Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson
Bernard J. Tyson
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Pros
  • Some opportunity for work life balance depending on your superior (in 158 reviews)

  • Great benefits - that's about it (in 201 reviews)

Cons
  • Doesn't practice work life balance (in 45 reviews)

  • Terrible unethical upper management (in 38 reviews)

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  1. Great company, terrible co workers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ventura, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ventura, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, great software and material support

    Cons

    The people I worked with were just evil. The seniority system and general environment at my location was encouraged by management.

    Advice to Management

    Like they are going to listen? Please, Obamacare is going to make them all rich. And will only get better for them as its fees kick in.


  2. Management

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No one works weekends at Kaiser

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracyat Kaiser

    Advice to Management

    Empower your people


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    Senior Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Roseville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, OK pay.

    Cons

    Beware: Poor raises (for non-Union), almost no advancement opportunities. Department management has an adversarial view of staff, and has made Kaiser a less than ideal place to work.

    Advice to Management

    You have some good employees, they are not all enemies of management, so don't treat them as such and drive them all away.


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    Hellish

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant RN Manager in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant RN Manager in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, great comprehensive as well as specialized training opportunities relevant to position, cheap premium parking rates for leaders.

    Cons

    Upper management much more concerned with bottom line than anything else. Too many people in upper floors just sitting around in their desk frequently and regularly cooking up unrealistic baby projects of their own that cost millions to implement, without concern about how it actually impacts the already overworked staff. Staffing is by intent and design chronically kept irresponsibly too lean. Discrimination is rampant, and it's NOT against the African Americans.

    Advice to Management

    Earn your pay. Really. Stop passing the buck. Your hardworking staff deserve better treatment, not insincere plaques and platitudes.


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    KP review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting and challenging work if you are self motivated.

    Cons

    Management unable or unwilling to connect with the 'workers'.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and collaborate with you staff.


  7. SAS Programmer/Statistician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Allowed freedom to explore solutions on own

    Cons

    -Limited communication with management to share concerns

    Advice to Management

    -Listen to your operations team, instead of making decisions on your own


  8. Sales & Marketing

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great employee benefits, Medical, Dental, Vision.

    Cons

    This company needs a complete management overhaul. FIRE THEM ALL from the top down. Management do not listen to their employees for improvement workflows, this plaice is like living in High School all over again. The "In Crowd" and the "Out Crowd". Promote employees based on their education level not favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Find another job.


  9. Workplace

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Physicians all in house and easy access to help patients

    Cons

    as in a large workplace and different personalities, politics can be a source of favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Can be a better and smoother workplace


  10. Helpful (1)

    RN

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits are okay. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We have a wonderful team

    Cons

    Reached my maximum pay after 1 yr. Sr management dictators. No voice with this company. Morale low. No growth

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  11. Helpful (1)

    PsychoSocial Clinician III

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    Former Employee - PsychoSocial Clinician III in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - PsychoSocial Clinician III in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salaries, benefits very good. Friendly co-workers. Opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Horrible environment, old, dangerous (leak into my office from patient bathroom above was raw sewage!), lack of equipment to do the job. Manager intimidated by co-worker and allowed staff intimidation to continue. Definitely favoritism. Some training, but mostly OJT. No feeling of being protected by management.

    Advice to Management

    Really hear what staff is telling you and take appropriate action.



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