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Merrill Gardens; Great opportunities, great reputation.

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

I have been working at Merrill Gardens

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

MG is a strong company, family run, and has a good reputation in the senior housing industry. They pay fairly compared to other companies and have excellent tools for training management staff in the communities.
Great compensation for marketing and community relations if you are hungry and willing to work.
Communities are run well and it is a privilege to be chosen to work for them.

Cons

There is turnover, but the senior housing industry tends to be a bit incestual anyway. Recognition for accomplishments is not always recognized outside of occupancy percentages. Getting around the politics is a challenge sometimes and communication is not up to par between Corporate positions and the communities.

Advice to Management

Spend more effort on implementing the MG cares program towards employees. Recognize accomplishments even when it might not be reflected in numbers. Eliminate sarcasm that retards good communication. Spend the time and energy to "mentor" current employees into leadership postions. Trust your leaders.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    This is a horrible place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Director
    Former Employee - Regional Director

    I worked at Merrill Gardens full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    They do provide a paycheck, and in this economy it that is a plus. However if you have an alternative to working for Merrill Gardens you should take it.

    Cons

    Upper management is populated with mean spirited sociopaths. The corporate culture is disgusting. Promotions are based on nepotism,The company is busy cutting staff hours and services to residents in an attempt meet unrealistic financial projections.

    Advice to Management

    They don't take advice. I am sure they are very proud of their achievements......dismantling the company and selling out. Just discontinue the MG Cares program. The blatant hypocrisy makes the daily abuse much more difficult to stomach.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Favoritism-scratch my back and I'll scratch yours

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merrill Gardens

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for someone who is already covered for medical benefits and students

    Cons

    Hours are constantly being cut and expectations and duties rise. Employees don't get the "atta-boys"

    Advice to Management

    Do not show favoritism. Be consistent.


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