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Kaiser Permanente Pasadena Reviews

Updated April 15, 2017
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Pasadena, CA

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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson
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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 306 reviews)

  • Transparent about pay and benefits (in 172 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Focused on Mission"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Director in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - IT Director in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very strong culture in support of mission and members. Good pay, benefits and flexible work location/schedule.

    Cons

    Very challenging culture of bureaucracy in getting things done and selling "new" ideas to "old" thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Increase rate of review and adoption of new ideas and ways of thinking to drive positive change.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great healthcare organization to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Programmer Analyst in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Programmer Analyst in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and good balance between life and work

    Cons

    Dealing with favoritism and immoral from management


  3. "Good overall company, enjoyment of work depends on the department"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of great benefits such as retirement and insurance. Lot's of room to move around when there's opportunity.

    Cons

    High turnover in my department and difficulty hiring the right people.

    Advice to Management

    Provide development and training for supervisors, especially those that are first-time supervisors.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "I love working for this company."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility are really great.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  6. "Benefits Benefits Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Healthcare is what they do, and having access to best-in-class facilities and doctors who want to keep you well vs. treat your ailments.

    Cons

    Bueracracy, lack of parking, salary bands need to be expanded.

    Advice to Management

    Thrive at every level, not just lip service.


  7. "Project Manager II"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager II in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager II in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Flexibility of being able to telecommute. Employees seem genuinely happy. Industry leader.

    Cons

    NCAL/SCAL operational differences from company holidays to what we sell to consumers. Slow to hire, especially external candidates.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Trainer in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Trainer in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Once you are hired, you will love it. Most employees have longevity and benefit package is awesome.

    Cons

    One can be successful in accordance with who you know.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Team Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission driven; believe in work-life balance; you can change your career many times still within the same organization

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic and slow; decisions are made by consensus; nobody wants the responsibility of a decision


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Solution Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture if you don't get unlucky with the wrong boss, great benefits, great stability.

    Cons

    None really. Just remember, try to get another boss if it isn't working out with the one you have. HR is there to protect the company from getting sued and they don't care about fixing the problem. Their job is to keep things looking shiny on the outside and they spend plenty to protect that image.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for the just culture you claim to value so much. Not just when it will make you a buck.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent workspace for everyone"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent teams, benefits and culture. Management always help you to growth and learn. They also listen to you. It is a big family to work on and achieve a common goal.

    Cons

    I can't think of any down side of Kaiser even though I have been working there for 15 years. It is a big family to work on and achieve a common goal.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good thing and working environment going. It is a big family to work on and achieve a common goal.


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