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Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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Redwood City, 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 162 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "physician"

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    Former Employee - Physician in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Physician in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very efficient and well organized. Providers are made to stay up to date on best practices and new treatments. A lot of resources. Transparent about pay and benefits. As a part-timer the pay is competitive. I would definitely work here again.

    Cons

    Metrics and patient satisfaction scores are very important. It is a big corporation so you will not have much personal input. Metrics are squeezing top productivity out of employees.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great to have credentialing at one site more easily transfer over to multiple sites. Please be mindful of how metrics affect the quality of life of providers.


  2. "Medical Staff Office Micromanagement"

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    Former Employee - Credentialing Specialist in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Credentialing Specialist in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got to meet a lot of great people.

    Cons

    Working in the Medical Staff Office came with a lot of cons. You are frowned upon if you take your full lunch even though it is not paid, they expect you to work through your lunch. You are asked to do things that are not within your job description and are even asked to forge documents in order to make sure they make it through the appropriate process in the allotted time. There is no work life balance. Lack of professionalism and respect for employees, we are slaves to management. Tasked with the full work load of the manager and credentials administrator. It is micromanagement at its finest.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equal and train your managers.


  3. "Staff RN"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good place, good pay, flexibility

    Cons

    Don't like union, Don't like management,


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  5. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Communications in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Communications in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice people, decent salary, fantastic health benefits

    Cons

    The reward for great work is more work, conservative/slow to adopt

    Advice to Management

    Stop overworking your top employees


  6. "Overall great experience"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great workplace, energetic, good people

    Cons

    As an intern I didn't get paid so it was tough

    Advice to Management

    Work into your budget to pay interns, the work isn't easy.


  7. "Program Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room to grow and advance with a variety of fields to choose from.

    Cons

    Sometime you can get a bad department but don't define Kaiser by it, try to find something that fits you better.

    Advice to Management

    Don't tell staff how bad their work is instead show them how to do it better. Good managers allow people to grow bad managment kills good talent.


  8. "They work you hard but they do pay for it."

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall, with the pay, the benefits, and the continuing paid education, kaiser is one of the best hospital I worked.

    Cons

    They do expect you to work hard with minimal staffing. It is all about the business cost.

    Advice to Management

    The management needs to understand that if you take care of your employees, your employees are gonna take a very good care of your patients.


  9. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stability, great place to work, great benefits for employees and room for growth

    Cons

    Need to project more independence with employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work."

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    Former Employee - Surgical Tech in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Surgical Tech in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff is very friendly and mostly supportive of each other. Plenty of opportunities for over time. Union benefits and representation.

    Cons

    Although the staff was friendly, they could get clique-y. A few of the departments were judgemental of others even though they were doing the same job in another location of the hospital.


  11. "RN"

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    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, people are nice. Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Union nurses are horrible. Horrible nurses never get fired.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication



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