Sunrise Senior Living

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Sunrise Senior Living Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
275 Reviews
3.1
275 Reviews
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Sunrise Senior Living CEO Chris Winkle
Chris Winkle
18 Ratings

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.  

    Sunrise provides a valuable service.

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    • 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
  2.  

    Good support staff. Wonderful residents and families.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Naperville, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Naperville, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Home-like atmosphere for residents and staff.

    Cons

    Poor budget planning on staffing needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider spending more money on staffing and less on beautification. It's beautiful and doesn't need to be constantly updated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not the best, not the worst.

    Current Employee - Dining Service Host in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Dining Service Host in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time

    Pros

    Management is easy to get along with and the coworkers are friendly

    Cons

    There seems to be a lack of communication at times with pertinent information.

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  5.  

    Working for them for 6 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reminiscence Coordinator in Guildford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Reminiscence Coordinator in Guildford, England (UK)

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working well as a team. Working with like minded people. Pay structure great and a real chase to grow as a person.

    Cons

    Lack of progression when you hit a certain point

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Terrible leadership and training

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living

    Pros

    Initial encouragement lasted about 2 months.

    Cons

    Training was not adequate. Management does not recognize any contributions that are made by employees. Understaffed! Too Nuh pressure with added responsibilities because management is not organized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employee input and treat us with respect. Provide ad square training.

  7.  

    Very good environment

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

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

    Pros

    good training and leadership programs,

    Cons

    not enough time, not enough salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont need to hire more, distribute time to employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The friendly atmosphere, the beautiful landscape & artichecture, the cleanlines

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful, good managment, very good co-workers

    Cons

    The scheduling needs better work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Life Changing Experience

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Sunrise is a great place to work mainly because the residents we look after are so amazing. They all have stories to tell from amazing lives, have a sense of humour and even when they are a bit challenging at times it usually ends up in a laugh. It doesn't feel like going to work just to a large family home.

    Cons

    The job itself is great but the amount of paperwork that has to be completed due to legislation is ridiculous and takes the gloss off what is a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living

    Pros

    Very well organized, very home like for our seniors, great company culture.

    Cons

    They need to incorporate more division wide training to help directors understand what it is like being on the front line at a community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    share more personal time with the front line staff

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Don't Do it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional
    Former Employee - Regional

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The residents of the communities are the absolute best thing about working for Sunrise.

    Cons

    Top and mid-level management have a mean-spirited attitude. When one of them makes a mistake, their first course of action is to blame an underling. Many of them are just plain immature and will hire/promote/fire based upon who they want to be friends with. Strange place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace many of your mid-level, Regional managers/Directors. Until some of those people are replaced, this attitude will continue as they set the tone for the company. People should not be treated this way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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