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Kaiser Permanente Reviews in Walnut Creek, CA

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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3.3 26 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson

Bernard J. Tyson

(5 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some opportunity for work life balance depending on your superior (in 136 reviews)

  • Great benefits - while I was there there was a very flexible work schedule (in 175 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no "work life balance" at Kaiser, contrary to the expressed platitude (in 36 reviews)

  • Upper management is adept at finding new ways to run their best employees off (in 35 reviews)

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    A Contractor's View of Kaiser Permanente

    Senior IT Project Manager (Current Employee) Walnut Creek, CA

    ProsThe people there are friendly and, for the most part, supportive. I've had a great experience working there, and I've been able to make a big difference in the "KP way," even as a contractor.

    ConsRapid growth and recent re-orgs have cause disruptions in the resources. But I like and admire our new VP, and I like where his vision is leading. Lack of documented processes, process reviews, and centralized information makes job functions difficult at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lead Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Walnut Creek, CA

    ProsGood work/life balance, opportunities to develop skills, rewarded for accomplishments. Management and co-workers are very supportive.

    ConsManagement is hesitant to discipline low performance of employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDiscipline low performance of employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    satisfying

    Volunteer Shift Leader (Former Employee) Walnut Creek, CA

    ProsI volunteering here during my high school years and it was very good for extracurricular activities

    Consthis takes up a lot of your time. I worked every tuesday from 4 to 7 all through out the year

    Advice to Senior Managementyou guys are doing a great job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Walnut Creek, CA

    ProsGreat compensation and benefits, as well as plenty of career opportunities, both lateral and advancement.

    ConsWork life balance can often be an issue, but as in any job, that often can be best managed by the employee as opposed to expecting the employer to do it for you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at Kaiser has been a learning experienc from the very beginning.

    Supervisor (Current Employee) Walnut Creek, CA

    ProsThere are a lot of classes that are designed to assit you with the day to day changes and updates of the healthcare industry.

    ConsThen company is so large that the different departments don't communicate very well

    Advice to Senior ManagementGEt regular update form the different teams or departments to provide a better experience for the patients

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting technology, poor organizational structure

    IT Consultant (Current Employee) Walnut Creek, CA

    ProsGood Pay, vacation, benefits, exposure to different parts of healthcare

    ConsOrganization would fit right into the 80s. Org charts manually updated once a month, fear and threats typical management style. No distribution of knowledge, overwhelming number of contractors in IT.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake managers go to "boss school" and learn the basics. Praise publically, chastise privately, promote your team not yourself, learn to delegate, etc. Huge opportunity wasted as people learn quickly not to push the envelope - in any direction.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience.

    Programmer Analyst (Former Employee) Walnut Creek, CA

    ProsManagement was very organized and fair.

    ConsNothing I can think of at the moment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour managers know their team very well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A very nice place to work with a Diverse background and promotes company growth

    Revenue Manager (Current Employee) Walnut Creek, CA

    ProsThe pay at Kaiser is great.

    ConsThe union that represents the labor staff need more structure

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlways have a open mind. It helps if you are a realist

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Analyst (Current Employee) Walnut Creek, CA

    ProsGreat company to work for with great benefits

    ConsNot a lot of growth Opportunities

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    Disorganized place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Walnut Creek, CA

    ProsGreat staff, great location, decent pay

    Conslack of communication, lack of management support

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet behind your managers, ANMs, House Supervisors, communicate with staff, get out of your glass offices and mingle.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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