Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson
Bernard J. Tyson
550 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. Healthcare Professional

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time

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

    Pros

    Great Health Benefits, Paid Vacation, Holidays.

    Cons

    They had a restructure of their management about a year ago and its gone downhill. They have people with no education, background, and definitely not the skills to be managing people. They are not there to support you on the good work you do. Instead they are there to make sure you are being micromanaged, written up and put into 'improvement plans' for every little thing you do that is not right. If you complain, they give you more workload, retaliation for complaining. Mandatory overtime's due to 'budget issues' they say, overtime pay is not worth the stress. New management has no support on the Work/Life Balance that is supposed to be the KP way.
    On the PRO side, it has made me appreciate my home and every little time I have away from work. My family appreciates it. Truly only staying here for the benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees once in a while, maybe it will make us willing to stay to get the work done instead of looking at that clock waiting to get out everyday.
    How did people with no education or management skills get into that position? And the sad part they know they can keep abusing their employees and their constant retaliation because HR is backing them up.


  2. Great Benefits. Horrible Management.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Healthcare Professional in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Healthcare Professional in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great Health Benefits. Paid holidays and vacations on day 1. $10 copay for doctor visits.

    Cons

    They had a re-organization about a year+ ago and its just gone downhill. They now have management people with no education, experience, and definitely no skills to be managing people. They are not there to support any of the good service that you provide. They instead focus on micromanaging and making sure they write you up and put you on 'improvement plan' for every little thing you do thats not right. Mandatory overtime's left and right, due to 'budget issues' they say. Overworked, they pay well, but not worth the stress. I'm staying put for the benefits. They definitely don't make me love my job, I go in do what is expected and I look forward to the end of the day.
    On the PRO side, made me appreciate home and enjoy any time away from work a lot more.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your workers once in a while. We may even be willing to work extra to make sure work is done instead of waiting to get out of that place as soon as the clock hits the end of our shift.


  3. Medical imaging

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cath Lab Technologidt in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Cath Lab Technologidt in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, not much else

    Cons

    Terrible working conditions , heavy patient load , chronically understaffed . Overly aggressive/hostile leadership

    Advice to Management

    Stop threatening to go out of business. Every meeting opens with this threat .. Please !


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  5. Credentialing Assistant

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

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Good pay for job title

    Cons

    the department was hostile work environment


  6. terrible environment

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    great pay and excellent insurance

    Cons

    MEAN people in management, way too many micro managers

    negative environment

    Advice to Management

    Don't take yourself so seriously.
     Be kind and treat staff fairly and equally.


  7. Very political

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

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and offices around

    Cons

    Very ambiguous, heaps of lies, no accountability

    Advice to Management

    Try treating your employees with the truth, you'd be suprised how much you can get done


  8. Financial Cost Analyst

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

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    It used to be a nice place to work.

    Cons

    Organizational structure, 360 reviews, People Pulse, Compliance

    Advice to Management

    5000 surveys will never give you the answer you want. Do not force me to fill out your surveys then threaten and force me to provide the answers want. I also can't do the work of six people, bring back some of the people you laid off. I am burnt out.


  9. SR ORTHO TECH

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

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    PAY AND HEALTH CARE BENIFITS

    Cons

    Management is ruthless, like csi only in central valley will they create there own rules, paper work and rules. like no one else. the management dose what they please out there i have worked throughout the whole bay area for over 15 years and never seen anything like it i have seen people complain or try to take off work or medical leave and be fired . be care full out there what you see is not what you get.

    Advice to Management

    Look in to the sf bay area locations . you care sucks


  10. Helpful (1)

    I learned a lot in a short period and felt defeated everyday.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Coordinator II in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Recruitment Coordinator II in Walnut Creek, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great health care benefits. Great exposure to labor unions. Great co- workers.

    Cons

    Hostile work environment in the Transfer and Processing Center. No one is happy and very rarely promote from within the organization or department.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to why employees are unhappy. Provide training for new team members.


  11. Consumer Marketing

    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people
    Natural light in building

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen to employees (seems to be a company-wide problem), and they are not interested in improving.
    Burbank building is unhealthy and neither Kaiser nor building management care to do anything about it. If you have allergies or are sensitive to dust, do not work there.
    Creativity not rewarded or desired in creative department.
    High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and create a safe space for them to air grievances. [Every other review has said this, so don't count on it happening.]



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