Kaiser Permanente

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Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
1,798 Reviews
3.7
1,798 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.  

    Awesome!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Psych RN in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Psych RN in Woodland Hills, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great company. Awesome co workers

    Cons

    Long interview process and intimidating panel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Welcoming environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Fulton, MD
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Fulton, MD

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Although I did not work here long I must say....
    I loved the atmosphere of the workplace
    Coworkers were friendly and helpful
    The facility was clean and organized
    The cafeteria was a great place to relax and talk amongst coworkers

    Cons

    The location was a bit far. There is no public transportation there, and there isn't a close parking lot, we have to take the shuttle to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I enjoyed my stay there, keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Medical assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in White Marsh, MD
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in White Marsh, MD

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

    Pros

    The pay is great with nice benefits for you and the family.

    Cons

    Management does not tell the employee things that they need to do their jobs at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inform employee more about things that are happening in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company with great benefits.

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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 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits with a great environment. Gives you the tools to succeed within the company. Some perks are the discounts you get as an employee and your vacation accumulates super quick!

    Cons

    Hours might not always be the best. Sick hours accumulate very slowly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Kaiser Permanente - Thrive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Benefits, salary and emphasis on work life balance. Opportunities for growth and company provided training programs encourage personal development.

    Cons

    For a large organization, they implement change well but at a slower pace.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great benefits; great mission

    Current Employee - Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I truly believe in how this company is trailblazing innovation in the healthcare industry by focusing on prevention since there is no financial incentive for our members to get sick. Salaries are average but healthcare benefits and 401K match are excellent. Love the partnership between management and labor; good ideas from front line staff travel upward and are often adopted.

    Cons

    Doesn't provide too many perks like free food and/or coffee, onsite gyms and holiday parties

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a leaf from the Silicon Valley playbook and make KP a more fun place to work.

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Corporate side of this company is completely dysfunctional

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    • 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
  9.  

    The company seems to be trying to improve their image and seems to be doing a good job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Clackamas, OR
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Clackamas, OR

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Paid well, new facilities were nice to have. It was great to have a union protection compared to other employers.

    Cons

    Employee - management relations were quite stressed. It was as if two groups were continually fighting against each other. (lab)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Strong mission company, at any cost

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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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good time-off policy. Stability and security, for the most part. There is upward mobility, if you want. Health care is very good, as is the dental coverage. Overall, benefits are upbeat and fair. Patient care really honestly important.

    Cons

    If you are not in a union, it seems they will mow over you. Very political environment. Heavy $$$ focus, staff is not priority. The best people do not stay long, sadly. Better get your pay negotiated at hire, because it will stay in that range forever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your staff like they matter. Pretend they are all in a union and treat them fairly. "Do the right thing" When designing forms and building/rooms, ask the disciplines that will use them for input. Look at the disparity in treatment and policy implementation, then discuss if you would be happy if you were not on the upper side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • 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

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