Emeritus Senior Living

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Emeritus Senior Living Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
265 Reviews
2.6
265 Reviews
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T. Andrew Smith
9 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • enjoy the teams i work with and the ability to support others in making a positive work environment (in 8 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Upper management within the facility and Corporate does not follow their own policies and ethics (in 9 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medication Technician in Brandon, FL
    Current Employee - Medication Technician in Brandon, FL

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living part-time (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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad to worse in Tulsa, OK

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant-CNA in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant-CNA in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Nice residents. That is all.

    Cons

    Revolving door. Big time. They have these 2 new nurses and along with one of the RCD's they are on a power trip. Fire for no reason, write everybody up for the smallest thing. ED could not care less. If you are a snitch you are it. You can be lazy and all. Constant call in's and no show. They do not drug test. You can imagine. Back stabing and hostile fearfull enviropment. Feel sorry for the residents because they are not taken care of. Full of nursing home patients. Just get the money. That is all that counts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New ED and nurse's. New RCD.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Love residents, staff poor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Windsor, CT

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living part-time (less than an 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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Emeritus vs Brookdale

    • 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

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have the best bosses and the best work experience I think I will ever have.

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Very flexible for schedule and personal life. Communication is open. Coworkers are great, no drama. Everyone does their best to provide excellent service to our communities and vendors.

    Cons

    I wish growth was a little more available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your values strong if you want this merger to be successful. I fear you'll be too big and your employees will no longer respect upper management or truly believe in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Emeritus Senior Living Response

    Jun 3, 2014Recruiting Project Specialist

    Thank you for your review. We're happy to hear you're enjoying your job!

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Emertius review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Assistant in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Maintenance Assistant in Franklin, TN

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

    Pros

    Good work schedule and flexibility, friendly environment

    Cons

    Low pay, under staffed, low budget

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall great place to work

    • 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

    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
  10.  

    pretty good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Director in Westminster, CA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Director in Westminster, CA

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

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