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Kaiser Permanente Pleasanton Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Pleasanton, 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 301 reviews)

  • Transparent about pay and benefits (in 163 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Administrative Support Svcs in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Administrative Support Svcs in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People who work for KP are professional, dedicated, smart, kind and caring. What more do you want in a colleague...I never wanted more.

    Cons

    Management gets disconnected with all the "required" checking to make sure you're happy...and..they are seriously overworked!

    Advice to Management

    Add staff!


  2. "Information Security"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good PTOs, New Technology

    Cons

    No work life balance, Kaiser is reducing Medical and Pension benefits year by year! No stock options.

    Advice to Management

    Need more focus on work life balance


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst-Senior"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, ability to work remotely

    Cons

    Some times Long commutes to and from workplace.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to start in tech"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The workload is surprisingly light. Staying 8 hours is rare.

    Cons

    tech is outdated, lots of legacy code

    Advice to Management

    keep hiring younger talent


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great campus, intelligent and considerate colleagues, very good canteen, easy commute because of nearness to BART station. Overall great working and learning experience.

    Cons

    I honestly didn't see any cons!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Need to up to industry standards"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits (but inequality between groups)
    Some Flexibility depends on which manager/group you are in.
    They do invest in employees if you actually have time to pursue it.
    Very nice co workers. People here in general all focus on patient care regardless of what role they play.

    Cons

    HR process makes it impossible to hire or to keep talent. It took us 6 months to post a job opening.
    Watched talented people leave due to pay and lack of work life balance. Continuous working 70+ hour weeks people get burned out quick. Of course not every group is like that.
    Very Bureaucratic environment hard to implement process improvements.
    Pay is below industry standards.

    Advice to Management

    HR Process needs to change.
    Pay needs to increase for program office.
    Equality in employee benefits
    Evaluation of Department staffing needs to happen as people are over worked.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "They value experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager Lead, KP in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager Lead, KP in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work environment in conducive to input from everyone and they value experience and maturity,

    Cons

    It can be very bureaucratic.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Internship Experience"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Intern in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Intern in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, great opportunity for growth, great diversity in work

    Cons

    Work culture is very slow, older workforce, work experience is very dependent on low-level managers.

    Advice to Management

    The dark reality of culture change is that employees who don't share the vision, must be let go.


  10. "Business Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They offered a lot of autonomy and group interaction.

    Cons

    I only worked there for 7 years.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with your teams and understand/utilize all the talent.


  11. "Contract Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large organization with various opportunities.

    Cons

    Work environment not good for contractors.



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