Kaiser Permanente

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Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
1,794 Reviews
3.7
1,794 Reviews
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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Allowed me to telecommute once a week so promoted a healthy work-life balance (in 158 reviews)

  • Great benefits - while I was there there was a very flexible work schedule (in 201 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance available to doctors; not the same for administrative staff (in 45 reviews)

  • Upper management is adept at finding new ways to run their best employees off (in 38 reviews)

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  1.  

    Thriving at Kaiser Permanente

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Technical Test Lead in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Technical Test Lead in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, excellent work-ethic. Good teamwork environment. Very professional compared to other places I've worked. Opportunities for training, tuition reimbursement, flexible schedule, opportunities for telecommuting.

    Cons

    Sometimes work-life balance can be superseded by project demands with unreasonable timeframes.
    Reorganizations can reek havoc on individuals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the value of long-time employees and how you can keep that knowledge in the company during reorganizations rather than throwing it out the door

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Learning about how IT supports Healthcare was really fascinating.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people there in IT are very friendly, good hours and people there are always happy to help. If you want to get things done and prove leadership, people are willing to support you.

    Cons

    The commute is long and far from everywhere that is fun. Food at the IT cafeteria is not very good, however it is cheap.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Love the company great bosses great people to work with

    Cons

    Can be slow and patients can be hard to deal with

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  5.  

    • Maintained inventory of clinic supplies needed to administer shots.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Mission Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Mission Hills, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Kaiser is a great place to work i really enjoyed working with kaiser Permanente. employees make you feel welcome.

    Cons

    Their are great benefits of working with kaiser is that their is great people working their and they work as a family. If their was challenges i didn't notice them i was very comfortable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the flu clinic should run a little loner then 4 weeks.

  6.  

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and great coworkers

    Cons

    Nothing is really that bad

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Excellent Stability

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

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stability, advancement opportunities in many positions, many locations, good health benefits, good training.

    Cons

    Labor Management Partnership leads to labor and management being a bit too cozy. Subpar managers are often not removed unless they offend doctors, create a legal risk, or waste money and even THEN it can take years (so if you don't like the management you should transfer to another department/location). Favoritism and nepotism are officially frowned upon but have been known to occur.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold management just as accountable as employees. Continue bonuses to employees; it builds morale. Continue to seek to improve service because it increases patient satisfaction and employee pride.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kaiser treats there employees very well

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse II in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse II in Santa Rosa, CA

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

    Pros

    I work as a Nurse in the ED for over 8 years and feel very well supported by our managers and the sense of teamwork is great. Our managers actually help us when we are very busy. There is room for progressing to the next staff nurse level. They listen to staff input and will make changes as necessary.

    Cons

    Increasing need to be efficient by corporate. We are very efficient yet it seems to not be enough. A lot of pressure from corporate to improve our patient in to out times. I feel that the focus moves to times rather than giving quality medical care. I guess its hard to avoid in such a big organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IF we are outside of the patient in out of door times, please look at why this happens. Maybe it was because your staff was going that extra mile to give excellent care!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Health Records Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Health Records Assistant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great benefit for union employees

    Cons

    job transition to another department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    WE MISS YOU IN OHIO!!!!

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

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

    Pros

    This was the absolute BEST company I EVER worked for!!! The pay and benefits were out of this World!!!! Staff was appreciated and many stayed for 30++++ years!!!

    Cons

    Kaiser Permanente closed all offices in Ohio. :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for giving your employees what everyone else should. Kaiser just made you feel like your part of a family. Very much missed by me, my coworkers and the patients we served.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Love it here!

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Free healthcare, reasonably nice environment so long as the unions aren't pissed at management or each other; I like helping people so I tend to just be happy in my job and I like going to work each day

    Cons

    Labor/Management environments can be stressful sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget to thank the little guys....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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