Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated June 21, 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. The company seems to be trying to improve their image and seems to be doing a good job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Clackamas, OR
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Clackamas, OR

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Paid well, new facilities were nice to have. It was great to have a union protection compared to other employers.

    Cons

    Employee - management relations were quite stressed. It was as if two groups were continually fighting against each other. (lab)


  2. Helpful (1)

    not sure what survey is asking

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Courier in Clackamas, OR
    Former Employee - Medical Courier in Clackamas, OR

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Highest pay for medical courier for the Portland Market.

    Cons

    Serious labor/Mgmt conflicts that lead to constant turmoil amongst employees. Job security not secure. Also low morale in the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Align Regional directives with the Corporate directives. Stop the Cultural makeover.


  3. Administrative Assistant - Temp

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Clackamas, OR
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Clackamas, OR

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly staff and supervisors, Patience while I learned things, positive feedback. Permanent employees get great benefits

    Cons

    There seems to be a lot of job openings but it seems hard to move from a temp to a permanent employee. Hard to get your foot in the door. Long-time workers seem to be unhappy with management. Some seem to feel that they don't understand how decisions get made.


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  5. good benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Nurses Assistant in Clackamas, OR
    Current Employee - Certified Nurses Assistant in Clackamas, OR

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and mostly hardworking staff

    Cons

    management does not support workers

    Advice to Management

    adhere to what policies state and support staff


  6. Union Driven

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Clackamas, OR
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Clackamas, OR

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The medical benefits- job security being uniion.

    Cons

    Being union with so many that have more seniority makes it difficult to get time off or a shift you would prefer. People use being in a union as a clutch to do what they want and to not work hard.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Urology LPN position

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Clackamas, OR
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Clackamas, OR

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fabulous Physician I was teamed with

    Cons

    Horrible management and team leads

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your nurses


  8. Helpful (3)

    Great place to work=farce Don't sell out for the pay not worth it!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist/Laboratory In-pt in Clackamas, OR
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist/Laboratory In-pt in Clackamas, OR

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    WAGES, Union will bat for you (only after 90 days)

    Cons

    poor training and on-boarding, sink-or-swim, not organized, will work you 9 or 10 days straight and balance it so you don't get o/t pay, every weekend and holiday as an on-call w/o so much as asking you before etching the schedule in stone, encourage employees to work double shifts that cause mistakes in pt care & testing, strict 3day/6mo sick days (they have sick emp's working with pts?), ,, sr employees are lazy, old out dated unsafe technique/skills, no dress code=facial piercings,exposed gang type tattoos and dirty t shirts/sweat pants; scary for patients, no certifications or formal training required, heartless or rushed butchers trying to draw morning labs up to 30 pts in less than 2 hrs make their Sunnyside lab a horrific place to work. It will get worse as they downsize to make room for new west hospital.

    Advice to Management

    Thrive motto and Labor & Management Partnership is a facade! Hire and keep employees with compassion, work ethics and current certified skills. Give your members what they deserve



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