Sunrise Senior Living

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Sunrise Senior Living Reviews

Updated 24 November, 2014
Updated 24 November, 2014
285 Reviews
3.0
285 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • People passionate about what they do and improving the quality of life for seniors (in 10 reviews)

  • I met so many wonderful team members that I am honored to have worked with (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Occassionally have to work long hours and the additional effort is not always recognised (in 9 reviews)

  • Sometimes there was a lack of communication from management (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    EXECUTIVE LEVEL

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

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is all about our seniors.

    Cons

    Regional Support THEY TREAT THEIR TEAM LIKE WORK HORSES!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    EXPECTATIONS OUT OF LINE WITH EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good

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

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

    Pros

    residents, some staff, some coordinators
    some staff
    coordinator team
    benefits

    Cons

    head office
    over worked
    under appreciated
    no budgets
    alway cutting positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen tonyour teams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a good stepping stone.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Dining Care Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Lead Dining Care Manager in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The residents are truly the reason the employees of Sunrise go to work; we enjoy giving and providing a comfortable home for these respectable elders of ours. The general care managers and staff truly work together to help one another and this can be reflected in the care they provide; the best.

    Cons

    - The higher positioned staff or so called Coordinators have a definite lack of care or acknowledgement of the work being done by their employees. Those who have worked there for years are not given proper incentive to be giving the care they do.
    - Wages are a huge con
    - Such strict policies and budgets in the dining area cause problems with ordering and sufficient food supplies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turnover rates at my current home have drastically increased, indicating there has been some negative changes. I have noticed a huge different in the way things have been done in the past year and see residents unhappy with these changes. Maybe truly ensuring your coordinators, not just ED's, are performing to the best of their abilities should be mandate for your company.... because I truly see they are not performing as headquarters would hope.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic Company

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

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They promote from within, fantastic training and I lived by their philosophy - To Champion the quality of life for all seniors.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a challenge but it is the same in any Assisted Living position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    review

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

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living

    Pros

    job stability, good people to work with

    Cons

    DO not care about you.

  7.  

    Nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Staten Island, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Staten Island, NY (US)

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Workload not to heavy
    Supervisors very understanding

    Cons

    No job security
    Unorganized
    Nosy co-workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Loved the residents, hated management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Care Manager in Gurnee, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Care Manager in Gurnee, IL (US)

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The residents were amazing. You could learn a lot about yourself and others. I met great friends and people there.

    Cons

    I worked really long hours and management still didn't care about us or the hard work we did. Management tried to fire me for a lot of write ups I had and they said I signed them... I did not. The care staff is underpaid for the work that they do. There was only 1 bonus of $25 dollars for thanksgiving. The raises were bare minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to appreciate your staff. Please don't lie to get staff fired. Maybe offer a decent raise.

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

    Lead care manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Care Manager in Huntington Beach, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Lead Care Manager in Huntington Beach, CA (US)

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They try to make it a fun place to work with different activities for residents and staff
    They are pretty good about working with your school schedule

    Cons

    Short staffed
    Turn around rate is High
    Benefits aren't very good
    A lot of back stabbing
    Very few people like to take responsibility for things they did wrong

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should offer better pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Love what it was but not what it is.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reminiscence Coordinator in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Reminiscence Coordinator in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love employees great place to work

    Cons

    Bad communication with the staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sunrise provides a valuable service.

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

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent training, pay, benefits and work environment. Good company culture and very rewarding work.

    Cons

    This is a huge company with some organizational flaws that make it difficult to answer to the various demands from corporate while managing one's day to day job responsibilities. Some disparity between high-paying customer expectations and poor delivery of service. Hard, sometimes grueling work. There are some "bad apples" in leadership roles who's behavior does not align with the value statement and mission of the organization. Too much tolerance for bad behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not qualify someone for a promotion just because they have seniority within the company due to longevity. Apply the "Peter Principle" and place people in positions they can manage well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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