Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
467 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
3.0
467 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson
Bernard J. Tyson
499 Ratings

467 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Extremely large organization operating in a highly visible arena focused on being the leader in affordable healthcare

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Mission and vision, commitment to affordability

    Cons

    The larger the organization sometimes the slower decisions to action occur

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency in care delivery is a cornerstone. Diversity by labor union adds complexity and increases costs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Not Everyone Trrives

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    I am proud to work for a world-class healthcare company. I truly do believe in this organization.

    Cons

    Human resources does not back it's employees, especially when it comes to bad managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some self awareness & listen to the employees.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Helpdesk analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Analyst in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Analyst in Corona, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    The people are great over there.

    Cons

    The company is not understanding of a life outside of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Lumbering bureaucracy tries to do good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Mission driven
    - Henry J Kaiser had a great vision
    - Adequate salaries (unless you are a nurse then you are in the $)
    - Some great folks in the middle layers

    Cons

    - Bureaucratic; compliance driven; union constrained; sometimes the docs behave like they are in the union
    - no career paths; you are on your own in the sea of 200,000 people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Employees passionate about the company's mission

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    For the most part, leaders are open and serious about the future viability of the company.

    Cons

    A bunch of old time leaders who strongly dislike being questioned and challenged. KP has relied on its leadership in so many areas for so long that it is starting to rest on its laurels and hence gradually falling behind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gen Xers and Yers will ask, question and challenge. If as a leader you see this as a sign of disrespect, please revise your assumptions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Pretty good work environment but the pay was too low.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    I worked in the internal consulting division. The work was pretty interesting and a portion of my coworkers were talented.

    Cons

    I did outstanding work but they never came close to fairly compensating me for the value of that work. If I had stayed in the industry and moved over into hospital operations I would have easily made two to three times as much money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need a lot more flexibility in your pay structure if you want to keep your most talented employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Program Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Conveniently Located That's about it.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, Slow, Politicking, Outsourcing Culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Management does not hold people accountable.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inpatient Care Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Inpatient Care Coordinator in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Kaiser is a leader in healthcare, and a model for Universal healthcare in this country. They offer excellent pay and benefits. There are lots of clinics and types of jobs, from bedside nursing to research.

    Cons

    Strong unions protect the under performers. Management can be short-sighted and often changes to a new plan before the current plan has been fully implemented. Organizational change is exceedingly slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people accountable for performance and encourage high achievement and professionalism.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Good Co. with uncertain future, business model will be not able to compete in the ongoing ever changing Health Care Ind.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mid Management in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Mid Management in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    For Union Employees good place to work.

    Cons

    For Salaried Employees may be challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are good managers and bad manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Neutral experience. Fairly hard group interview. The manager have no idea what she was saying and was straight up mean.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    The best thing about working here is the healthcare benefits and also working on a team of smart people.

    Cons

    The manager micromanages like there is no tomorrow. Not the right kind of management for the healthcare industry if you ask me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the instructions even though it may seem extremely ridiculous. Some managers are just loco let's face it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at Kaiser Permanente? Share Your Experiences

Kaiser Permanente

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.