Emeritus Senior Living Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Emeritus has been a positive work experience all the way around..great company, employees, brand statement.

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

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful culture here at Emeritus! Emeritus takes care of their residents, employees, and vendors.

    Cons

    Brookdale Senior Living bought Emeritus Senior Living. Have already seen changes..and not for the better.


  2. Excellent

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

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living

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

    Pros

    Very inclusive and cheerful atmosphere. Mean spirited people not tolerated for long.

    Cons

    Merger potential and lack of ongoing employment

    Advice to Management

    NA


  3. Helpful (1)

    Loved it at Emeritus! (Not Brookdale)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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  5. Too much turnover throughout the company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Durham, NH
    Former Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Durham, NH

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff were kind to each other and supportive
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Unprofessional management
    Incorrect paychecks
    Management did not care enough about the residents
    Understaffed
    Tension between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift staff
    Improper training

    Advice to Management

    Please consider the work that you're involved in. These are human beings we take care of.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Worst Ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Maple Heights, OH
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Maple Heights, OH

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    worse place to be working

    Cons

    Risk to be a worker

    Advice to Management

    complete make over for management


  7. Terrible place for workers and residents.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The residents are nice and that is about it.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, micromanaged some days, other days the management is no where to be found. Poor communication between management and staff. Horrible pay.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff with respect.


  8. Where's the management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Brandon, MS
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Brandon, MS

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The pros of this job is that you get to help the elderly. It makes such a difference in the lives of some of them who have no one. It's truly a gift to share your compassion with these people, if that is genuinely your calling.

    Cons

    This facility's management does not appear to have the best interest of it's residents or employees in mind. I fail to see the compassion, care or concern!

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to take time to do what's best for the residents and employees. I rarely see any of management actually engage with the residents or take time to ask just what it is that they could do to make their stay their more pleasant.


  9. Helpful (1)

    It was a sad day when Emeritus and Brookdale merged

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Emeritus' culture and people. It was truly a family like atmosphere and it was a privilege to be a part of it.

    Cons

    Brookdale's culture and employees. I have never seen co-workers/peers treat each other like this. Finger pointing is the norm when somthing goes wrong.


  10. Good for Me, for the first few years. Recently, merged with Brookdale and many Emeritus employees lost their jobs

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

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

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

    Pros

    It's a corporate environment, so you are more likely to receive timely work reviews and increases. Professional employees. Some enjoyable perks to be had. there was plenty of advancement opportunites, varied work-so could be interesting

    Cons

    Can be micro managed at all levels. locked compensation company wide(during Emeritus), meaning if you deserve more than a 3% increase it was difficult to get.

    Advice to Management

    Make your focus about your customers--the elderly--and less about your sales quotas.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Difficult industry to work

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The senior living industry can be very satisfying in the sense that at some level every employee has an amazing opportunity to help seniors. There are positions within the senior living industry for professionals of all sorts of experience, be it IT, medical, accounting, business development - and more.

    While at Emeritus, there were many opportunities to be a part of amazing projects and there are so many amazing people that work for the company, at every level of the organization.

    Cons

    Many...
    It's difficult to hear about so many family members complaining about the care of their loved ones, even if there seems to be more people happy than unhappy, it is still difficult and makes you wonder what is going wrong with the organization. It's also difficult to hear so many employees complain about being paid poverty level wages, while also complaining about the facilities.

    Communication isn't that great between managers and subordinate at the corporate level. Manager more concerned over own career than empowering subordinates.

    This place is fine to work if you're not the family breadwinner.

    Advice to Management

    None.



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