Emeritus Senior Living
2.4 of 5 206 reviews
www.emeritus.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

Emeritus Senior Living Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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2.4 206 reviews

                             

39% Approve of the CEO

Emeritus Senior Living President and Chief Executive Officer Granger Cobb

Granger Cobb

(93 ratings)

32% of employees recommend this company to a friend
206 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "My team has been so supportive and I feel that I have the autonomy to make creative decisions that positively affect our employees and residents"
    in 4 reviews
  • "I met a lot of great people, fellow employees who struggled to do the right thing and help families in the face of complete adversity"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "No Christmas bonus to line staff (e"
    in 7 reviews
  • "yes SEVEN resident care directors"
    in 6 reviews
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loved my residents

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Emeritus Senior Living

Prosresidents loved me, staff was nice and caring, rewarding job, I felt like I made a difference in someone life

Conslow pay, low budget, had to bring in my own materials to get my job done and corporate new about it and did nothing,not enough hours to get your job done

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Provide assisted living for elderly with dignity but the financial bottom line becomes more important at times.

Business Office Director (Former Employee)
El Paso, TX

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

ProsWorking to provide the elderly a proper living community when they are not able to live alone is very rewarding. Serving interesting individuals from all walks of life as well as managing a dedicated group of employees.

ConsPaperwork and staff meetings keep from serving ones who need your assistance. Constant reminders to push for meeting or exceeding resident quotas.

Advice to Senior ManagementNever loose sight of the employees who work hard to maintain an assisted living facility the way it should be. Impeccable.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Absolutely loved my residents!

Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee)
Kingwood, TX

I worked at Emeritus Senior Living full-time for less than a year

ProsLoved my residents more than the world itself, always have and always will.

ConsLow pay for the amount of experience and education that I have. Management wasn't the greatest. Very inconsistent hours.

Advice to Senior ManagementNot here to complain because it could have been worse, but actually attempt to show appreciation for your employees. I have been a part of Athena and Emeritus and I must honestly say Athena showed much more appreciation for their employees. Good day.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Poor management and very low pay but good entry level medical experience

Medication Technician (Current Employee)
Brandon, FL

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

ProsThe best reason to work here is if you are in desperate need for some money and/or would like to get some medical experience for a future position some where else.

ConsSome challenges include limited resources to perform tasks for the residents (I.e. Medication, trash bags, snacks, entertainment, transportation).

Advice to Senior ManagementI advise that management just give up and let this place shut down. Iv worked here for quite a while and managers have come and gone leaving little to no improvement in their wake.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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"I love the old people but the management and corporate are the worst"

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
South Windsor, CT

I worked at Emeritus Senior Living part-time for less than a year

ProsThe old people love you if you do your job well, are friendly and show you care. Pretty good co-workers when they showed up.

ConsPretty much everything else. My w-4 wasn't submitted so I got a ton of money taken our of my pay check every two weeks. They told me I could fix the problem online but it didn't work. I called corporate no less than fifteen times trying to get it figured out but no one ever answered or returned my messages. I wasn't paid for 3 months and I kept getting the run-around every time I complained. The management doesn't care about the residents or the employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet new management that isn't petty, immature and with smaller egos.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Emeritus vs Brookdale

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsFriendly staff, nice facility, team approach to caring for the elderly

ConsI work for both Emeritus and Brookdale and I find my work experience at Emeritus far superior to Brookdale. The Emeritus facility fosters team work and caring; the Brookdale situation is all about intimidation, threats and the profit margin. Emeritus respects the professional's opinions and recommendations; Brookdale does not. Right now, I really dread having Brookdale take over Emeritus operations. Could be my work situations are isolated instances; and, it depends on the bonus structure and who is more aggressive about obtaining it.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo away with the bonuses because it breeds dishonesty and contempt in an industry geared to caring for the elderly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Maintenance Assistant (Current Employee)
Franklin, TN

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

ProsGood work schedule and flexibility, friendly environment

ConsLow pay, under staffed, low budget

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living

ProsOffice full of great people, fun monthly events, beautiful waterfront location, excellent benefits (medical, dental, transit, gym, etc.), great managers.

ConsMundane work tasks, very little food options nearby,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Maintenance Director (Former Employee)
Westminster, CA

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

ProsGreat place to work! Loved working and helping the residents.

ConsWould like to see higher pay

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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pretty good

Life Enrichment Director (Current Employee)
Henderson, TX

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

Prosbeing with the residents everyday

Consworking with staff gets to be trying sometimes

Advice to Senior Managementpay needs to be better

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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