Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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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. Student Intern

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Denver, CO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company that really invests in their staff's wellbeing.

    Cons

    Some staff don't seem motivated to be at work.

  2. Great place to work. Great life-work balance!

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    Current Employee - Data Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Data Consultant in San Jose, CA

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

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

    Pros

    I like working at Kaiser Permanente. It offers me the chance to learn new things and solve problems using my analytical skills. Great work life balance. Great medical benefits, too!

    Cons

    Sometimes your skill set is overlooked but you need to be assertive in pushing your ideas specially if you know it will be effective and will benefit the members.

  3. Safety specialist

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    Current Employee - Safety Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Safety Specialist in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive salaries, on the job training, great co-workers

    Cons

    Understaffed, favoritism, high turnover in some areas

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in administrative support - maybe use interns to save on salaries

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  5. Medical Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

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

    Pros

    Great place and really tasty taco tuesday

    Cons

    Bad coffee
    and not so good donuts

  6. Data Analyst

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Oakland, CA

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

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

    Pros

    very good work environment here

    Cons

    nothing wrong everything is fine

  7. Comparable Benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time

    Pros

    Being a healthcare giant, there can be many opportunities for you to try different areas without leaving the company. Benefits and compensations are comparable to other healthcare organizations.

    Cons

    Disruption of work surrounding unions (e.g. strikes), bad employees not being able to be replaced with more competent workers due to many union rules.

  8. Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Value diversity
    Treat employees great

    Cons

    Lower wages than other companies

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employers

  9. KPIT Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Lead Project Manager
    Current Employee - Lead Project Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    KP has great people to work with. My work is interesting. I feel valued as an employee.

    Cons

    Very large organization can make it difficult to be nimble.

  10. Health Plan Rep

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    Former Employee - Health Plan Representative
    Former Employee - Health Plan Representative

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My management was absolutely amazing! Very professional culture.

    Cons

    Not a ton of promotional opportunities.

  11. Different Service Areas, Different Experiences

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

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

    Pros

    Experienced managers and employees. Amazing technical staff and amazing co-workers. Very talented at what they do. I can see why people want to work here.

    Cons

    Some Operations managers are a bit power hungry. I was a contractor, but it was readily obvious I was expendable. We were like pawns in the game, just used and thrown away.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone the same and you can expect more efficiency, team togetherness and talent sharing. The more you split people up the more crap you get.

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