Kaiser Permanente Reviews

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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. Fantastic

    Current Employee - CDRP in Union City, CA
    Current Employee - CDRP in Union City, CA

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

    Pros

    Great peers to work with. The colleagues are passionate about their work, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. The training and pay is good and the job atmosphere is enjoyable.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work gets very busy and it can be a challenge to manage my time well. The patients sometimes drop out of treatment.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for the great culture that you have created.


  2. Empathy and caring would help staff to "thrive"!

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

    I have been working 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

    The benefits package is good. The health care delivery system is connectional. Computers and technology helps w/ the communication process in patient care.

    Cons

    Front line staff would "thrive" in an environment where supervisors would be less autocratic and top down in their management style. Rather than create job scenarios fueled by policies and procedures that over extend staff and refuse to compensate them for overtime, the motto of "do more w/ less" and "squeeze as much blood out of a turnip" as you can seems to be the ethos e.g. in the home health departments.

    Advice to Management

    Support your front line staff and listen, listen and listen to them! Dictating and mandating that staff take on herculean tasks and not compensate them for their extra time is heartless and unfair.


  3. Helpful (1)

    You could do better Kaiser so employees can truly Thrive!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered (Home Health) Nurse in Union City, CA
    Former Employee - Registered (Home Health) Nurse in Union City, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefit packages for their employess. Being a Kaiser member and an employee allows for your health and medical expenses to be a lot less than those who aren't Kaiser employees.

    Cons

    Immediate supervisors and mid level management were often heartless and seem to only care about productivity these days! They don't really know how their staff can be more productive nor are they able to model how to increase productivity in the time alloted for work. It is interesting that their motto is "Thrive" because their desire to work their employess as hard as they can to increase productivity while they strongly discourage employees from requesting overtime, even if folks have to work extra hours to complete their work, is not conducive to a "thriving" work environment. It doesn't seem to really matter if it is illegal to not provide overtime pay when employees are forced to work overtime because of the nature of their job. Management strongly discourages their front line staff from requesting overtime and make you feel like something is wrong with you for not being able to be more efficient and productive with your time even though more and more is expected from you in job responsibilities and duties. It saddens and angers me to know that this non-profit HMO can push their employees this hard and get away with it and still have a billion dollar surplus at the end of the year...it is no wonder that they have this much money at the end of the year given how they aren't really paying for the countless hours employees have to work overtime without pay. If you like volunteering during your typical workday this is the place for you (I'm being sarcastic!).

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so top down in your decision-making process. Listen more to your employess and they might truly "Thrive" more. Let upper management know that your employees need to be paid for the many hours of unpaid overtime they put in so Kaiser members can indeed "Thrive." You should "have the backs" of your front line staff rather than always only selfishly caring about yourselves and doing what uper management tells you to do...stop being so spineless when it comes to tryly caring about the employess you supervise!


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  5. profit vs people; profit wins over people (i.e., pt, workers, community)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Union City, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Union City, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the people are committed and conscientious workers.

    Cons

    not for profit is a joke; profit is everything.. not worker/union friendly at all.

    Advice to Management

    don't put profit before people and stop lying about kaiser being a non profit company!



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