Kaiser Permanente
3.5 of 5 1,350 reviews
www.kp.org Oakland, CA 5000+ Employees

Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.5 1,350 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson

Bernard J. Tyson

(208 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work/Life balance is good (though not in all parts of the company)"
    in 118 reviews
  • "Great benefits; diversity; flexible schedules; a lot of areas to grow your career"
    in 153 reviews
Cons:
  • "Need better work-life balance and need to better enjoy work/ less stress at management level"
    in 27 reviews
  • "Upper management with their pork barrel spending instead of spending that money wisely"
    in 32 reviews
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Kaiser Permanente - many possibilities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

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

ProsKaiser offers many types of employment, everything from direct patient care to Marketing, Finance, and Research. Once in, your ability to move around is great. As you grow, so can your career - networking is very important once inside. Kaiser believes in promoting from within but is not afraid to go outsite to bring in the best. The benefits are also very good and currently include tuition reimbursement.

ConsAs a non-profit HMO, the focus is on providing excellent healthcare at the lowest costs. Revenue deficits are typically absorbed by the company instead being passed on to the customer. Because of this, salaries are typically lower than in the for-profit market. Also, employees must make sacrifices such as doing more with less, including being understaffed, and at times work without a cost of living raise.

Advice to Senior ManagementBusiness should not always be about the bottom line. People deserve at least a cost of living increase every year and this needs to be built into the business plan. No increase creates low morale, low morale creates production and human resource loss, all of this equates to financial loss.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Physician Director, Informatics (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

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

ProsGreat people and lifestyle balance

Conslimited upward mobility and constricted resourcing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

ProsGood work great mission. Good strategy. Good infrastructure. Good cafe. Great place for working. Good benefits and plans. New technology.

ConsPolitics slows down the progress. Too many approvals. Lots of documentation is needed. Standards keep changing. Long process to get changes approved.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat mission

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great benefits and pay

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

Proskaiser is great, dental assisting is not great

Conscan be a stressful environment

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Medical Planner (Former Employee)
Oakland, CA

I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time for more than 8 years

ProsLarge Company dedicated to delivering quality healthcare for members and quality workplace for employees

ConsQuality of work and work environment can differ +/- depending on location and discipline

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent about job ecpectations and keep on eye on "responsibility drift" with job decription

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Clinical Research Associate II (Current Employee)
Pasadena, CA

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat environment, good team work values and great benefits.

Conssmall office space, limited parking, and a lot of multi-tasking.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente as an intern

Pros-great company culture: flexibility, on-the job training, open-door policy, room for growth and movement

Cons-no centralized method in getting technology through different departments as each department has their own rules, regulations, etc

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It is okay . . . not amazing, but not bad either . . .

Clinical Research Coordinator - Oncology (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat Benefits, Nice People, Flexibility to Change Jobs Frequently

ConsA couple cranky co-workers can bring you down, old-fashioned mentality from upper management, lots of drama in each department.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very rewarding

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time

ProsPeople, managment and everyday challenges.

ConsExtremely very busy work environment.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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work hard

Support Service Representative (Current Employee)
Sacramento, CA

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

Prosgreat benefits, great pay, lots of possibilities for movement

Consnone. I love my job.

Advice to Senior Managementshare the positive

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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