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Sunrise Senior Living Reviews

Updated November 12, 2018
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Sunrise Senior Living CEO Chris Winkle
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  • "Frequently short staffed, you end up doing other team members task" (in 34 reviews)

  • "Management is hit or miss- opportunities for advancement are not as available as upper management say they are" (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Activities and Volunteer Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time

    Pros

    Good support from management, valued company mission and goals, and great work environment.

    Cons

    Excess work loads and not an ideal work schedule


  2. "Registered Nurse"

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

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time

    Pros

    The management team is spectacularr

    Cons

    The staffing challenge can really interfere with your life

  3. "Housekeeper"

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    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Fairfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Fairfield, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They give you enough hours

    Cons

    Tax's eat up your check in some of the employees are rude in have nasty attitudes in your boss does nothing about confrontation no one gets fired.

    Advice to Management

    You need to pay attention to who you'll hire no one really wants to work they hide in take long lunch breaks management to they leave in sometimes they never come back.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Resident Care Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good corporate infrastructure
    -Mostly using an EMR for clinical documentation and medication administration
    -Clean pleasant working environment

    Cons

    -Small leadership teams with heavy workloads
    -Long hours and low pay
    -Required to work 1 weekend day so no full weekends off
    -Unskilled/poorly prepared department coordinators in care areas

    Advice to Management

    -Better training for key clinical positions
    -Restructure the care areas to report up through the RCD
    -Use CNAs
    -Higher standards for your care coordinators


  5. "Mission missed"

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

    Pros

    Mission and intended values
    Aesthetics
    Orange is all over the place

    Cons

    West Division Support
    Profits over People
    Fake messages about mission

    Advice to Management

    CEO is genuine; however his message gets lost by Division.
    Provide more training support for hands on teams

    Sunrise Senior Living Response

    Nov 12, 2018

    We are sorry to hear about your experience at our community and would like to learn more. Please email Glassdoor@sunriseseniorliving.com with further details so we may follow up. Thank you. - The... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Current BOC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -great opportunities for growth
    - great place to work if you’re passionate about seniors.
    -fun

    Cons

    -heavy workload
    - Pay is on the lower side
    - poor medical benefits- high deductible insurance plans make it difficult to pay for medical expenses and meet other financial obligations the best plan is over 200 per month and you have to pay 1350 out of pocket before the plan pays for medication, doctors visits, etc.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time

    Pros

    Belief in the mission and providing great care.

    Cons

    Because things move quickly and many demands, sometime communication is difficult

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sunrise is a great company to work for! I enjoy the homelike atmosphere and being able to spend each day with our residents who have changed my life!

    Cons

    Some late hours, weekend, etc.


  9. "Love it"

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

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living part-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, comfortable atmosphere, helpful and understanding management

    Cons

    Some paper logs not updated


  10. "bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living full-time

    Pros

    not too many - you really have to be dedicated to seniors to work for this company

    Cons

    very poor management - lack of professional experience in managing staff - huge management team turnover

    Advice to Management

    pay your managers more money and find people who have managed large groups of people who don't get paid enough - ie caregivers

    Sunrise Senior Living Response

    Oct 26, 2018

    We’re sorry to hear that you did not have a positive experience and would like to learn more. Please email Glassdoor@sunriseseniorliving.com with your contact information so that we can reach out to... More


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