Kaiser Permanente

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Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated 15 December, 2014
Updated 15 December, 2014
1,794 Reviews
3.7
1,794 Reviews
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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Allowed me to telecommute once a week so promoted a healthy work-life balance (in 158 reviews)

  • Great benefits - while I was there there was a very flexible work schedule (in 201 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance available to doctors; not the same for administrative staff (in 45 reviews)

  • Upper management is adept at finding new ways to run their best employees off (in 38 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    web lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    great benefits, reasonable base pay, generous vacation

    Cons

    highly political atmosphere, no prospects for growth, lot of waste of resources and money on wasteful projects

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Mission driven organization that really cares about members and patients. Very smart people (well credentialed) with broad based resources in a large organization

    Cons

    Very complex multi-faceted and highly matrixed organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, too much organizational complexity

    Current Employee - Program Manager III in Oakland, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager III in Oakland, CA (US)

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Focus on work like balance, Friendly work environment, Mission driven

    Cons

    Organizational complexity, Slow decision making, Beauracracy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Administrative Assistants at Kaiser Permenente

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pasadena, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pasadena, CA (US)

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Kaiser Permanente is an excellent place to work, compensation is great.

    Cons

    Commuting can be hard, but Kaiser offers programs such as ride share and financial assistance to assist in cost

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promoting from within is what Kaiser is best known for. Excellent educational opportunities and much room for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great life and work balance

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    You often get the freedom to plan your work your way.

    Cons

    It is difficult for outsiders to get in.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Office culture is average, personal growth is slightly above average, very great company values, amazing benefits, and pay is good.

    Cons

    There are tough times--like the winter months, where we have to work longer hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management isn't doing anything too bad--they seem to be dealing with health care reform pretty well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kaiser is hands down, a stellar healthcare organization with the latest technology and streamlined, successful workflow.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Folsom, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    By far, Kaiser supersedes other healthcare organizations with its employee benefits and salaries. They set the bar when it comes to valuing employees and providing continued education.

    Cons

    As a former employee, I find it extremely discouraging to get my foot back in the door. They do nothing to place tenured employees above external hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Im not sure if this will ever get to the right people, but her it goes. I worked for Kaiser almost 8 years. I moved out of state for 1 year and would give anything to work there again. I mean anything. I have applied for every position posted externally within a 60 mile radius and my experience and time with this company have simply not mattered. I have not even been called to interview, and I know I have more to offer than most external applicants. This has been so deflating. I know the software programs, the processes and workflows, procedures and policies and the in's and out's of this company. I gave nearly 8 years and I was very good at what I do. With impeccable reviews and MD recommendations, I should be a top candidate for any position that goes outside. I wish the HR process could flag candidates such as myself and get our resumes in to the hands of the Department Managers. There is a breakdown somewhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Current Employee - Staff RN

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Top pay and benefits for union nurses

    Cons

    Difficult to advance beyond bedside nursing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Medical Dosimetrist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Good benefits pay and location

    Cons

    Poor management, leadership and opportunities for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the employyees not $$$$$$

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Phlebotomy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Draw a Blood or collection blood specimen

    Cons

    Nothing I love to work

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