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Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated August 22, 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (10)

    "A Good and Caring Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been working for Group Health Sales for a couple years and can't say that I've ever been happier with any other employer. It's a very caring organization from the top down. Even with the restructuring going due to the Kaiser Permanente acquisition, management old and new seem to have the employees best interests in mind. New opportunities and enhancements for members and employees seem to be on the horizon.

    Cons

    None substantial enough to write about.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Transparency about incoming changes is key.


  2. Helpful (33)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fontana, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kaisers benefits package is exceptional, which is why most employees become lifers. The culture is one that fosters collaboration and teamwork.

    Cons

    Heavy workloads for exempt employees require long workdays and weekends to manage. Negatively affects work/life balance. Low turnover makes career progression slow process. Many leaders lack innovative thinking due to little exposure outside of KP.

    Advice to Management

    Increase leadership positions to improve work/life balance, increase opportunity for career growth. Also invest more in training outside of KP so leaders continue to grow.

  3. "RN"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good compensation, great staff

    Cons

    Work life balance, fast turnover of management


  4. "Kaiser Permanente"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Consultant in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Consultant in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission driven , clear vision, excellent pay, bonus opportunity and benefits

    Cons

    While pay is excellent hours are long and work life balance often suffers.

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to work life balance so that employees are able to Thrive and thereby contribute at higher levels.


  5. "Member Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Excellent pay, very proactive

    Cons

    Very stressful and yet challenging


  6. "Innovative (for health care), change takes time"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Still an innovative model, clinicians really care about the work they do, potential to work on projects that make a big impact, smart people, great work/life balance

    Cons

    Slower moving. If you're a young person trying to make an impact and move up the ranks quickly, you may be surrounded by and depending on people who aren't prioritizing their career as much. Can be political - unless you find the right leader to champion your idea, it might not go anywhere.


  7. "Great staff, great goals, small budgets"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chronic Care Management in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Chronic Care Management in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay
    Great Career Lader
    Flexibility to move to different regions within Kaiser
    Great Benefits
    Great Co-workers, smart, experienced people
    Good retention of staff
    Good union representation

    Cons

    Tight budgets, so it's hard to move into a position you want unless someone retires or leaves. To get in, you have to practically be a per diem first and then apply for other openings. Jobs work on seniority so even if you're qualified, the person with more seniority than you can get a job.

    Advice to Management

    Leverage current per diems to help fill in other roles, create training programs for current staff to transition into other roles.

  8. "Great promise"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission-driven, customer-focused organization. People care about doing their best for the patients.

    Cons

    In some departments work-life balance is hard to achieve. It's a big organization and it can be hard to move projects forward, especially when working interdepartmentally.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "My experience was great."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, Great benefits, Great patients, Great upper management. I would highly recommend Kaiser Permanente to those who are going into healthcare.

    Cons

    Once you leave it is difficult to get back in. So please make sure you try your best to transfer. That is the only thing that I have to say about the cons of the company. They have been really good to me I can't complain.

    Advice to Management

    Management keep up the great work.


  10. "MSCC"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, amazing pay, easy to progress to the next level

    Cons

    They watch you like a hawk

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more understanding with the workers


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