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Erickson Living Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
81 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Good student wait staff program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Waitstaff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Poorly Managed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dining Services in Catonsville, MD
    Former Employee - Dining Services in Catonsville, MD

    I worked at Erickson Living

    Pros

    Fantastic residents and beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Senior Management are bullies and lots of infighting and fear to contribute. Use of student unskilled, untrained labor expecting excellence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be bold to change the labor and staffing programs to be current.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Excellent At Selling Dreams/Constant Addition of Responsibilities-CNA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Certified Nurse Assistant in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Certified Nurse Assistant in Plano, TX

    I worked at Erickson Living full-time

    Pros

    -Benefits (medical/dental, tuition reimbursement)
    -Coworkers
    -Residents/families (most are very appreciative, grateful, and loving)

    Cons

    -Perform many more tasks than the "average" CNA (meds, activities, peer training, janitor, cook/server, laundry aide, make-up artist to name a few)
    -Voice changes to management but all changes lie in corporate's hands
    -Barely time to take 30 min. lunch
    -High turnover (managers, adons, administrators constantly changing)
    -No advancement (even applied from within to a position below mine and not even considered)
    -Experience over rules education ( I have a BA & AAS)
    -Pay not competitive
    -The best always leave (just use place as a stepping stone)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing; corporate runs the changes

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    A mission and culture that's easy to buy into

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

    I worked at Erickson Living (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As referred to in the title, if your looking for a mission and culture that's easy to buy into, Erickson Living is a great place to work. Working to give seniors a better lifestyle is not only rewarding but fun as well.

    Cons

    It's still a business and sometimes the profit making aspect takes precedence over the mission, particularly if you work in a Corporate function as opposed to working in one of the communities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great opportunity to advance my career.

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

    I worked at Erickson Living full-time

    Pros

    Advancement is offered and encouraged and most importantly often paid for. Line staff to managers are all offered a chance to advance. You only need to do the work.

    Management from all departments work together. If you need assistance, all you need to do is ask and it is available.

    Cons

    Employee engagement is a huge part of the job. This creates an atmosphere of "what have you done for me today..." with a lot of the staff. They take the perks and give aways for granted.

    Salary is low, but in some ways is made up by the resident appreciation.

    Values are not practiced with regard to line staff. They often are not required to meet these goals. Some line staff are difficult to manage and the process is also very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay line staff more money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Good Culture but do not pay well

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Novi, MI

    I have been working at Erickson Living full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity to grow as there is always new situations to respond to every day.

    Cons

    They go through the exercises of engaging their employees but do not follow through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to be more concerned about your employees and less concerned about your yearly bonus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    OK to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Erickson Living

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with, interesting business model

    Cons

    Company grew too fast and over leveraged, lower than average salaries,

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    In Fighting Micro Management Complacent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chef De Cuisine in Catonsville, MD
    Former Employee - Chef De Cuisine in Catonsville, MD

    I worked at Erickson Living full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The model of business is promising but seriously flawed in today's competitive market

    Cons

    Senior management had in fighting, lead by a bully, creating a culture of fear. Constantly understaffed and equipment broken or not working. Hired unskilled teenagers and took advantage of them while providing very little training to be successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management has no ears for advice, you are punished for speaking your professional mind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    executive chef

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Erickson Living

    Pros

    very good to work here

    Cons

    not good to work here

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