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Merrill Gardens Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  • Low pay and overworked on all levels except upper and executive management (in 6 reviews)

  • No appreciation from upper management (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Family Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merrill Gardens full-time

    Pros

    Culture is solid
    Family company with good benefits
    Very focused on residents in communities
    Compensation is competitive
    Team atmosphere
    Well run company

    Cons

    Ideal job for people who enjoy working with seniors

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on residents and team members


  2. "Okay job."

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    Current Employee - Dining/Kitchen Staff in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Dining/Kitchen Staff in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merrill Gardens part-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule/love my co workers and the residents.

    Cons

    Low pay...corporate doesn't truly "care" about the staff or residents.

    Advice to Management

    No point to really give advice. Normal corporate greed scenario like all of societies large big business. Management just wants to collect rent checks. They know staff can be replaced with the next joe or Jane looking for work. I like my boss but corporate has an cocky attitude when they come around.

  3. "Corporate pushes for more revenue but does not fix problem of poor local management. Where do they get thesr peope?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, AL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nice residents but nothing else

    Cons

    Burn & churn. Dont understand why corporate doesnt get it. Crappy local (cheap) management is not smart for your business.

    Advice to Management

    Advice is so simple but Corporate doesn' heed - change corporate culture to improve reputation as an employer and reduce resident and employee turnover.


  4. "Loved the residents but staffing/management is horrible!"

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    Former Employee - Med Tech in Gilroy, CA
    Former Employee - Med Tech in Gilroy, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merrill Gardens full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hands on with residents, good experience, formed great relationships with residents and families. Residents are truly the reason I stayed with the company so long.

    Cons

    Under staffed, under paid, hired people with no experience or passion for caregiving.The company would hire 8 people and maybe 1 if that would stay. I worked at Merrill for 5+ years and
    Ended up getting paid the same as the new hires coming on, I was furious! I passed meds, did paperwork to comply with state licensing and worked on the floor. No appreciation from upper management! It's very sad that money is all this company cares about and not the employees or residents. I have seen good med techs and caregivers leave because of staffing issues, over worked, and being underpaid. The residents are the ones who truly suffer.

    Advice to Management

    Train new hires properly, value your long time employees and give proper pay!


  5. "Needs improvements"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rocklin, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rocklin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merrill Gardens full-time

    Pros

    The residents are awsome to be around

    Cons

    Needs improvement all the way around

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the caregivers that treat garden house residents like crap and dont do there job.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very fast paced, friendly environment

    Cons

    Disorganized, needs better management, can be overwhelming.


  7. "Med Tech"

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    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Woodstock, GA
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Woodstock, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Merrill Gardens full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great residents they are all super appreciative of servers and care staff

    Cons

    Management for the past nine months since opening Woodstock, GA location has failed to keep an updated and on time work schedule printed. You are not aware of when you are working sometimes until a day before managers are never on the same page. Listen to staff needs to ensure keeping employees happy and encouraged to stay on board

    Advice to Management

    If the people at the top of this food chain really want to keep dedicated and committed staff members they better get some better management in their building-otherwise the turnover rate will continue to increase

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Caregiver"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice residents to take care.

    Cons

    Management was the reason so many people hating working there.


  9. "Executive chef"

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    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 Merrill Gardens full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for! Great benefits and competitive salary...

    Cons

    Often short staffed and not enough support from upper management to staff appropriately

    Advice to Management

    Hire regularly and keep staffing levels appropriate... Cross training is your friend!


  10. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merrill Gardens full-time

    Pros

    Location, people, lots of free food.

    Cons

    Location, tone deaf management, loss of direction.


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