaiser. The organization - and this refers to the "corporate" functions - is well aligned around the importance of delivery of care, and improved health outcomes, to all patients.
    It can be really great to feel part of such an important mission, and to see the potential for a working model of health care delivery that is better aligned in its incentives than most of the industry in the U.S.
    Retirement benefits are excellent, if one stays for at least 5 years. (Kaiser still has a defined benefit plan, in addition to a 403(b).) At some point (maybe at 10 years?), a retiree gets health care coverage for life!

    Cons

    Most of the "corporate" executives have learned that they need to self-promote and protect their own interests in this highly-political environment.
    When moving beyond areas that directly affect the delivery of care, the politics of self-interest and turf seem to take over. It can be extremely difficult to get the right things done for Kaiser Permanente as a whole, because one must balance the frequently competing interests of the individual executives.
    Because of the longevity of Kaiser (over 50 years) and the traditions behind that, as well as the political climate, change is difficult to make happen - even when there are really compelling reasons for it.

    Advice to Management

    Take a really hard look at how executives are rewarded and promoted. Try to get their incentives aligned to the good of Kaiser Permanente as a whole, not just their individual piece/department - and insist on more teamwork & collaboration in areas that can & should better support the delivery of care and wellness programs, more cost-effectively, and to more patients.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Prepare to work hard and long hours if you work in KP-IT"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, and knowledge of employee staff. If you work for KP-IT, prepare to work hard and off hours if necessary. Tools and software are pretty current as KP does spend money on the latest technologies.

    Cons

    Morale. Senior management has constant re-org's and some ppl have to re-interview of their jobs. Senior management also schedules major releases around the holidays, and advises employees not to take any time off during the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and etc). Most of the talented ppl work for a few years and end up leaving as a result of senior management not keeping the employees happy.

    Advice to Management

    360 reviews.

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