Kaiser Permanente

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Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
1,794 Reviews
3.7
1,794 Reviews
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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company

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

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Large company, good salaries and benefits.

    Cons

    Like everywhere, company politics exist.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not to good they let people go for nothing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Telesrvice Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Telesrvice Representative in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    the medical benefits, pension plan after 5 years of service and the matching 401k

    Cons

    sick time, parttime off pension plan 401k matching

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Administrative Assistants at Kaiser Permenente

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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

    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
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  5.  

    Bad Management and workplace moral. Management restructure is greatly needed.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Associate/Apppintment Scheduling in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Service Associate/Apppintment Scheduling in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    The pay and benifits are great. The reason most employees are still there

    Cons

    Promotions are based on Who you know not what you know. Favoritism is given to butt kissers. High turnover rate in most positions. You dont find out your work schedule until after training is completely over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Georgia region is the worst region to work in because of its management. They too busy gossiping than making needed changes.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporate side of this company is completely dysfunctional

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications Consultant in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Communications Consultant in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    1. Good pay
    2. decent benefits
    3. Many nice people

    Cons

    1. Crazy inept managers, especially at executive level.
    2. Information Technology is extremely hostile to internal staff
    3. Lotus notes, IBM, and IE8. Nuff said.
    4. They said they want to hear your opinion, but call you insubordinate if you actually offer it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over yourselves. It's really not that important unless you're front line doctors and nurses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A great life and work balance

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

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    You often get the freedom to plan your work your way.

    Cons

    It is difficult for outsiders to get in.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not what I expected

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scheduler for Neurosurgeon Department in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Scheduler for Neurosurgeon Department in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Good insurance benefits and retirement

    Cons

    Good benefits but hard to find a good caring physician and good retirement if your in a good department with good management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen with your ears and see with your own eyes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Office culture is average, personal growth is slightly above average, very great company values, amazing benefits, and pay is good.

    Cons

    There are tough times--like the winter months, where we have to work longer hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management isn't doing anything too bad--they seem to be dealing with health care reform pretty well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    web lead

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

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    great benefits, reasonable base pay, generous vacation

    Cons

    highly political atmosphere, no prospects for growth, lot of waste of resources and money on wasteful projects

  11.  

    Great organization

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

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Top pay and benefits for union nurses

    Cons

    Difficult to advance beyond bedside nursing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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