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Aegis Living Reviews

Updated March 15, 2019
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Pros
  • "This is an employee first company that goes the extra mile to care for those in our work force with personal or family issues" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Most notably, the culture of Aegis is second to none" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Does not pay care managers enough for all the work they do" (in 20 reviews)

  • "No cons have been presented at this time" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Corp office"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corp Office in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Corp Office in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aegis Living full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Aegis is a rare company that really listens to what people want and people need. They do very much care about their employees. They show this everyday, with programs like $1 meals, Big Dream Vaca, who has a lotto for their staff? They are the best in senior housing, no one comes close.

    Cons

    It is a 24 / 7 , people you love pass away. Beginning salary could be better but if you are good you will advance quickly , if you aren’t , you pay will stay the same.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you are doing! Don’t get discouraged , you are one of the best !

    Aegis Living Response

    Jan 25, 2019 – Aegis Living

    Thank you for sharing your experience working at Aegis Living.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting, but stressful"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Caregiver in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Caregiver in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aegis Living part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely residents, friendly environment, decent benefits, and emotionally rewarding. The food is usually good considering how many people the chef has to cook for. It's fast paced and hectic at times but I prefer that to sitting in boredom and watching the clock.

    Cons

    Not enough training, unprofessional staff, and low pay. Coworkers and managers alike gossip. I assume that the staff badmouths me when I'm out of the room which is very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    More training

    Aegis Living Response

    Mar 15, 2019 – Aegis Living

    I am sorry to read about your experience with Aegis Living, especially considering our strong commitment to kindness and camaraderie among all staff. Frankly, it’s the reason I joined Aegis and the... More

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Management Can Do Better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Care Manager
    Former Employee - Care Manager

    I worked at Aegis Living part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    $1 meal tickets available for employees

    Cons

    Management can do better about meeting staffing levels.
    Having 2 care managers in one dept where a few residents are two person assists leaves other residents waiting and potentially with minimal care.

    You don't realyy get breaks and thats the "norm"

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the care managers. Theres a reason why there's a high turnover rate and often burnout. Don't guilt workers into taking more shifts.

    Aegis Living Response

    Mar 18, 2019 – Aegis Living

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Your comments are concerning and I would like to take a moment to specifically address them. Meeting residents’ needs is our highest priority... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic environment with little compensation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aegis Living full-time

    Pros

    Good temporary job if you are in school.

    Work life balance is decent

    Great patient environment if you're passionate about the medical field

    Easy growth opportunity if you have an above average work ethic.

    Good experience for entry level

    Cons

    Horrible insurance "benefits"- $80 for dental a month with copays for everything and only up to 50% coverage. Medical is just as bad.

    Pay is poor if you do care in any form despite being the one's who interact and take care of residents. Work load increases without compensation.

    Empty promises from management regarding pay raises

    Management interferes with resident care despite no medical training and the fact that it's the RN and care directors job to begin with.

    Alot of blaming in my community even if you weren't on shift for an incident.

    Lack of respect, gossip and pettiness amongst management.

    Poor staff to resident ratio (1 care manager can take care of 20 residents)

    Necessary breaks (staff member scolded or warned or told "just clock out for 30 and work") even if it interferes with resident safety

    Aegis Living Response

    Mar 15, 2019 – Aegis Living

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at Aegis Living. We take your comments very seriously. We value each employee and have a commitment to our employee first culture... More


  5. "Aegis Living is Great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Technician
    Current Employee - Medical Technician
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aegis Living part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Provides a kind, supportive work environment and good care to the older population

    Cons

    The wage is not super competitive


  6. "Nice experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Activities Assistant
    Current Employee - Activities Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aegis Living part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff and wonderful managers

    Cons

    Low pay and high turnover


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Push out"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Care Manager
    Former Employee - Care Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aegis Living part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Paid training's, inexpensive employee meals, the residents, good place to get work experience in assisted living and with dementia care.

    Cons

    Inexperienced undiplomatic supervisor. Nice that Aegis provides opportunities for promotion, perhaps a more training or support to do the job well would be good. Serious lack of commitment and follow through of management doing what they say they will do. Repeated employee write ups for things like turning lights down at night for the residents, reporting a resident’s bruise one day later, using a descriptive "bad" word in a private text message about another co-workers intimidating behavior. Write ups to the point of being pushed out, feeling like I had no choice but to quit if I wanted to keep my integrity intact. There is a strange, fake, corporate, mistrusting atmosphere about this work place; a culture of co-workers throwing each other under the bus, acting as eyes and ears to the supervisor, so you never know who you can trust. In the end this is not a place for a critical thinker, rather a yes, sir no sir employee.

    Advice to Management

    See the above & award employees unique contributions and use employee's strengths instead of having the same expectations from everyone. Also, paying more when asking employees to take on more duties and responsibility.

    Aegis Living Response

    Feb 25, 2019 – Aegis Living

    I'm sorry to hear you had a less than positive experience working at Aegis Living. What you share does not represent the management style or culture we expect. I would like to learn more so we can... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible caregivers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNA
    Former Employee - CNA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aegis Living full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Paid training, lots of availability to work as many hours as you want, will hire with no experience, good way to break into the field.

    Cons

    I only worked here for a singular shift, and the treatment towards the residents was horrendous and baffling. The CNA who was training me treated the residents (memory care side) with such disrespect and hate, I couldn't stay. Pushing the residents, yelling when they didn't listen, pushing his forehead against a resident and using his bigger body to intimidate. This was my first CNA job (which they were fully aware of), and laughingly told me they wanted me to get the dentures out of a hostile resident's mouth who was known for biting, without any assistance. Just a bad environment that made me terribly sad for the seniors having to live there.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to hire CNAs who will respect and care for the residents as if they were their own family. The people I interacted with were horrible to the residents and I would hate to be treated this way.

    Aegis Living Response

    Mar 20, 2019 – Aegis Living

    We appreciate you sharing your experience working at Aegis Living. Your comments are very concerning and in no way represent the exceptional care, respect and compassion we expect to be provided to... More


  9. "Gain experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medication Care Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Medication Care Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aegis Living full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid training, promote from within, gain medical knowledge.

    Cons

    low compensation, lack of program for CNA's to become RNs, expensive health insurance.

    Aegis Living Response

    Feb 22, 2019 – Aegis Living

    We’re sorry to hear you had a less than positive experience working at Aegis Living. We are continuing to enhance our Employee Life Improvement program that creates a path of promotion for qualified... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Deceitful, assign fault, image only priority"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cna/Med Tech in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Cna/Med Tech in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aegis Living full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great community feeling amongst staff, great care

    Cons

    Community Management has no objectivity. There’s favoritism, bullying and always looking to point the finger at lower level staff. Dishonesty and trying to hide problems instead of takeing responsibility that it’s their job to provide guidance and oversee.

    Advice to Management

    Be objective, and think for yourself and stand up for what’s right. Not what makes us look picture perfect. staff support by management is great by care director and a few others are the only ones my advice? Somebody from corporate needs to step in.

    Aegis Living Response

    Mar 12, 2019 – Aegis Living

    We are sorry to hear your experience working at Aegis Living wasn't completely positive. It is important that we ensure the employee first culture created for all employees is consistently... More