Emeritus Senior Living

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Emeritus Senior Living Reviews

Updated 3 December 2014
Updated 3 December 2014
280 Reviews
2.8
280 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 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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Employee Reviews

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    Life Enrichment Director

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    Current Employee - Life Enrichment Director
    Current Employee - Life Enrichment Director

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living

    Pros

    Best Job ever any where

    Cons

    None best job any where

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Na best job any where

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience

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

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

    Pros

    Employee oriented work environment. Love it

    Cons

    Too many things to choose from

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    it was a job that paid the bills

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CMA in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - CMA in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    they have great training i dont remember their values but just treat residents right youll be ok

    Cons

    don't ever go on family medical leave they will give you problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train the RCDs to treat their employees like they would want to be treated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Community Relations Coordinator in San Pablo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Community Relations Coordinator in San Pablo, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Residents, work-life balance, other staff...

    Cons

    Senior management, promotions, employee morale, culture...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Former Employee

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    Former Employee - Resident Associate in Troy, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Resident Associate in Troy, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Great team and team supervisor

    Cons

    Some lye on those that do there work and its noone allowed to speak opinion except to their Supervisor and not worry about retaliation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be true to all not just choosen ones, Learn a lesson of being fair from your RCS and I hope this doesn't get her fired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DON
    Current Employee - DON

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Being a part of the residents family

    Cons

    Not enough nursing staff to deal with residents

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More nursing staff

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Clicky

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

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work free sodas, coffee, teas, great parties, Xmas gifts for entire company, game day, and casual dress.

    Cons

    Clicky if you don't fit in you won't fit In

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know ALL YOU EMPLOYEES.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    An Experience I'll Miss

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    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Office atmosphere is very supportive and does a good job pushing out toxic energy. There are a lot of different directions to go within the company to diversify your skills. Most managers/directors seem great to work with, very friendly and hands-on with their staff. Very helpful in helping us move on now that the merger is coming to an end.

    Cons

    We are told this is a merger, but it's clearly a buyout. Brookdale seems to have bit off more than it can chew--their office is a mess and they can't make a decision. There are so many people involved that no one knows what to do or if it's their job to do something. Coming up with a new process involvesd emailing multiple people, but no one responds. We spend most of our days waiting for Brookdale to figure it out. It looks like the merger definitely should have been the other way around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure something out fast. Most of your office is gone at the end of the year and they won't be there to hold your hand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Most efficiently run community ever, smiling residents and coworkers, until Brookdale buyout!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living

    Pros

    Resident care was awesome! Impressive coworkers who had been there 5 plus years. Loved coming to work. More like family than a job and I believe the residents felt the same.

    Cons

    Different rules for different coworkers. Mistakes and/or inappropriate behavior is ok for "pets" but a major issue for others. Absolutely no appreciation for those employees who give 100% plus and report those who don't. Unless you are a "pet" you are labeled a troublemaker and your days are numbered. Since news of brookdale the management has morphed into bullies and there is fear in the air. "What happened here, no one smiles anymore?" Quote from a family member.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need policies and procedures, written and verbal, for training. Trainers should have a check list to follow to be certain everyone is trained the same. It is essential that management knows that all major issues have been addressed. Weekly progress evals should be given to new hires. Workers are going to talk about the buyout, it's not gossip, it's human nature. If management makes a big deal out of it....it will be. Really good staff but some of the higher ups need to leave their misuse of power at the door.

  11.  

    Great company culture

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

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture at Emeritus is incredible.

    Cons

    The pay for some departments is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't join Brookdale.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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