Sunrise Senior Living

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Looking for good pay and employee appreciation? Don't come here

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Care Manager in Yorba Linda, CA
Former Employee - Care Manager in Yorba Linda, CA

I worked at Sunrise Senior Living part-time (more than an year)

Pros

Residents are lovable and adorable

Cons

This company completely lacks ethics towards:

Care-managers
food servers
housekeeping

The best pay rates and salaries are given to management while the most personal and extremely laborious positions are underpaid. I was completely appalled to learn how much pay raises were, and even more so that for someone to finally gain a decent, livable wage they would have to put in at least 6 years plus. Many of the employees have families, it's not easy to support your family with the pay here. In addition to the low pay management abuses employee rights with respect to work schedules, and inappropriately favors the schemes created by there select group of favorites. Often the few that aren't favorites are forced and threatened to accept shift changes. It has been common for an employee who addresses the inequalities and the culture of management and their select favorites, to lose their job. The aforementioned is most evident of the Reminiscence Coordinator.

This company operates under the image of equality, respect between management and staff, but shortly after joining the team you learn quickly how little your voice, and hard work actually matter. The company generates an employee survey to see how well the company and its management team are doing for their employees, but many are too afraid of losing the jobs for stating the truth. Truly sad.

In addition, growth in the company is an illusion. I've been told stories of the Reminiscence Coordinator refusing an employee advancement in the Assisted Living community because she needed her to stay where she was. The manager even went as far to persuade the Assisted Living Coordinator to not accept this employee. As a result, the employee was so completely disappointed and upset ; she never pursued advancement with Sunrise thereafter.

I know times in this economy are extremely tough, but please educate yourself before accepting a position with this company. The inequality of pay and employee rights are not worth it. Employees will often subtle and stay on staff for too long because they know the hardship of securing a job is a battle. Just make sure you keep searching for a position with a company that will compensate you right. Corporations have, for too long, secured healthy salaries for themselves while the employees who work directly with residents, with heart and hard labor are undervalued.

I hope this information is helpful.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There needs to be ethics training and auditing because employees should feel rewarded and rightly compensated for their work. This is why many are for having a union. The most disappointing part of working here is knowing that the company was started by two people who did the hard work themselves in the beginning, trying to build up their dream. They know how much heart and labor it takes to care and run the hard task to make a person in the final stages of their life happy and comfortable. They should reevaluate their purpose and the way their company runs.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    The best care money can afford in your Golden Years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Relations Associate in Worthington, OH
    Current Employee - Community Relations Associate in Worthington, OH

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people, great benefits, and meaningful work experience.

    Cons

    Taking care of seniors is always demanding on your personal life. That is a sacrifice you have to decide to make.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your employee's lives into consideration when you can. Keep doing a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    ONE BIG JOKE!

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

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

    Pros

    Some or most of there employees are very likable and try to make the best of their job.

    Cons

    The pay is totally unequal. The rules apply to certain people. That management are unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FIRE YOURSELF!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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