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Aegis Living Overview

Bellevue, WA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Health Care Services & Hospitals
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Aegis Living is a national leader in assisted living and memory care with a simple philosophy: make every day count. With more than 20 years of experience, it is known for its employee-centric company culture, unique point of view and eye for innovation.
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Mission: Our commitment to our residents, families,
and each other, to uphold the values outlined
in our SERVICE affirmations.

We seek to fulfill these values each and every day.

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Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#46)

Company Updates

  • Meet our line staff recruiting team! As we look to double community footprint over the next ten years, attracting and retaining the finest employees is more important than ever before. On Wednesday, August 21st, the recruiting team is hosting a Caregiver Hiring Event at our Home Office in Bellevue, WA. We're looking for compassionate and motivated caregivers who are excited to grow with our growing company! By attending our hiring event, you'll have the opportunity to meet with a recruiter as well as representatives from our various Washington communities. CAN or HCA preferred; however, we DO offer certification to future employees who want to grow with the company. Candidates are eligible for: -Medical/dental/vision/401k/tuition assistance and more -Ongoing training programs -Employee appreciation days (additional paid time off) -Employee meals for just $1 Aegis Living has been voted the Best Place to Work multiple times and is a top-rated Glassdoor company! Submit your application here:

  • Major news! We've officially announced our plans to double the size of our community footprint, expanding in California, Oregon, and Washington over the next 10 years. Not only does that mean the opportunity to meet more amazing seniors and help them create magical moments in their twilight years, but it means more jobs, more career advancement opportunities, and new ways to contribute to the changing face of senior living. Read more about our expansion plan in The Seattle Times:

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Aegis Living – Why Work With Us?

With 32 senior housing communities in three states, it is our great privilege to share in the lives of our residents, and we’re honored to learn the wisdom each person has developed over a lifetime. As a leader in assisted living and memory care, we’re passionate about bringing joy into every day—and rich, new experiences into every life.

We never underestimate the power of a smile, gentle touch and a kind word. Our caring staff provides consistent service, a creative approach to care and a higher quality of life that provides peace of mind for our residents’ families.

Our Staff is the Heart of Our Business

“I knew from the beginning that I wanted to create a culture at Aegis that was unsurpassed in the industry. I have been able to make that vision a reality through the shared efforts of everyone here. My job is to give the employees the tools they need to make their lives better and more enjoyable. After all, the staff are the ones that drive the customer experience. Unless they are absolutely happy, motivated and have a genuinely good feeling about working for the company, you’re never going to get to the customer experience you need to be a success.”

– Dwayne Clark, Founder and CEO



Company culture is not a buzzword for us.  It’s what we strive for and deliver. Every decision we make influences and builds a stronger culture. A culture we hold precious and protect—like the residents we care for.

Our culture makes our company stronger.  We have a mission that is bigger than any one of us. We find happiness and success together in making a difference, in making magic in each life each day.

Employee First

We focus on the dedicated employees who serve and care for our residents.  We listen to our employees, incorporate their innovative ideas, and help them carve out a career path to success.

Giving Back

Giving back to others reflects our commitment to healthy, happy communities. We dedicate time and financial resources to our employees and many organizations.


Aegis Living’s annual meeting, has transformed from a traditional business meeting to a three-day celebration of the human spirit and a seminar for self-improvement.


Our success and strong company culture are directly attributed to our dedicated and loving staff members. Therefore, we are focused on attracting and retaining the best staff at every level within our company.  We are committed to providing work that is rewarding and fulfilling to those we employ. And we will reward our dedicated employees with opportunities for growth and a work environment that is inspiring.


We are committed to “Making Lives Better” – not only for our residents but for our employees and their families as well. We know that our employees are the foundation for our success so a competitive benefits package is just one way that we say “Thank You” for the love and compassion that they show our residents everyday. We look forward to having you as a part of the Aegis Living family.


Aegis Living is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees. We continually evaluate our benefit offerings to ensure that we remain competitive – not only with other companies in our industry, but also with other companies in the communities in which we live and work. Our employees have the choice between two medical plans, dental plan and vision plan for their healthcare needs. Aegis shares in the cost for dependent coverage. We also offer flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan.


Our employee recognition program includes tuition assistance, home mortgage discount program, vacation, sick, holiday pay and appreciation days. Appreciation days are time that an employee earns through tenure; these days off are in appreciation for all of the wonderful things that our employees do. We also have an innovation program that allows our employees to make a unique difference in the company through their suggestions.


We know how important it is to love where you work. Our fun committees at each community were developed to nurture and foster fun at work. We have set this precedent with events such as: international potlucks, pizza parties and movie screenings. The only limitation is imagination.


Aegis Extras is an ever-expanding program of special services and discounts available to Aegis employees. This program features products and services at discounted rates for all active Aegis employees.


We realize how important it is for each employee to fully understand the expectations of his or her job and what it takes to be successful in their position. Our Career Development Initiative establishes behavioral competencies in the areas of Leadership, Interpersonal and Technical for positions in all of our communities. The information was obtained through a comprehensive job analysis process with our employees that specifically identified the competencies necessary to be successful in each role.

The tangible results of this initiative are:

  • Consistent job descriptions and expectations
  • Creates more accurate and objective performance appraisals
  • Establishes customized career paths for our employees
  • Consistent metrics to measure performance
  • Ability to align training to targeted competencies
  • Rewards employees for their job performance by establishing a true pay for performance program

This level of investment will provide employees with the knowledge, resources and support to be successful in their role, have career development opportunities and to be fairly reward for their level of performance. The highest priority of Aegis Living is to be able to attract and retain high-caliber people, because our success depends on your success.

Aegis Living Reviews

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

    I have been working at Aegis Living full-time (More than 8 years)


    Home office communicates directly and often with individual communities --- so we know what's happening and why --- and where we are headed

    Caring executive management from the company President through the VPs, regional support staff, community general manager... They all know individual names and remember the little details about staff so meaningful relationships are built --- creates loyalty

    Great insurance with low rates (PPO!) --- they were lowered from 2019 to 2020 too

    Overall good benefits

    Family-like culture


    Some directors are hourly and a few are salary --- salary directors put in a lot of 'extra' hours and may create some 'divide' between the two levels since all department managers have the title Director

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing regarding communication and future growth

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Aegis Living Photos

Aegis Living photo of: Aegis Recruiting - Building an Awesome Team!
Aegis Living photo of: Happy Halloween!
Aegis Living photo of: Home Office team has hugs for everyone!
Aegis Living photo of: Celebrating Our New Home Office!
Aegis Living photo of: Music and Memory part of our Life Enrichment program.
Aegis Living photo of: Aegis employee leading a regular Tai Chi class
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Aegis Living Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Wellness Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Aegis Living.


    I applied and received an email for an interview 6 hours later. The recruiter called me and asked a few basic questions. Very prompt and timely with her follow-up emails and phone call. I was called in for an interview in person the same day.

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Aegis Living Awards & Accolades

  • ALFA Best of the Best Award (HR & Staff Development), ALFA, 2011
  • Washington Best Workplaces, Puget Sound Business Journal, 2012
  • Best Retirement Facility, 425 Magazine, 2010
  • CFO of the Year Finalist, Puget Sound Business Journal, 2013
  • Best Workplaces, King 5 Best of Western Washington, 2013
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