Kaiser Permanente

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Kaiser Permanente Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
1,797 Reviews
3.7
1,797 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Allowed me to telecommute once a week so promoted a healthy work-life balance (in 158 reviews)

  • Great benefits - while I was there there was a very flexible work schedule (in 201 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance available to doctors; not the same for administrative staff (in 45 reviews)

  • Upper management is adept at finding new ways to run their best employees off (in 38 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company with better benefits than most.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Clinical Educator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Regional Clinical Educator in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, retention, and culture.

    Cons

    Union based staff make it difficult to promote self motivated learning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work, great long term benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    innovative projects, stable organization, pension plan

    Cons

    Bureaucratic environment, lack of leadership, reactive rathern an proactive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Kaiser Permanente Open Enrollment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    As the open enrollment senior sale manager, I not only performed open erollment for many of the private comanies, associations and industries; I also provided open enrollment for many of the federal agencies like the IR, FBI, CIA, Defense Dept. and HUD.

    Cons

    know the culture of the various agencies on an accelerated basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure the sales manager knows the Kaiser products and can articulate the Kaiser message and brand

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good money, good support, good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    You are respected by all disciplines. Colleagues are well educated. Managers trust their employees. Suggestions are really listened to. This company really is on the forefront of health care today. They really are doing it right.

    Cons

    The wheels move slow when trying to get some things done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Take the good with the bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Excellent Pay, great promotion opportunities.

    Cons

    Stuck in mid 80's management style

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a good company with good employee benefits.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    The company itself provides fine compensation and good employee benefits. Each region (eg. Northern California, Southern California) functions separately and could be very different.

    Cons

    Bad leadership. Low morale. Constant turnover of staff in my region (both at the management level and the support staff level).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take employee satisfaction survey results more seriously. HR spoke with staff in the departments with poorest satisfaction but took no action - a total waste of everybody's time!

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company, horribly handled by management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Reston, VA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for, awesome benefits, great compensation (above average), unionized, all the bells an whistles one expect

    Cons

    The seniority concept is horrible. Management (specifically Reston VA) only considers senior staff opinions...someone can simply not like you and make your life hell just for that simple reason. Even though you're a great employee and have more experience and qualification than them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a balance between management and employees, employees that stand around and only make themselves look productive are not an asset to your department. Likewise, when such employees are criticizing others on their team, it says more about their character than the person they are bashing. Playing favorites is unfair, unprofessional, and unethical.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Relations Intern in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Media Relations Intern in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Corporate Culture, friendly staff, no micro-managing, relevant tasks, fair compensation, parking, location, good "real world" experience

    Cons

    No big complaints, perhaps a little more direction and internal communication may have been helpful to get feedback and make sure everyone is all on the same page regarding projects and overall internship tasks and goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire sooner, I wasn't notified until Christmas Break for a spring internship.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11.  

    Nurse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits are good, paid holidays, Holiday pay is great, union to back you up (sometimes).

    Cons

    Company is always trying to lay off employees, lack of communication from management, Pay Union dues but Union does crap for nurses. They can transfer you to any center with a 30 days notice. They don't care where you live or how far you have to travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication with employees, stop picking favorites, never take a management position with this company as "they don't last long"

    Positive Outlook

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