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

Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

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
1,350 Employee Reviews
in

Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work/Life balance is good (though not in all parts of the company)"
    in 108 reviews
  • "Great benefits; diversity; flexible schedules; a lot of areas to grow your career"
    in 138 reviews
Cons:
  • "Need better work-life balance and need to better enjoy work/ less stress at management level"
    in 25 reviews
  • "The upper management complain about the patients being the problem"
    in 28 reviews
  • Show more review highlights

Reviews

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Kaiser

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

 

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

 

Manager

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         

 

EHR Lead physician manager

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Cultural Observations

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

ProsI've been at KP for 5 years.
Like everybody else says - benefits and salary is pretty good. KP is really a great place to start and/or end your career.

ConsBecause KP is a large organization AND unionized, employees who don't perform well can hide under the radar pretty well - which affects morality of the entire department. It's a very fear-based culture for two reasons: management doesn't transition people out AND seasoned women (this could be applied to any company actually) are threatened by younger women when they should actually be mentors. Sad.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to let go of poor performers if you want the company to strive for high quality. If they retaliate, let them, KP is a $50B company!

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

 

busy

Sonographer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time

ProsThe wages and the benefits are good. I love my coworkers and the facilities are clean and well kept.

ConsIts a very busy hospital and can get overwhelming.

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

 

Kaiser Permanente - Corporate Headquarters

Executive Director (Former Employee)
Oakland, CA

I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPeople focused on Member (Patient) care and trying to do the right thing. Great benefits including retirement and many opportunities.

ConsThe management is highly disorganized. The management has a difficult time saying no if in initiative is presented by a senior person. This leads to hundreds of millions being wasted with no accountability. There is also a culture of senior management not wanting to make decisions and this leads to a large blotted organization with billions of dollars being charged to the Members in the form of higher rates.

Advice to Senior ManagementSelect your priorities and stick to it. Hold decision makers accountable.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Career Opportunities
         

 

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Kaiser Permanente? Contribute to the Community!

Kaiser Permanente Videos

Loading...

Kaiser Permanente – Why Work for Us?

At Kaiser Permanente, we stand for health. Yours. Ours. Everyone’s. That means we advocate the well-being of people and their parts—like hips and hearts, for instance. And to better serve those parts, we study them. In… Full Overview

Provided by employer [?]

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Kaiser Permanente reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard J. Tyson. All 1,350 reviews posted anonymously by Kaiser Permanente employees.