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Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated September 21, 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 330 reviews)

  • Transparent about pay and benefits (in 188 reviews)

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  1. "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are in the right department,you'll have strong Leaders that care about you and your future. I find that new Leaders coming from the outside are the most interested.

    Cons

    Everyone wants to work for Kaiser and why not? They pay well and accept mediocrity. HR protects the employees, but not Leadeship. It appears they are more worried about being on the 100 best companies to work for so the employees drive that vote, not Leadership. So when push comes to shove between and employee and Leadership, bye Leader! Kaiser is more about making headlines like the new hospital, but if when you work there, you wonder how they win all these JD Power awards. Kaiser awards mediocrity hence why everyone wants to work for Kaiser. You can retire with a great 401k and skate through the day and collect a fat check bi-weekly all for doing the no minimum amount of work. Sense of urgency is not encouraged here. New Leaders coming in from the outside struggle with this practice. They want to make a difference and change the environment but quickly find, it's impossible unless the whole company enforces it. Until then, it's mediocrity at its finest.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the CEO is stop accepting mediocrity and the term "Kaiser two weeks" exist for a reason . It means if you want something done today, it will be done in the "Kaiser two weeks " time. Back your Leadership! Just because employees have the voteof top 100 companies to work for, doesn't mean Leadership is an expendable asset. Leaders grow and develop people and the company.


  2. "Employees Count Too"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, educational assistance, good pay.

    Cons

    They are very client focused which is not bad if they would keep the happiness of their employees in perspective. Happy employees equates to happy clients.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of fun things offered for staff.

    Cons

    You are always busy, so you may not have any time to participate in employee activities outside of your department.

    Advice to Management

    Allow meetings to start on time and end on time. Fewer meetings and emails.


  4. "improve screening of managers for intern program"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente as an intern

    Pros

    -well-organized intern program events with professional networking opportunities
    -opportunity to present to senior VPs for college students

    Cons

    -interns should have more opportunities to work together
    -managers should be screened more effectively to insure they care about intern professional development and individual projects (my manager stopped answering my emails halfway through, pushed off meetings by weeks, didn't do my midway or final evaluation, and talked to me in very demeaning tone)
    -should make sure interns are provided with all the materials they need at the start of the internship

    Advice to Management

    There's always talk of gaining millennial interest, but it can't be done if the interns are left with bad impressions of seemingly apathetic managers.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, office location, people doing great work

    Cons

    Culture, too many meetings, slow decision making


  6. "Physician"

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    Current Employee - Physician/Pediatrician
    Current Employee - Physician/Pediatrician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule, good benefits, some innovation, nice hospitals, great colleagues,
    good salary, multiple locations, great nursing, financially stable medical group

    Cons

    top heavy with inflexible and unimpressive administration, too many cost saving measures, takes a long time to make changes, not a lot of attention paid to front line physicians


  7. "anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time

    Pros

    knowledgeable physicians, easy access to care

    Cons

    Not much control over access and evaluations are biased - both are tied to compensation. Care about bottom line more than patient care

    Advice to Management

    Understaffing places stress on employees and reduces quality of care.

  8. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Emergency Department Technician in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Emergency Department Technician in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay, Always additional hours, good co-workers

    Cons

    management very unapproachable, not easy to transfer


  9. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability, Amazing benefits, Various location opportunities, Bonus opportunities.

    Cons

    Working your way up is difficult. Environment can be very political.Career path planning is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Work on internal communication issues, and how employees are treated.


  10. "Pharmacy Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Clerk in Novato, CA
    Current Employee - Clerk in Novato, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefit & Retirement
    Good training program
    Flexibility to move around and explore new jobs within Kaiser

    Cons

    Pay scale is low
    Technology is outdated

    Advice to Management

    I am a dedicated, competitive, driven, detailed, goal oriented person who would to join your staff.


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