Sunrise Senior Living
2.9 of 5 211 reviews
www.sunriseseniorliving.com Mc Lean, VA 5000+ Employees

Sunrise Senior Living Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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2.9 211 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

Sunrise Senior Living CEO Penny McIntyre

Penny McIntyre

(11 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
211 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Working with seniors can be fulfilling"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Working closely in a small group of team members promotes a sense of unification"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "Occassionally have to work long hours and the additional effort is not always recognised"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Poor management, lack of leadership and poor communication"
    in 7 reviews
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good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosresidents, some staff, some coordinators
some staff
coordinator team
benefits

Conshead office
over worked
under appreciated
no budgets
alway cutting positions

Advice to Senior Managementlisten tonyour teams

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It is a good stepping stone.

Lead Dining Care Manager (Current Employee)
Mississauga, ON

I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time for less than a year

ProsThe 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 Senior ManagementTurnover 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.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Cook (Current Employee)
Wilmette, IL (US)

I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living part-time for more than a year

ProsGreat atmosphere, kind, calm working community.

ConsLong training, but it's worth it!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's very complex do to community specifics.

Activities Assistant (Current Employee)
Baton Rouge, LA (US)

I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat insurance you will also meet lots of interesting people.

ConsLots of different opinions an altitudes

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Serving older adults during this time in their lives is a true blessing

Executive Director (Former Employee)

I worked at Sunrise Senior Living full-time for more than a year

ProsThe residents and team members make it very rewarding.

ConsThe philosophy of caring for the "frailest of the frail" residents, and charging fees designed to increase revenues, but not providing the infrastructure and staffing to ensure the care and oversight is delivered. The communities are behind the power curve regarding needs-based professional staffing, and operate on a very slim staff to increase NOI while not increasing care delivery. While most assisted living communities have a model that includes an LPN 24/7, Sunrise does not, when they are the organization that should have increased professional staffing, as they are very liberal in their admissions philosophy. In addition, the universal care manager philosophy of one person, the care manager, providing every service for a resident, i,e, personal care, housekeeping, laundry, dietary service, etc, etc, is not optimal for many reasons.

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huge organization

Community Relations Director (Former Employee)
Fairfax, VA (US)

I worked at Sunrise Senior Living full-time for more than a year

ProsGood place to start and get your feet wet

ConsMany positions are a revolving door

Advice to Senior ManagementMore emphasis on quality and less on profits

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Director of Sales (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood training program. If you prove yourself, you will have solid support from regional management. You can feel that you're truly helping seniors and families, and great care is possible with strong staff and leadership.

ConsIf a building has high occupancy, management shows less interest in whether there may be weak leadership or other issues internally. More focus on numbers than quality (which is certainly not unique to this for-profit company).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company

Assisted Living Coordinator (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

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

ProsGood pay
Ability for promotion
Great people to work with
Senior citizens are amazing

ConsTime frame of promotions
Gossip amongst management

Advice to Senior Managementnone-everything was good

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pretty good place!

Medication Care Manager (Current Employee)
Colorado Springs, CO (US)

I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time for more than a year

ProsThey are very relaxed and everyone cares about the residents!

ConsStaff shows up late with no reprimanding from management.

Advice to Senior ManagementFollow through and verify the employee's are doing their job.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsExcellent training provided to employees

ConsSometimes your working hours are cut

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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