Kisco Senior Living

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Kisco Senior Living Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
20 Reviews
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20 Reviews
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Andrew S. Kohlberg
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  1.  

    Great place to work and an awesome group of people to work with.

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    Former Employee - Real Estate in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Real Estate in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Kisco Senior Living full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. You are given responsibility to own the projects you are working on. Excellent growth potential.

    Cons

    I don't have any negative comments. This was a great place to work. High caliber of people and well educated. Expect a lot from their people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Residents should be top priority, but are not.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Kisco Senior Living full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Andy Kohlburg has a great vision, but if it's not implemented locally it remains just that. A vision not reality.

    Cons

    Treatment of front line employees is horrific. Not given the things needed to care of residents properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It doesn't make sense to go up on the rent for residents, but go down on the quality of what you're offering them. That's not good customer service. Also, it's not good business to ask employees to lie to families about the qualifications of certain management personnel. It's also not professional to bring in sketchy workers you don't trust then ask other employees to keep their eye on them for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful Company with Wonderful people who are committed to growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at Kisco Senior Living full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good salary with okay benefits

    Cons

    A little disorganized with management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    This is a great small company to work for!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kisco Senior Living

    Pros

    The leadership creates a strong employee-first culture, walks the talk with their values, principles and beliefs, and from the President down to front line, they truly care for their residents.

    Cons

    Takes too long to make decisions and communicate them. And they need more focus and talent at home office for implementation and sustainability of their programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to your residents and associates.

  6.  

    Good experience, learned a lot.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kisco Senior Living full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great communities, they know how to build and maintain a great community and keep investing in it over time so it stays competitive and maintains its value. Loved the pvb's, overall was very focused on them and did a decent job of making them come to life.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for growth unless I wanted to be an ED which I didn't. A lot of popularity of certain associates outweigh performance, I hated the politics of that. A bit of a shallow facade. Mediocre support at home office level, at times a huge disconnect from their day to day and ours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more fun! needs to have more 'servant leadership' mentality from CEO on down, CEO is hard to sometimes connect with, an introvert with high expectations, let your team know when they've made you proud.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice to work in a place that strives to practice the Principles Values and Beliefs of its Mission Statement.

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    Current Employee - Resident Relations in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Current Employee - Resident Relations in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

    I have been working at Kisco Senior Living full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable and happy staff at present under a good management team. The company Principles Values and Beliefs (PVBs) are embedded in the culture. Nice residents have home like atmosphere in the common areas. Commitment to keeping staff informed- I like that all employees were taught to use the computers for monthly continuing education. For many it was their first time using one. Setting specific goals and providing incentives for staff to meet those goals strengthens staff involvement in the company's future.

    Cons

    Quality of employee experience may vary from community to community depending on ED and dept heads. Those who have autocratic management styles work against the PVBs. Those who value team building and cooperative management make delightful working environs. It is difficult for employees to know who to appeal to in corporate level when managers are not managing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep using the Staff Satisfaction surveys administered by a private company - perceived as a relatively safe way for employees to give feedback about their managers. I like the Kudos program for recognition. Need to keep advertising the Gem program for residents to recognize employees too. They don't go online for Kudos.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Too much mumbo jumbo

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kisco Senior Living full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and perks. Great communities.

    Cons

    Corporate management overly involved without having a clue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your communities do what they do and don't try to fix what isn't broken.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    nightmare

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kisco Senior Living

    Pros

    no choice training its bad

    Cons

    no happy compensation its not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    staying here forever

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Kisco Senior Living full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great pay, staff is very respectful, kind, supportive environment, CEO does an amazing job, everyone ALWAYS in a great mood. it's just too good.

    Cons

    i can't think of any cons. this is a very warm and wonderful atmosphere. the people are awesome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the excellent work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great when you're left to do your job but horrible pay and too many chiefs!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wellness in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Wellness in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Kisco Senior Living full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The seniors are great!! It is so much fun working with them and watching them enjoy their new home!

    Cons

    Constantly undermined by the corporate people who have no idea what happens in the field. They launch a TON of new things and never follow through. Also, expect to do enough work for 2 full time people with the pay of 1/2 person. Constantly adding new things to your plate without notice, without it making sense, and without consulting the field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to learn what your company does. The culture is just words on paper to you all, but if you actually followed it, working there would be fabulous!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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