Emeritus Senior Living Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. Wonderful people in the office to work with.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Caregiver in Danville, CA
    Former Employee - Caregiver in Danville, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone who likes their job here seems to have a calling to accept an help seniors.
    Great benefits and flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    They need people on call for when others are sick as there's too much burden on the workers that are there. At minimum they could pay an extra short staff payment, especially when more than one are absent.
    Far too much is expected from employees for $10 an hour when they want the residents to be totally catered to so the apartments can be fully occupied. It's impossible when many residents full need nursing home care.

    Advice to Management

    You would have less turnover in staff if the pay was higher and extra pay was given when workers are absent.

  2. Nice people, great coworkers, job was just ok.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Corporate Accountant in Seattle, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people there that I worked with.

    Cons

    Job wasn't very challenging and the benefits weren't very good.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Trying, and failing, to combine care and profit

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living full-time

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

    Pros

    Worked in the corporate office in Seattle. Great team members, people generally supported each other. They were always very flexible with working hours as long as you go the job done.

    Cons

    Executives and upper management could care less about you unless you were generating a profit for them out in the field.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Management only cares about profit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medication Aide in Loma Linda, CA
    Former Employee - Medication Aide in Loma Linda, CA

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

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

    Pros

    The residents and families that appriciate you and thank you for all your hard work. Some staff members are awesome.

    Cons

    The management being in people that are not appropriate for assistance living that needed to be put into a lock down alzhheimers facility but don't mention that to families. You have to be related to the Executive Director to move up in the company. They tell you to do things that are not proper protocal then when they get catch by state they all of a sudden where unaware of the situation. Degrade staff and nothing kept confidential. Everyone sleeps with each other in empty rooms the residents are not a priority here.

    Advice to Management

    They need to clean house of every single one

  6. Life Changing Career.....but very stressful!

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The residents, their families, and your staff.

    Cons

    The residents, their families, and your staff. :-) It is imperitive to form very close relationships with your residents and their families. This can be problematic at times when you have 90+ residents and their families knocking at your door.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great now defunct company

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

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

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, flexible hours and does a good job promoting a good culture. Throw monthly deck parties and celebrate holidays, especially Halloween, very well.

    Cons

    I've only worked for them while they were going through a merger so chaos reigned. No one was/is sure what the chain of command is. The established processes are falling apart and management is doing an awful job giving information out. Basic questions, like how to do transfers, are still being sorted out.

  8. This job has been enjoyable and insightful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Kingwood, TX
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Kingwood, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Close to my home. Somewhat flexible schedule. Has been fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Change in administration, sometimes long hours

    Advice to Management

    Show value for employees

  9. Wellness nurse

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wellness Nurse in Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Wellness Nurse in Canton, OH

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    My RCD was amazing. I stayed until I moved. She helped me feel comfortable as a new nurse. Residents were amazing.

    Cons

    Pay is low. No consistent administration

    Advice to Management

    Keep management

  10. I work with a great group of people

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

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    There are relationships formed here where the residents become like your own family and that part of the job is very rewarding. There is also the ability to move up as they will hire from within you just need to be willing to put in the time.

    Cons

    The pay is average at best and for most positions the work you put in is much more than the compensation received.

    Advice to Management

    Consider going back to the bonus money earned for that allowed all employees a chance to make extra money each and every month or pay the positions what they are worth in the first place for the jobs that they do each and every day.

  11. I love working for Emeritus!

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company culture is focused on our residents and employees. It's supportive and challenging.

    Cons

    Emeritus is merging with Brookdale Senior Living so the majority of the Seattle presence is being eliminated.

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