Erickson Living Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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Pros
  • well, the residents are very nice, and the employee benefits are great (in 4 reviews)

  • very flexible work hours and days (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Working with a very young student population can be interesting, fun at times and challenging at times (in 2 reviews)

  • If this is true, then why are employees of Ann's Choice encouraged to come to work sick (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Great Company To Work For!!!

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    Current Employee - Wait Staff in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Wait Staff in Novi, MI

    I have been working at Erickson Living part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Christmas Bonuses, Benefits

    Cons

    Minimum Wage, Only 3% yearly bonuses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Long and Unappreciated...Management is everywhere

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    Current Employee - Hostess in Catonsville, MD
    Current Employee - Hostess in Catonsville, MD

    I have been working at Erickson Living part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to know the residences very well. They begin to look out for you if you make friends with them. If your a student, after working there two years you can apply for the student scholarship. They will give you 1,200/ per year for four years of full time schooling at a college/university. If you work for the company for 10 years they give you $1,000 or $10,000??? not sure which???

    Cons

    No place to grow in this specific campus area. For a part time employee we don't get all the full time employee benefits. Management is constantly disorganized continuously going down hill for the past 4 years. Lots of favoritism and only get recognition if you suck up to management, not if you actually work hard and down what your job. Constant turn over of employees who don't want to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear about rules. Uphold the rules you want us to follow. Make sure all the management agrees to uphold those rules. Be more aware of your employees that are not getting as much recognition but doing their job without complaint. Stop treating your employees like your their parents. Be professional and not soo personable all the time. Care about your employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Great company to work for with great values

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    Current Employee - General Services Coordinator in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - General Services Coordinator in Ashburn, VA

    I have been working at Erickson Living

    Pros

    Good benefits and management is open to criticism, residents are a joy to work for

    Cons

    Compensation is on the lower end as communities are not-for-profit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire form within. Consider increasing overall compensation as the company grows

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Erickson Living part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Management was really nice and understanding

    Cons

    Tend to overwork you sometimes

  6. Nice community. Residents make the work pleasurable.

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    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Erickson Living

    Pros

    benefits are good, pay is fair, beautiful community, residents are kind

    Cons

    HR is vindictive if you quit (even with notice they will do things like delay your COBRA information until after the election time passes no matter how many times you call and request it. Management can be a bit messy and disrespectful. Corporate is a mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider the value of true employee input. Not what you manage them to speak about.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Good student wait staff program

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    Former Employee - Wait Staff
    Former Employee - Wait Staff

    I worked at Erickson Living part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent scheduling understanding for students, fair scheduling, good hours for a student, camaraderie between employees and employees and (some) managers

    Cons

    Constant changing of management with different leadership styles meant each group of new employees was trained differently

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. New Health Service Leadership destroying a great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Erickson Living

    Pros

    Erickson Living had a tremendous culture focused on its people and the residents they care for. The mission was amazing and you felt it from throughout the organization. Although the company does not pay competitively, the work itself was rewarding and the family atmosphere made it worthwhile.

    Cons

    About 2-3 years ago new Health Service leadership was brought in at the corporate level. Its truly amazing to see how 2 individuals can destroy the culture of an entire organization. If youve heard the expression ' Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care', they managed to do that to an entire branch of the organization that permeated the corporate office through the local communities spread across the country. They did this in three ways: First, they disregarded the valuable input from the experienced people they worked with. If you disagreed with them or suggested alternative approaches, you were immediately shut down and going forward removed from meeting invitations and excluded from discussions. Any feedback about ways to improve the process which they did not agree with was immediately perceived as being negative and a barrier to progress. This might be acceptable if they were strong leaders and knew what they were doing but they havent a clue. Brought to Erickson to open new skilled facilities and business lines such as hospice, home health and therapy departments, they have yet to open a single one successfully. They open one hospice facility in MA which they had to close because the staff quit due to poor corporate leadership and direction. Other planned openings went from delayed to simply cancelled because they could not figure out how to do them successfully. The nursing facilities that they did open were dinged by Medicare for the poor quality of the operations. These corporate "leaders" are very good at pointing fingers at others as to why things fail but its ultimately due to their poor direction.

    The second reason why they've ruined the organization is because of the way they treat people. They belittle, degrade, and shout at their subordinates. They try to manage through fear and intimidation. When people ask questions to get clarity on new processes that are not well defined, they become defensive and angry and tell people to just do what they say. How people manage to stay in leadership roles behaving this way is amazing.

    Finally, with an organization whose missions is to serve its residents and be good stewards of their money, its disheartening to see these individuals travel utilizing the residents money to stay at luxury hotels and rent BMW suv when traveling for business. Its unnecessary, wasteful, and inappropriate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes to what is happening in the health services division. The leaders in place are poisoning the culture what was once a great company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. Trouble Behind The Curtain

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    Current Employee - Dining Services in Catonsville, MD
    Current Employee - Dining Services in Catonsville, MD

    I have been working at Erickson Living full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great concept with great potential

    Cons

    Culture of fear, intimidation and lots of broken equipment. Focus on growing into Assisted living while other parts of the company are poorly managed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break the bubble, update the model. throw away parts of the old model

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Changed for the worse

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Erickson Living

    Pros

    Benefits, tuition reimbursement, and pay. A lot of caring and committed people work there although that is changing.

    Cons

    Culture became very difficult the past couple of years. All about the money and not about taking care of the residents or employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging staff. Empower people to do their jobs, and then guide them. Take care of the employees and they will take care of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. Waitstaff

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Utility in Tinton Falls, NJ
    Former Employee - Kitchen Utility in Tinton Falls, NJ

    I worked at Erickson Living

    Pros

    Great environment. Well organized and peaceful. many employee perks

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunites for other departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to give chances to employees with skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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