Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated January 5, 2015
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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson
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  1. Great Information Technology team

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    Former Employee - Desktop Support Lead in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Desktop Support Lead in Silver Spring, MD

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

    Pros

    Large challenging fast-paced teamwork working with latest technology

    Cons

    None - work environment is excellent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent IT management team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Kaiser Permanente is one of the best private industry healthcare companies to work for.

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    Former Employee - Health Information Correspondence Technician in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Health Information Correspondence Technician in Silver Spring, MD

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

    Pros

    Excellent health care benefits. Has union representation for most positions. If you are hired as a union employee, it is very easy to change positions within the company due to union seniority preference.

    Cons

    Non union employees can get overlooked for positions if a union employee applies. Salary increases for non union are minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to suggestions from employed. Don't be intimidated by the knowledge and expertise of your staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great company and generous salary

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Applications Coordinator in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Applications Coordinator in Silver Spring, MD

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

    Pros

    values training and advancement opportunities

    Cons

    very large and can be overwhelming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be prepared for new hires in terms of requesting access to the many systems needed to perform the job from day one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great vision, and caring about employees as a human being.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Silver Spring, MD

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

    Pros

    KP is a non for profit organization, thriving to serve the community. It is a great place to work because statistics can prove, low turnover rate in all department.

    Cons

    With bad economy and focus on healthcare cost, they are looking for many ways to save money, and some position are getting outsource.
    Be careful with some new managers who doesn't want to embrace the company culture, they can give you headache. daily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring and promoting to Management position non-educated people. They are not open-minded and will only make the organization less efficient and deteriorate employees moral.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Good place for new college grad

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    Current Intern - Business Analyst (Intern) in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Intern - Business Analyst (Intern) in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a good place for new college grad. I am very thankful for the opportunity at Kaiser Permanente. I have developed my problem solving skills and improved my communication technique.

    Cons

    Only for internship:
    No healthcare or benefits
    Low payment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Mixed

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Great health and retirement benefits. Flexible work hours and great coworkers. Vacation, sick and time off package in general is great. Salary is decent.

    Cons

    Direct IT managers have poor management and people skills. They do not follow the company procedures and expect their direct reports to do the same. Information technology managers are not trustworthy. They encourage employees to tattle. They are petty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get training on how to manage people in order to encourage excellent performance. Encourage positive work environment and not devision among employees. People work better when the work enviromnent is less hostile.

    Recommends
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  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Looks Better from the Outside

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Name recognition and branding helps with career advancement once you leave. Get the experience and leave for better organizations. The national footprint is helpful if you must move to another area of the country and need a quick job.

    Cons

    A number of jobs at Kaiser are revolving doors while others are more stable. The "Kaiser Way" is hard to get used to and not transferable to other organizations. The culture is very unique to Kaiser. Some will find it too controlling, most will find it odd to some degree. The east coast operation is very different than that of the west coast, so investigate before you make the jump. It looks better from the outside than it does once you get in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will find even more success by maintaining a consistent labor force and reducing turnover. The use of contract workers is fine, but the Kaiser Way is difficult to learn quickly, so their effectiveness may be diminished to some degree during the early part of their tenure. Better training and on-boarding would be helpful.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  9. Kaiser take notice

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    Current Employee - RN Clinical Nurse in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - RN Clinical Nurse in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Good pay. Experience is valuable to other employers. Work life and family life are blended well. Association with other professionals.

    Cons

    Volume and delivery are at odds. Being spread thin can cause problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved so that empathy for the pressure experienced at the delivery level can be recognized and mediated

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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