Emeritus Senior Living

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Emeritus Senior Living Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
293 Reviews
2.8
293 Reviews
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T. Andrew Smith
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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 10 reviews)

  • I look forward to coming to work everyday (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management within the facility and Corporate does not follow their own policies and ethics (in 8 reviews)

  • Everyone sleeps with each other in empty rooms the residents are not a priority here (in 75 reviews)

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  1.  

    Emeritus has been a positive work experience all the way around..great company, employees, brand statement.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living

    Pros

    Wonderful culture here at Emeritus! Emeritus takes care of their residents, employees, and vendors.

    Cons

    Brookdale Senior Living bought Emeritus Senior Living. Have already seen changes..and not for the better.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living

    Pros

    Very inclusive and cheerful atmosphere. Mean spirited people not tolerated for long.

    Cons

    Merger potential and lack of ongoing employment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Loved it at Emeritus! (Not Brookdale)

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

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The culture, the people, the location of the corporate office. Emeritus has now merged with Brookdale so you can no longer work for this great company.

    Cons

    Salaries are low for the Seattle market. Now that the company is part of Brookdale, I would not suggest this employer to a friend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Emeritus would have been to Increase salaries. Advice to Brookdale would be to communicate better within the corporate office (between departments) and to the employees in the communities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good for Me, for the first few years. Recently, merged with Brookdale and many Emeritus employees lost their jobs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's a corporate environment, so you are more likely to receive timely work reviews and increases. Professional employees. Some enjoyable perks to be had. there was plenty of advancement opportunites, varied work-so could be interesting

    Cons

    Can be micro managed at all levels. locked compensation company wide(during Emeritus), meaning if you deserve more than a 3% increase it was difficult to get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your focus about your customers--the elderly--and less about your sales quotas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was a sad day when Emeritus and Brookdale merged

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living

    Pros

    Emeritus' culture and people. It was truly a family like atmosphere and it was a privilege to be a part of it.

    Cons

    Brookdale's culture and employees. I have never seen co-workers/peers treat each other like this. Finger pointing is the norm when somthing goes wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Where's the management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Brandon, MS (US)
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Brandon, MS (US)

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The pros of this job is that you get to help the elderly. It makes such a difference in the lives of some of them who have no one. It's truly a gift to share your compassion with these people, if that is genuinely your calling.

    Cons

    This facility's management does not appear to have the best interest of it's residents or employees in mind. I fail to see the compassion, care or concern!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to take time to do what's best for the residents and employees. I rarely see any of management actually engage with the residents or take time to ask just what it is that they could do to make their stay their more pleasant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Where to start..

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wait Staff in Edgewood, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Wait Staff in Edgewood, KY (US)

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Residents were wonderful to work with, made my job that much better

    Cons

    RA's cared more about money than the residents care. Management shifts blame rather than taking responsibility and fixing the issues. Kitchen was disgusting and the food served was worse than any public school imaginable. The fact that the residents pay out of pocket for an overcooked hot dog on a stale bun is beyond me. Not enough staff to care properly for residents and some RA list more care options for certain resident that they don't like so families have to pay more. Turn over rate is very high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to workers, be more hands on with residents and staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Catty from day 1, including management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wellness Nurse in Mentor, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Wellness Nurse in Mentor, OH (US)

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living

    Pros

    Decent pay for a new grad, even seasoned nurses get the same pay

    Cons

    The main challenge was the unprofessionalism.. Management had their favorites and they would run and make things up to deliberately get you the boot if you weren't on their side. The worst part experience ever. There were a few good nurses but the rest were like gossiping high school girls.Also a month after being hired, my position was eliminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You come to work to care for the residents, not to make friends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I enjoy working at Emeritus Sr Living in the Seattle Corporate Office. The environment and culture are amazing.

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

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

    Pros

    The management style is very team oriented. There really is no micro-managing and the continual trainings keep us up to date on the latest laws and government actions.

    Cons

    The commute is a bit of a drag; however the view from the balcony of the building makes it worth it. The Seattle skyline is definitely a job perk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better! People are doing a lot of hard work to make the company a success. When an employee has devoted years to the company...pay them for their loyalty.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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