Kaiser Permanente

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Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
1,657 Reviews
3.6
1,657 Reviews
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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson
Bernard J. Tyson
348 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Allowed me to telecommute once a week so promoted a healthy work-life balance (in 147 reviews)

  • Great benefits - while I was there there was a very flexible work schedule (in 184 reviews)


Cons
  • Runs counter to work-life balance emphasis which is also promoted; causing dissonance to staff (in 40 reviews)

  • Upper management is adept at finding new ways to run their best employees off (in 37 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Desktop Support Lead  in  Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Lead in Pasadena, CA

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

    Pros

    Pros are salary and benefits

    Cons

    Desktop support department is Union based and run by a some very unprofessional management teams. Work life balance is not as the company dictates and growth is quite difficult within the Desktop Support group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MORAL IS AT ITS WORST FOR DESKTOP SUPPORT AND FAVORITISM RUNS RAMPID. RACISM IS STRONG IN REGIONAL OFFICES WITHIN THE ESC DEPARTMENT. CONSIDER MAKING CHANGES

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    An excellent organization for Cyber Security Professionals.

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    Current Employee - Security Engagement Consultant  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Security Engagement Consultant in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Company infuses a lot of budget towards emerging technologies, tools and processes. There is innovation at its peak and there is no other health care industry like Kaiser that has such superior Cyber Security Response at its forte.

    Cons

    Same old office politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to build Security Solutions that can be offered to the entire Health Care industry. There is so much talent in the company that can produce a low cost but effective Security Assurance solution to healthcare organizations worldwide.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work. Leadership is employee friendly. Good benefits. Relax work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Since the work atmosphere is relax, sometimes things get long to be implemented.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    You learn a lot. They are very strict, everyone is hardworking. they over work you. There's a lot of bureaucracy politic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente as a contractor

    Pros

    Benefits, good reputation, experience, hard working staff

    Cons

    Too much work, politics,politics,politics, upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is not in touch with what happens on the field and has a complete disregard of what employees want or feel. What's with the excessive micromanagement- kaiser on sunset-especially a particular department director that I shall not name

    Recommends
  6.  

    Good company going through massive change

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    Current Employee - Communications Consultant  in  Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Communications Consultant in Oakland, CA

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

    Pros

    Very mission-driven organization. Many very good people who are passionate about their work. For the most part KP encourages work-life balance.

    Cons

    Some unnecessary internal turf wars. The key to landing a good situation within KP is finding a group that's healthy and productive, and that supports work-life balance. Health care reform is putting pressure on the organization in many ways. Related: a wave of staff cuts has begun and it won't end soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make time to meet with all staff one-on-one. Take staff concerns seriously when real issues are raised.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Kaiser pays very good for nurses

    Former Employee - Hospice Nurse
    Former Employee - Hospice Nurse

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente for more than 3 years

    Pros

    excellent pay with yearly raises and yearly bonuses.

    Cons

    Home health and hospice is very difficult and time consuming nursing work.

  8.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Service Representative  in  Baldwin Park, CA
    Current Employee - Business Service Representative in Baldwin Park, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    As an employee - we get awesome benefits

    Cons

    I currently have No Complaints

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work but you must be patient with the bureaucracy

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    Current Employee - Consultant Specialist  in  Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant Specialist in Oakland, CA

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

    Pros

    Great mission, company delivers great health care.
    Good benefits and competitive pay.
    Good opportunity to move into other jobs.

    Cons

    Like any big company, it is bureaucratic and you must be patient and work in the culture.
    Long decision making process, too many stakeholders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the decision making process and number of stakeholders who can decide.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Project Management Feedback

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    Current Employee - Project Manager II  in  Harbor City, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager II in Harbor City, CA

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

    Pros

    Has great vacation, health insurance, and retirement benefits. Great collaborative culture with physicians and administrative teams

    Cons

    Can be highly bureacratic; middle management and project managers can have poor work life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great!

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Training is done at beginning as well as ongoing.

    Cons

    (no cons to be listed)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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