Emeritus Senior Living

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Emeritus Senior Living Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
266 Reviews
2.7
266 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • enjoy the teams i work with and the ability to support others in making a positive work environment (in 8 reviews)

  • My team has been so supportive and I feel that I have the autonomy to make creative decisions that positively affect our employees and residents (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management within the facility and Corporate does not follow their own policies and ethics (in 9 reviews)

  • No Christmas bonus to line staff (e (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Office Director in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Business Office Director in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked at Emeritus at Southpoint and love it, wonderful co-workers

    Cons

    Met and made a lot of friends both co-workers and residents and their families

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was the Business Office Director and felt the Business Office Directors have more than enough on their plates without having to do marketing work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Trying, and failing, to combine care and profit

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living full-time

    Pros

    Worked in the corporate office in Seattle. Great team members, people generally supported each other. They were always very flexible with working hours as long as you go the job done.

    Cons

    Executives and upper management could care less about you unless you were generating a profit for them out in the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Good Company to work for.

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

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living

    Pros

    Training and care good. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Unable to think of any cons.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful people in the office to work with.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Caregiver in Danville, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Caregiver in Danville, CA (US)

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone who likes their job here seems to have a calling to accept an help seniors.
    Great benefits and flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    They need people on call for when others are sick as there's too much burden on the workers that are there. At minimum they could pay an extra short staff payment, especially when more than one are absent.
    Far too much is expected from employees for $10 an hour when they want the residents to be totally catered to so the apartments can be fully occupied. It's impossible when many residents full need nursing home care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You would have less turnover in staff if the pay was higher and extra pay was given when workers are absent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Nice people, great coworkers, job was just ok.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Accountant in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Corporate Accountant in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people there that I worked with.

    Cons

    Job wasn't very challenging and the benefits weren't very good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great now defunct company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, flexible hours and does a good job promoting a good culture. Throw monthly deck parties and celebrate holidays, especially Halloween, very well.

    Cons

    I've only worked for them while they were going through a merger so chaos reigned. No one was/is sure what the chain of command is. The established processes are falling apart and management is doing an awful job giving information out. Basic questions, like how to do transfers, are still being sorted out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Life Changing Career.....but very stressful!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Director
    Former Employee - Executive Director

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The residents, their families, and your staff.

    Cons

    The residents, their families, and your staff. :-) It is imperitive to form very close relationships with your residents and their families. This can be problematic at times when you have 90+ residents and their families knocking at your door.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    This job has been enjoyable and insightful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Kingwood, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Kingwood, TX (US)

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Close to my home. Somewhat flexible schedule. Has been fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Change in administration, sometimes long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show value for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management only cares about profit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medication Aide in Loma Linda, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Medication Aide in Loma Linda, CA (US)

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The residents and families that appriciate you and thank you for all your hard work. Some staff members are awesome.

    Cons

    The management being in people that are not appropriate for assistance living that needed to be put into a lock down alzhheimers facility but don't mention that to families. You have to be related to the Executive Director to move up in the company. They tell you to do things that are not proper protocal then when they get catch by state they all of a sudden where unaware of the situation. Degrade staff and nothing kept confidential. Everyone sleeps with each other in empty rooms the residents are not a priority here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to clean house of every single one

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Wellness nurse

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wellness Nurse in Canton, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Wellness Nurse in Canton, OH (US)

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My RCD was amazing. I stayed until I moved. She helped me feel comfortable as a new nurse. Residents were amazing.

    Cons

    Pay is low. No consistent administration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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