Sunrise Senior Living

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Sunrise Senior Living Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
284 Reviews
3.0
284 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 10 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Occassionally have to work long hours and the additional effort is not always recognised (in 9 reviews)

  • Sometimes there was a lack of communication from management (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    terrible

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living

    Pros

    this is a terrible company

    Cons

    long hours bad mangement no respect

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    This was the worst company I ever worked for. The management is awful and unfair. I would not recommend this company.

    • 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 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I have nothing positive to say.

    Cons

    The regional management
    Regular management
    They don't value your hard work and effort

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair with those who are putting forth the effort

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Terrible leadership and training

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living

    Pros

    Initial encouragement lasted about 2 months.

    Cons

    Training was not adequate. Management does not recognize any contributions that are made by employees. Understaffed! Too Nuh pressure with added responsibilities because management is not organized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employee input and treat us with respect. Provide ad square training.

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  5.  

    Very good environment

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

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good training and leadership programs,

    Cons

    not enough time, not enough salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont need to hire more, distribute time to employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The friendly atmosphere, the beautiful landscape & artichecture, the cleanlines

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

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful, good managment, very good co-workers

    Cons

    The scheduling needs better work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living

    Pros

    Very well organized, very home like for our seniors, great company culture.

    Cons

    They need to incorporate more division wide training to help directors understand what it is like being on the front line at a community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    share more personal time with the front line staff

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't Do it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional
    Former Employee - Regional

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

    Pros

    The residents of the communities are the absolute best thing about working for Sunrise.

    Cons

    Top and mid-level management have a mean-spirited attitude. When one of them makes a mistake, their first course of action is to blame an underling. Many of them are just plain immature and will hire/promote/fire based upon who they want to be friends with. Strange place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace many of your mid-level, Regional managers/Directors. Until some of those people are replaced, this attitude will continue as they set the tone for the company. People should not be treated this way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Apply and Apply... Never even get a call for an interview.
    I'm a gerontology major with nursing background

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

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living

    Pros

    Im assuming working with and assisting the elderly live a higher quality of life

    Cons

    Wish I could actually get a interview... Not just a letter saying, "after speaking with you we have selected another candidate... Best of luck on your venture..

    This would be acceptable, except for the fact, not once have I ever spoken to anyone???? I have received 3 letters for different postings, never once talked to anyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Is anyone even looking at my applications, or resumes'

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very poor workplace, care managers are unhappy and miserable

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

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Here for the residents only!

    Cons

    There is no respect for caremanagers! There is no motivation, no leadership, not one thank you! Management is only interested in money and their end of the year bonus, which can be up to 8,000. Caremanagers get an orange coffee cup for their bonus. Our pay is 9.00 per hour, we are always under staff, residents are NOT receiving proper care!!!!! We are under staff!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very fast paced, opportunities to learn, but you are just a number/position to them.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    It is an extremely fast paced company with high expectations. If you are smart and self-motivated, you can be very successful. There are many opportunities to learn. Company is huge therefore if you need to relocate, chances are you could find a job in another Sunrise. They are clustered around most major US metropolitan areas.

    Cons

    You are only as good as last week's financial results, you constantly have to prove/explain yourself. There is no support for directors. Regional teams are stretched thin and focus on putting out fires. Poor work life balance. Very political. Has changed from public company to private, and has changed owners every few years, which causes frequent reorganization. Regional and corporate jobs are therefore very vulnerable to layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aside from the front line team members, your community management teams (coordinators and EDs) are your most important players. There is very high turnover in these positions, mainly Executive Directors, Health Care Coordinators and Directors of Sales due to an immense amount of pressure and lack of support. Many regional team members and Vice Presidents are rude, not responsive and not trustworthy. Training and support for EDs and coordinators is not a priority for the regional teams, they are more worried about that week's financial/sales results These are essential to the success of the communities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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