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Emeritus Senior Living Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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  • Upper management is corrupt at Brookdale Bear Creek Colorado Springs (in 13 reviews)

  • Change in administration, sometimes long hours (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Terrible"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medication Technician in Salinas, CA
    Former Employee - Medication Technician in Salinas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living (More than a year)

    Pros

    Spending time with the wonderful residents and listening to their stories.

    Cons

    Upper management lies and plays favorites with employees, the more rear end you kiss the further advancement you may get.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company


  2. "Don't work here!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Meals available for reasonable price.

    Cons

    There is no teamwork. Managers were not flexible with personal days/holiday time off.

    Advice to Management

    Be more appreciative of staff.

  3. "I wouldn't let my dog live there since Brookdale bought out Emeritus."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living (More than a year)

    Pros

    The residents that get sucked into believing that Brookdale is all for them.

    Cons

    The staff from the top down are blatent proven liars. Staff means NOTHING ! . ALWAYS SOMEONE pointing fingers at other staff always trying to create drama and get people fired. Petty and no accountability AT ALL. People constantly calling in or no call no shows making extremely hard to provide even sub par care for residents. I truly feel sorry for any senior who gets sucked into Brookdale. Have sat and comforted res. Who felt they had made a big mistake moving there.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all staff at C.R facility and start over with better hiring controls.


  4. "Life Enrichment Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Life Enrichment Coordinator Assistant in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Life Enrichment Coordinator Assistant in Roseville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    dependable, great ideas, friendly, outgoing

    Cons

    nothing bad to say about this person


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Sales Support"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It is wonderful to work with seniors. The company at times due to budgets cuts back on hours for the caregivers. Salespeople are given unrealistic sales targets and goals. That is why the turnover is high.

    Cons

    High turnover due to lack of pay and benefits, these seniors pay a lot of money but the company keeps all the profit.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees they have some great ideas.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Corporate"

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

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment and team. Monthly parties. Very flexible. Good pay.

    Cons

    The benefits were very expensive. The company has now merged with Brookdale which I cannot really give my opinion on other than everything with the new company is automated. Nothing seems to be personal for the communities.

    Advice to Management

    They should use the names that the communities have instead of just referring to them by number. Also fixing the automation of everything would be helpful, everyone likes to talk to a live person


  7. "speech language pathology"

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    Current Employee - Speech Language Pathologist in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Speech Language Pathologist in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    enjoyable environment pleasant coworkers. Enjoyable physical environment and residents are pleasant to work with

    Cons

    not much support from management level. Hours vary with little support to build caseload when low

    Advice to Management

    Help your therapists more with building caseloads rather than just putting them on a productivity disciplinary actions for poor productivity. Support your therapist on the front lines. don't leave them high and dry

  8. Helpful (1)

    "RN Case Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living full-time

    Pros

    Great so far! Staff is welcoming and lots of smiles, a sufficient amount of time of orientation is given for learning their policies, procedures, ethics etc. A lot of companies won't do this, so I am impressed.

    Cons

    I haven't worked here long so there's not much con to give. The only thing I've noticed is the hiring process has taken 3x as long, since when does it take 2+weeks to compete a background check?

    Advice to Management

    There's not much advice to give at this time but will update after about 3 months


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Therapy"

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

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility with work hours. Great experience of working with patients with various diagnosis. Provides opportunity to complete CEU paid by the company- online only.

    Cons

    Every time Brookdale merges with another company their employees are overlooked and the other company's employees are placed in higher position. Does not matter how long you are employed with Brookdale, how hard you work or how good you are, you are not rewarded on your performance. It is based on when you started with the company and what they were offering at that time. I have trained people in my exact position who are paid much higher than me. When I mentioned to my supervisor she said that the newer ones are started at higher rate and they negotiated well!!! Very stingy with employee appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at how the hard working long term employees are underpaid compared to the newer ones starting in the same role. You have managers review us, how about us reviewing our managers?


  10. Helpful (4)

    "MEMORY CARE DIRECTOR"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Memory Care Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Memory Care Director in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Brookdale Senior Living is the largest Assisted living community in the United States. If you have to relocate they will accommodate you, if possible. Advance from with in. Reimburse for college coarses..

    Cons

    Currently Brookdale Senior is not offering very good insurance coverage for employees at this time. High turn over for resident aides.

    Advice to Management

    Find better / more ways to recognize your lower paid employee's. You should consider something like company sponsored picnics, with team building exercises.


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