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Kaiser Permanente Overview

Oakland, CA
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
At Kaiser Permanente, we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence. Founded nearly 80 years ago, our unique business model sets us apart — positioning us to drive improvements across the industry and around the world.

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Mission: Kaiser Permanente exists to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#98), 2018 (#91), 2010 (#38)

Top CEOs: 2017 (#68), 2013 (#41), 2018 (#90)

Best Places to Interview: 2016 (#48)

Company Updates

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Kaiser Permanente – Why Work For Us?

Our Opportunities at Kaiser Permanente

With more than 200,000 employees and physicians serving the unique needs of 11+ million members, you can imagine that it takes a vast range of skills to keep our organization growing and our members thriving. What does that mean for you as a job seeker? Room to grow in any number of directions, at any number of locations, and in any number of roles. From our care teams to our business professionals to our IT experts, everyone fulfills an essential role in advancing our mission. No matter what area you choose, you’ll have our complete support, from competitive benefits and compensation, to programs that encourage wellness and work-life balance. Everything we do is designed to give you the opportunities and tools you need to thrive and reach your potential.   

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Working Here at Kaiser Permanente

Driven by our passion to drastically improve the health and lives of our members, we continually advance our mission by pioneering preventive medicine, pursuing ideas and innovation, conducting comprehensive research, and delivering expert care.   

From accounting, sales, and IT, to our care delivery teams on the front lines, 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 — one of the many reasons why we’ve been named a top place to work by Computerworld magazine for seven years running. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. At Kaiser Permanente, we are pioneers in preventive health. And we are looking for curious, passionate, dedicated professionals to push us to even greater heights.    

Life & Culture at Kaiser Permanente


Fiercely committed to our members, our mission, our communities, and each other, every single member of Kaiser Permanente’s award-winning team is essential to our success. Together, we work to deliver a healthier tomorrow. Driven by passion, we strive to take Kaiser Permanente to the next level. With the wellness of our patients and our communities at heart, we work to revolutionize health and care in America and around the world.  


What defines us? It’s our passion and belief in good health for all. It’s our pride in working together to deliver change. It’s our vision for the future of heath care and our commitment to recognizing and rewarding the contributions that bring us closer to fulfilling our mission. It’s the people who make it all possible — our team members — each one essential to our success. And it’s our promise to support every one of them, so they can be their best. 

Operating as one, we celebrate the 200,000+ individuals who make us better, value the collaboration and respect between us that make us stronger, and cherish the differences that make us richer. We recognize the powerful contributions of those with disabilities, and we work to advance culturally competent care. We support those who served in our military with the means to enhance their skills, and we maintain industry-leading levels of diversity and inclusion.  These promises not only fill us with pride, but enable us to fulfill our mission, sustain our business objectives, and provide the best high-quality care to our members and patients.  

From growth opportunities to great benefits to being encouraged to reach your full potential, find out what awaits when you add your talents — and your voice — to our team. 

Innovation at Kaiser Permanente

Our innovation is demonstrated in thousands of ways — but one thing is certain: it’s part of our DNA. From advancing the way the entire industry leverages technology, to investing in the future of our world through research, to providing amazing environments in which to collaborate, prototype, and test new ideas, we’re putting powerful thinking to work every day. 

We're looking for those who are change-ready and change-driven. Who see the value of problem solving. Who envision what's best for our members, employees, and communities — and endeavor to create the solutions. Because when you're in the business of saving lives, every detail matters.  

University - Kaiser Permanente

There's no limit to what you can do — and the mark you can make — at Kaiser Permanente. We're looking for the next generation of leaders to revolutionize the future of care. Our interns and new grads have tackled everything from analyzing financial software and designing mobile apps to performing research and clinical process improvement. 

This is bigger than an internship and more than a first job. This is your chance to not only jump-start your career, but to shape the future of health care and impact countless lives. 

Come contribute your ideas to a place where expert care, powerful technology, and business expertise come together to support not just health, but wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.  

Learn more, and explore our intern and early-career opportunities

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Kaiser Permanente Reviews

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    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente part-time (More than 10 years)


    High quality company with high standards of care and protection for workers. No other company provides employees with such great pay and amazing benefits. There are also many ways Kaiser can help facilitate career progression if that is your goal.


    Depending on your job you will work without flexibility every other weekend unless you request a vacation day.

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    Manager close to staff have always been great for me. I cannot speak as well to senior management, although, at times it seems their decisions are based from 'afar' or purely on numbers.

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Kaiser Permanente Photos

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Kaiser Permanente Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Kaiser Permanente (Rockville, MD) in March 2017.


    The process took about a month. I applied in late January and heard back in late February. I had a phone screening interview that took about 15 minutes. I was offered a second interview on the spot with a group of 4 people. They were so receptive and made the interview a breeze. Make sure to prepare fully for the interview. Research the company well and prepare your answers.

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Kaiser Permanente Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in IT, Computerworld Magazine, 2016
  • Top 50 Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc, 2016
  • America’s Best Employers, Forbes magazine, 2015
  • HealthCare's Most Wired, American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), 2015
  • Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology, National Diversity Council, 2016
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