Emeritus Senior Living

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Emeritus Senior Living Reviews

Updated 23 February, 2015
Updated 23 February, 2015
301 Reviews
2.8
301 Reviews
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T. Andrew Smith
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • enjoy the teams i work with and the ability to support others in making a positive work environment (in 10 reviews)

  • I look forward to coming to work everyday (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management within the facility and Corporate does not follow their own policies and ethics (in 8 reviews)

  • Everyone sleeps with each other in empty rooms the residents are not a priority here (in 75 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Corporate life is the good life

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing positive and laid back environment/culture, Free food and drinks regularly (stocked fridges) managers tried to take care of employees, provided regular, consistent feedback and even top level management had an open door policy.

    Awesome coworkers, flexible schedule, monthly parties to celebrate birthdays, new hires and anniversaries, boozy Holiday party. Almost impossible to get fired. Some departments allowed dogs in the office.

    Cons

    Too many employees didn't pull their weight and nothing was done. Other employees asked to pick up the slack but never ramifications for the lazy one. We had several in our department who clearly to advantage of the managers trust by disappearing for hours on end and then didn't get their work done.

    Too hard to move up and around unless you've been there for several years. Low turnover in most departments so openings were few and far between. I regularly asked my boss for additional work that wasn't available because others with longer tenure had already taken the projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shouldn't have merged. The employees loved working here and the environment you created.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Emeritus

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager, Corporate Office in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager, Corporate Office in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living

    Pros

    Good company values, reviews completed on time, recognition of tenure, birthdays, and new employees. Working at the corporate office might be different than at the communities.

    Cons

    Out of pocket portions were high for health benefits. Wages were not competitive making it hard to keep good people.

  3.  

    Emeritus has been a positive work experience all the way around..great company, employees, brand statement.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living

    Pros

    Wonderful culture here at Emeritus! Emeritus takes care of their residents, employees, and vendors.

    Cons

    Brookdale Senior Living bought Emeritus Senior Living. Have already seen changes..and not for the better.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fulfilling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Smyrna, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Smyrna, GA (US)

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    facility was great it gives you that feeling of security.

    Cons

    Pay sucks! And physically,emotionally,mentally stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    annually race for the employees...cause they deserve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    It was an experience that taught me a lot from many aspects of the job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Cross training afforded me the opportunity to gain a lot of skills and knowledge that I may not have gotten anywhere else.

    Cons

    The responsibility of what I knew and learned was extremely challenging.

  7.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living

    Pros

    Very inclusive and cheerful atmosphere. Mean spirited people not tolerated for long.

    Cons

    Merger potential and lack of ongoing employment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Loved it at Emeritus! (Not Brookdale)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The culture, the people, the location of the corporate office. Emeritus has now merged with Brookdale so you can no longer work for this great company.

    Cons

    Salaries are low for the Seattle market. Now that the company is part of Brookdale, I would not suggest this employer to a friend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Emeritus would have been to Increase salaries. Advice to Brookdale would be to communicate better within the corporate office (between departments) and to the employees in the communities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good for Me, for the first few years. Recently, merged with Brookdale and many Emeritus employees lost their jobs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's a corporate environment, so you are more likely to receive timely work reviews and increases. Professional employees. Some enjoyable perks to be had. there was plenty of advancement opportunites, varied work-so could be interesting

    Cons

    Can be micro managed at all levels. locked compensation company wide(during Emeritus), meaning if you deserve more than a 3% increase it was difficult to get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your focus about your customers--the elderly--and less about your sales quotas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst Ever

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Maple Heights, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Maple Heights, OH (US)

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    worse place to be working

    Cons

    Risk to be a worker

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    complete make over for management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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