Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated June 11, 2015
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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson
Bernard J. Tyson
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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. Pharmacy Technician

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

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente part-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Kaiser focus on patient care.It's a one stop shop were you can get all you need in one place from Med's to Rx's.

    Cons

    Need more face to face meeting


  2. The place has so much going for it (on paper) but it just falls flat in the end

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

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

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

    Pros

    1. co-workers and the people on the ground are hard-working and trying their best to make the system work
    2. if you stay with the company long enough to reap the retirement compensation, then the benefits make up for the below median hourly rate

    Cons

    MANAGMENT at every level. Antiquated 1970's top down approach to business. increasing demands on employees to do more more more and not willing to pay for it. Cronyism. Lack of communication and lack of transparency.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with more consideration for their time and work efforts. Compensate employees for the work your require them to do (often at home). Also listen to those that are working on the ground before planning new projects and improving current processes.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great Organization With A Great Mission

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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.


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  5. Good benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    Pros

    Great benefit for union employees

    Cons

    job transition to another department

    Advice to Management

    ...


  6. Helpful (3)

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Great company with better benefits than most.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, retention, and culture.

    Cons

    Union based staff make it difficult to promote self motivated learning

    Advice to Management

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  8. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work, great long term benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    innovative projects, stable organization, pension plan

    Cons

    Bureaucratic environment, lack of leadership, reactive rathern an proactive


  9. Kaiser Permanente Open Enrollment

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

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    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 Management

    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!


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great to work here

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

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

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

    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



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