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Amica Senior Lifestyles Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2019

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3.3
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51%
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61%
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Amica Senior Lifestyles CEO Doug MacLatchy
Doug MacLatchy
15 Ratings
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  1. "A lot of work just for the sake of it // Teachers should divest from GEO Group"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous 

    I have been working at Amica Senior Lifestyles full-time

    Pros

    Serving seniors is a fulfilling career path Culture can be positive, but cannot give this organization above 3 stars in any category as long as we are in any way affiliated with private prisons and concentration camps.

    Cons

    Ownership group has invested in a private prison company that runs migrant detention centers in the US. Disgraceful and should be addressed by ownership. Direction of Amica is scattered. Left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing

    Advice to Management

    Tell ownership group that working for a company that has funded concentration camps in the US is horrible for morale. For Amica, pick a direction and stick with it. Difficult to plan for future without alignment.

    Amica Senior Lifestyles2019-07-11

    Amica Senior Lifestyles Response

    July 18, 2019Chief People Officer

    Thank you for your positive feedback about working with seniors at Amica. With regard to your comment on Teachers, you will be pleased to hear that they have no shares in GEO Group. Here is their official response to the recent CBC report: https://www.otpp.com/members/cms/en/news/archive/2019/we-do-not-own-anysharesofgeogroup.html ...

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  2. "Concierge"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Amica Senior Lifestyles part-time

      Pros

      Really wonderful people to work with, the residents were great!

      Cons

      The shifts started very early in the morning

      Amica Senior Lifestyles2019-04-21

      Amica Senior Lifestyles Response

      April 29, 2019Chief People Officer

      Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. It is great to hear your positive comments about our team members and residents. Yes, our concierges do start early!

    • Helpful (1)

      "Rather not say"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Amica Senior Lifestyles full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Most of my co workers , and of course the real people that pay us. (residents) they nikel and dime them.

      Cons

      Managment seem to be always stressed and always working. (staff shortages) The company doesn't seem to get it. Theres a lack of labour . Why don't you stop cheaping out on wages. The culture is not good. It used to be fantastic and friendly. Unfortunately it's the seniors that suffer. Lot's of repackaged foods. Can't even give us a gift card at Christmas.

      Advice to Management

      You should go around to all the Amica and see for yourself. This is not a positive environments. Stop creating favourites.

      Amica Senior Lifestyles2019-04-19

      Amica Senior Lifestyles Response

      April 29, 2019Chief People Officer

      Sorry for the experience you are currently having. At Amica, we take pride in enriching the lives of our residents, their families and each other. With regard to wages, we recently conducted an industry compensation survey to ensure that we are leading the retirement living sector. ...

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    • "A rewarding place to be"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Amica Senior Lifestyles full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Open and inviting staff Truly believe in what they say Real desire for change and make a real difference They want you to think outside the box and proactive Socially and mentally rewarding

      Cons

      More cream in the fridge

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you are doing, the passion and vision is there to be seen and believed. Each day becomes more rewarding which means that everyone is on the same journey to make senior living more than just a job, it's a belief.

      Amica Senior Lifestyles2019-04-01

      Amica Senior Lifestyles Response

      April 29, 2019Chief People Officer

      Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. Good to know we need more cream in the fridge! As you know, we care about our team members and residents and the experience they have each day. We strive to create a supportive environment where our team members join together ...

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    • "PSW"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Amica Senior Lifestyles part-time

      Pros

      Great team to work with! And lots of different shifts to choose from.

      Cons

      The pay is not very competitive.

      Amica Senior Lifestyles2019-02-27

      Amica Senior Lifestyles Response

      March 5, 2019Chief People Officer

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am pleased to hear you enjoy being a part of the Amica team and that you like the flexibility in shifts. I see that you have a concern about pay. We have just completed a Compensation Benchmarking exercise within our industry. ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "Horrible!!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Amica Senior Lifestyles full-time

      Pros

      The seniors are so kind and make you want to come into work

      Cons

      the management and head office

      Advice to Management

      Care more about the seniors then your profit margins. General Mangers are told to only care about profits. Management fails to realize that they work in a health care environment not a hotel where people are coming and going. Restrict seniors activities and treat them as if they don't matter.

      Amica Senior Lifestyles2019-03-10

      Amica Senior Lifestyles Response

      March 28, 2019Chief People Officer

      Thank you for your feedback. I also thoroughly enjoy working alongside seniors. I am sorry we lost a team member who so clearly values seniors. In an effort to address your feedback, I’d love the opportunity to speak with you directly, if you are interested. I can be reached at ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "poor pay"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Amica Senior Lifestyles part-time

        Pros

        cheap staff lunches, choose how you alot your break time

        Cons

        managments a mess, pay structure after baybridge buy out means that new employees make 5-6$ less per hour than those hired before buyout. short staffed often

        Amica Senior Lifestyles2019-03-18

        Amica Senior Lifestyles Response

        March 28, 2019Chief People Officer

        We test our rates against the market bi-annually and are confident that our current starting rates are in line with or above the marketplace. However, we do take your feedback seriously. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

      • "Amazing organization to work for."

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        Current Employee - People Development in Toronto, ON
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Amica Senior Lifestyles full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Family centric organization, a non politically charged environment, ability to work with a smart, dedicated team of professionals for successful and growing organization.

        Cons

        None to speak of really.

        Advice to Management

        Keep up the great work and let's not lose the culture we have grown to love!

        Amica Senior Lifestyles2019-01-16

        Amica Senior Lifestyles Response

        February 10, 2019Chief People Officer

        Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We strive every day to create a supportive environment where our team members join together in meaningful work while building rewarding careers. It is delightful to hear that you are having such a positive experience during your ...

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      • "Good company"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Amica Senior Lifestyles part-time

        Pros

        Enjoyed the culture and people

        Cons

        Wish to have been put full time as I was casual for 5 year

        Advice to Management

        Great very supportive

        Amica Senior Lifestyles2018-10-21

        Amica Senior Lifestyles Response

        November 21, 2018Chief People Officer

        I am happy to hear you found a full time job. Please continue to watch our Career website at amica.ca for future opportunities. Thank you for your contributions to our culture over the last five years, and I wish you the best of luck in the future. Val Owen Chief People Officer

      • "A lot of work but good team"

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        Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Amica Senior Lifestyles part-time

        Pros

        Good team members to work with

        Cons

        Workload is quite high.. you would be burnt out

        Amica Senior Lifestyles2018-10-31

        Amica Senior Lifestyles Response

        November 21, 2018Chief People Officer

        Thank you for your feedback. We rely on our care team and all our team members to provide exceptional service and discerning care to our residents. Although we have tracking mechanisms in place to ensure appropriate staffing levels, your specific feedback could help the local leaders ...

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