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Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Updated 27 April 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 306 reviews)

  • Transparent about pay and benefits (in 172 reviews)

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  1. "Developing Hard"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CIVIL SITE Engineer in Mysore
    Current Employee - CIVIL SITE Engineer in Mysore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Regular Builders, Stability in their financial turn over.

    Cons

    Moderate construction Infrastructure Availability.

    Advice to Management

    Gauging employee must not be predictable, it must be accurate.


  2. "nice environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    nice work environmen like to work wit the employe of the company and also have very good future to the employe of this company

    Cons

    nthing as such but salary should be incresed after regular intervals. and shoud give best effort and hope they will do it soon

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  3. "Lead technical ProgrammerAnalyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good organization and Management, Friendly and very helping colleague.

    Cons

    sometime working long hours to support offshore


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  5. "Review of KPIT"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant Specialist
    Former Employee - Consultant Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Scope for learning new technology and supports job changes within organization if one is not happy with what he/she is doing...Training provided is just awesome on different subjects and areas...

    Cons

    Sometimes it gets slow and the performance evaluation is sometimes skewed

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more forthcoming about happenings to keep the employees updated


  6. Helpful (232)

    "Great benefits, job security, but the usual bureaucracy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Portland, OR (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Kaiser is a great place to work and build a career over time. In my experience salaries are above market for most positions, and the benefits are so good that many people become "lifers". The health coverage is extremely generous, and time off starts off adequate and gets better over time (18 days when you start, moving up to 33 after 15+ years - this does not include sick time). Employees truly believe in the mission of KP (at least, I do) and it's clear that this is a place where employees' contributions are valued. Although my role is not part of any of the unions, the fact that our workforce is predominantly unionized also places a positive role in KP's reputation as a good place for workers (although having unionized staff also presents many challenges). Overall, I enjoy working at KP and would recommend it to others, but understand that you are entering a big bureaucracy. A friendly, mission-driven bureaucracy, but still.

    Cons

    Cons: having lots of "lifers" means that innovative ideas and workflows are not always adopted without a fight. People have their roles deeply embedded here, and any threat to the status quo is seen as negative, even though we need to make some pretty radical changes given the new health care environment post-ACA. There's a lot of "not my job" attitudes here. It's hard to navigate the layers of bureaucracy, both in terms of personnel/HR/benefits, and in getting work done (there are often 4-5 departments at the regional and national KP levels working on similar areas, and no guidance on who does what.) Be aware that KP is not immune to reorganizations and layoffs -- they do make a good attempt to ensure workers are hired elsewhere in the organization, but there are no guarantees, and there can be a lot of turnover in certain departments.

    Benefits are currently generous but are always subject to downgrades in the future, so just be aware of that. Some changes to the pension and retiree medical benefits are about to hit, and with them a wave of Baby Boomers will be taking retirement, which should hopefully open up many new management opportunities for Millennials.

    Oh, and the biggest con of all: we still - STILL - use Lotus Notes for email. Shocking, I know, but true.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace technology, trust your employees, improve senior leadership communication with front-line staff.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training in Oakland, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Training in Oakland, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has great benefits.

    Cons

    I am speaking of non-Medical/clinical staff and setting.

    Not enough individual contributors to shoulder the day-to-day tasks. They haven't hired replacement headcount. They also under utilize their employee's talents and skills.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership training is great, but spend attention to the individual contributors once in a while.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits and work life balance, but low pay and poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Research Support Specialist in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Research Support Specialist in Seattle, WA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, work life balance, support.

    Cons

    Pay, leadership, overly bureaucratic


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A lot of encouragement to see you succeed

    Cons

    Politics and a large company's woes of moving slowly


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente part-time

    Pros

    Lots of learnings and experience, and organized.

    Cons

    It is hard to get in.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager II in Roseville, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager II in Roseville, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many growth opportunities, employees have a lot of say in how the work is done, high quality outcomes are focused on across the board

    Cons

    Opportunities are not consistent across Northern California cities, sometimes employee advancement can be limited because of their manager's limited experience


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