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Kaiser Permanente Research Associate II Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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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 325 reviews)

  • Transparent about pay and benefits (in 184 reviews)

Cons
  • If you don't know how to say no then you will lose you ability for good work life balance (in 111 reviews)

  • Hard to move up once you are within (in 40 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Research Associate I"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time

    Pros

    Great research is going. Room for advancement. Benefits are good and schedules can be flexible depending on the study.

    Cons

    It is a very corporate environment.


  2. "Kaiser Permanente Clinical Trials is not worth the time"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate II in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate II in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None, Clinical Trials Research Associates are treated like 3rd world staff and the pay is pitiful compared to the private sector. The work always exceeds 40hrs a week and the current regime of doctors and director are to busy with politics to care.

    Cons

    Ladder to climb is slow and nonexistent
    Workload is extremely high and the pay is laughable.
    High employee turnover creates more work for the current employees
    They never look to improve just maintain

    Advice to Management

    Hire more and pay your employees. Currently, your turnover is extremely high? Maybe actually address this issue.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate II in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate II in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, good team work values and great benefits.

    Cons

    small office space, limited parking, and a lot of multi-tasking.


  4. "Good place to work. But Research Department losing funds/job security."

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    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting and innovative setting. Good people/team work. Interesting to do research at Kaiser.

    Cons

    Working in research on soft money, I have no real job security. There aren't many jobs to move into because a lot of people are laying people off.

    Advice to Management

    More support for R&D needed. Don't cut quality with costs.