Merrill Gardens

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Merrill Gardens Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
31 Reviews
2.6
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very proffessional environment, I learned a lot working here.

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    Former Employee - Concierge  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Concierge in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Merrill Gardens full-time for more than 3 years

    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.

    Recommends
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    Great Communities and Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merrill Gardens full-time

    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.

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    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
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  3.  

    Was an excellent 7 1/2 years

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    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 for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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

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    Current Employee - Maintenance  in  Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Merrill Gardens part-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
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  6.  

    love this company to death

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    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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    very employee oriented room for advancement

    Cons

    none that i can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    rember to encourage your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great so far

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    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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
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  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Waitstaff  in  Lancaster, CA
    Former Employee - Waitstaff in Lancaster, CA

    I worked at Merrill Gardens part-time for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Merrill Gardens

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor

    I have been working at Merrill Gardens

    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 ManagementAdvice

    raises show how much you value your employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Merrill Gardens; Great opportunities, great reputation.

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    Current Employee - Regional Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Regional Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Merrill Gardens

    Pros

    MG is a strong company, family run, and has a good reputation in the senior housing industry. They pay fairly compared to other companies and have excellent tools for training management staff in the communities.
    Great compensation for marketing and community relations if you are hungry and willing to work.
    Communities are run well and it is a privilege to be chosen to work for them.

    Cons

    There is turnover, but the senior housing industry tends to be a bit incestual anyway. Recognition for accomplishments is not always recognized outside of occupancy percentages. Getting around the politics is a challenge sometimes and communication is not up to par between Corporate positions and the communities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more effort on implementing the MG cares program towards employees. Recognize accomplishments even when it might not be reflected in numbers. Eliminate sarcasm that retards good communication. Spend the time and energy to "mentor" current employees into leadership postions. Trust your leaders.

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  11.  

    Not willing

    Current Employee - Business Office  in  Lynnwood, WA
    Current Employee - Business Office in Lynnwood, WA

    I have been working at Merrill Gardens full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People really do Care alot

    Cons

    Salary seem to be very low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    OK where I am

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