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Era Living Reviews

Updated April 29, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Want to work for the best?"

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

    I have been working at Era Living full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is amazing working within a corporation that from the top of the company -down everyone genuinely cares about you and the residents! Wonderful working atmosphere! Great benefits!

    Cons

    In my opinions there isn't a negative!

    Era Living Response

    Apr 12, 2017 – HR Generalist

    Thank you for your review! As a mission-driven, family-owned company, caring for our residents and our staff is at the center of everything we do. It’s nice to hear that you can feel our mission and ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "There are better places to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNA in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - CNA in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - medical/dental insurance (never used)

    Cons

    - poor management
    -employees don't care about their job
    - don't value team work
    - unprofessional management
    - extreme amount of gossip in between all staff
    - don't value your availability


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Mercer Island is run by bullies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mercer Island, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mercer Island, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    They offer free lunches at AMI.

    Cons

    The management at Aljoya Mercer Island bullies their employees. They cannot keep employees because they are rude and disrespectful. They told myself and other staff we are "meaningless" and "worthless" to the residents. I was told my job didn't matter, and I was not part of the team. I was told this by two directors. In addition, there is a significant amount of gossip among the directors and there are cliques. Do not work here if you value yourself. Management pretends to care, but they view employees as scum. I could not go to HR because I was told I would get fired.

    Advice to Management

    Stop bullying your employees. No one deserves to hear they are worthless, especially from a manager.

    Era Living Response

    May 8, 2017 – HR Generalist

    I am very sorry to hear that you feel this way. Our values of Respect and Teamwork are important to us and I would like to talk to you directly to understand your experiences more completely ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best, not the worst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mercer Island, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mercer Island, WA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Era Living full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits; Home office staff is really friendly and helpful; The residents are wonderful and there is a great sense of community among the residents

    Cons

    Management shows favoritism, particularly at Mercer Island. If you are not a favorite, you are treated poorly. Managers who are working for one department often give advice in a department in which they are unqualified. There are cliques within the management team, and the directors will side with each other, not other lower level staff. The turnover rate is very high amongst non-management positions. This should be a red flag as to how management treats employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the cliques and support your staff. Respect your staff

    Era Living Response

    Mar 16, 2017 – HR Generalist

    Thank you for your positive comments about our benefits, Home Office and, of course, our amazing residents. I hope you took the opportunity to raise your concerns in the employee survey that ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Leadership encourages and grows good employees.
    Opportunities to continue upward movement.
    Good communication.
    Company hires good people.
    Company values individual employees.
    Company values older adults and balances all interests effectively.
    Company encourages close teams and healthy coworker relationships.

    Cons

    Industry standards make lower level jobs less appealing because of low wages.
    Low wages tend to make it difficult to fill certain important, though low-skill, jobs with excellent workers.

    Era Living Response

    Apr 12, 2017 – HR Generalist

    Thank you for writing such a positive review. You have pointed out several of our core values and I am grateful to you for sharing your feelings about them. Developing great people and fostering an ... More


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Great Place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Memory Fitness Lead in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Memory Fitness Lead in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Era Living full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Supportive Management takes time to listen to feedback, emphasis on 1:1 meetings
    -Encouragement on personal growth, especially training and promotion within the company
    -Fulfilling to work with residents - you get to know lots of people and hear their stories, and know that your work is really impacting someone
    -Team-oriented workplace, and you get to know people pretty well

    Cons

    -Taking time off can be tricky, as when you take time off it will impact others' schedules. Usually pretty flexible around your needs, though, as long as you plan ahead!
    -Pay is not very high


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company, could use some improvement"

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

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

    Pros

    Great transportation benefits
    Very flexible with schedule accommodations when needed
    Team oriented
    Working towards updating technologies for both residents and employees
    Good opportunities to move up, they definitely look from within company when positions open

    Cons

    Very thorough interview process, which results in taking a long time to fill positions
    Benefit packages could be improved to increase PTO

    Advice to Management

    Increase speed of making decisions
    Look at increasing benefit packages to include higher rates of PTO and be more forward thinking on Leave benefits
    Consider increasing salaries to keep positions filled longer and get more candidates interested.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "This is the best Company I have ever worked for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Community Relations Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Area Community Relations Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Era Living full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Management Team strives to always do what is right for our Residents and their Families.

    Cons

    The only 'Con' I can come up with is that I didn't begin my career here 10 years earlier than I did.

    Advice to Management

    Management, you are special. In a world where brutal and inept management teams reign, you are a breath of fresh air!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Server"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Issaquah, WA
    Former Employee - Server in Issaquah, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interacting with residents, serving experience

    Cons

    Poor leadership, overworking, disrespectful employees, uncleanly


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Happy team member!"

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

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

    Pros

    One of the best things about working for Era Living is the people. I am routinely surprised by the tenure of my peers. Each month we celebrate anniversaries of people who have worked here 8, 13, 18 and 24+ years! Eli, Rebecca, Jacob and the leadership team truly value the employees. And I've never seen a company more true to their mission statement - every decision goes back to our residents. I"m proud to be a part of this company!

    Cons

    This is a difficult section to answer! There is very little to complain about and more positive things to celebrate. Perhaps that as a home office employee I don't get as much time to spend with the residents and my co-workers/friends in the communities. There is always something entertaining or educational happening in the communities that I'm missing out on.


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