Sunrise Senior Living
2.9 of 5 212 reviews
www.sunriseseniorliving.com Mc Lean, VA 5000+ Employees

Sunrise Senior Living Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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2.9 212 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
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "I met so many wonderful team members that I am honored to have worked with"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Working with seniors can be fulfilling"
    in 8 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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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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If you can afford to live on next to nothing it is okay.

Care Manager (Current Employee)
Plano, TX (US)

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

ProsYou will fall in love with the residents.

ConsThere are a lot of woman hence a lot of conflict and pettiness.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive people the chance to move around and explore the abilities.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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Working for Sunrise Senior Living was a life changing experience.

Lead Concierge (Former Employee)
Tucson, AZ (US)

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

ProsFun atmosphere, friendly people to work with. Love the residents

ConsThere isn't one in Fort Collins

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't make employees wait until a YEAR for a raise. I think more care managers would stay and turn over would be less if people could get promoted or even a small raise after ninety days or six months. 3% each year only ONCE a year is not enough for inflation and cost of living increases that happen each year.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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