Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated July 8, 2015
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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson
Bernard J. Tyson
24 Ratings

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. SSD HealthConnect Representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Pasadena, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good healthcare benefits, offer vacation time, good starting pay, comfortable work environment, nice coworkers, various locations, good for medical assistants or registered nurses, safe work environment, overtime available if requested, doctors easy to work with.

    Cons

    Very political, tense environment. Low appreciation from management. Corporate environment, quite, boring.

    Advice to Management

    When an employee takes on more work & responsibility than the original job title/description calls for, compensate them financially in 3 months.


  2. Reimbursement Analyst

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

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

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

    Pros

    Competitive Wages, wonderful benefits, chance to grow

    Cons

    The majority of union workers


  3. Wonderful

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cancer Registrar in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Cancer Registrar in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have only worked for Kaiser since March 2012 and it has been a wonderful job, I work from home which is incredible and the pay is 3 times what I was making doing the same job elsewhere and the benefits alone are fantastic

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of......wish I had started with Kaiser at the start of my 20 yr career in the medical field.

    Advice to Management

    my advice would just be to continue learning about employees and who they are not only at work but also as a person with many attributes to better Kaiser.


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  5. Amazing Place to Work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Business Enablement in Pasadena, CA
    Current Intern - Business Enablement in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The team I worked with was really nice, fun, caring, helpful, innovative and quirky. Everyone on the team is very knowledgable and open to new ideas. The culture, coffee and workplace is great.

    Cons

    Lotus Notes. The email application used is IBM's Lotus notes and it makes checking email dreadful.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Definitely on my list of worst employers I've ever worked for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Met some wonderful people while working here, but unfortunately they were at other departments and other Kaiser offices. The benefits are fantastic and there are so many opportunities for activities to get involved with related to exercise and well being.

    Cons

    My unfortunate luck occured getting hired in a department with back stabbing employees who are territorial and fearful of losing their jobs as well as a boss who was mentally abusive to me and others who had the same position before me. After being here a short time, I realized that continuing to work at this fine institution was not worth the stress of continuing to work my department so I am moving on.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that you work for healthcare institution which includes promoting stable mental health for your employees as well as your patients.


  7. Worked for 8+ yrs

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Pasadena, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to work in USA. Provided relocation to USA. Sponsered Greencard Application.

    Cons

    Greencard Application went slow. I ended up coming for vacation after working for 7+ yrs and the greencard processing did not complete

    Advice to Management

    It will be great if the company rehires me and processes my greencard.


  8. KP encourages growth from within, great benefits & employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Practice Specialist, Evidence-Based/Innovation/Care Implementation in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Practice Specialist, Evidence-Based/Innovation/Care Implementation in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great employment opportunities, great benefits, great compensation packages, great unions, etc.

    Cons

    Sometimes, understaffed at medical centers.


  9. Assistant Specialist for multiple directors.

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

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits. Also my bosses are extremely supportive and laid back.

    Cons

    The salary seems a bit low.


  10. Good Experience but vey kectic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant Specialist in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant Specialist in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary + bonus + benefits. Pension is nice after 5 yrs.

    Cons

    Volume of work is insane. Very unorganized projects and much 'off the cuff' and personal heroics to complete tasks,

    Advice to Management

    Organize and staff appropriately.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Probably a good place to start or end your career.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Access to learning. Good benefits. Great opportunity to learn what and what not to do. Solid retirement plans. Most people really value networking.

    Cons

    If you don't think and act like your superiors don't expect to succeed. Independent thinking said to be encouraged but not really. Don't challenge the existing order. If you want things to move fast, don't work here, go work at a startup. Management REALLY good at promoting analysts/technicians with no people skills or backbone into management positions and then seem baffled that they can't manage well. Incompetence sometimes dealt with through indifference, transfer, or promotion. Rhetoric is one thing, action is quite another.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people. Don't be like every other employer out there who doesn't. If you don't like people or don't want them to succeed at KP, be honest with them about their fit with the company or department, so both of you can have the pleasure of moving on from one another.



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