Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson
Bernard J. Tyson
9 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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  1. staff nurse

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse in Walnut Creek, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay and benefits and continuing education

    Cons

    bad staffing at times; managers with conflict of interest

    Advice to Management

    staff up


  2. Helpful (1)

    Outstanding company to be a part of!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Group Administrator in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Medical Group Administrator in Walnut Creek, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

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

    Pros

    Focuses on the best and healthiest place to work, and continual focus and investment into you as a person and a leader. Growth is not an option

    Cons

    Large organization sometimes can be challenging to have effective communication.


  3. Helpful (1)

    I learned a lot in a short period and felt defeated everyday.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Coordinator II in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Recruitment Coordinator II in Walnut Creek, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great health care benefits. Great exposure to labor unions. Great co- workers.

    Cons

    Hostile work environment in the Transfer and Processing Center. No one is happy and very rarely promote from within the organization or department.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to why employees are unhappy. Provide training for new team members.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Low quality of patient care in kaiser hospital due to insufficient staffing

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits for benefitted positions. Employees are generally civil. They have a system in which different clinicians work together for patient care.

    Cons

    Significant budget cut renders level of care below acceptable level. Managers care more about where their next career move should be rather than improving their department.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the level of care your dept is providing now-- much worse than even one year ago. Stand up for the dept, obtain the data necessary to convince higher management team of the budget we need for patient care.


  6. Promoting within the SEIU-UHW union

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dme Coordinator in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Dme Coordinator in Walnut Creek, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job security is high, training in comprehensive.

    Cons

    Trying to acquire a knew position within the union is only based on seniority and not merit.


  7. Service Representative

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Representative in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Service Representative in Walnut Creek, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work environment. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Understaffed at times and busy.


  8. Helpful (3)

    micro management

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

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good. The pay is great.

    Cons

    Micro management. Poor life/work balance. Punitive.


  9. Lead Senior Financial Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Senior Financial Analyst in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Senior Financial Analyst in Walnut Creek, CA

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management is hesitant to discipline low performance of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Discipline low performance of employees.


  10. A Contractor's View of Kaiser Permanente

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior IT Project Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior IT Project Manager in Walnut Creek, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Rapid 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.


  11. satisfying

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Volunteer Shift Leader in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Volunteer Shift Leader in Walnut Creek, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    you guys are doing a great job



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