Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated August 14, 2015
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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson
Bernard J. Tyson
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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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  1. Helpful (1)

    Medical Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for you and family. Great group of people to work with and learn from.

    Cons

    Learn to let your employees know things so that they can do their jobs. inform them of changes

    Advice to Management

    Learn to let your employees know what is going on with changes.


  2. So So

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Architect Planner in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Medical Architect Planner in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and broad range of experiences.

    Cons

    no opportunities for advancement, ugly office interiors, high stress.


  3. Fun people, uninformed management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good caring people to work with, good work life balance

    Cons

    Outdated computers and software, left hand of management often does not know what the right hand is doing.

    Advice to Management

    Know what your teams are doing and what they are capable of.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Silver Spring, MD
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time

    Pros

    I love working with the members never took anything personal.

    Cons

    That it was a temp position.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Good experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Test Analyst/Lead in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Test Analyst/Lead in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great comraderie.

    Cons

    May need to work evenings and/or weekends depending on the project or position


  7. Great Information Technology team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Desktop Support Lead in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Desktop Support Lead in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Excellent IT management team.


  8. Kaiser Permanente is one of the best private industry healthcare companies to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Health Information Correspondence Technician in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Health Information Correspondence Technician in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Great company and generous salary

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Applications Coordinator in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Applications Coordinator in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Great vision, and caring about employees as a human being.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Good place for new college grad

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Business Analyst (Intern) in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Intern - Business Analyst (Intern) in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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



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