Emeritus Senior Living

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Emeritus Senior Living Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
276 Reviews

2.5
276 Reviews
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Emeritus Senior Living President and Chief Executive Officer Granger Cobb
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • My team has been so supportive and I feel that I have the autonomy to make creative decisions that positively affect our employees and residents (in 4 reviews)

  • Wages were good, Residents are wonderful, staff, Department Heads are great (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management makes 10 to 20 times more money for doing nothing but demanding more out of care staff (in 7 reviews)

  • No Christmas bonus to line staff (e (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Emeritus-Seattle Office

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, location, and work/life balance. Co-workers are extremely nice and fun. Employee Morale is good and fun events are frequent.

    Cons

    Career Growth is limited while compensation and benefits tend to be on the low end of the scale.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a pleasure working with this company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant

    Pros

    The residents and their families will make you feel extremely appreciated.

    Cons

    Management sometimes inconsiderate of nurses and resident assistants.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Decent Corporate Office

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere. Friendly environment. Opportunities to branch out and get ahead.

    Cons

    Can be very click-ish. Potential to be blackballed. Very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on helping solid employees move ahead, while not arbitrarily awarding sub-par performances.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great concept.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dining Services Director
    Current Employee - Dining Services Director

    Pros

    Great work environment. Love the community I work at.

    Cons

    Better methods of training. Needs better way of training and support from regionals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More hands on, supportive training for management.

    Recommends
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    The job for you...if you want to be underpaid and walked all over!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Columbus, OH (US)

    Pros

    Helping the elderly and making their last years fun! Letting their family know that when their family member is in your care they will be taken care of and loved. The residents are always a pro when working at an assisted living!

    Cons

    I don't know if I'll have time to list every single thing. After working for the company a combined 5 years at 2 different facilities I would never go back. They hire anyone off the street to care for the residents meaning people with no experience and straight off the boat so with heavy accents that the residents get frustrated with. Heavy turnover rates in management, nursing, and care staff. As the company says they are an assisted living but would allow people that need 100% care who can not do anything for themselves to move in. The company is money hungry. I could go on and on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people you would want to keep for awhile. Train care staff better and investigate "incident reports"! Compensate more after a 90 day period to keep people longer. Raise care staff wages! Make the residents your number one focus!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Living

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CRC  in  West Palm Beach, FL (US)
    Current Employee - CRC in West Palm Beach, FL (US)

    Pros

    Helping families find solutions for their loved ones

    Cons

    stress, long hours, no respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good systems

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good systems to use to take care of residents

    Cons

    It was hard to implement them all

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Laid back corporate environment.

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

    Pros

    Office culture, work life balance

    Cons

    Low pay and benefits, top heavy structure

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    5 years of Hell!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Director  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    Pros

    Wages were good, Residents are wonderful, staff, Department Heads are great.

    Cons

    Upper Management continue to push census without concern of Residents care, bottom line was $$$$$ not Care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance Care with Dollars. Stop pushing and care for what you have first.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I have a had A GREAT experience at Emeritus.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CRD  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - CRD in Atlanta, GA (US)

    Pros

    The residents are more than wonderful.

    Cons

    " too much management turnover "

    Recommends

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