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Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated September 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 328 reviews)

  • Transparent about pay and benefits (in 188 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (29)

    "A Good and Caring Company"

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    • 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. "Tableau Developer"

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    Former Employee - Tableau Developer
    Former Employee - Tableau Developer

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

    Pros

    I learned a lot and new technology

    Cons

    Very tough to learn but its very adoptable

  3. "RN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente part-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits/Pay
    Many Resources available to training staff

    Cons

    Very corporate
    Many regulations to follow
    Too many travelers


  4. "Medical Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Medical Assistant
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full time employees get 100% covered health ins free

    Cons

    medical assistants are very limited on what they can do.


  5. "Management"

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    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.


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture of respect, appreciation of diversity, opportunities to grow and develop, mostly good colleagues. Good work-life balance. Encouragement to adopt healthy habits. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of at this time.


  7. "Loved it here. Hire me again."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time

    Pros

    Culture, people, family balance, etc.

    Cons

    Commute, politics, some stuff in the general environment

  8. "Kaiser Permanente - Pharmacist"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Closed system. Formulary. Least insurance issues. Competitive pay

    Cons

    Everything is based on seniority


  9. "I love working for Kaiser - KPIT"

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    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -welcoming environment and great culture
    -everyone tries to help/guide you whenever you need help
    -great opportunity
    -great place to network
    -most managers are really big on work/life balance

    Cons

    -sometimes you might get stuck in office politics

    Advice to Management

    My current managers are amazing because of their management style. They trust their employees, heavily promote work life balance, and have a very unique mind set. They are very easy going and friendly. I do not have to feel intimidated or worried. This makes me want to stay here for as long as I can. In this environment, I want to give my boss and team 110%.


  10. "Does certain things well, but needs improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente part-time

    Pros

    Benefits, transparent pay scale, and always get your breaks!

    Cons

    Very metric-driven and corporate feel

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people rather than numbers


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