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Kaiser Permanente San Jose Reviews

Updated May 11, 2017
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San Jose, 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 309 reviews)

  • Transparent about pay and benefits (in 173 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "best place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, good pay, and vacation

    Cons

    vacation accrual takes some time

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  2. "phone advice RN"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only dealing with one patient at a time

    Cons

    Every second of your time is tracked

    Advice to Management

    develop system to grant more vacation hours.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Teleservice Representative"

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    Former Employee - Teleservice Representative in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Teleservice Representative in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, potentially flexible hours, good pay

    Cons

    mundane work, repetitive, unrealistic call handle time expectations, poor working conditions

    Advice to Management

    All these little bake-offs, potlucks, etc do not boost morale. Food can't always be used as a morale booster


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Surgery Scheduler in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Surgery Scheduler in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Kind of a family feeling.

    Cons

    Union, so some people don't do their jobs and can continue to work for the company. Also pretty difficult to move up, even with a degree.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "health psychologist"

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    Former Employee - Psychologist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Psychologist in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente part-time

    Pros

    Kaiser bases interventions on an evidence based model for cost effectiveness. Communication across disciplines is encouraged and well supported. Kaiser provides its members a wealth of resources that allows for excellent, interdisciplinary care.

    Cons

    Large large bureaucracy that is run by medical doctor. Non physician health care providers, depending upon the facility, can be treated as inferior.


  7. "Senior Medical Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Medical Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time

    Pros

    What I like most about working for Kaiser is that you can transfer departments or facilities, which allows you to always keep your skills up.

    Cons

    The cons about working for Kaiser is that there aren't that many clinics near small towns.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management is be consistent with holding employees accountable.


  8. "Nurse manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, people are generally happy- except nurses. Enormous benefit to RNs to have no cancel and third weekend penalties.

    Cons

    Lack of staff, very little resource for support, some questionable local financial decisions- finance dictates nursing practice

    Advice to Management

    Understand that finance dictates nursing practice and you are always expected to do more with less. Increasing membership and patients, no additional resources.


  9. "Great place to work at"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - LVN in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - LVN in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and time off.

    Cons

    Sick calls/attendance are an issue at times


  10. "Volunteer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The experience really was enriching and helped me with my college applications. it also led me to know what I wanted to be in the future.

    Cons

    The hours are really low so if you're trying to work a lot you won't be able to as shifts are 3 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Great job on how you guys ran the program, but try to also be a little more lenient towards the volunteers as they are only high school sudents.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "My last year at Kaiser was actually 2008, hired in 2002 as a Teleservice Representative""

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teleservice Representative in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Teleservice Representative in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Offtop the UNION is the best of all unions ive heard of or experienced. Benefits are excellent, in addition to the Stability, Pay, Bonuses and raises.

    Cons

    Challenges for me while employed seemed to be on more of a personal aspect with various individuals within the department. Where the personal issues actually drew an impact my job, but thats where the union comes in and address your rights as an employee making them known so their personal issues moreless went out the door.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Up the Gud Work


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