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3.0
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38%
Recommend to a Friend
70%
Approve of CEO
Gerald T. Grant
10 Ratings
Pros
  • "Benefits, flexible work schedules, gratuity every 6 months , families of residents are great(in 5 reviews)

  • "Co workers are great to work with, good benefits, good hours(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "No room for servers to grow (trainer title was taken away so that they didn't have to pay servers more to do it)(in 4 reviews)

  • "Corporate management all about promoting itself and handing out bags of money to upper management(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Acts Retirement-Life Communities part-time

    Pros

    Great residents and great environment.

    Cons

    No room to grow in the company.

    Acts Retirement-Life Communities2018-10-24
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acts Retirement-Life Communities full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Team work, Customer Service, Family, Friends, Flexible

    Cons

    Change in management... has brought about different changes.

    Acts Retirement-Life Communities2019-03-27
  3. "My team was very talented but could have done more."

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    Former Employee - Director of Culinary Services in Blue Bell, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Acts Retirement-Life Communities full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people I worked with cared deeply about those they served and the food they produced.

    Cons

    There is no one with extensive food knowledge running the culinary division in corporate. when speaking about Sous Vide cooking with the VP he kept asking “How does my steak not get wet?” All these new cafes look great on the outside but are still serving the same lazily produced, pre made, tasteless garbage they did before.

    Advice to Management

    Promoting from within is great, but try to mix it up with outside talent but in order to do so you need to loosen the purse strings considerably.

    Acts Retirement-Life Communities2019-02-04
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Fitness Trainer in Ambler, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Acts Retirement-Life Communities for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice employees, great place to work.

    Cons

    Pay is not comparable to other companies

    Acts Retirement-Life Communities2019-01-27
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Dining Room Server in Media, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Acts Retirement-Life Communities for more than 3 years

    Pros

    shorts shifts, free food from the dining room

    Cons

    bad management, minmum wage, not many raises

    Advice to Management

    do checks and balnces

    Acts Retirement-Life Communities2019-01-14
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Love the Residents & Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Acts Retirement-Life Communities full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Helping to bring joy and laughter to residents was the highlight of every day. Staff was great, too.

    Cons

    Clear favoritism, unrealistic expectations, difficult to respect immediate superior.

    Advice to Management

    Where does loving kindness live?

    Acts Retirement-Life Communities2019-01-09
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be great place to work but new management killed it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vero Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Acts Retirement-Life Communities full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    benefits it says I need 5 words but since the new Director has taken over there has not been

    Cons

    management expects you to do everything for them including other department jobs and refuses for to fix anything

    Advice to Management

    stop treating the employees like you are a god and fix the issues that need to and stop adding more work on employees.

    Acts Retirement-Life Communities2019-02-12
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not where “Loving Kindness Lives”"

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    Current Employee - RN Case Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Acts Retirement-Life Communities for more than a year

    Pros

    Co workers are great to work with, good benefits, good hours

    Cons

    Clinical Manager does not know how to respectfully speak with/ treat employees. This makes going to work unpleasant. Employee turnover high. No follow through when issues are made known.

    Advice to Management

    Address Clinical Manager’s behavior and start treating good employees with respect and “loving kindness.”

    Acts Retirement-Life Communities2019-01-20
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Needs Improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Acts Retirement-Life Communities full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefit package Corporate managers seem to be nice and know some of the employees by name when visiting the community.

    Cons

    Policies are not enforced with all employees. Management have their picks. Most employees do the job of 3-4 employees with no added compensation. There's no cross training for some positions, therefore when the one person that knows the position need to take off, its often hard to get needed days off. If that person is off, it makes it difficult for other employees. It actually looks bad on the company! The good...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees with fairness and respect! Treat them like they matter. Stop firing your loyal and dedicated employees for stupid reasons. I've heard residents say at first they recommended ACTS to their friends. But, now they wouldn't recommend to anyone. Its becoming a place where employees and residents are unhappy! That hurts your business. We're loosing a lot of good employees!

    Acts Retirement-Life Communities2018-12-31
  10. "Culinary Department"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Acts Retirement-Life Communities part-time

      Pros

      Great management and very flexible.

      Cons

      Not a lot of opportunity to work up.

      Acts Retirement-Life Communities2018-12-11
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