Emeritus Senior Living

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Emeritus Senior Living Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
282 Reviews
2.8
282 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • enjoy the teams i work with and the ability to support others in making a positive work environment (in 10 reviews)

  • I look forward to coming to work everyday (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management within the facility and Corporate does not follow their own policies and ethics (in 8 reviews)

  • Everyone sleeps with each other in empty rooms the residents are not a priority here (in 75 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Difficult company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resident Care Director
    Former Employee - Resident Care Director

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Training was ok. Compant values fine. Residents great.

    Cons

    Turnover. Salary and benefits not competitive. Lack of response from corporate management. Residence showing its age.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like human beings and not animals. Respond to requests. Investigate why there is so much turnover. Spend money to improve the residences instead of on stupid competitions for management staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    5 years of Hell!!

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

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

    Pros

    Wages were good, Residents are wonderful, staff, Department Heads are great.

    Cons

    Upper Management continue to push census without concern of Residents care, bottom line was $$$$$ not Care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance Care with Dollars. Stop pushing and care for what you have first.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding, at times challenging with the demands of the families and high turn overs.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resident Care Director in Fairfield, CA
    Former Employee - Resident Care Director in Fairfield, CA

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Made a difference in seniors quality of life.

    Cons

    High turn overs, Very demanding from upper management, residents and families. You have to find a balance in order to make this job work for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support employees at ALL levels.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Emeritus Senior Living Response

    Jun 23, 2014Recruiting Project Specialist

    We appreciate your feedback.

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  5.  

    I believe they walk the walk and talk the talk.

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

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

    Pros

    Health and family focused culture. I always had fun, felt supported and learned quite a bit. Upper management was approachable. Never felt and us vs. them mentality. Not a lot of turnover in upper management in my region at least, a lot of longevity. Their Join Their Journey Memory care approach is likely the best in the industry in my opinion.

    Cons

    Some of their buildings are older and could use some extra $$ put into them. The company is huge so easy to get lost in the system if you allow it. Recent sale to Brookdale is disappointing. Lots of travel for trainings that could have been done via conf call or webinar, appeared to be wasteful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great growth opportunities... but sold to Brookdale Senior Living

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture! Emeritus has been a wonderful company to work for - they are supportive and encouraging of growth.

    Cons

    Pay. You have to love what you do to work at Emeritus (or in the senior living industry in general). Its a matter of the heart, not a matter of the wallet.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Emeritus Senior Living Response

    Jun 19, 2014Recruiting Project Specialist

    We appreciate your review and are glad to hear you're enjoying the culture and growth opportunities at the Seattle Office. Thank you for your feedback.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living

    Pros

    Residents are nice to work with; good benefits package

    Cons

    No training, poor leadership in senior management

    Emeritus Senior Living Response

    Jun 9, 2014Recruiting Project Specialist

    We're glad to hear you enjoy working with the residents and you like the benefits we offer. We'd love to get more information on your training and your feedback on the leadership of senior ... More

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor work environment, overworked and underpaid, Director disconnected from staff

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wait Staff in Hagerstown, MD
    Former Employee - Wait Staff in Hagerstown, MD

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living part-time

    Pros

    The seniors who live there are a pleasure but unfortunately they are not treated with the dignity and respect that they deserve. There are some staff members who truly care but they are under the thumbs of the supervisors who only care about getting as much work out of them with as little pay as possible.

    Cons

    Extremely understaffed because they can't keep employess so the ones who stay have to do thd work of 4 with little compensation and no appreciation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved with staff. Be more proactive in what is really going on with the functionality of the facility. Listen to employees! Keep the good staff members by watching and get rid of the dead weight and bad seeds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very depressing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living

    Pros

    The people I work with not upper mngmt they are terrible

    Cons

    They are putting uncertified people on the floor to pass medication and that scares me

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop putting uncertified people on the floor to pass medications avoid a terrible accident from happening

  10.  

    Revolving door

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Mission is great on paper/theory

    Cons

    ED who hired me was gone before I started . The next ED is already gone. (1 year time lapse) RCD was fired (after being originially hired as ED, then demoted once a background check revealed some questionable things). After going through 4 people in this position, they are on the 5th RCD in about one year. Already on their 2nd SSD, In that same year, this community is on their 4th LED as well as the 3rd official DSD, could have been 4 but one accepted the job but then declined just before orientation. They are on the 2nd CRD in one year. That is entirely too much turnover of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes. Be honest. You might want to start looking out for the people

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding job

    • 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 part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Taking care of the residents. We become their family and we are there for them

    Cons

    Low pay and big turn over of employees which makes us short staffed often

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Emeritus Senior Living Response

    Jun 3, 2014Recruiting Project Specialist

    We're happy to hear you enjoy working with your residents!

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