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Kaiser Permanente Washington Reviews

Updated October 9, 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 345 reviews)

  • Transparent about pay and benefits (in 205 reviews)

Cons
  • If you don't know how to say no then you will lose you ability for good work life balance (in 123 reviews)

  • Hard to move innovative ideas across the board (in 45 reviews)

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  1. "Pharmacy intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Pharmacy Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Pharmacy Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They really work with you and give you more responsibilities as you approach graduation. Great work environment as well.

    Cons

    As Kaiser is a union company your selection of hours is limited as the interns are not union members.


  2. "Registered Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    The working environment was supportive and the pay was above average.

    Cons

    The many departments sometimes caused confusion.

  3. "Family medicine physician outpatient only"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Family Medicine Physician in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Family Medicine Physician in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Epic emr
    No prior-auths
    Fixed salary not based on RVUs

    Cons

    Not enough gastroenterologists for the number of new patients


  4. "Registered Nurse"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really enjoy working at Kaiser where I have the ability to gain knowledge in various departments such as adult medicine, allergy, podiatry, endocrinology and etc. You also have the option to receive certifications from these departments which increases your chances at furthering your career.

    Cons

    Not so much from Kaiser, but from a nurse coming from hospital to working a 9-5 Monday through Friday, can be a big adjustment. And sometimes you may miss the clinical aspect of not using your skills that you may forget.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to manage appropriately and being fair with delegation task.
    The management team that I work under is doing an excellent job with maintaining that.


  5. "Team"

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    Former Contractor - Software Developer in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Software Developer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Wonder full team mates ever. managers are supportive and flexible with timings.

    Cons

    too much work so times and no location is boring.

    Advice to Management

    keep going


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    • 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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    • 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 (3)

    "I love it!!!!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay with room to grow!!! I've learned more my first six months than I've learn in a whole year at any other job

    Cons

    No dictatorship in management. Managers never hold one accountable for particular things in the office. Everyone should not be responsible for another ones actions


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Mission Driven Organization!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Management/Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Project Management/Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time

    Pros

    The Kaiser Mission of providing the member the best care at an affordable price is a very consistent and common driver amongst almost every single employee at Kaiser. The medical needs of the patient is the highest priority. Being an Integrated Healthcare provider (providing both medical services and insurance) works really well to ensure that patients receive the care they need. Highly intelligent group of individuals.

    Cons

    Can be very bureaucratic and overly complex as the organization has historically managed the multiple legal entities through a distributed regional administrative model that can have conflicting priorities that are not easily worked out. Different parts of the organization can have different interpretations of how to implement the KP Mission that can cause conflict. The further away the work of the employee is from the actual delivery of care in a region, it seems the more disconnected the employee is from what really needs to get done.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the One KP approach, but recognize that care delivery and administrative support at the regional level need to be better coordinated.


  10. "Clinical Assistant"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great Money & Benefits great department opportunities , good team members

    Cons

    I came as a young over qualified, experienced employee. My age seemed the problem. I was labeled as the baby. Wasn't taken serious by older employees.HR was crapy


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