Sunrise Senior Living Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Sunrise Senior Living CEO Chris Winkle
Chris Winkle
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Pros
  • People passionate about what they do and improving the quality of life for seniors (in 11 reviews)

  • Many employees are great team members (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • I worked really long hours and management still didn't care about us or the hard work we did (in 11 reviews)

  • The turnover rate is very high, and we often work short staffed not giving the residents the quality of care they need (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Activity & Volunteer Coordinator in Gilberts, IL
    Current Employee - Activity & Volunteer Coordinator in Gilberts, IL

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    They really do want the best for their residents

    Cons

    To much micro management from corporate. They tell us what kind of activities we have to put on our activity calendar even if our residents do not like it.

    Advice to Management

    Less micromanagement


  2. Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time

    Pros

    Great company benefits bonuses pay

    Cons

    Long hours not enough time in the day to finish


  3. Helpful (1)

    Alc

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assisted Living Coordinator in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Former Employee - Assisted Living Coordinator in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and the residents make the job worth it.

    Cons

    ED was the worst, he played favorites and preached how he wanted team work from all the coordinators but always spread rumors about them which lead to lack of professionalism and people refusing to work with one another. Being on call constantly without any relief is exhausting and needs to be fixed. One person cannot work 24 hours a day for very long without becoming overworked.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Reminiscence Caregiver

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

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love the residents and their families.
    Got along great with the staff.
    The pay and benefits were a bonus.

    Cons

    It was very understaffed and lacked training.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Love the Culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Sterling, VA

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time

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

    Pros

    The culture of Sunrise is great. The team at the corporate office in McClean are good people. I had the opportunity to work with one of the best Regional Director of Operations in my career. My Sunrise Recruiter was experienced and very upfront.

    Cons

    You don't really have the opportunity to hire your own team. It's all about who knows the regional team and who is friends with who.

    Advice to Management

    Take pride in knowing that you have hired some exceptional directors and allow them to do their job. But keep doing what you are doing because you are the leader in Senior Living.


  7. caremanager

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

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    the community is very accomodating...all the coordinators are friendly and willing to give their time to talk to specially when you hve problems.

    Cons

    How i wish they recognize me as a hardworker. Everybody deserve to be recognized.


  8. I'd move my own family member to a Sunrise Community.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Sales and Marketing
    Former Employee - Director of Sales and Marketing

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Sunrise finds lots of wonderful ways to honor the lives of the residents who live there.
    Truly believe in serving seniors and preserving dignity.

    Cons

    Basic time off.
    Limited upward mobility for Sales and Marketing professionals working in the communities.


  9. Oh boy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Care Manager in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Lead Care Manager in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    To assist people who really need you. Rewarding feeling of purpose. Potential to strive and advance.

    Cons

    Favrotism. Poitics.Severe brown nosing. Overal lack of professionalism from certain staff and even management.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the task at hand (residents needs). Don't fake care actuallu genuinely care for them and be careful who you hire and favor or do favors for or ask of. Be aware and stop playing a blind eye.


  10. can be a good starter job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time

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

    Pros

    They offer bonuses to Executive staff and perks for hourly employees.

    Cons

    it always comes down to how much money they are bring in how happy managers are.


  11. Marketing Assistant

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

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    working with residents and all the family members you get to meet

    Cons

    poor pay and no growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    promote from within



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