Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated August 28, 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. Helpful (41)

    Better than the Blues....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Working for a not-for-profit that behaves as a not-for-profit that is focused on the care and health of its members - While Health Care industry is not a trend setter in general, KP within HealthCare is fairly innovative and is known in HS as a leader in electronic medical records, web self service, and data mining for health care research - Good benefits (essentially free family health care and dental, above average vacation time, decent 401k (5% of salary fully funded), decent pension and retirement health care

    Cons

    - Provide market based salaries with yearly raises that at least keep pace with inflation - Very regulatory and compliance focused work environment (the nature of the industry) - Limited promotion opportunities - Health Care salaries are below market and KP is no exception...the benefits though are above market. - IT personnel seem to work a lot of hours for below market pay - Exec Directors, VPs, etc have very high pay for a not-for-profit - Too many "stakeholders" and "cooks" which slows delivery / results


  2. Technical Lead

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Like the life at Kaiser.

    Cons

    Nothing that I know of.


  3. Internship Experience

    Former Employee - Medical Assistant Intern in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant Intern in Oakland, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente (More than a year)

    Pros

    My Internship experience was stellar.

    Cons

    There were no cons to being an Intern Student at Kaiser Permanente.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Awsome group at TPMG

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Billing Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Medical Billing Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, great atmosphere, good people, hard workers, friendly.

    Cons

    None that I can think of beside the location did not have alot of good eating places to go to.


  6. Sr. Data Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Data Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Data Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work easy access to Bart

    Cons

    The salaries are based on industry standard, so you cannot jump from below to high.


  7. Desktop Support

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Desktop Technician II in Oakland, CA
    Former Contractor - Desktop Technician II in Oakland, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice team to work with !

    Cons

    Cant think of any


  8. Hospital Volunteer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hospital Volunteer in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Hospital Volunteer in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente (More than a year)

    Pros

    Volunteering at Kaiser was a memorable experience and I had the opportunity to be exposed to a hospital-working environment, with assisting nurses and other hospital staff by transporting and transferring patients to other departments throughout the hospital.

    Cons

    There are no cons for Kaiser Permanente


  9. Lots of Opportunity!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern-Graduate in Oakland, CA
    Current Intern - Intern-Graduate in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kaiser Permanente is a HUGE organization with tons of open positions. It's growing at a super fast rate. Everyone is very respectful and willing to help people learn. Healthcare is complicated, and they are doing a great job coping with that.

    Cons

    It is a HUGE organization. With this comes a high level of bureaucracy. It is difficult to be creative because most positions are very well defined and fairly narrow in scope.

    Advice to Management

    Teach your managers to be aware of their job posting language. An assistant project manager shouldn't need 8 years of experience, and MBA, and 5 years of consultation. Furthermore, your jobs site is super hard to navigate.


  10. na

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    I Don't have any Cons at this time

    Advice to Management

    Dont have any advice to give


  11. Assistant Production Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Production Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Production Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Kaiser does great work in the community in the form of grants to community based organizations and safety net clinics across the state.

    Cons

    Kaiser is a traditionalist organization that desperately wants to be hip but just doesn't know how to create the type of work/life balance and working styles that millennials demand in today's work force. The average age of their employees is 50 years old.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote based on talent and potential for development instead of promoting unqualified people from within based on their time with the company. If you are going to do that--train them! Educate them to be leaders and managers!



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