Era Living
2.8 of 5 9 reviews
www.eraliving.com Seattle, WA 500 to 999 Employees

Era Living Reviews

Updated Mar 5, 2014
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2.8 9 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

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Eli J. Almo

(3 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Innitiative solves issues, guidance in after the fact, appreciation not the corporate mantra

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Era Living full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSkilled professional can make own way , where structure and policy is vacant

ConsLack of appreciation, encouragement, tempermental inconsistant leadership

Advice to Senior ManagementCultivate human assets, feed with praise daily

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Owners spend without restraint

Construction Management (Former Employee)

I worked at Era Living full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLocal company, decent benefits, dedicated employees who really care about the seniors they serve in the communities owned by this company.

ConsOwners are definitely in the 1%...blew out the budget of every project with lavish spending and myriad changes, then cried poor mouth while laying off the entire project team. If they had shown some fiscal responsibility, most roles could have been preserved.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very nice retirement home. Friendly co-workers and residents!

Food Server I (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at Era Living part-time for less than a year

Pros- Friendly co-workers and residents
- Complimentary meals working a dinner shift
- Fast paced work environment
- Direct deposit option over checks with no added cost to you
- Not complicating in terms of tasks

Cons- No tips
- Some residents are not as understanding and/or give attitude
- Mangement is not always flexible with scheduling if you have other commitments

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow tips!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great communities for resident's but work in is another story.

Front Desk (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at Era Living full-time for more than 5 years

Pros-Wonderful resident's, Era living does take care about their resident, friendly environment.
-Mostly stress free job (depends day to day)
-Clean/upscale buildings

Cons-Pay/raises
-Poor management
-Awful compensation
-Job descriptions too vague
-Favoritism
-Micro management setup

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat communities to live in enjoyed everyday working with the resident's! The company really takes the time to take care of their resident's sadly if they could do the same for staff. Job description is very vague, pay/raise high time "low", no tips or bonus. Few times was lie too by management, everything must be done "ERA WAY" great place to work if you like to be mindless drone.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Was not a bad experience

Food Server (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at Era Living part-time for more than 3 years

ProsI very much Loved the Residents they were really nice.
Love my work crew and manager

ConsOne of the big problems was a Lack of Tips as compensation

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Fast paced working environment as a dining assistant. Excellent opportunity to improve customer service skills.

Food Server I (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at Era Living part-time for less than a year

Pros- Clean work environment
- Very low to no start up costs (Provide you with uniforms)
- Free meal depending on what time of day you work
- Experience working with a diverse group of people
- Good range of time working (dinner shift)

Cons- Pay isn't matched well for how much you do
- Many tasks which include, but not limited to the following: Setting up the dining room, taking orders in your section, serving the food, bussing the tables, cleaning the dining room and kitchen
- Work schedule can be inflexible
- No tips

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Great working experience, with one exception.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at Era Living full-time

ProsTerrific team to work with, commitment to customer satisfaction, high-end "five-star" communities. Residents very happy. Collaborative approach to problem-solving and formulation of procedures. The people were the best part of the job, lots of talented and hard-working employees.

ConsInsecure, egotistical boss made me feel stupid & incompetent. Expectations set for staff were not adhered to by management, which made it hard to take seriously. Expectations inconsistently applied to different employees. Lots of favoritism.

Advice to Senior ManagementWalk your talk. Lead by example. Show some appreciation rather than favoritism. Don't control your employees by intimidation, nit-picking, and psychological terrorism. It creates demoralization and a hostile work environment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Family owned - expect to be second class

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at Era Living

ProsGood people working there and they truly care about the residents.

ConsFamily ownership. The owners controlled every decision about renovations, spent excessively sending every project over budget. The excesses on just one project could have paid the salaries of our entire department (that was laid off) for a year. Very wasteful and uncontrolled practices.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat it like a business not your personal account, respect the employees and show them that you have confidence in their abilities.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Disengaged aloof "do as I say, not as I do" environment.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Era Living

ProsSalary and benefits adequate. Embraces concern for residents. Upscale facilities. Professes culture of inclusion, support and engagement. Community involvement. Hard working employees.

ConsCorporate mantras for employees and resident respect, acknowledgement not applied to management. Isolating, uninvolved in needs of managers for job appraisal and feedback. No follow through on issues that are brought to light regarding professional acountability, reviews, ongoing emotional support. Micro management style, one hand doesnt know what the others doing.
No avenue for peer review or safe venue for feedback or job satisfaction. Clear cliques in mangement.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate peer reviews for management. Practice what you preach regarding tenants pontificated on for top down practice with everyone, not just hourly employees and residents.

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