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Management is horrible! Majority of caretakers and med-techs are priceless. Sunrises principles are admirable.

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Former Employee - Life Enrichment Manager in Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Life Enrichment Manager in Arlington, VA

I worked at Sunrise Senior Living full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The residence! I loved the residence I worked with and they loved me in return. They will always remain in my heart. I so respected the families that were actively involved with their loved ones lives. I will always remember those coworkers that went above and beyond to care for residence who can not take care of themselves. Those workers are priceless and deserve to be treated with respect and to be compensated. No one will care for your loved one like those that I knew.

Cons

Management could care less of their employees. I took the job because I was impressed with the respect and care that the front end staff took care of the residence. Management plays favorites and takes away hours from wonderful employees and promotes the staff that does nothing. One employee sat all day and read on her IPad, was texting, or watching TV. One bad apple but she tormented the other employees who felt they could not defend themselves for fear of their job. I left because my hours were cut to accommodate the managers favorite who was loosing her job. Many others hours were cut who were did not fit in with the cliche. I did not mention that when I left I found I was not paid all of my wadges. Neither management nor corporate are willing to take care of this matter which I have been pursuing for going on three months now.

Advice to Management

Promotion had less to do with the quality of work but how good friends you are with the manager. If you were not in their particular group you have no hope. No chance to move up in mine location. Stop promoting employees with bad behavior just because you happen to be in the same class. Treat people fair even if they are of difference cultures and nationalities. Hire managers who are management material. Corporate needs to be more diligent and do secret assessments especially in the reminiscence ward. Arlington management horrible.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Serving older adults during this time in their lives is a true blessing

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    Former Employee - Executive Director
    Former Employee - Executive Director

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living full-time (More than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The residents and team members make it very rewarding.

    Cons

    The philosophy of caring for the "frailest of the frail" residents, and charging fees designed to increase revenues, but not providing the infrastructure and staffing to ensure the care and oversight is delivered. The communities are behind the power curve regarding needs-based professional staffing, and operate on a very slim staff to increase NOI while not increasing care delivery. While most assisted living communities have a model that includes an LPN 24/7, Sunrise does not, when they are the organization that should have increased professional staffing, as they are very liberal in their admissions philosophy. In addition, the universal care manager philosophy of one person, the care manager, providing every service for a resident, i,e, personal care, housekeeping, laundry, dietary service, etc, etc, is not optimal for many reasons.


  2. An alright place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living

    Pros

    I liked the people and the residents.

    Cons

    Pay is not the best. You can make more elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on what Paul and Terry wanted to do, not profits.


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