Emeritus Senior Living Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. I loved the residents, but the job was way too demanding of your time for the pay. Too many schedule changes made.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Med Tech in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Med Tech in San Antonio, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    residents were awesome and employees were helpful.

    Cons

    management was not reasonable. too many schedule changes.


  2. it was a job that paid the bills

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CMA in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - CMA in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    they have great training i dont remember their values but just treat residents right youll be ok

    Cons

    don't ever go on family medical leave they will give you problems

    Advice to Management

    Train the RCDs to treat their employees like they would want to be treated


  3. Great company culture

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The culture at Emeritus is incredible.

    Cons

    The pay for some departments is low.

    Advice to Management

    Don't join Brookdale.


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  5. Support system is unbelivable

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living

    Pros

    The residents are delightful
    Charge nurse and CNAs are easy to get along with
    Residents family are kind and respect and support the CNAs and Charge Nurses

    Cons

    Management is terrible.Especially new managements is worse. They fire their old employees fore new ones. The residents and employees do not get the support they need and the CNAs are always put down. They also have the maintenance man spying on the nursing staff. About over 24 residents per CNA. And out of that 24 only 1-2 residents are able to do ADLs on their own. The rest need full assistant. And your lucky to even have one resident that does self ADLs. You always work during your brake cause you alone have so many residents.

    Advice to Management

    Your worker are humans. Treat them with respect and support them. Getting rid of your old employees for new ones is not acceptable or professional.


  6. Most efficiently run community ever, smiling residents and coworkers, until Brookdale buyout!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living

    Pros

    Resident care was awesome! Impressive coworkers who had been there 5 plus years. Loved coming to work. More like family than a job and I believe the residents felt the same.

    Cons

    Different rules for different coworkers. Mistakes and/or inappropriate behavior is ok for "pets" but a major issue for others. Absolutely no appreciation for those employees who give 100% plus and report those who don't. Unless you are a "pet" you are labeled a troublemaker and your days are numbered. Since news of brookdale the management has morphed into bullies and there is fear in the air. "What happened here, no one smiles anymore?" Quote from a family member.

    Advice to Management

    Need policies and procedures, written and verbal, for training. Trainers should have a check list to follow to be certain everyone is trained the same. It is essential that management knows that all major issues have been addressed. Weekly progress evals should be given to new hires. Workers are going to talk about the buyout, it's not gossip, it's human nature. If management makes a big deal out of it....it will be. Really good staff but some of the higher ups need to leave their misuse of power at the door.


  7. Helpful (1)

    An Experience I'll Miss

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    Pros

    Office atmosphere is very supportive and does a good job pushing out toxic energy. There are a lot of different directions to go within the company to diversify your skills. Most managers/directors seem great to work with, very friendly and hands-on with their staff. Very helpful in helping us move on now that the merger is coming to an end.

    Cons

    We are told this is a merger, but it's clearly a buyout. Brookdale seems to have bit off more than it can chew--their office is a mess and they can't make a decision. There are so many people involved that no one knows what to do or if it's their job to do something. Coming up with a new process involvesd emailing multiple people, but no one responds. We spend most of our days waiting for Brookdale to figure it out. It looks like the merger definitely should have been the other way around.

    Advice to Management

    Figure something out fast. Most of your office is gone at the end of the year and they won't be there to hold your hand.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Bad...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Relations Coordinator in San Pablo, CA
    Former Employee - Community Relations Coordinator in San Pablo, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Residents, work-life balance, other staff...

    Cons

    Senior management, promotions, employee morale, culture...


  9. Helpful (1)

    Fulfilling

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, no dress code, paid gym, bus pass, and lot of beer drinking.

    Cons

    Salaries, no interdepartmental communication, no growth opportunities.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

    • 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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working at the corporate office has been great. The people here are very supportive and fun to work with. There are monthly events to help ease the work environment, so that everyone is having fun on the job.

    Cons

    We merged with a new company. There was plenty of room for growth but then the merge happened


  11. Helpful (2)

    The merger with Brookdale was really a buyout

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

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company was decent until Brookdale takeover was announced. It was at one time a great place to work.

    Cons

    Middle management had no time to deal with their own pending layoff while trying to manage their teams during the transition. Agree with others that there was a very clickish environment which increased toward the end and black balling does occur. Brookdale mismanaged and botched the transition in many ways, but at the end of the day they are just people trying to survive a very big mess.

    Advice to Management

    Show respect to those who chose to move on, those who came from Emeritus and those who take a chance to join the mayhem.



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