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SAS Programmers at Kaiser Permanente give their company a 3.6 out of 5.0, while the average rating for Kaiser Permanente is 4.0, making them 11% less happy than every other employee at Kaiser Permanente and 13% less happy than every other SAS Programmer on CareerBliss - the happiest SAS Programmers work for Pfizer.

Average Rating
(based on 1 SAS Programmer Review Rating)
SAS Programmer
in Oakland, CA
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3.9 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3.9 / 5 Way You Work 3.9 / 5
SAS Programmer
in Brawley, CA

"Only if you need the money and a short term job."

What do you like about working at Kaiser Permanente?

"The work itself was interesting and a person could gain good experience and exposure to the industry and how it works. I have worked in various departments at KP that were ok at best. The last job was awful with program office. Not worth working there."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be very clear about what you are looking for. Ask them about the person that you are replacing and why they left. Get a couple of references or talk to people in the group about the work environment."

What don't you like about working at Kaiser Permanente?

"In my last position at program office, a hostile work environment was created. Pettiness, backstabbing, little to no training, inflexible management, inept management. Top down result setting with little input from the people who actually do the work. Kaiser is like working for the government. Though there are good managers, they usually leave or get relegated to the back of the room. Current management is more concerned with cutting cost and people and not in making strategic choices. Nepotism is rampant. Offshoring of jobs. KP is not a place where I would want to have a career. Its a place where you can get experience, but I would not stay in one department for very long."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Listen to staff. Be more flexible with work schedules. Provide documentation and training. Provide tools needed to do job when person arrives. I was at the job for 3 months and still did not have all my access or ids to log on systems. It was a waste of time. I was not trained yet expected to do a perfect job. Anytime a mistake was made no matter how small, there was a meeting called and the situation was over-analyzed. Managers micromanaged the entire situation. Made the environment stressful and ridiculous."

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