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Kaiser Permanente Washington Reviews

Updated May 13, 2017
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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. "Team"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    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.


  3. 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


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "I love it!!!!"

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    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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Mission Driven Organization!"

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    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.


  7. "Clinical Assistant"

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    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


  8. "Union or job loss possibility in 2 years"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Administrative in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Union employees,job security even if your job is dropped 2 grade levels

    Cons

    Management prepare for reorg every few years which provides inconsistency to labor staff

    Advice to Management

    Phone service is the worst. Telephony is ridiculous and nurses and CA refuse to answer phone calls because they know it is an "spoiled" member


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company with good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Not enough locations nationwide


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Pharmacist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nonprofit organization , and do very well about pateins care , and they have good salary

    Cons

    One of the biggest health insurance company and they the best profesioal employee


  11. "Pharmacy Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kaiser focus on patient care.It's a one stop shop were you can get all you need in one place from Med's to Rx's.

    Cons

    Need more face to face meeting


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