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Kaiser Permanente Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Sep 29, 2019

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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers and work/life balance. Honestly just a wonderful place all around.

    Cons

    Top heavy, disconnect between managers/upper management, hard to get things done.

    Kaiser Permanente2018-11-10
  2. Helpful (3)

    "NW not the same as it used to be"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Clackamas, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay and benefits. Different positions in your field.

    Cons

    Controlled by upper management in everything. No speak up culture as promoted. Fear is their motivation. The website philosophies and resources look good... but aren’t followed nor available.

    Advice to Management

    You work 55 to 60 hours a week or more at times. Work Life Balance, as advertised, doesn’t apply to managers. That’s because they are driven by fear to make numbers or get fired. Partnership, encouragement, strategizing, teamwork, is all a part of the philosophy... but not utilized.

    Kaiser Permanente2019-09-29
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Ho-Hum"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits package, good people to work with, flexible remote policy,

    Cons

    Doesn't feel like a not-for-profit type of company. Feels like a full blown profit-minded corporation. Way too much corporate bureaucracy, no recognition for lower to mid level employees (upper management takes all the credit - promotions and all - for your hard work). Job and career stagnation is massive over here too. The company is having trouble retaining a younger workforce, due to the company culture being... stuck in its old antiquated ways.

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    Kaiser Permanente2019-09-18
  4. "Kaiser not willing to renew contract"

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    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Richmond, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Medical benefits, annual raises, PTO, retirement.

    Cons

    Upper management not renewing contract.

    Advice to Management

    Renew the current contract. We’re not asking for more. Just asking not to take away our raises, retirement, medical...

    Kaiser Permanente2019-07-20
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Career in the medical field"

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    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Woodland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Kaiser does offer great benefits and the pay is among the best out there.

    Cons

    Management is a joke. They need extensive training on managing. Upper management only care about if you got a patient for certain tests. Patient care is important but it cannot be forced either.

    Advice to Management

    Get extensive training in outlying medical office.

    Kaiser Permanente2019-07-17
  6. "Good people, bad management"

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    Former Employee - Team Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Worked at CSC - partnership model with labor is excellent and helpful Many experienced people who are friendly and easy to work with Customer-first mentality among staff

    Cons

    Upper management cuts corners and expects salaried staff to carry the burden by working 80hrs per week Upper management has unclear strategy Poor analytics due to lack of investment leads to missed opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Invest in analytics Focus on morale

    Kaiser Permanente2019-07-17
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great employer but..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As employer, it is the best company I've ever worked for. Fantastic team who gives their all. Most people look at the great benefits and pay, which is fantastic but there are also unexpected ones, like setting up housing and funding for its employees impacted by the devastating California wildfires.

    Cons

    The CEO, marketing, and upper management put quite a bit of time and money into mental health awareness and its link to our jobs, but it doesn't always translate to real-life scenarios. When mental health conditions are acknowledged by the supervising management and yet pushed to the side because job requirements aren't met, the result is disciplinary action against the employee. If the employee is terminated for... poor performance, he/she can never reapply to Kaiser again in life. If an employee gave his/her all, this rule is ludicrous!

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    Advice to Management

    Put your money where your mouth is. Take a close look at how lower management is handling employee mental health situations. Reconsider the "no re-hire in all poor performance" scenarios. If Kaiser truly supports the community, this rule needs to be handled on a case-by-case basis. Imagine how many people could be taken off unemployment pay!

    Kaiser Permanente2019-06-29
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work however, has some faults"

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    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Panorama City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, and vacation time

    Cons

    Inconsistent work environments depending on the facility you work at, upper management may at times be difficult to work with

    Kaiser Permanente2019-06-09
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Kaiser Permanente overall Review"

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    Former Employee - Emergency Medical Technician in Modesto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Retirement, Pension, Union paid education, great pay

    Cons

    Employer will retaliate against you for doing the right thing, management does not stick up for you, Doctors rush their patients out of the hospital so they can finish recovering at home, sometimes too soon causing patients to need to return time and time again for things such as infections. Doctors do not seem to want to listen or care for patients because they are pushed in a manner by upper management directors... in the Kaiser system to manage patients how they want things done rather than how the actual doctor sees fit.

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    Advice to Management

    Stick behind your employees and for what is right. Don't cower down to save your own behinds.

    Kaiser Permanente2019-05-28
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Physician Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits especially pension and insurance

    Cons

    Too much politics and upper management

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication between management and employees

    Kaiser Permanente2019-05-09
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