Sunrise Senior Living

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Sunrise Senior Living Reviews

Updated 11 December, 2014
Updated 11 December, 2014
292 Reviews
3.0
292 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • People passionate about what they do and improving the quality of life for seniors (in 11 reviews)

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


Cons
  • long hours bad mangement no respect (in 11 reviews)

  • short staffed with care managers so we are stressed and over worked (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sunrise

    • 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

    Amazing staff and great team. The work ethic is phenomenal all for a common goal

    Cons

    Wanting to care for each and every patient as though they were your family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    LPN, Assisted living

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Arlington, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Arlington, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    The job opportunity. Caring for seniors and knowing you are making a difference in their live. Sunrise offers great training opportunities and some room for growth.

    Cons

    Lots of politics and work load is too overwhelming. Terminates easily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    My experience with Sunrise

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Care Manager in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Care Manager in Raleigh, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    The great things about this company is the atmosphere. It provides a very homey feeling for both residents and employees. I love the activities they have for the residents and the all house events as well.

    Cons

    I really don't understand why full time employees don't get a full 80 hour paycheck. It takes a long time for things to get done and privacy for residents and staff should be enforced more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees better. We work too hard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Never know if your coming or going!

    • 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 part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Life insurance and pension
    Best pay hourly than any other care home I have found.
    Have made good friends and some residents are lovely and down to earth
    Have great nights out (but we plan them ourselves)

    Cons

    Training is highly inadequate for new starters
    Huge management and staff turn over
    obvious lack of staff but money wise are classed as over staffed leaving care at a poor level for the prices the residents pay.
    Sickness is practically seen as a crime and yet coming to work ill isn't when it could effect the vulnerable people we look after. we try to be responsible and then get a disciplinary.
    Big bosses never happy...always trying to cut corners in the most basic areas of care i.e care staff, meals and fun
    Too much paperwork
    not enough time to do paperwork
    expected to do longer hours with little or no incentive
    they sell a dream which can not realistically be realised at the levels they are expecting with the limited staff they are providing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less greedy and remember what sunrise is there to do.
    provide proper hands on, role play training where people can ask questions and learn the job before being let loose because shadow shifts only teach the job they do not teach the care, expectations, or responsibilities and lead cares do not have the time to do this for you to save you money.

    Either come and work a shift or remember what it was like to do the job and see what it's really like trying to care for 60 odd people (with at least 15 of those needed two people) with 3 actual carers and run the dining room at the same time.
    Leads do what they can with what they are given but it is no where near what they should have.
    Thank the lord for agency staff who do the job for twice the wage the normal carers get....now that's fair!

    Finally stop being blinded by the sparkle of your visits to communities....we know your coming and the management go out of their way to make everything look better than it actually does day-to-day.

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

    Major Politics

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

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living

    Pros

    Flexible hours for students. Does give you training (although probably state regulation)

    Cons

    The administration is very unprofessional. Employees are underpaid and overworked.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    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.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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