Kaiser Permanente

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Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
1,806 Reviews
3.7
1,806 Reviews
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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson
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422 Ratings

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Medical Dosimetrist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Good benefits pay and location

    Cons

    Poor management, leadership and opportunities for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the employyees not $$$$$$

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Phlebotomy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Draw a Blood or collection blood specimen

    Cons

    Nothing I love to work

  8.  

    This was the best company i have worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Driver in North Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Driver in North Hollywood, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They pay above avarage salaries,very nice people to work with my wife is still working there after 19 years

    Cons

    There is very little room for mistakes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing it seems to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Satisfying

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Relations Specialist in Brooklyn Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Relations Specialist in Brooklyn Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Better than average salary for less than an AA degree. Benefits were what you'd expect with a HMO provider.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility. Poor communication regarding internal job submission decisions. Management turnover was frequent in my department, 3 different managers in 7 years is quite a bit in my opinion.
    Kaiser Permanente of Ohio was closed out in 2013, so there' s that too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to promote employees from within regardless of the reputation of the department. Decisions should be based on the employee interviewed and their skills against those of the position.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kaiser is hands down, a stellar healthcare organization with the latest technology and streamlined, successful workflow.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Folsom, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    By far, Kaiser supersedes other healthcare organizations with its employee benefits and salaries. They set the bar when it comes to valuing employees and providing continued education.

    Cons

    As a former employee, I find it extremely discouraging to get my foot back in the door. They do nothing to place tenured employees above external hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Im not sure if this will ever get to the right people, but her it goes. I worked for Kaiser almost 8 years. I moved out of state for 1 year and would give anything to work there again. I mean anything. I have applied for every position posted externally within a 60 mile radius and my experience and time with this company have simply not mattered. I have not even been called to interview, and I know I have more to offer than most external applicants. This has been so deflating. I know the software programs, the processes and workflows, procedures and policies and the in's and out's of this company. I gave nearly 8 years and I was very good at what I do. With impeccable reviews and MD recommendations, I should be a top candidate for any position that goes outside. I wish the HR process could flag candidates such as myself and get our resumes in to the hands of the Department Managers. There is a breakdown somewhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A fascinating company strategically bridging the Kaiser Health Plans and the Permanente Medical Groups.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Excellent management team, with no big egos.

    Cons

    While somewhat hampered in flexibility by the parent company, the employees greatly benefit from the very generous benefits from the Health Plans, including retiree health care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the performance rating system so that they are fair and accurate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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