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Kaiser Permanente Reviews in Fontana, CA

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
1,806 Reviews
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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson
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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.  

    Company that provides great benefits...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receptionist II in Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Receptionist II in Fontana, CA

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

    Pros

    Company provides great benefits and pay increases. There is a yearly cost of living raise and bonuses.

    Cons

    Staffing process could be improved. It is sometimes difficult to advance in the company, seniority plays a big role.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience was very good at Kaiser. The pay is good and the benefits were even better. A job to retire to.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fontana, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, and opportunities. Job security

    Cons

    The raises were always small and the cutlure of each facility was different.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership at Fontana Medical Center need to be fair. There are a lot of politics that makes it unfair for some at the bottom.

    Recommends
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former Kaiser Nurse

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Fontana, CA

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

    Pros

    good pay and benefits. Most facilities are modern.

    Cons

    Local leadership is a problem. They lack the skill to form and maintain good teams, provide vague direction and then complain about the results. Local leadership often provides no feedback until there is a problem. Positive advice and feedback is frequently lacking.
    They have adopted a strategy of splitting certain positions between facilities, which sounds good and looks good on paper, but in practice it is disruptive and inefficient. Other problems are lazy and uncooperative staff nurses who have huge entitlement issues. Local management lacks the skill to manage these difficult cases, so they drag everyone down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some leaders for the local facilities. Remember, managers are not necessarily leaders. Although we all know no one is indispensable, please don't treat people like one nurse is as good as another. Have some respect for the workers who do a good job. Stop pretending everyone is devoted to high quality when it is obvious that this isn't the case.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The Best Employee Heath Insurance Benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Transcriptionist II in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Medical Transcriptionist II in Fontana, CA

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay, Excellent Benefits and Pleasant Working Atmosphere.

    Cons

    Job security-my job was eliminated and I was laid-off

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

    a good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LVN in Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - LVN in Fontana, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    free medical insurance is a HUGE plus! where can you find that these days

    Cons

    If you work in the outlying clinics,access to updates and education on kaiser policy changes,can be lacking.not enough support for lvn's furthering their education,but there is a program for MA's to become lvn's that is supported

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that if you're going to have nurses in ANY clinic,then you should at least have an assistant manager that is a nurse.often the managers aren't aware of the nurse function or scope and this causes issues at times.It allows for exploitation to a certain degree

    Recommends
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  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    unfairness, nepotism, human resources working with managers to hire their friends

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Fontana, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    We get 7.5 weeks of vacation if you are a non union employee so long as you do not call off sick using your vacation hours. Union employees get 5wk of vacation with 5 days of Life Balance.

    Cons

    Managers hiring other managers daughters, sons and friends...nepotism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your managers and see if they are qualified to do the job. Do they have a degree? Many managers at kaiser do not have degrees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fontana, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good pay. Excellent pension plan with retirement benefits. long term company. great work environment. stable work locations and status

    Cons

    dated computer system, interview was very coarse, union benefits made every promotion and transfer seniority based instead of performance based

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seniority should not be the only thing looked at for promotions. You should be looking at the overall picture in order for someone to get a promotion.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    pharmacist intern

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    Current Employee - Pharmacist Intern in Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmacist Intern in Fontana, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    pay is the highest, great pharmacists, and opportunities for growth. once in, the benefits are really great. Def dont want to go anywhere else.

    Cons

    there are certain departments that squeeze the heck out of you in terms of hours worked...hello we have school too...although not as bad as los angeles center

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont forget that we have school, and thus cannot more than a certain number of hours per week as was promised

    Recommends
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  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management is in need of professionalism and training.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fontana, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Kaiser is if you have a need for affordable health care and are a strong believer in the medical care provided by Kaiser.

    Cons

    If you choose to not accept Kaiser medical insurance then an alternate compensation is provided however, you will not receive sick or vacation time.
    Management consists of individuals with only AA degrees without prior management experience or understanding to the dynamics of an interdisciplinary team. Almost all managers are nurses therefore limited in understanding the complexities of other disciplines. Management positions are "at will" positions and therefore act in a "cut throat" /demeaning manner when addressing issues related to employees. Management is not able, prepared or trained to communicate and maintain an acceptable level of professionalism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek further management skills and training, focusing on communication skills, group/employee dynamics, and above all professionalism and honesty. Management is quick to lose the trust of its employees due to a lack of honesty and follow-through.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Job to Have When Going to School for a Career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk in Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Clerk in Fontana, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    The benefits! Kaiser has some of the best benefits available. Where else can you get a free MRI or a $5 surgery. The pay is pretty amazing as well. I make about 1.5 times more than anyone else working for another company would make in my position. Add that with the benefits and the number increases to 2.5. Did I mention 120 hrs sick leave, 40 hours life balance, and 40-160 hours vacation a year?

    Cons

    Some departments are very heavy on micro-management. Managers do not think things through. They simply get ideas and implement them without getting feedback from their employees. The company does not treat their employees as assets and does not have a very good recoginition program in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees because they are the ones on the front line. Shadow them for a day and see the challanges they face on a day-by-day basis.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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