Emeritus Senior Living

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Emeritus Senior Living Reviews in Seattle, WA

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
280 Reviews
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280 Reviews
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T. Andrew Smith
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    An Experience I'll Miss

    • 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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fulfilling

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Salaries, no interdepartmental communication, no growth opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    The culture at Emeritus is incredible.

    Cons

    The pay for some departments is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't join Brookdale.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The merger with Brookdale was really a buyout

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Nice people, great coworkers, job was just ok.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Pros

    Great people there that I worked with.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great now defunct company

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    • 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 an year)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start a career and gain some entry level experience, but learning and growth opportunities are limited

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Flex hours, laid back office environment, some cool perks like half days every other Friday during the summer, a few great individual leaders/mentors

    Cons

    Accounting work was simplistic and not challenging at all, mostly consisting of babysitting and correcting the errors of untrained business office directors at the communities. No real learning opportunities or exposure to advanced accounting concepts, no audit exposure, etc. The experience here was limited and results in a lack of exit opportunities. Growth opportunities exist in terms of moving up within the department, but even that has a lack of variety and depth and is basically just managing people doing the same basic entry level work.

    The accounting department also didn't do a good job of promoting. In my time there they moved at least two people into management who were great doers but terrible leaders, resulting in unhappy, mistreated staff. There were a few great people moved up also, but the percentage of misses was too high

    Pay and benefits were both at the bottom of the Seattle market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Emeritus-Seattle Office

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

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, location, and work/life balance. Co-workers are extremely nice and fun. Employee Morale is good and fun events are frequent.

    Cons

    Career Growth is limited while compensation and benefits tend to be on the low end of the scale.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Corporate Office

    • 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

    Relaxed atmosphere. Friendly environment. Opportunities to branch out and get ahead.

    Cons

    Can be very click-ish. Potential to be blackballed. Very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on helping solid employees move ahead, while not arbitrarily awarding sub-par performances.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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