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Kaiser Permanente Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
1,631 Reviews
3.6
1,631 Reviews
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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson
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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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  1.  

    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 for more than a 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
  2. 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 for 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!

  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5. 1 person 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 for less than a 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
  6.  

    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 for less than a 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
  7.  

    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 for 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
  8.  

    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 for 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experience is good.

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

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Best health care computer connectivity

    Cons

    Job security unless you are high seniority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More senior people would retire if the retirement was better. Offer healthcare
    And retirement bonus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kaiser has a lot to offer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Systems Engineer  in  Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Clinical Systems Engineer in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Kaiser is a solid company and has good benefits with a enjoyable environment to work in, staff and coworkers in the centers are professional yet have the family caring or nurturering. Great opportunity for training and education.

    Cons

    you are busy. Due to the Healthcare accessibility act they are in the process of restructuring staffing leaner. They are insourcing a lot of procedure but outsourcing a lot of their support services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take control of services provided from California. They often don't understand our operation in Mid Atlantic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I loved Kaiser Permanente the contract ended due to budget.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SME  in  Calverton, MD
    Former Employee - SME in Calverton, MD

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    rated one of the best places to work

    Cons

    my position was contract so I dont have much to say about the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great place to work

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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