Merrill Gardens Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Very proffessional environment, I learned a lot working here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Concierge in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Concierge in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Merrill Gardens full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the culture of respect and generosity among staff and residents. I also appreciated being mentored by my boss.

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of opportunity for growth. I had to leave the company to get a promotion after two + years of hard work and dedication.


  2. Great Communities and Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merrill Gardens full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Corporate and Community Leadership are terrific! Quality shows in the buildings and the care of residents and staff

    Cons

    Some elders can not afford it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  3. Was an excellent 7 1/2 years

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Director of Quality Services in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Regional Director of Quality Services in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Merrill Gardens full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company. Was great working for a wonderful boss. Family owned business and take great care of their seniors/residents. Excellent working relationship with DSHS licensors. Took great care of me and gave me time off when I needed it.

    Cons

    Large portion of the company was sold to HC REIT and Emeritus.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up your reputation of giving excellent care to seniors on the West Coast.


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  5. Merrill Gardens cares about their employees and positive reinforcement for all.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Merrill Gardens part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The pace is often brisk, but the care the seniors receive is the best available, in part by a competent staff to assist them.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, some of the seniors pass on to their reward and are remembered fondly in their time as our favored residents.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the caring, service motivated attitude, not only with the employees, but the residents themselves as we all benefit from a happier lifestyle.


  6. love this company to death

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dining Services Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Dining Services Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Merrill Gardens full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very employee oriented room for advancement

    Cons

    none that i can think of

    Advice to Management

    rember to encourage your employees


  7. A memorable experience

    Former Employee - Server in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Server in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Merrill Gardens part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Making great personal connections with residents
    - good wage given limited experience
    - free meals for full shifts
    - a strong sense of teamwork

    Cons

    - saying goodbye or unexpected deaths
    - dealing with mental health problems regularly (anger, confusion, etc.)
    - management seemed very impersonal with part time employees


  8. CNA/Caregiver

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNA
    Current Employee - CNA

    I have been working at Merrill Gardens full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My facility feeds the staff members for free. Personable coworkers. Flexible shifts.

    Cons

    Can be stressful on some days, especially morning shifts. Pay is kind of low for amount of work.


  9. Great so far

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Henderson, NV

    I have been working at Merrill Gardens full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company genuinely seems to care about the residents! So refreshing! The staff is dedicated from the top to the bottom. I can finally say that I have found a home with a company who has standards for care and service that match mine!

    Cons

    Staffing tool for care staff seems to have an error in formulas but my GM is understanding about this when it is presented correctly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up doing what you are doing. As a new employee I cannot even begin to express my appreciation for the support I have received.


  10. A rewarding and fulfilling job that had some great people in it...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Waitstaff in Lancaster, CA
    Former Employee - Waitstaff in Lancaster, CA

    I worked at Merrill Gardens part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The residence made it all worth it. They made it very rewarding to meet and experience the seniors with all there history. Very fun and rewarding! The staff and residence for the most part were very amiable and accommodating.

    Cons

    One of the drawbacks is residence leaving unexpectedly if you get my drift. They had a few discrepancies in regard to rules ,regulation and policies. They tried to run a very tight ship.

    Advice to Management

    Show more concern, leniency and fairness for employee's welfare in regards to policies.


  11. Merrill Gardens

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor

    I have been working at Merrill Gardens

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Merrill gardens is a positive place to work and has a lot of chance to grow and advance in the company.

    Cons

    yearly raises are insignificant and not based on performance.

    Advice to Management

    raises show how much you value your employees.



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