Emeritus Senior Living Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
283 Reviews

2.5
283 Reviews
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T. Andrew Smith
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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)

  • Wages were good, Residents are wonderful, staff, Department Heads are great (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management makes 10 to 20 times more money for doing nothing but demanding more out of care staff (in 7 reviews)

  • No Christmas bonus to line staff (e (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Windsor, CT

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pretty 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get new management that isn't petty, immature and with smaller egos.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Emeritus vs Brookdale

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

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

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

    Absolutely loved my residents!

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    Former Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant  in  Kingwood, TX
    Former Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Kingwood, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    Current Employee - Medication Technician  in  Brandon, FL
    Current Employee - Medication Technician in Brandon, FL

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Love residents, staff poor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living

    Pros

    You can't help but to fall in love with residents, they can make you entire day worth being there.

    Cons

    Low staff, underpaid, crappy management, I work at the Emeritus in Fort Wayne ,IN and personally the only thing management is concerned about is filling rooms, they put people who are full healthcare residents in assisted living, it's about the check, as long as they keep getting the check they don't care about how much a resident is declining . They fix none of their issues with their staff . Poor environment!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your family values, because all it's worth is the words printed on the paper. Your facility in Fort Wayne paints a to die for picture for the residents family , but underneath the surface it's a complete disaster!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Emertius review

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Assistant  in  Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Maintenance Assistant in Franklin, TN

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

    Pros

    Good work schedule and flexibility, friendly environment

    Cons

    Low pay, under staffed, low budget

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Mundane work tasks, very little food options nearby,

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    pretty good

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    Current Employee - Life Enrichment Director  in  Henderson, TX
    Current Employee - Life Enrichment Director in Henderson, TX

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

    Pros

    being with the residents everyday

    Cons

    working with staff gets to be trying sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay needs to be better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Director  in  Westminster, CA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Director in Westminster, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Would like to see higher pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Worst experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living

    Pros

    The residents are most important

    Cons

    Toxic work environment..no effort to change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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