Kaiser Permanente

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Excessive Bureaucracy
STERILE PROCESSING MANAGER (Current Employee), CAAugust 3, 2015
Pros: Unionized
Cons: Not the best of employers you could fine.
Kaiser says "own it" but don't you dare owning it. You would regret it. I have been celebrated as an outstanding manager who did great things for Kaiser to grow, but later treated horribly because I have – more... intellectual property with other businesses that do business with Kaiser - even though that was disclosed and deemed no conflict of interest by Kaiser. In short, Kaiser isn't what it claims to be and no where close to what you think.
That said; there are many good and hardworking people working for Kaiser. They are not the issue, Kaiser is. – less
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Stressful busy job
Service Representative (Former Employee), San Diego,CAAugust 3, 2015
8AM to 5PM except for an 1 hour lunch and two 15 minute breaks, almost non stop dealing with patients, majority of whom were sick or in pain. Very stressful emotionally draining job. Co-workers were very pleasant to work with. I had a good relationship with my immediate supervisor partially because I've been acquainted with her for 20+ years prior to her becoming my supervisor.
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Challenging and Noble Cause
Director (Current Employee), Pleasanton, CAAugust 2, 2015
Pros: Challenging, Changing, Large opportunities, great compensation
Cons: Highly bureaucratic, demanding
Kaiser is a fantastic environment to advance skills in technology and management. The culture in IT jobs can be fun but requires a high degree of building relationships. Large IT organizations, like – more... Kaiser's have many challenges in aligning the business objectives with advancing technology. This requires constant evolution on the organization to align or readjust to the needs of the business. Kaiser is no different than most and does a good job in rewarding those who can drive forward while partnering with others. The most success is found in those who manage or embrace a more egoless approach and strive to influence for the greater benefit to Kaiser. – less
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Not a real Manager job more Clerical
TSR Team Manager (Current Employee), Vallejo, CAAugust 1, 2015
Pros: Great benefits
Cons: Culkture and Pay
Overworked Underpaid and responsible to manage adult who act like they are still in high school. A Team Manager is basically a high school teacher except the tasks are more important than teaching and developing employees.
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Fast paced environment and growing healthcare industry.
Data Analyst (Current Employee), Downey, CAAugust 1, 2015
Pros: Good compensation.
Cons: Job security as a contractor is not stable.
A typical day various depending on the daily task. Hardest part of job is there a lot of work. However if you learn things quick you would fit right in the company.
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Great place to make money
NICU/PICU Transport Respiratory Therapist (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CAJuly 31, 2015
Pros: i made $120, 000 in 1 year
Cons: If you didn't have the stomach for the culture you won't last there
The work culture is basically eat or be eaten by your fellow co-workers, management won't step in because they are all afraid of getting slammed by the union.
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Good place to work
Registered Nurse (Current Employee), Atlanta, GAJuly 30, 2015
Pros: great benefits
Cons: management could be better
I've been with Kaiser for over 8 years and during my time there, there has been a huge manager turn-over rate. Managers are turned over at least every 2 years. It's a good place to work, but the management has gotten really bad.
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Wonderful place to work
Population Care Management Support Coordinator (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CAJuly 30, 2015
Great working environment - Powerful mission statement and wonderful employees who pride themselves on accomplishing the goals of the mission.
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A day at Kaiser
LPN (Former Employee), Southwood Comprehensive Centre Jonesboro, GaJuly 30, 2015
Pros: Good pay, union representation, tuition reimbursment, and excellent medical benefits
Cons: Not always having appropriate lunch coverage, not always being made to feel appreciated, not being able to provide bedside care to the patients as you would in the hospital setting
A typical day at Kaiser consists of interaction with peers in a team huddle. Triaging and rooming up to 21-24 patients a day. Providing professional, courteous, excellent service every patient every time. – more... While working at Kaiser I learned how much more efficient healthcare can be administered with teamwork. Everyone is held accountable for their actions. Kaiser employees are union represented, so that means that management has to follow appropriate guidelines when disciplinary processes take place and aren't able to make immediate changes without the staff having a 30 day notice of any changes. The hardest part of the job is the constant IT changes that take place which means extra time to learn a new process is needed that you may not have and keep up with your patient turnaround. So if your not good with computers or are computer savy, you may find this part of the job difficult. The most enjoyable part of the job is experiencing patient satisfaction looking at the smiles which greet and are created during the time I took care of them. – less
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Great place to work
Care Partner (Former Employee), Hayward, CAJuly 29, 2015
Pros: Great Benefits
Cons: Heathcare
It was always a great day at work. I learned a lot at Kaiser they trained me to become a phlebotomist. take EKG's, chem sticks, I had a great time. Management was great listener and providers. Co
workers were somewhat friendly. The hardest part of the job was lifting patients. the most enjoyable part was all my new training.
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Productive active environment
HR Transactional Mgmt. Content Lead (Former Employee), Alameda, CAJuly 29, 2015
Pros: Free Lunches
Cons: Multiple meetings
High pace work environment with many moving targets, fun, innovative, and stable. I enjoy the following work activities:
• Responsible for identifying and documenting business processes through interviewing – more... clients, reviewing and analyzing existing systems and processes.
• Perform success of HR Business Intelligence and analytics service to delivery positive and clear outcomes of business solutions and deployment.
• Lead the efforts of directly working with management, analysts and key stakeholders of regions and HR functional areas to evangelize business intelligence and analytical capabilities.
• Articulate interrelationships and recasts business flow into system specifications.
• Conduct gap analysis to document discrepancies between requirements and systems capabilities.
• Have input into reporting requirements/report development, user interfaces, and coordinates or conducts UAT and the final evaluation of the system solution.
• Serve as liaison between business (client), IT organization, Organizational Leadership colleagues

Team work environment is always fun.

Accomplishments:
• Successfully promoted from HR Analyst to Content Lead within first year of service
• Successfully completed Interim Team Manager role during vacancy period
• Successfully trained both (EDM) Employee Data Maintenance and (WAM) Work Absence Management staff on New LMP Cash out program as it relates to the HRA final reporting to Hewitt. New LMP Cash out program is scheduled to launch on time for 2011 implementation.
• Participant in all RSS Project testing and weekly calls to provide level of understanding as it relates to specific needs of the HRSC and R4 Regions as necessary. RSS MyHR Integration for New Hires and Rehire for all Regions has been successfully tested and launched for 2010 implementation.
• Developed and provide departmental matrix worksheets, job aides, and business process updates as needed to assist Leadership with preparation of activities by identifying production issues/touch points as it relates to the HRSC and EDM. – less
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good benefits
Consultant (Current Employee), CaliforniaJuly 29, 2015
does not balance the thrive advertising for employees. Expects salaried employees to work 60 hours a week, and when there are complaints tells you since you are not union you must work the hours.
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Conducsive work environment
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Fulton, MDJuly 28, 2015
Pros: TM cook out and meetings
Cons: Tips on healty eating and exercising
My typical work day with Kaiser Permanente begins with punctuality; signing into the system; following up with call backs and reviewing new alerts. Kaiser Permanente updates their system on a regular basis – more... and customer service representative are required to keep up with these new updates so that assisting members( regular and senior), employers group, third party et al are provided with the correct information. Both management and co-workers strive on a daily basis to provide a conducsive and friendly work environment for all. The challenging part of the job is staying alert and focus; and the enjoyable part is meeting colleagues during breaks to share your day's experience. – less
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Very good benefits
Pharmacy Technician II (Current Employee), Hyattsville, MDJuly 28, 2015
It is a very nice place to work, they really appreciate what you do for the company and for the people they serve, the social commitment is very important for the company
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Hospital with HMO-Centered Philosophy
Phlebotomist (Former Employee), Clackamas, ORJuly 28, 2015
Kaiser Permanente was a pioneer for the concept of the HMO. Their clients were well treated and health care staff were always top notch. For Kaiser, I collected blood specimens from patients, updated their charts, and routinely stocked staff usage areas.
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Contractor - Junior Technical Sourcer (Former Employee), Oakland, CAJuly 27, 2015
Job Work/Life Balance was great
Compensation/Benefits met my expectations
Job Security/Advancement was great
Management was amazing
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great place to work
Account Manager (Current Employee), Rockville, MDJuly 27, 2015
my position was eliminated, but i would go back to wrk again, i sold health care and insurance to the federal government. kaiser is the leading HMO in the country
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I enjoyed my time at Kaiser
Group Billing Representative (Former Employee), Portland, ORJuly 27, 2015
I enjoyed working for Kaiser Permanente. The people were very knowledgeable and friendly. The company is large enough for personal growth.
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Very enjoyable place to work. The members,doctors and co-workers are all easy to get along with. The place is a little city
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee), Sacramento,CaJuly 26, 2015
-I learned great communication skills

-The management/engineering team in place is great to work with

-coworkers make the day breeze by
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Please see attached resume
Benefits and Coverage Analyst (Current Employee), Atlanta, GAJuly 26, 2015
It is a great company to work for. Management is great. I love helping customers and engaging on exciting new projects. Please review resume for more details.
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Headquarters
Oakland California, United States
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