Sunrise Senior Living

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Sunrise Senior Living Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
263 Reviews
3.2
263 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I met so many wonderful team members that I am honored to have worked with (in 17 reviews)

  • Love the residents you are able to transfer (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Occassionally have to work long hours and the additional effort is not always recognised (in 9 reviews)

  • Poor management, lack of leadership and poor communication (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living

    Pros

    Very well organized, very home like for our seniors, great company culture.

    Cons

    They need to incorporate more division wide training to help directors understand what it is like being on the front line at a community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    share more personal time with the front line staff

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantabulous in the healthcare industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assisted Living Coordinator  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Assisted Living Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendliness, professionalism, homelike environment. I would have my family live at Sunrise, and only Sunrise

    Cons

    Polo shirts and khaki pants as the dress code

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong commitment to uphold the mission and philosophies for both residents, their families and our amazing team members

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

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I researched Sunrise Senior Living before my first interview. When I walked in the front door, I knew then that I had found my place! I wanted to work for a company that would put the residents first, and respect the team members who work so hard everyday to accomplish just that - putting residents and their care, first. Our front line team members are the backbone of our community - we could not have the success that we do without their heart and soul. Sunrise truly takes care of their employees - there is opportunity to grow, if you are dedicated and put forth the effort. I have worked in this industry with other leading companies, but Sunrise is the only one who stands true to their mission statement - to "Champion the Quality of Life for Seniors."

    Cons

    It is a challenge to form such close relationships with our residents and know that we are the last stop in their journey. But that is the positive, making a difference in their day, everyday! Sunrise does a great job in placing the focus on resident care and quality days. It is always hard to say good-bye to our residents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope they continue to embrace training for all team members who join our communities - it helps provide the necessary tools for their success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wellness nurse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN Wellness Nurse  in  Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - RN Wellness Nurse in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Love the residents and staff.

    Cons

    Can be short staffed at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    My experience at Sunrise was positive and life-changing.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Care Manager  in  Gurnee, IL
    Former Employee - Lead Care Manager in Gurnee, IL

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The co-workers are amazing, the residents are fun to be around and it's a very personally rewarding job.

    Cons

    It's tough work and long hours!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training for new hires-I had a ton of training and felt like I was a better care manager because of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent Staff Care for their Residents

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assisted Living Care Giver/LVN Med Care Manager  in  Yorba Linda, CA
    Current Employee - Assisted Living Care Giver/LVN Med Care Manager in Yorba Linda, CA

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A great place to get your foot in the door. A beautiful community to grow and learn. The staff as well as the residents are the friendliest people ever. Everyone is welcoming and warm and the facility in Yorba Linda is clean and smells like a normal place + cookies! I am overjoyed for the opportunity to be employed by Sunrise in Yorba Linda.

    Cons

    I have no cons to talk about this facility. Everything is truly excellent and I cannot think of a better place to have started my working experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I miss my Family.....my loved ones at Sunrise.. I love them, and they love me back! When I'm there, I'm "home".

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living part-time

    Pros

    Excellent co workers.....every single one loves our residents....as I do, which is refreshing, as I have not yet met one that is less compassionate than myself. They, and I treat your loved one as our own family....but better.....if that makes sense. I highly recommend Sunrise..... Away from work, I think of my Sunrise family often. When I'm not there, I'm homesick. I want to be Home with them.....at Sunrise.

    Cons

    No cons....that I know of yet. As for the food...it's fabulous. I eat there every chance I can! The Chefs, in no particular order.....Annette, Rick, and Kevin......what can I say, but, they prepare and serve meals that would be in the 20.00 range per person .....if you were in a high dollar restaurant,...but that residents get get here on a daily basis .... Cool, huh?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be determined! Nothing to note as of yet....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    I LOVED working there

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Caremanager  in  Willowbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Caremanager in Willowbrook, IL

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I love working with the elderly , dementia is a disease that make the elderly forget, yet when I talk to them, a lot of things they say or the retorts be so comical.

    Cons

    Lifting...ALONE and the resident can't or their deadweight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be kind to the staff, like you say that you're kind to the resident.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Cook

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cook  in  Wilmette, IL
    Current Employee - Cook in Wilmette, IL

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, kind, calm working community.

    Cons

    Long training, but it's worth it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Dedicated staff, family atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Care Giver
    Current Employee - Care Giver

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very impressed with quality of staff. Responsible for one particular section so really get to know your residents and their routines, but cross training to other areas happens, too, so you become familiar with all residents. Good team work.

    Cons

    Evening/night shift does not always have access to supplies, such as gloves, Depends, etc. Get in the habit of checking your supplies before the person with a key goes home for the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer differential for 2nd and 3rd shift

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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