Erickson Living

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Erickson Living Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
85 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.  

    Great company to work for with great values

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

    Job

    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

  3.  

    Good student wait staff program

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    • 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
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  5.  

    New Health Service Leadership destroying a great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Trouble Behind The Curtain

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Waitstaff

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    • 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
  8.  

    Excellent At Selling Dreams/Constant Addition of Responsibilities-CNA

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    • 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
  9.  

    A mission and culture that's easy to buy into

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    • 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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