Sunrise Senior Living

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sunrise's vision to champion the quality of life for all Seniors changed what was a "job" into my career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX

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

    Pros

    I had no idea I was interested in senior living when I applied to Sunrise. I started working and fell in love. Years later, I continue to love my career. At Sunrise, the residents come first. You are encouraged to spend time building relationships with the people who choose to live in your community. The culture in my community is that of a family. We support one another in hard times and celebrate with each other during the good times. There is always something fun happening around the community. You never get bored because there is always something to do. The management team is not perfect, but they try their best and really care about the team. I personally know that they do a lot of things for employees in need of help.

    Cons

    The hours are long and the expectations are high. There is a high chance for "burnout" when working for Sunrise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great if there were protections in place for team members to avoid burnout and decrease turnover. I have known many great and talented team members who have left the company simply because of the work/life imbalance when working at Sunrise. This is especially needed for the salaried team members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Best job I've ever had...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Concierge in Gilbert, AZ
    Current Employee - Concierge in Gilbert, AZ

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

    Pros

    I love having a job where I feel like I'm actually making a difference in people's lives- where I can perform not just a job, but a calling. The community I work in is gorgeous, as are the other communities I've visited, and provides a pleasant atmosphere to work in. And my co-workers are fantastic- Sunrise is very committed to hiring employees who are passionate about what they do, and working with people who believe in what they do helps everyone to work together and help each other out. There is also a lot of opportunity for advancement and expanding your job horizons at Sunrise. I was hired as a server then moved to concierge, and have been provided experience as activities assistant and administrative assistant, and hope to continue a career with Sunrise after I finish my degree.

    Cons

    As much as I enjoy working at Sunrise, I don't think there is a company out there that has no room for improvement. One drawback in working for a corporate compnay, like Sunrise, is that howver dedicated the majority of the management and employees are, some things fall through the cracks. Sunrise is typically very good about addressing complaints by employees or residents, but it can take a while sometimes. Also, a lot seems to depend on the Executive Director at your community. The director I am working with now is great and follows through on Sunrise's open-door policy, but the director previous to him made working here much more challenging than it should be.
    I would also advise anyone considering a job for Sunrise to seriously evaluate your personality and job needs to see wether it would be a good fit for you. While working with seniors is very rewarding, it can also be challenging. A person needs certain qualities like patience, caring, the ability to remain calm in a crisis and good interpersonal skills to do well and be happy working at Sunrise. Also, keep in mind that Sunrise is dedicated to improving the lives of SENIORS, who are often in the last stage of thier life. So being able to be close and truly care for your residents and yet being able to say goodbye with grace is very challenging, and I'm sure impossible for many people. That is an important aspect to consider when contemplating any career in the senior living industry.

    All that said, I am still very happy working at Sunrise, and as I mentioned in the Pros category I hope to continue working here and making it not just a job but a career.

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    Neutral Outlook
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  3.  

    I come to work and am surrounded by people I love. What a great investment of my time.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    In my position at Sunrise, I have found a job that is not only meaningful but also challenging. Everyday is new wiht new challenges to confront and joys to share. People who work in this industry generally have a lot of passion and heart, and I love sharing my working days with them. The residents enrich my life, and I consider it an honor to share this stage of their life with them.

    Cons

    Working in this field means constantly enduring loss. It is difficult losing people to a disease process for which we have no cure. It is sometimes challenging pleasing residents, families and the company all at the same time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ever lose sight of the mission or founding principles. They are what make Sunrise unique and great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great absolutely great all the time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Coordinator in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Coordinator in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    nice people to work with

    Cons

    get real tired from having too much fun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    slow down your making other companies look bad

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Care Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Care Manager in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Love the residents and the atmosphere. Not a nursing home. This place gives you thr opportunity to build a relationship with your residents. You share great memories with them while making new ones. Love sunrise!!!!

    Cons

    And not all employees are as compassionate. Some people may have a difficult time understanding that with this age population patience and diligence is the key.
    Also be prepared to be on your feet and do some lifting. But still overall great community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee appreciation needs to be something that sunrise recognizes more. Also making sure that there is no short in staff members. Some buildings have a problem with this more then others

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The best care money can afford in your Golden Years

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Relations Associate in Worthington, OH
    Current Employee - Community Relations Associate in Worthington, OH

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful people, great benefits, and meaningful work experience.

    Cons

    Taking care of seniors is always demanding on your personal life. That is a sacrifice you have to decide to make.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your employee's lives into consideration when you can. Keep doing a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I have felt part of a family committed to strengthening the company mission of championing quality of life for seniors.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living

    Pros

    Working at the Sunrise Community Support Office provides you with opportunities to work on a variety of interesting projects and initiatives that help you expand your knowledge of (and advance in) your field of expertise. Each team member makes important contributions to his/her team and helps support Sunrise communities and team members. In my experience, other team members are friendly and helpful and make coming to work feel like being part of a family.

    Cons

    With the ability to work on a wide range of interesting projects comes the understanding that workloads can often be large. However, my experience has shown that managers do their best to support, accommodate or balance any concerns around workload as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The family feel of working at Sunrise is a strength that should be promoted as much as possible.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing up with my Sunrise family

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, MI

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living

    Pros

    Sunrise care about their employees. I have been with the company for 10+ years and wouldn't be if I didn't believe in the company. What we do for Seniors is amazing. I couldn't love Sunrise more!

    Cons

    The changes in our insurance was a surprise. I know there have been complaints by the team that they dislike our insurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sunrise Senior Living exemplifies training and coaching for our team members which creates growth opportunities!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Mount Vernon, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Mount Vernon, NY

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living

    Pros

    Highest Quality of care for our residents
    Reputation
    Team Member retention
    Making a difference in seniors lives
    Designated Care Managers! Continuity of Care & Building relationships

    Cons

    Increased health care costs and out of pocket expense for health insurance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the regional supports intact. This makes a big difference from a community level.

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    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Sunrise has become the big family I've always wanted!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living

    Pros

    The residents are the absolute best thing about Sunrise. They make my day, everyday. HEart-warming moments that I see between my coworkers and residents always make me smile, and sometimes choke me up! I wouldn't have it any other way.

    Cons

    I always say that the residents here are my family, and like family they can be brutally honest at times. Sometimes hearing the honest truth from people you love can be hard, but ultimately I always value the insight the residents provide.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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