At Kaiser Permanente, 83 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 438 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.93. It was published on Sep 11, 2017. 8155 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I want to work here for a long time.
We have special and unique benefits here.
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".

What They Do

We asked Kaiser Permanente to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

 Kaiser Permanente exists to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. 

About this Company

Website: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Oakland, California, 94612 US Sites: 670
Major Locations: Pasadena, California, 91188; Atlanta, Georgia, 30305; Denver, Colorado, 90247; Portland, Oregon, 97232; Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813; Rockville, Maryland, 20852; Reston, Washington, 98057; Spokane, Washington, 99224 US Employees: 190,125
Corporate Structure: Non-Profit Founded: 1945

Kaiser Permanente has been awarded:

Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma 2018 (ranked 16)

Best Workplaces for Diversity 2017 (ranked 43)

Kaiser Permanente colleagues enjoy a healthful snack break

Perks and Programs

We asked Kaiser Permanente to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • genKP: genKP is the largest national business resource group within Kaiser Permanente, comprised of career-focused, dynamic young employees who care deeply about its future. It’s the brain-child of a former intern-turned-employee. As a result of her efforts, and with a team of dedicated Gen Y and Millennial leaders, genKP was launched in 2011 and has grown quickly. Members are directly connected to the Chairman, CEO and other members of the leadership team. They have become popular consultants to many areas of the organization, from National Compliance to The Permanente Federation to the Care Management Institute. They are also involved in designing the strategy to attract Millennial members to Kaiser Permanente, including partnering on the #OwnNow social media campaign featuring NBA stars Chris Paul and Stephen Curry.
  • Stretch@KP: Created by Kaiser Permanente’s Millennial Strategy Group, Stretch@KP is about thinking, working, and connecting differently. It's about encouraging individuals to make connections beyond their region, function, or role. We believe diversity of experience and work contribution is key to creating a dynamic workforce and realizing cost savings. Stretch@KP offers all employees the opportunity to apply passion to projects, no matter where the project sits in Kaiser Permanente. We believe that passion brings new energy and perspective providing value to the organization, our patients and our members; creating better solutions; and boosting engagement.
  • KP WELL: Ask most accomplished women what has inspired them in their lives, and they’ll answer. . . . other women. Having shared similar life experiences, joys and struggles, feelings and emotions, women offer one another an additional connection that often lasts a lifetime. That special bond transcends cultures and creates palpable energy ready to be tapped. KP Women Embracing Life and Leadership (KP WELL) harnesses the power of the female spirit. This business resource group taps into members’ potential by providing opportunities to learn, connect, develop, and balance work and life. The group is open to everyone at Kaiser Permanente – clinical, support and administrative employees, as well as those at the leadership and staff levels.
  • Junior Military Officer (JMO: Kaiser Permanente is committed to leveraging the skills, attributes, and experience inherent in many employees with military connections. Kaiser Permanente’s Junior Military Officer (JMO) program is a two-year rotational program designed to transition high-performing military officers into successful careers at Kaiser Permanente. Through the program, veterans have a unique opportunity to work in four, 6-month or three, 8-month rotations within Kaiser Permanente as a JMO associate or a Health Care Operations JMO associate. Participants receive on-the-job experience, leadership mentoring, and formal web-based and classroom training. In addition to the tools, resources and training JMO associates receive, Kaiser Permanente provides a variety of resources to managers and supervisors responsible for hiring, onboarding, and retaining military veterans.
  • Leading Inclusively: Kaiser Permanente has implemented programs and initiatives to maintain an inclusive workplace, one in which we interact with our members, patients, communities, and each other with dignity, respect, and cultural understanding. Inclusion is the full engagement of every individual’s diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and different ways of thinking. It’s about employees using all their productive capacity and potential fully. Most of managers and teams understand the value of Kaiser Permanente’s diverse workforce, but many lack the tools to create the most inclusive work environments possible. The program Leading Inclusively provides managers and their teams the opportunity to gain knowledge, develop skills, model inclusive practices, inspire innovation and embrace a new way of thinking so that each employee brings his/her full self to work each day.
  • Healthy Workforce: Kaiser Permanente has resources, tools, and programs to help employees to be their healthy best in mind, body, and spirit, including: Eat Well – to help employees and their families make healthy choices when it comes to eating and meal preparation. Move More – to help employees get moving, whatever their fitness level. For example, Go KP is an online total health program with social features to get moving and stay inspired, providing an opportunity for participants to improve their health and “walk the talk” as role models of healthy behavior for each other, our members, patients, and our communities. Mental Health and Wellness – to help employees be happier, healthier, and more productive in all aspects of their lives.
  • KP Voice: Providing high-quality, affordable health care services is a public policy issue. At Kaiser Permanente, it is our obligation to join the national conversation. We advocate on issues that impact our providers, members, and communities. KP Voice is a grassroots advocacy program created for and driven by employees and retirees to speak up and make a difference on health care issues that impact people nationwide. With KP Voice, current and retired employees can learn more about current issues, engage with fellow advocates, and take action that will affect the health and well-being of Kaiser Permanente’s members, communities, and the nation. Through the shared voice of our Kaiser Permanente family we can have an influence on the policy landscape in Kaiser Permanente regions and across the nation.
  • Be KP: Kaiser Permanente employees are part of America’s leading nonprofit, integrated health system. They help improve the health of our members and communities. They ensure our members experience the best of Kaiser Permanente everywhere, every time. They are Kaiser Permanente’s best advocate. Through Be KP, employees are encouraged to join a national community of employees who share their passion for helping Kaiser Permanente succeed and grow. Participation in the Be KP Advocate program is voluntary, and consists of four short, online training modules, plus a training course on social media. It is designed to help employees share information about Kaiser Permanente at work, at home, or in their communities.
  • KP Cares: There is nothing more powerful than a pair of caring hands reaching out to help people in need; unless that is 200,000 pairs of caring hands. That is the potential number of caring Kaiser Permanente physicians and employees who could make a difference, through volunteerism and community service, by putting together their time, talent, and skills to work in their communities. Through the KP Cares website, employees can see what new projects need their help. They can post a new project and recruit the volunteers they need. And they can read about the success of other volunteer projects.
  • Community Benefit: At Kaiser Permanente, we are striving to use every resource at our disposal to achieve our mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and improve the health of our members and of the communities that we serve. Our Community Benefit work is at the heart of this mission. Our Community Benefit portfolio is over a billion dollars annually, making our communities healthier places to live. And the people of Kaiser Permanente are just as generous with their time and talent. On the ground, we are building on the accomplishments of our Community Health Initiatives — which reached 665,000 people in more than 50 communities across Kaiser Permanente's regions in 2015 — to support healthy eating and active living through environmental and policy changes.
Kaiser Permanente employees take time to

Community and Environmental Impact

$1,600,000,000 Philanthropic donations in last year Vice President, Employee Safety, Health and Wellness and Environmental Stewardship Officer Leads environmental impact team
Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit 22 LEED certified building(s)
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Renewable energy program
Yes Carbon offset program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Kaiser Permanente medical staff


Kaiser Permanente's IT team celebrates another successful product launch

How to Get Hired

We asked Kaiser Permanente for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

At Kaiser Permanente, our passion to drastically improve the health and lives of our members drives us to continually advance our practice. We do this by pioneering preventive medicine, conducting comprehensive research, and driving innovative care.  Our commitment to make lives better is a promise that goes beyond our 11+ million members and more than 200,000 employees and physicians. It extends to the neighborhoods in which we live, the communities we serve, and the planet we call home.  We embrace our members, colleagues, and communities as family, and work tirelessly to improve their wellness and quality of life. We also fundamentally believe that the expert care we deliver should be equally available to all. In short, we care. We advocate. We give. We thrive. And we do it all with the utmost sincerity and passion every day. If these characteristics resonate with you, please consider joining us.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

As an award-winning leader in health care, we take pride in assembling our extraordinary teams and place a high emphasis on matching the right talent with the right roles. If you’re ready to apply your skills and passion to our highly collaborative, mission-driven team, you’ve come to the right place.  The best way for prospective employees to get our attention is to find career opportunities that matches your skills, qualifications, and interest. You can either add it to “My Favorite Jobs” to review later or submit your interest immediately. If you're interested in being notified automatically when a position you might be interested in is posted, join our Talent Network! Additionally, for those interested in short-term projects or just wanting to try out a position before making a full-time commitment, we invite you to explore temporary contract opportunities on our clinical, business, or IT teams.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

With more than 200,000 employees and physicians on the Kaiser Permanente team, we have career opportunities that range from care delivery to business and IT.  While every career area is vital to the services we provide to our members, it's no surprise that nursing represents a significant portion of our workforce.  Our nurse professionals embody what it means to provide the best patient interactions possible. They also advance the art and science of nursing in a patient-centered, healing environment.  We believe that every interaction — whether it is with a patient, a colleague, a physician, or anyone else — has the potential to be extraordinary. No matter where you are in your nursing career, the size and scope of our organization means you have the resources, technology, tools, and support you need to make a lasting impact.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Joining the Kaiser Permanente workforce is like joining a family — a really big, proud, innovative, motivated family. To be sure our team is a match for you, we encourage you to check out our careers website to learn more about our culture, mission, and what it’s like to work here. If what you learn about us really speaks to you, it’s time to explore opportunities!  1. Start by searching for jobs that match your skills, qualifications, and interests. You can search as a visitor, set up an account, or sign into your existing account.  2. Once you find a position(s) you are interested in, review the qualifications in detail and make sure you meet all required qualifications.  3. Click the Submit button at the bottom of the job description to submit your interest in the position, which includes providing your resume.

hiring Outlook

60,000 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 3% Job Growth
5 Average applicants per opening 325,262 Total job applicants
59% Openings filled by current employees 2,241 Recent graduates hired
8% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 6% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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