Kaiser Permanente - I'm a lifer, but only because I have to be. | Glassdoor
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"I'm a lifer, but only because I have to be."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Pharmacy Clerk in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Pharmacy Clerk in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Full benefits (paid!) medical and dental with a minimum of 24 hours worked per week. Many Kaisers in the area, so transferring is always an option if you move.

Cons

Poor life/work balance. Educational Leave earned is never granted due to "operational needs", thus one has a very
hard time moving ahead. Weak union; in bed with management, allows our vacation seniority to be taken away, allows for scheduling changes w/o proper notice to employee. Poor 401k matching

Advice to Management

Allow your staff to learn and grow!! Some of us don't want to be clerks our whole life. We would love to be with Kaiser in other, well - paid fields such as radiology or nursing, but can never take a few hours off, or a day off with our hard earned Ed Leave to take pre-req classes because your management tells us the dept isn't fully staffed. We hear this year after year! Very unfair and doesn't give us a very high opinion of our employer.

Other Employee Reviews for Kaiser Permanente

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great benefits and employee appreciation; variety of manager types - most are great."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clean environment; nice offices; good pay.

    Cons

    Good luck trying to get a vacation. The work piles up and you are just as exhausted when you return as when you left.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to hire from TEMP agencies - it's too difficult to get in through the "regular" app route.


  2. "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, time off, perks, great managers

    Cons

    work force age, oakland, ca

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