Sunrise Senior Living

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Sunrise Senior Living Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
309 Reviews
2.9
309 Reviews
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Sunrise Senior Living CEO Chris Winkle
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • People passionate about what they do and improving the quality of life for seniors (in 11 reviews)

  • I met so many wonderful team members that I am honored to have worked with (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours bad mangement no respect (in 11 reviews)

  • short staffed with care managers so we are stressed and over worked (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Loved the residents

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living

    Pros

    The residents and the workers

    Cons

    No room for advancement opportunities

  2.  

    Great company with a strong value system

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Core Values and Principles of Service keep focus on team members and residents, competitive pay and benefits, great place to be if you have a passion for the work, good leadership at several levels, comprehensive training available

    Cons

    May not be a good experience for team members who don't have a passion for serving others, emotionally demanding work that can be draining if you don't maintain work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to improve support to communities by adding resources, modernizing tools, update some of the older training modules

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Cna

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CNA in Studio City, CA
    Former Employee - CNA in Studio City, CA

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living

    Pros

    You really love the opportunity to be hands on and help seniors, plus lunch is only 3$

    Cons

    Not much opportunities to be heard as an employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hear your employees and actually put the use the suggestions they have

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living

    Pros

    Working with residents is the best part of job

    Cons

    Communication within the employees is not good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Employer

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

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living

    Pros

    Great Co workers, rewarding place to work

    Cons

    Low pay, management can be very bottom line oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Previous Employee

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

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living

    Pros

    Sunrise has a wonderful training program and seeks from within for promotions. I had a lot of wonderful experiences to enhance my knowledge, some that included travel across the United States. Overall the time and money spent on training team members is very impressive compared to other companies in the industry.

    Cons

    As in many large organizations it is difficult to voice opinions to upper and senior level management. There was a huge change in overall culture when the original CEO's Paul and Terry Klaassen stepped down from everyday activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Community level management experienced high turnover due to burnout.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living

    Pros

    They have great benefits, they are always very supporting on your career and education.

    Cons

    They went from public to private company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep encouraging your team members to pursue their careers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    caretaker

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Caretaker
    Current Employee - Caretaker

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    some nice people, some don't care

    Cons

    lost in the mix, unable to get involved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CNA/GNA in North Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - CNA/GNA in North Bethesda, MD

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

    Pros

    some of the best reasons is caring for the patient.

    Cons

    a downside is the amount of people that work at the one department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to hire more employes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Care Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Lead Care Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The best thing about this job is the great relationships created between team members and the residents.

    Cons

    This is a large company that doesn't value their employees. Their main goal is sales. When they first hire you they tell you their is plenty room for advancement which is a lie. Always short staffed and employees are over worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Things would be much better if the care managers were more appreciated. The lack of value Sunrise show to its employees is the main reason they have to constantly hire new people. The only people who advanced and can honestly make a living with this company are the coordinators and corporate staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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