Pros: very safe, intelligent environment
Cons: extremely slow pace to any decision making, consensus building is required for even small decisions.
KP is a great place to work, especially if you can handle a slow collaborative management environment. People are very happy in their long term routines.
The organization is so multi-faceted that your expertise could be valuable no matter what your field. Whether, marketing, sales, nursing, medicine, pharma, legal, facilities management, IT, construction, – more... logistics, accounting, insurance, labor relations, research oriented, board certified, etc., Kaiser does it all.
The people I worked with and for all had a very sensitive friendliness about them. There is a conservative, risk adverse, even somewhat introverted corporate culture. Between the Oakland office and the Pleasanton campus, the corp culture almost felt as if everyone in the family is either a librarian or a teacher.
Kaiser certainly isn't the model for nationwide universal coverage, but they have absolutely figured out how to contain costs, while growing exponentially. – less