Kaiser Permanente
3.5 of 5 1,358 reviews
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Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated Apr 23, 2014
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3.5 1,358 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson

Bernard J. Tyson

(212 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work/Life balance is good (though not in all parts of the company)"
    in 118 reviews
  • "Great benefits; diversity; flexible schedules; a lot of areas to grow your career"
    in 153 reviews
Cons:
  • "Need better work-life balance and need to better enjoy work/ less stress at management level"
    in 27 reviews
  • "Upper management with their pork barrel spending instead of spending that money wisely"
    in 32 reviews
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Kaiser Permanente - many possibilities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Denver, CO (US)

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

ProsKaiser offers many types of employment, everything from direct patient care to Marketing, Finance, and Research. Once in, your ability to move around is great. As you grow, so can your career - networking is very important once inside. Kaiser believes in promoting from within but is not afraid to go outsite to bring in the best. The benefits are also very good and currently include tuition reimbursement.

ConsAs a non-profit HMO, the focus is on providing excellent healthcare at the lowest costs. Revenue deficits are typically absorbed by the company instead being passed on to the customer. Because of this, salaries are typically lower than in the for-profit market. Also, employees must make sacrifices such as doing more with less, including being understaffed, and at times work without a cost of living raise.

Advice to Senior ManagementBusiness should not always be about the bottom line. People deserve at least a cost of living increase every year and this needs to be built into the business plan. No increase creates low morale, low morale creates production and human resource loss, all of this equates to financial loss.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pharmacist (Former Employee)
Cleveland, OH (US)

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

ProsVariety of opportunity available for motivated employees

ConsLarge corporation and often left hand doesn't know what right is doing

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to front line staff more

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Kaiser

Designer (Former Employee)
Pleasanton, CA (US)

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

ProsGood team morale Mid management good

Consfrequent reorgs - very slow and risk adverse

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Sacramento, CA (US)

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

ProsAwesome place to work. Great people, pay, benefits. Love it.

ConsLack of transparency for both the analysts and management. The environment is much more complicated than it needs to be.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great benefits and pay

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

Proskaiser is great, dental assisting is not great

Conscan be a stressful environment

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Great place to work

Clinical Research Associate II (Current Employee)
Pasadena, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat environment, good team work values and great benefits.

Conssmall office space, limited parking, and a lot of multi-tasking.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Better Than Average

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsLots of opportunities for working on innovative and interesting projects
Great connection to the end goal of helping patients and making their care better and/or more efficient
Lots of good people to work
Exposure to new technology and ideas
Awesome Benefits

ConsProblem Co-workers are not usually dealt with appropriately
Work/Life balance policies (flexible schedule, work from home, etc) are inconsistent across departments and technology infrastructure is lacking.
Management has hard time with strategic vision and often lurches from one priority to the next.
Lots of Politics and Bureaucracy

Advice to Senior ManagementThe strategic vision needs to start at the top and be followed through down the line. There is an effort to streamline middle management, and while I get it, often the middle managers are over worked with too much on their plate and it ends up effecting their reports morale.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente as an intern

Pros-great company culture: flexibility, on-the job training, open-door policy, room for growth and movement

Cons-no centralized method in getting technology through different departments as each department has their own rules, regulations, etc

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Physician Director, Informatics (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

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

ProsGreat people and lifestyle balance

Conslimited upward mobility and constricted resourcing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

ProsGood work great mission. Good strategy. Good infrastructure. Good cafe. Great place for working. Good benefits and plans. New technology.

ConsPolitics slows down the progress. Too many approvals. Lots of documentation is needed. Standards keep changing. Long process to get changes approved.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat mission

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