Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson
Bernard J. Tyson
15 Ratings

Pros
  • Some opportunity for work life balance depending on your superior (in 158 reviews)

  • Great benefits - that's about it (in 201 reviews)

Cons
  • Doesn't practice work life balance (in 45 reviews)

  • Terrible unethical upper management (in 38 reviews)

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64 Employee Reviews

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  1. RN staff

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

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Lots of thriving! Great benefits, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Large corporation, slow in change process.

    Advice to Management

    Too many project managers! Listen to your employees.


  2. RN

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Emergency Department RN in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Emergency Department RN in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente part-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and salaries with well maintained working conditions. Constantly looking to grow and improve safety and efficiency. Highly rated in HMO customer satisfaction surveys.

    Cons

    Often there is disconnect between Regional and Local management on goals and implementation of strategies. Difficult to get changes to happen from the bottom up.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers that have experience in the area, not expect them to learn the area or department, it's goals, personnel, policies, etc. on the fly.


  3. Staff RN

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff RN in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff RN in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay & benefits. 8hr shift option if desired. Easy computer charting.

    Cons

    Limited training opportunities for specialty care.


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  5. Adminstartion

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in San Diego, CA
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work with great benefits

    Cons

    They don't like to keep employees' that have years experience when nebw young people come aboard.

    Advice to Management

    Try hiring seniors we have a lot to offer.


  6. Not a great company

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

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Pay is very good and RN staff is solid.

    Cons

    Scope of practice is extremely limited. Patience are more like customers. Management does not have your back.


  7. Just work and go home

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aid in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Aid in San Diego, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits! Great job if you like working with others lots of team work

    Cons

    These nurses need to speak English !!!! I understand that people come from every walk of life but I don't feel comfortable in this environment I wonder how he patients feel when they here it ...

    Advice to Management

    Slow to respond .... Not very helpful ... I deal fur my own manager


  8. Terrible Leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Delivery & Relationship Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Delivery & Relationship Manager in San Diego, CA

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

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

    Pros

    No advancement opportunities unless politically connected

    Cons

    Great benefits, vacations package. Work Life balance in some groups

    Advice to Management

    Remove all existing VPs


  9. Charge RN

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, Staffing Ratios, Staff and Physicians, Labor Management Partnership.

    Cons

    Lack of RN education, Research, Evidence Based Practice

    Advice to Management

    Follow through on what you say you will do. Please stay involved with what is going on in the unit. Listen to staff's input but don't be afraid to make hard decisions.


  10. Credentialing Assistant

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

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Good pay for job title

    Cons

    the department was hostile work environment


  11. Helpful (1)

    Union Position

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

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay Good Benefits Tuition Reimbursement 401k Annual Bonus

    Cons

    Do not look to advance in this company unless you know people in the organization. The culture is who know not what you know. The people that brown nose are the ones that move up quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Time to revamp



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