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Updated Jun 21, 2019

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Acts Retirement-Life Communities President and CEO Gerald T. Grant (no image)
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36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Acts is a great company to work for with good benefits and opportunities for advancement(in 10 reviews)

  • "Residents are great and generally appreciative(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "loving kindness" is a slogan and nothing more(in 7 reviews)

  • "Corporate management all about promoting itself and handing out bags of money to upper management(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Word from separated employee

      Jun 28, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Port St Lucie, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent benefits, pleasant environment, enjoyed working there

      Cons

      Does not live up to mission of extending Loving-Kindness

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      5 people found this review helpful
    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      "Loving Kindness" = not so much

      Jun 21, 2019 - Administration in Baltimore, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Large company so they can provide good rates on health insurance and good 401K match.

      Cons

      Cookie-cutter approach to things. If you don't fit the mold, you won't see loving kindness. Tenure is more important than talent.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      New ED is running the place into the ground

      Aug 27, 2018 - Lead Housekeeper 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The family type atmosphere of working with the residents daily Free coffee Benefits (which is the ONLY reason I am still there) The culture of loving kindness is true within the physical plant department at my community, we are all close and are basically a family bosses and all. Go above that, that’s where the problems begin.

      Cons

      All management is worried about is the budget ED doesn’t listen to what employees think or feel (won’t even listen, even if it is not a good idea), changing things that don’t need to be changed for no reason other than a power trip, took away our holidays off, took away parties and incentives, makes people do 2-3 full time positions for way to long “while he/she looks for ppl to hire” when it’s been 10 months already....no compassion for staff when we literally make the place what it is! Everyone I have talked to about these issues all agree with me. Not just my department either. I date someone that works in culinary and I can assure you they all feel the same!

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      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Employees are just a number

      Aug 22, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great health benefits, you get to interact with the wonderful seniors that live in the community and some employees are really nice to work with.

      Cons

      Unfortunately the company is not what it used to be years ago. Salaries are very low so a lot of unqualified people get hired for the wrong positions and those who have qualifications have started to leave the company because they are underpaid and overworked. Employees became just a number. If you are a hard worker and motivated, this is not the place for you. They don't promote unless you do your time (many years). "Loving kindness" does not apply to employees, because they are all just a number. There's some crazy people employed at those communities, watch your back.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      organization that lost it's way

      Aug 13, 2017 - Department Manager At Community in Philadelphia, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      best christmas party ever......hookers AND blow !

      Cons

      "loving kindness" is a slogan and nothing more. Corporate management all about promoting itself and handing out bags of money to upper management. How many directors and vice presidents does a company need?

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      3 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Current Employee

      It used to be great.

      Jun 2, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The residents and most of the staff are wonderful.

      Cons

      It used to be a company that practiced what it preached. It says its all about loving-kindness. Not anymore. It's a business now. Money driven, and with at least one higher up who is mentally and verbally abusive, who listens to no one but herself. They claim they are the company to move up in and find your career. Bull. Only for some who have to be in the in crowd. Good, great people have left in droves the last year or driven out due to the pathetic excuse they call management.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Short and disappointing.

      Aug 6, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Residents are wonderful and welcoming, active and engaging. Programming at one particular community is excellent and residents stay involved.

      Cons

      Loving-kindness is non-existent. Leadership is antiquated and removed. Horrible decision-making.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      If the mission and values where you work are important to you, ACTS could be a fit.

      Oct 31, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people are caring, the atmosphere is like family. Leaders truly believe in the mission of loving-kindness towards seniors. Always striving for the balance between taking care of the employees and taking care of the residents while taking care of business. Realistic compensation and benefit packages. Flexibility in schedules depending on your position.

      Cons

      Like family, there can be some dysfunction. Boundaries need to be upheld but in this environment it is difficult at times. Company runs best when the leadership is comprised of both a financial leader and a people leader. It is easy to let the job and the company become your life.

      3 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee

      The people at ACTS are extraordinary; they are committed to our residents as well as to each other

      Mar 10, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      At the community level, ACTS is a family-like atmosphere. There is a lot of longevity since folks love their work and know they are making a difference in the lives of our residents. Employee to employee, there is genuine interest and care. ACTS mission of loving-kindness is lived out among the employees and residents alike. In addition, the medical benefits are competitive.

      Cons

      At the corporate office there is dysfunction at the executive leadership level, which is not uncommon in corporate America. The executive leaders have lost their ability to relate respectfully to those within their care. They are concerned first and foremost about themselves in every regard. They are not visible leaders who take the time to walk around the building, getting to know the employees. They are not assertively engaged in encouraging, appreciating and supporting the employees. They do not live out their own mission of loving-kindness. In this economy, employees are afraid to speak what they really feel. The "Top 100 Places to Work" survey results are therefore inaccurate.

      1 person found this review helpful
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