Emeritus Senior Living

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Emeritus Senior Living Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 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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  1.  

    Clicky

    • Comp & Benefits
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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
  2.  

    I loved the residents, but the job was way too demanding of your time for the pay. Too many schedule changes made.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Med Tech in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Med Tech in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    residents were awesome and employees were helpful.

    Cons

    management was not reasonable. too many schedule changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Wonderful people in the office to work with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Caregiver in Danville, CA
    Former Employee - Caregiver in Danville, CA

    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
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  5. 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
  6.  

    Nice people, great coworkers, job was just ok.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Corporate Accountant in Seattle, WA

    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

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

    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.  

    Wellness nurse

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

    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
  9.  

    I work with a great group of people

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are relationships formed here where the residents become like your own family and that part of the job is very rewarding. There is also the ability to move up as they will hire from within you just need to be willing to put in the time.

    Cons

    The pay is average at best and for most positions the work you put in is much more than the compensation received.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider going back to the bonus money earned for that allowed all employees a chance to make extra money each and every month or pay the positions what they are worth in the first place for the jobs that they do each and every day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Corporate Office

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

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere. Friendly environment. Opportunities to branch out and get ahead.

    Cons

    Can be very click-ish. Potential to be blackballed. Very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on helping solid employees move ahead, while not arbitrarily awarding sub-par performances.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good systems

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living

    Pros

    Good systems to use to take care of residents

    Cons

    It was hard to implement them all

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