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Group Health Overview

Seattle, WA
5001 to 10000 employees
1947
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Joining our team means contributing to a legacy of quality, affordability, innovation, and service that spans six decades. Here, integrated care teams empower our nearly ten million members to live up to their health potential. Working beside them, business experts drive our ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Group Health has long been a strong LGBT advocate, promoting LGBT inclusion in the workplace and leading the way for LGBT rights and health care. In this vein, Group Health in supporting statewide Pride events in June and July. Join us!

  • Learn all about research at Group Health through the stories of three Group Health patient partners who participate in our research: on chronic disease care, shared decision making, and healthy aging. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vISn5

    Group Health research made real

    Learn all about research at Group Health through the stories of three Group Health patient partners who participate in our research: on chronic disease care, shared decision making, and healthy aging. These are just a few examples of the 300 research projects that are happening now at Group Health Research Institute.

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Group Health – Why Work For Us?


At Kaiser Permanente, all of us, from accounting, sales and IT, to our care delivery teams on the front lines, stand for Total Health. Yours. Ours. Everyone’s. That means we advocate the well-being of people and their parts—like hips and hearts, for instance. And to better serve those parts, we study them. In fact, it’s not unusual for us to be involved in thousands of research projects at a time. These efforts inform our practice—and our mission. We are committed to spreading health at all levels of our organization—in our facilities, in our communities, and across our planet. We discuss, debate, and shape public policy—and have built a forum in which to do so. We pursue advancements—in technology and in care—and have a unique facility that enables us to test new ideas in a mock clinical environment. We also push the boundaries of technology. Our electronic medical record system is the largest of its kind in the nation, and is one of the many reasons why we’ve been named a top place to work by Computerworld magazine. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. At Kaiser Permanente, we are changing the way the world looks at health. It’s inspiring, invigorating, and rewarding work—and we approach it every day with passion and perseverance. Are you ready to take a stand for health? Join us. jobs.kp.org

 

 

At Kaiser Permanente, we understand that to be a Total Health advocate for our members, colleagues, communities, and planet, we must first advocate the health of the people who power our organization. That’s why we offer exceptional benefits to support each and every one of our employees as well as their families, spouses and domestic partners. Along with a strong support of a healthy work/life balance, our comprehensive benefits packages are intended to enhance the physical, financial, spiritual, and professional health of our employees. 


Benefits

In support of the Total Health of our employees, we offer comprehensive benefits to help them do and be their best. These benefits are intended to enhance their physical, financial, spiritual, and professional health. These may include:

  • generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave
  • medical care (including prescriptions), vision, mental health, and dental care 
  • disability and life insurance coverage 
  • educational opportunities and tuition reimbursement
  • employee assistance programs
  • dependent care, and transit spending account options
  • retirement plans

We also recognize stellar performance and sponsor a variety of programs to reward our most skilled, innovative, caring, and committed staff.

Work/life balance 

Also true to our Total Health philosophy, we offer our employees a vast variety of exemplary tools and resources to help them lead healthy, balanced lives. In fact, Kaiser Permanente was named a Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles by the National Business Group on Health—and with good reason. We empower our employees to eat healthy, live actively, and do anything and everything that nourishes the mind, body, and soul. Some of these tools include: 

  • a website that provides information about an abundance of employee wellness programs and resources
  • free and confidential employee assistance programs 
  • smoke-free campuses
  • healthy food in our cafeterias and vending machines
  • a variety of healthy living classes, handouts, and videos at many of our medical centers and offices
  • kp.org - a vast resource with wellness tips and information, most of which is also available to the general public
  • Recreation Connection—discount ticket offers and other recreational activities 
  • on campus farmers’ markets
  • wellness coaching

By encouraging and celebrating the small strides we take every day, we drive positive change from the inside out. 

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    Pros

    While the Group Health's mission & values, as well as benefits, are exemplary, what made the difference for me were the people at Group Health. I respected and admired many colleagues both inside and outside of my department. Some of us had the opportunity to work from home and/or onsite at different clinics, helping immensely with commuting times and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Like many healthcare organizations, there are big changes happening with Group Health. The Kaiser Permanente proposal and GHQ move to brand new offices in Renton are both exciting yet require change management. Communication from leadership is readily available but it may take some 'digging around' if you miss something in a meeting, brownbag session, via email or on the Connection intranet page.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to employees and encourage internal partnership with HR to ensure that everyone feels informed, supported and valued throughout the changes to come. Continue to support the mission of the company and represent all members of the diverse communities that you serve. Continue to mix and mingle with your teams and encourage your direct reports to do the same. In my experience at Group Health, a "hello" and "welcome to the team" from coworkers in and out of my department made me feel at home.

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Group Health Photos

Group Health photo of: Engaged in great conversations with attendees at the 2015 Annual Diversity Career Fair
Group Health photo of: April 9th Nursing Recruiting Event at Group Health's Capitol Hill Campus!
Group Health photo of: Our fabulous HR Team having fun dressing up for Halloween!!
Group Health photo of: A cool snap of our Administrative South Building - Our amazing teams at ASB rock!!!!
Group Health photo of: Group Health's Talent Acquisition Team having fun while recruiting top talent at the 2015 Annual Diversity Career Fair!
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Group Health Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Group Health (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I had a phone interview and then was scheduled for an in-person interview. Gave examples when I answered each question. It's ok to say "that's a good question, can we come back to it?"

    Interview Questions

    • I can't remember any of the questions that were asked, but they mostly were in the format of "Describe a time when..."   Answer Question
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Group Health Awards & Accolades

  • Community Health Checkup, Washington Health Alliance, 2014

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