Kaiser Permanente

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Kaiser Permanente Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
1,752 Reviews
3.6
1,752 Reviews
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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Allowed me to telecommute once a week so promoted a healthy work-life balance (in 153 reviews)

  • Great benefits - while I was there there was a very flexible work schedule (in 194 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no "work life balance" at Kaiser, contrary to the expressed platitude (in 43 reviews)

  • Upper management is adept at finding new ways to run their best employees off (in 39 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Organization With A Great Mission

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Training, Advancement Opportunities and Range Of Talented People

    Cons

    Need For Sense Of Urgency In Order To Maintain Competitiveness - Do Not Rest On Your Laurels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good benefits

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

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefit for union employees

    Cons

    job transition to another department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Treat front-line employees with respect.

    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, good company values, diverse workforce. Great health care provided to all employees. Good opportunities to work at multiple facilities.

    Cons

    Senior management not in tune with how many of their front-line managers use intimidation, not respect to manage their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a "safe" environment with front-line employees to express their concerns regarding their work environment and then you will have employees who will commit to the success of your organization.

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  5.  

    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
  6. 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
  7.  

    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
  8. 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!

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great to work here

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

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

    Pros

    Has a great collaborative culture, offers good benefits, and it's motivating to work at an employer generally acknowledged to be at forefront of transformation in health care

    Cons

    Can be a little bureaucratic at times; would be great to have more flexibility in product offerings; some systems and technology on the insurance side are outdated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great job with amazing benefits

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

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

    Pros

    High professional people with amazing experience. You can easily improve your skills

    Cons

    Really hard working environment. Usually work 60 hours per week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication between teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Things have changed for the Worst, pray!

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

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, no other pros.

    Cons

    Poor quality health system. See as many as you can &do not ever complain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the best YOU can & GOOD luck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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