Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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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. hostile Enviroment IN MY DEPARTMENT/ no cameras in garage. Harrassing notes on car and flat tire

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    Current Contractor - Database in Rockville, MD
    Current Contractor - Database in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great benefits, career

    Cons

    cut throat/ competitive/unprofessional / low moral, ethics, and integrity in my department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate your managers periodically to ensure their integrity . Hire talented skilled contractors instead of using them for projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great benefits and strong growth potential.

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    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    The company has great benefits, and there is strong company loyalty. Many employees stay with the organization for 20+ years. The company also provides excellent training opportunities for managers. The company is well-placed in today's current healthcare marketplace to be competitive.

    Cons

    The company does have occasional labor dispute issues, which can be disruptive to the company's operations. There also have been cut-backs in various departments to improve efficiencies, and it has led to decreased morale at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on improving efficiencies and quality of care, while rewarding those individuals who really contribute towards the overall success of the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Top best healthcare organization to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    A lot of room for personal growth and plenty of promotional opportunities.

    Cons

    No overtime for salaried employees.

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  5. Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Good work culture. I was given opportunity to learn new things

    Cons

    None. I liked the work environment

  6. Great place!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Job security is really strong

    Cons

    Pay is not the greatest

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Best company I've ever worked for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    They value the employee at any leve and relyl on input with regards to making processes more efficient. Priority one is the customer and second are the employees while striving to keep healthcare costs affordable for everyone. Benefits are outstanding! Between time off and healthcare, couldn't ask for more. Staff are warm and seem to genuinely care for the well being of one another.

    Cons

    Rapid growth within the company and policies and procedures are still playing catchup, while staying compliant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Team environment great place to work melting pot organization. Flexibility and excellent training and opportunities to advance quickly. Career not just a job

    Cons

    Pre unionized management great post horrible managers favoritism, hostile work environment no open door policy and they don't care about the employee as they claim

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investigate what is goings-on in dept before u authorize a new manager to wrongfully terminate an employee that was a victim of domestic violence.

  9. Great relaxed environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Company is big on work/life balance. Coworkers make for a nice, friendly culture. Location is great, with many lunch and shopping options. Fair and competitive compensation.

    Cons

    I worked as a contractor for nearly three years, hoping to be converted to full time but didn't happen. Due to company policy many contractors were laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    High turnover in leadership positions made for unstable direction for the rest of the department. Better organization would be helpful.

  10. Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits

    Cons

    Long hours at times, can to hard to move up if not ambitious enough.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Kaiser is a great organization that cares about it employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Kaiser cares about all the people involved in its organization including its members and employees. I have always felt listened to and valued by the company.

    Cons

    The company is a huge bureaucratic machine. It can takes weeks and sometimes months to get something approved because there are so many layers involved in decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give lower level managers more discretion. It will help get things done faster and more efficiently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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