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Why did you leave your job at Kaiser Permanente?

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Moved to Louisiana to take care of Mother. Wonderful places to work.

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Kaiser Atlanta recruitment are not doing what they are supposed to do if you apply for a position with obvious experience of 17+ years, whether you are coming from one area to the next. It should be taken into consideration. But recruitment in Atlanta will send you a " this job has been cancelled" why post it if you are cancelling it is a poor excuse. For a person trying to move and stay with the company that they have worked hard for almost 20 yrs.

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I left because of the failed Executive management in Member Services and Operations. None of the Executive VPs that I encountered in my department, have quality education. You are talking about B.A.s in Humanastic Studies and EMBAs and EMPHs (Even though they misspell their title as MBA and MPH, which is not honest, as informed by the institution) from programs that do not require a GRE/GMAT score, with classes once every three weeks. And where as long as you pay tuition, nobody fails. This in conjunction with their lack of real world experience, has created an environment of failure.

Example, in my department we received an email cc to a Vice President, that stated that we needed to work with the educational consultants. Then we go for over 7 weeks (I then stopped counting) with the educational consultant webpage stating that we do not have an educational consultant available. And our work is time sensitive.

The Executives make mistakes that cost the company millions, for years. Then when another Executive calls for an inquiry, the process to straighten things out, begins, which also lasts years. They will hire consultants to the work, and take the credit if they are successful.

Employees are terminated if they are late 1 minute, twice in 6 months. (Which is ok, because we did sign up for this, and were forewarned). However, what is not ok, is an Executive with a fake MBA, and no practical experience in the departments that he oversees, to cost the company millions and create an employee mental health crisis, to continue being employed.

But welcome to Kaiser Permanente.

This entire statement is my opinion as protected by the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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Kaiser Permanente on a Corrective Action plan by the government, for every facet of the spectrum of their compliance program.

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I was wrongfully accused with a couple other nurses for bringing “inappropriate stickers” when we asked for the evidence, they wouldn’t show it to us and terminated us and THEN the 3rd party agency called me and told me that they put all of us on the Do Not Send List. It sucks how HR won’t tell me anything and Lawyers won’t touch my case because it’s Kaiser.

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Pushed out by bullies in a toxic work environment with the bullies driving management.

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Was laid off in 2009 frm IT in corona due to IBM merger with kaiser. Most of department was.

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I was a multi-specialized, hard working team player for 29 years! Had a terrible accident and suddenly I’m being written up and targeted due to disability. I know I have a case for legal action but how can I go through all that mess again. Transferred to Fresno and My god what a bunch of lazy backstabbing co-workers I ended up with. That Dept must have record for sending Nurses running. I ended up retiring to avoid a termination on my record... yes pay and benefits are awesome but that may be why they push more senior staff out to balance the budget and managers get a bigger bonus...just terrible!

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Personal with a nasty divorce to ensue! Then learned I was pg after nearly 20 yrs following my first....I regret not returning as I loved my job, working primarily GYN and floating to ENT, PEDS, DERM, & occasional OT on Sat, Sun, or back to back shifts...also enjoyed working Gyn Advice on phones...In the latter 70's & early 80's I had never heard of a Med Asst college grad (2-yr) being turned away from employment in Oakland KP !

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