Kaiser Permanente

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Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
1,752 Reviews
3.6
1,752 Reviews
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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson
Bernard J. Tyson
390 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Allowed me to telecommute once a week so promoted a healthy work-life balance (in 153 reviews)

  • Great benefits - while I was there there was a very flexible work schedule (in 194 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no "work life balance" at Kaiser, contrary to the expressed platitude (in 43 reviews)

  • Upper management is adept at finding new ways to run their best employees off (in 39 reviews)

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  1.  

    LVN

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LVN in Baldwin Park, CA
    Current Employee - LVN in Baldwin Park, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Excellent management. Union. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Cliques. But do your job, focus on the patient and you will be ok.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    cool place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I like to work here

    Cons

    there is nothing bad to say

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment, friendly, courteous, clean, patient-centered

    Cons

    None that I could think of really

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support Socialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Support Socialist in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large pool of employees so there is always ways to get time off. Room for growth. Competitive salaries.

    Cons

    In my department we had new management and there was added work load for the same pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great in terms of community impact and compensation

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

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente as an intern

    Pros

    You'll feel like you're genuinely impacting members' health and be supported by great teams.

    Cons

    It's a very large organization with many teams, so it can be confusing to navigate or move forward without interacting with a lot of different groups.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Kaiser

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Great Company, Awesome , amazing, fantastic benefits

    Cons

    I don't feel that the leadership knows what they are doing all the time.Communication is and will always be a huge issue

  8.  

    Work at Kaiser Permante

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    Current Employee - Cloud Developer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Cloud Developer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good workplace , Management is good

    Cons

    vendor dependent company , don't treat contractors well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Process has to be more fast.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Digital Services Group - Pleasanton

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Dedicated people, products that people really use and depend on, some great innovations. Committed to user-centered design. Benefits are quite good and vacation really adds up.

    Cons

    People are stressed so the work culture suffers - people are too busy to say hello. lip service to work/life balance, frequent re-orgs with no apparent gain, salaries tend to be lower than similar jobs in for-profits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    love the place

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    KP is really the right model in healthcare and has such potential to solve the issues for America
    focus on people and the members
    looks of opportunity to take different roles within the company

    Cons

    really large and sometimes takes a long time to get things done
    like any large company there are political issues to navigate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work but you must be patient with the bureaucracy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant Specialist in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant Specialist in Oakland, CA

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

    Pros

    Great mission, company delivers great health care.
    Good benefits and competitive pay.
    Good opportunity to move into other jobs.

    Cons

    Like any big company, it is bureaucratic and you must be patient and work in the culture.
    Long decision making process, too many stakeholders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the decision making process and number of stakeholders who can decide.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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