Kaiser Permanente

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Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
1,701 Reviews
3.6
1,701 Reviews
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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson
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367 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Allowed me to telecommute once a week so promoted a healthy work-life balance (in 152 reviews)

  • Great benefits - while I was there there was a very flexible work schedule (in 192 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no "work life balance" at Kaiser, contrary to the expressed platitude (in 41 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.  

    Great people to work with. Great medical and retirement benefit.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - VOIP Engineer in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - VOIP Engineer in Pasadena, CA

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

    Pros

    Provide great opportunity in training. Company has standardized method of procedures. Lots of pro-active health information and activities. Allow workers to telecommute.

    Cons

    Sometime it is hard to communicate between groups. Members from other groups may not be cooperative until management step in. Too depend upon contractors and vendors to perform works.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. A lot of learning opportunities. Good people. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Hard to move up or move laterally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The direction is great. Although it is tough to do in a large organization with our regions that seem to function as their own separate companies at times. Find more ways to speed up the changes to all of Kaiser.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Higher than average pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nutrition Clerk in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Nutrition Clerk in Oakland, CA

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

    Pros

    Most jobs are union- higher than average pay. Hiring process has many layers and takes forever!

    Cons

    Low accountability by management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your union contracts and how to work with them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    cool place

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

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

    Pros

    I like to work here

    Cons

    there is nothing bad to say

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

    Great place to work for now

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

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

    Pros

    The health care benefits are great - no-copay for pregnant mothers, $100 hospital stay to deliver a baby, organization pays a lot for employees' health care in today's high insurance costs

    Cons

    Not fond of the culture - lots of employees there just to collect a pay check / have fun, culture seems to hinder hard-working employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Distinguish between hard-working employees and non-. Those who wish to work hard and advance should be given such opportunities, rather than being hindered by less-than-hard-working employees / culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great environment, friendly, courteous, clean, patient-centered

    Cons

    None that I could think of really

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for!

    • 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

    Excellent pay and benefits, always striving for a healthy workplace with different programs to maintain a healthy lifestyle such as Zumba, walking clubs, incentives, etc. I love the Kaiser healthcare model and their innovation and forward thinking.

    Cons

    Things really shifted when healthcare reform came about and it affected our facility as well as other healthcare institutions.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Good Internship Opportunity

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

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente as an intern

    Pros

    I interned here and I really enjoyed the cooperative environment. I was able to interact and work on projects with not only people in different departments but also different sites in the service area. I greatly enjoyed the mentoring I received in this internship.

    Cons

    My internship went well and I learned a lot. I didn't see any cons from this experience.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 7 people found this helpful  

    KAISER ALLOWS BAD MANAGERS TO BULLY EMPLOYEES

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    The employees are wonderful, Benifits are Great, Salaries are Competitive

    Cons

    Mgrs. Bully Employees thru Performance Plans as a way of pushing them out the door. Ability to transfer to other positions is difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire managers from the top down! Get back to the family, caring atmosphere that the company was founded on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company has great benefits, but if you're not careful where you land, you can become stagnant.

    • 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

    The organization has a lot of wellness programs and markets employee wellness. The benefits are great.

    Cons

    Not every part of the organization works the same in inspiring career growth for employees. You have to be careful not to get too comfortable and keep your skills sharp. It's also hard to see what the rest of the organization is doing since it's so big. You have to network well if you wish to move around in the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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