Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Kaiser is a great organization that cares about it employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Kaiser cares about all the people involved in its organization including its members and employees. I have always felt listened to and valued by the company.

    Cons

    The company is a huge bureaucratic machine. It can takes weeks and sometimes months to get something approved because there are so many layers involved in decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Give lower level managers more discretion. It will help get things done faster and more efficiently.

  2. hostile Enviroment IN MY DEPARTMENT/ no cameras in garage. Harrassing notes on car and flat tire

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Database in Rockville, MD
    Current Contractor - Database in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great benefits, career

    Cons

    cut throat/ competitive/unprofessional / low moral, ethics, and integrity in my department

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate your managers periodically to ensure their integrity . Hire talented skilled contractors instead of using them for projects

  3. Top best healthcare organization to work for.

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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

    A lot of room for personal growth and plenty of promotional opportunities.

    Cons

    No overtime for salaried employees.

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  5. slow-moving and uninspiring

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - great work/life balance (depending on the department)
    - generally lots of opportunities to move around and switch roles/departments
    - great location (downtown Oakland office)
    - job stability (you have to be really terrible to be fired)

    Cons

    - older workforce (could be a pro for some)
    - not a challenging work experience - the company is slow-moving and bureaucratic; majority of employees are uninspired by their jobs and just working for a paycheck
    - pay is decent, but not competitive with tech companies and others in the Bay Area

    Advice to Management

    You were innovative 10 years ago, but not so much anymore. Need to put more resources toward recruiting young talent to be competitive in this market.

  6. Boring, full of bureaucracy, laid-back

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is really good. There is no pressure at work.

    Cons

    Too much fat, half of the people are not doing there work.

  7. Great place!!!

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

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Job security is really strong

    Cons

    Pay is not the greatest

  8. Good company

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Good work culture. I was given opportunity to learn new things

    Cons

    None. I liked the work environment

  9. Helpful (1)

    Best company I've ever worked for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They value the employee at any leve and relyl on input with regards to making processes more efficient. Priority one is the customer and second are the employees while striving to keep healthcare costs affordable for everyone. Benefits are outstanding! Between time off and healthcare, couldn't ask for more. Staff are warm and seem to genuinely care for the well being of one another.

    Cons

    Rapid growth within the company and policies and procedures are still playing catchup, while staying compliant.

  10. Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Team environment great place to work melting pot organization. Flexibility and excellent training and opportunities to advance quickly. Career not just a job

    Cons

    Pre unionized management great post horrible managers favoritism, hostile work environment no open door policy and they don't care about the employee as they claim

    Advice to Management

    Investigate what is goings-on in dept before u authorize a new manager to wrongfully terminate an employee that was a victim of domestic violence.

  11. Confused and unwilling to change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, Great stability, Very Low Expectations

    Cons

    If you are highly motivated, committed to the betterment of the organization, and striving for excellence: Look Elsewhere

    Advice to Management

    Wake up. Your best flood out to just about any other job while you bury yourselves in administrivia.

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