Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 7, Large

Kaiser Permanente

Oakland, Calif. [Pacific]
Kaiser Permanente
Credit: Paul Keitz Photography

Why you want to work there

Top 10 rankings: No. 2 for benefits
Tech professionals who work at this Oakland, Calif., health maintenance organization take pride in building, designing, architecting and maintaining systems that save and support lives. In 2015, the Kaiser IT organization was recognized for its advanced use of electronic health records. The team also launched an integrated, enterprisewide video doctor visit platform that enables Kaiser's members to meet remotely with nearly 18,000 physicians. IT staffers help shape the role that technology will play in the HMO's future, and that gives them opportunities to develop leading-edge technologies.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 184,471

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 7,021

IT employee turnover in 2015: 9%

IT promotions in 2015: 10%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $1,500

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 22

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 32

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 98%