Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated March 10, 2015
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  1. KP encourages growth from within, great benefits & employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sometimes, understaffed at medical centers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Assistant Specialist for multiple directors.

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

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The salary seems a bit low.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Good Experience but vey kectic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant Specialist in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant Specialist in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Organize and staff appropriately.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Probably a good place to start or end your career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    The workload is insane. Senior management has a great disconnect.

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

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Senior management lacks connection to the middle managers and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of those managers who are inappropriate and do harm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Awesome experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Pasadena, CA
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Pasadena, CA

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

    Pros

    Kaiser Permanente is full of caring,friendly, awesome people who love helping out one another. I really enjoyed working as an intern for this company.

    Cons

    After the paid internship was over i never really heard from them again and was bummed out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Administrative Assistants at Kaiser Permenente

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Kaiser Permanente is an excellent place to work, compensation is great.

    Cons

    Commuting can be hard, but Kaiser offers programs such as ride share and financial assistance to assist in cost

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promoting from within is what Kaiser is best known for. Excellent educational opportunities and much room for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great mission and value system. Leadership awesome

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Pasadena, CA

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

    Pros

    Mission -non profit and community benefit.

    Cons

    Workload can be stressful during peak times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Slow-moving company with great benefits

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    Former Employee - Idm Architect in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Idm Architect in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Easy work, great benefits package

    Cons

    Slow moving projects and entrenched employees waiting at their desks for their pensions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spice it up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    good employer, lots of room for growth

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

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

    Pros

    many opportunities for growth
    your ideas are heard
    great benefits
    flexibility with work schedule--some teams are eligible to work remotely

    Cons

    pay is not always the best
    due to its size some work progresses very slowly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    when promoting from within, provide your best employees with better pay incentives. your usual, standard increase is not good enough and discourages your talented employees and tend to leave the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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