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Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Reviews

Updated January 19, 2018
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Pros
  • Mission driven; believe in work-life balance; you can change your career many times still within the same organization (in 343 reviews)

  • Transparent about pay and benefits (in 205 reviews)

Cons
  • If you don't know how to say no then you will lose you ability for good work life balance (in 123 reviews)

  • Hard to move up once you are within (in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Best place I've ever worked"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Operations Regional Offices Manager in Downey, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Operations Regional Offices Manager in Downey, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company that consistently focuses on doing the right thing for members, patients, employees, and communities. Employees are collaborative and consensus is prized. Company's mission is progressive. Employees' quality of life is an important consideration for management. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    In general, you may not make as much money as you would at a for-profit healthcare company. To me, the stability, benefits, job satisfaction, and pride in the company are worth the trade-off.

    Advice to Management

    Do not be so excited to hire senior management from outside Kaiser.


  2. "RN, pre/post op"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RN, Bsn in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - RN, Bsn in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente (Less than a year)

    Pros

    benefits, great atmosphere, great pay, flexibility

    Cons

    no downsides. Im currently at Kaiser west LA but need to be closer to home ( Birmingham, Al. Interested in job at Kaiser on Peachtree, Atlanta, GA

    Advice to Management

    31 years experience, all critical care experience but past 15 yrs pre/post op, pain management

  3. "Wonderful"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people and benefits. Great place to work. Professional environment and career growth.

    Cons

    Commute was tough. Parkng very challenging. Labor management relations tense at times.


  4. "If You Are Not in the Allied Health Sciences Stay Away"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None i can immediately think of.

    Cons

    I am a non medical professional assigned to the southern California headquarters in Pasadena, California. There is no culture at Kaiser. Shouting, threats and intimidation of staff members in front of your peers is a common daily occurance. Management style is that of a 1950’s shipyard. Budget is inadequate and you will be buying you own office supplies with your own money. I bought my own office chair and monitor because they could jot provide a new monitor for me nor could they find a clean chair for me. There is no coffee and no water to drink. Drinking fountains were removed from buildings to save money. Bugs, dirt and bad air are plentiful. Technology is not embraced. The non medical side of Kaiser can only be described as toxic and from a long gone era. I hate every moment i am there and i cant wait to leave. Forget about your family and your private life, neither is important to Kaiser.

    Advice to Management

    There are about 3 managers for every 10 staff. Heavy on management and light on worker bees. Kaiser, please require your managers to treat people kindly. Have a little fun once in a while, maybe go out for lunch as an example. Embrace technology. Bring Kaiser into the 21st Century or at least the 20th Century. Finally, try listening to your staff occassionay, they are smart, desicated and want to help improve things but you won’t let them.


  5. "Good place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Staff Coordinator in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Medical Staff Coordinator in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s a good place to work with really GREAT benefits. No other company can even come close. It is a very large organization so everyone’s experience will vary. It depends on the region, facility and department. The opportunity for growth is endless.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic. This really doesn’t need a lengthy explanation as the word bureaucratic says it all. Tons of paperwork for everything!

    Advice to Management

    Stop the double standards.


  6. "."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Communications Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, co-workers, stability in role

    Cons

    Resources for employees (technology, facilities, skills development)


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It can be a great environment that will allow you to move in any career trajectory you wish.

    Great Benefits and a great place to have a career.

    Cons

    It really depends on the department.

    However, because of the great benefits, many individuals never leave the company. Politics also play a major role in who gets and moves up.

  8. "Great place to work and grow your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager III in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager III in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Life Balance and Compensation are the top Pros

    Cons

    There are always going to be Cons, but KP does its best to protect you from every angle.


  9. "Good Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager Lll in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager Lll in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health care it top rate

    Cons

    Can hold on to bad employees too long


  10. "Frontline, project management, operations, consulting"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager II in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager II in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge focus on quality care for members and technology advancements. Overall great place to work especially on the union side.

    Cons

    KP needs to reevaluate their comp strategy. Cap of 10% increase when changing positions internally. Often times 3-5% only. Lots of great talent leaving to other companies because of this.


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