Kaiser Permanente - Very large organization, not without flaws | Glassdoor
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"Very large organization, not without flaws"

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Current Employee - Business Consultant Senior in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Business Consultant Senior in San Diego, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Good industry to work in under the current economic situation, although possible government cutbacks to Medicare will have a large impact to Kaiser's bottom line.

Excellent benefits, decent pay scale on the higher end of competition. Very profitable company (although it's considered non-profit), has deep pockets.

Cons

Clear difference between union and non-union employees.

Union employees are "lifers" - they do not leave until they retire. Conversely, the non-union professional staff seem to have a high turnover, at least the groups I've been working with. This may be due to the fact that many of them are contract-based employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Kaiser Permanente

  1. Helpful (1)

    "As a long tenure employee who was laid off, it was disappointing that internal opportunities were not readily available."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great, although not as good as they used to be, however if you work long enough to retire with benefits, it is excellent, including pension! Strong stable company with a great community drive. I felt the company valued diversity and had a great incentive on-line walking program. Entry level jobs can find growth opportunity, but at a certain level it seems to flatten out, making it more difficult to move ahead.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and difficult to evoke positive change. Getting a "promotion" is challenging at times as you have to apply internally, interview and go thru many hoops to sit and wait for a while.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Work-Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is ample opportunity to maintain a healthy life/work balance. Their benefits are some of the best in the business.

    Cons

    Management positions seem to attract some of the less competent people available for those positions (and they're often hired). The value placed on advanced degrees, rather than real-world experience, leads to poor promotion and hiring choices.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that book-smarts don't necessarily translate into being a capable, good employee. Be more uniform about decisions to promote from within.

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