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Kaiser Permanente Washington DC Reviews

Updated August 3, 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. "Parc"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Kensington, MD
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Kensington, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Unfortunately I had to use their health care

    Advice to Management

    Pediatric Dr's are not so great


  2. Helpful (1)

    "O.R. Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - O R Assistant in Largo, MD
    Former Employee - O R Assistant in Largo, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent customer service at Kaiser

    Cons

    There is no downside working at Kaiser

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent work, hope you could open a hub in NY city. That's where I resides currently.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "New employe. To Kaiser Permanente"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Kensington, MD
    Current Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Kensington, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work just in maryland

    Cons

    I have none at all at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. "Consultants Review having worked at Kaiser Permanente"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Manager in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Contractor - Senior Manager in Silver Spring, MD
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growing company, lots of implementation, high impact work, high change, coworkers and direct leadership superb allowed me autonomy

    Cons

    Not an easy job, changes impact millions of users which can sometimes be very stressful.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really like the mission and vision of Kaiser. My kids always tell me how proud I seem to work for Kaiser. I feel that way and it shows. This did not happen overnight. It has evolved into a truly first rate and high quality healthcare delivery system that puts their members first. The have unbelievable benefits that you will not find anywhere else...free healthcare and dental care for your family, a 401K plan and retirement plan. No one gives a pension plan and 401K plan.

    Cons

    The organization is relatively flat so it is difficult to move up. The work environment could improve and there is not a culture where people seem to really value and appreciate the employees. There is so much stress and pressure to get your work done and not enough is done to promote mentorship and growth.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership should work on improving comradery and job fulfillment within the organization. Just throwing benefits at your employees isn't enough...they also want to feel that they are individuals you care about and want to see develop and succeed. Most managers are only focused on themselves and their own agenda but should also be looking at how to develop their staff.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great infrastructure to support your needs.
    - Allow to telework.
    - Opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    - So large, it's hard to navigate.
    - Don't live in CA, so hard to find new career opportunities.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "surgeon"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Surgeon in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Surgeon in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, smart staff. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Confusing benefits. Locations inconvenient for those without cars.

    Advice to Management

    Make benefits less confusing

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Kaiser is so so"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Kensington, MD
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Kensington, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, pay is ok

    Cons

    work life balance can be hectic at times


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Job, Good Pay, Increasing Duties, Less Suppies and Bonuses"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Clinical Assistant II in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Clinical Assistant II in Gaithersburg, MD

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

    Pros

    Each department tries to create a family bond with its staff members. The insurance is low cost. The pay is great for the position.

    Cons

    They know they pay higher wages so they are increasing the work load but not increasing the supplies needed to complete the task. Management creates initiatives based upon the government funding but does not realistically address how staff should complete these tasks. Bonuses to staff have been lowered yet managers and chief physicians keep their bonuses based upon the staff's performance.

    Advice to Management

    More bonuses, better supplies, the ability to use accrued leave.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great workplace"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most "functional" work environment I have ever been in. People were generally good at their jobs, nice to work with, and lots of potential for growth. Family friendly setting. I worked at KPIT.

    Cons

    Out of the way location.


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