Emeritus Senior Living Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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  • There are monthly events to help ease the work environment, so that everyone is having fun on the job (in 10 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Upper Management continue to push census without concern of Residents care, bottom line was (in 8 reviews)

  • Not by you're hard dedication towards the residents (in 75 reviews)

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  1. Dietary Aide

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working environment was comfortable. Co-workers were congenial. Paid Bonuses at years end

    Cons

    Not enough staff for work requirements

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be emplyee friendly


  2. Previous employee

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    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I loved the feeling of family and the opportunity to connect with the residents and families

    Cons

    High turnover of upper management, focus on census instead of care

    Advice to Management

    less micro management , increase moral at the front line


  3. Great

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - CNA, Social Work
    Former Intern - CNA, Social Work

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My supervisor and residents in memory care were all wonderful people. Jeanette the RN was especially great to me, very understanding when I couldn't come in.

    Cons

    No overtime. They give "bonuses" when they ask you to do doubles that get taxed out. Very, very hard to get a different shift. I was on overnights with a girl who'd been there for over a year and was just then being promised a chance to switch to second shift at the beginning of the next year.

    Advice to Management

    Implement overtime and a pool for PRN aides.


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  5. Accountant

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living (More than 5 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    was a great companies good work life balance, very casual and wonderful people

    Cons

    the company does not exist it was sold to brookdale senior living.

    Advice to Management

    should have sold your family the took you 23 yrs to build.


  6. Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living

    Pros

    People, opportunity, office environment, and location.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Loved it at Emeritus! (Not Brookdale)

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Seattle, WA

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


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

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Great company culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The culture at Emeritus is incredible.

    Cons

    The pay for some departments is low.

    Advice to Management

    Don't join Brookdale.


  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 Management

    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. Helpful (1)

    An Experience I'll Miss

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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