Emeritus Senior Living

  www.brookdale.com
  www.brookdale.com
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8 people found this helpful  

Exploited, taken advantage of, expected to work 7 days per week!

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Community Relations Director in Atlanta, GA (US)
Former Employee - Community Relations Director in Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at Emeritus Senior Living

Pros

They have an excellent national sales director. On paper, things could be great!

Cons

The company micromanages everyone including salaried professionals. They expect you to execute external marketing goals/tasks and stay out of the building to accomplish these goals, however, the internal manager expects you to be in the community all day to do internal community tasks, tours, phone calls, meetings etc. I have never worked for a company that tells you they don't believe in flex time and that your job is a 7 day per week job (after you start working of course, not during the interview!) Rather than focusing on the positive accomplishments and results of their staff, they focus on micromanaging the process. They expect you to complete forms for every phone conversation and document marketing tasks in their database. At the same time, the regional director and VP harp on you for not being out the building most of the day. They underpay their worker bees and overpay their management. Management is constantly sending out self-congratulatory emails to one another yet ignore basic courtesy and respect to their workers. Expect emails 24 hours a day from management including on Christmas! I wish I had never accepted employment here.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do some research...micromanagement doesn't work. It may work in the short run for your stockholders but exploited/unhappy workers and high employee turnovers will hurt you in the long run.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    People Make a Difference

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

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living

    Pros

    Strong, and admirable corporate mission
    Philosophy practiced from top down
    Emotionally rewarding
    Fulfilling

    Cons

    Pay scale avg to below avg

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People make the corporation, continue recognizing and fairly compensating individuals for their positive contributions to the company's success.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overworked, underpaid, and exploited

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

    I have been working at Emeritus Senior Living

    Pros

    All of the good reasons revolve around the other employees and residents, not the management or atmosphere. As a company, I can't find much good to say about them. Health benefits are good.

    Cons

    Employees (and possibly management) are exploited, overworked, etc. I have seen pay raises and evaluations forgotten, employees feeling compelled (but not told) to work for free, missing breaks is commonplace. Total lack of communication and orientation. Employees thrown into their job with very little training, etc. Other times there is simply total chaos with non-management, people doing whatever they please, while good employees are thrown under the bus. It is obvious that this company is focused only on the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn basic management skills such as communication, appropriate positive feedback, goal setting and coaching. Start caring about your staff and, in turn, the residents of your facilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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