Emeritus Senior Living

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they are all about making money and don't pay attention to what is actually goes on in the communities.

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Current Employee - Wellness Coordinator in Reno, NV
Current Employee - Wellness Coordinator in Reno, NV

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

Pros

the residents they are the only reason to return everyday, when you can put a smile on just one persons face that makes it all worth it when you can make a difference in there lives.

Cons

the corporation just doesn't get what it takes and the time it takes to truly care for a resident, and give them the proper care that they need.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

that is a joke. unless you know someone or kiss some ass or just sleep to your way to the top. hard work just doesn't cut it in this company. very sad!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A Waste Of Time

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    Current Employee - Memory Care Program Director in Saint Augustine, FL
    Current Employee - Memory Care Program Director in Saint Augustine, FL

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

    Pros

    Working with the residents is the most enjoyable aspect of being an Emeritus employee.

    Cons

    Management has little respect for front line staff and repeatedly threatens to fire people for the sake of balancing the bottom line. All the company really cares about is money and this attitude creates a culture laden with demoralization and defeat. I worked on call 24 hours a day as Memory Care Director for just $11.30 an hour without overtime. I made more money as a CNA with less education and less responsibility. The building never had enough staff when I worked there and still suffers from an ongoing staffing shortage. Upper level management, notably the ED seemed nice at first but turned out to be a two-faced snake, who did nothing to resolve ongoing conflicts. The ED and RCD never had anything nice to say just constant complaints and trivial criticism, which ultimately created a hostile environment. The environment in which I worked was fraught with childish gossip, sabotage, and passive-aggressive behavior from upper level management. Too much manipulation occurred from all sides. No thanks ever just constant demands. When I first began my work at Emeritus I loved everything about it and eagerly embraced a rewarding career but after being fired after just three months for no apparent reason I have nothing nice to say about this corporation or the community in St. Augustine, Florida. I worked my ASS off, sometimes working three shifts in a row without any help from anyone only to be slapped in the face and left with great sadness. I truly feel as if the corporation has exploited me as a worker. Sadly, I also feel that the community in St. Augustine employs discriminatory behavior, or should I say reversed discrimination. In short, the benefits stink, the pay is a joke, recognition is absent, and the corporation itself it devoid of all things human. The concept of "family" is nothing more than a statement on a wall. Dysfunctional and abusive family is far more accurate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why bother waste my breathe? They don't listen anyway.

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

    Not a "family" I'd want to be a part of!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bennington, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bennington, VT

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

    Pros

    I loved my residents and will miss them dearly! I did become good friends with some of the staff and will continue to keep in touch with them.

    Cons

    Should have known from the start that this place was trouble when one of the managers was FINALLY let go for discriminating against applicants and unprofessional behavior. Came to work one day and my desk was gone. No explanation, just all my things on the floor. Management said they thought I shouldn't have a desk anyway (or email address!). There is a lot of gossip and hearsay and management listens to it and accuses everyone of this and that. Very unprofessional and childish. Employees are treated disrespectfully and talked down to. We all were busting our butt at an understaffed and overly stressful community and were constantly dumped on with negative feedback. Nothing positive was said. When you try to reason with them, they say that you just can't take criticism!

    Some of us weren't allowed the resources to do our jobs correctly. I was hired in a management position under the guise of an assistant so they would have to pay me less and give me less responsibility and privileges. I still had to do all the extra work! Was told that I didn't have time to do my planning while I was on the clock. Pathetic. The ones they are really hurting are the residents, who are paying WAY too much for what they receive.

    This company is all about patting themselves on the back and about the $$$$$$. They need to stop caring so much about what they look like to outsiders and start worrying about their staff if they view them as "family".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enough with the corny emails, meetings, conference calls, etc... Ya'll are wasting precious time that could be spent making a difference in the lives of these wonderful residents. Start showing your employees some RESPECT.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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