Sunrise Senior Living
2.9 of 5 243 reviews
www.sunriseseniorliving.com Mc Lean, VA 5000+ Employees

Sunrise Senior Living Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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2.9 243 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

Sunrise Senior Living CEO Chris Winkle

Chris Winkle

(3 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "I met so many wonderful team members that I am honored to have worked with"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Love the residents you are able to transfer"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Occassionally have to work long hours and the additional effort is not always recognised"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Poor management, lack of leadership and poor communication"
    in 7 reviews
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    RN Wellness Nurse (Current Employee)
    Carmel, IN

    ProsLove the residents and staff.

    ConsCan be short staffed at times

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My experience at Sunrise was positive and life-changing.

    Lead Care Manager (Former Employee)
    Gurnee, IL

    ProsThe co-workers are amazing, the residents are fun to be around and it's a very personally rewarding job.

    ConsIt's tough work and long hours!

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore training for new hires-I had a ton of training and felt like I was a better care manager because of it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sunrise needs to break through the clouds and shine some light.

    Concierge (Current Employee)
    Edgewater, NJ

    ProsGreat work environment, of course, depending on the team members. The residents are what you really strive for.

    ConsThey've always expressed their interest in promoting from within but as of the past couple of years in the Northeastern NJ region, there seems to be little if none of that happening. I've been an employee with Sunrise for 7 years [on and off] and in serveral communities with much experience but after my fourth try at a managerial position, I've yet to get the tools or advice I need to professionally grow in this company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent Staff Care for their Residents

    Assisted Living Care Giver/LVN Med Care Manager (Current Employee)
    Yorba Linda, CA

    ProsA great place to get your foot in the door. A beautiful community to grow and learn. The staff as well as the residents are the friendliest people ever. Everyone is welcoming and warm and the facility in Yorba Linda is clean and smells like a normal place + cookies! I am overjoyed for the opportunity to be employed by Sunrise in Yorba Linda.

    ConsI have no cons to talk about this facility. Everything is truly excellent and I cannot think of a better place to have started my working experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    LPN Medication care manager

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are nice, residents are mostly nice. Opportunity for new grad LPN

    ConsSchedule is always mess up. They would put me to work every weekend, even if you ask for a day off, they may still schedule you to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect people's schedule.

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    Work in progress

    HCC (Current Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    Prosresidents, flexible, beautiful, several locations

    Conspay, cost for residents, turnover, short

    Advice to Senior Management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My experience has been positive

    Concierge (Current Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsThe staff works as a team at the facility I am at. I occasionally help out at another Sunrise and the staff there are not as friendly.

    ConsNo letting the job get to you. The residents are getting older as we all do and its hard to see them pass.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire within. I was told in the beginning that Sunrise hires within. I was hoping to get more hours but was told that another person would be hired to share hours.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's like high school

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsThe place smells like cookies all the time.
    It's clean.

    Cons-The staff act like they are still in high school.
    -Underpaid.
    -If they don't like you, you get few hours on the schedule.
    -moving up isn't that easy
    -the amount work assigned is not worth the pay.
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    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you place supervisors in a department make sure they enjoy doing that, rather than conmplaining.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The fundamental principles of the company are appropriate, but they are not implemented in an effective way.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMy co-workers are hard working and dedicated, and the quality of life for residents is overall higher than other places I have worked.

    ConsManagement does not always make decisions that benefit their staff, in fact a lot of times it is the opposite. They try to give their employees a voice but when you try and speak up they usually don't listen or take your concerns seriously. Expect to be short of staff and get hours cut frequently because management doesn't fill the rooms.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs an employee, I often feel we get the short end of the stick for managements downfalls.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Part time employment

    Health Care Coordinator (Former Employee)

    ProsGood work hours and good management

    ConsPay is low for new hires.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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