Sunrise Senior Living

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Sunrise Senior Living Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
293 Reviews
3.0
293 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • People passionate about what they do and improving the quality of life for seniors (in 11 reviews)

  • I met so many wonderful team members that I am honored to have worked with (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours bad mangement no respect (in 11 reviews)

  • short staffed with care managers so we are stressed and over worked (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CNA/GNA in North Bethesda, MD (US)
    Current Employee - CNA/GNA in North Bethesda, MD (US)

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    some of the best reasons is caring for the patient.

    Cons

    a downside is the amount of people that work at the one department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to hire more employes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sunrise

    • 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

    Pros

    Amazing staff and great team. The work ethic is phenomenal all for a common goal

    Cons

    Wanting to care for each and every patient as though they were your family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    LPN, Assisted living

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Arlington, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Arlington, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    The job opportunity. Caring for seniors and knowing you are making a difference in their live. Sunrise offers great training opportunities and some room for growth.

    Cons

    Lots of politics and work load is too overwhelming. Terminates easily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    My experience with Sunrise

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Care Manager in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Care Manager in Raleigh, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    The great things about this company is the atmosphere. It provides a very homey feeling for both residents and employees. I love the activities they have for the residents and the all house events as well.

    Cons

    I really don't understand why full time employees don't get a full 80 hour paycheck. It takes a long time for things to get done and privacy for residents and staff should be enforced more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees better. We work too hard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Never know if your coming or going!

    • 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 part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Life insurance and pension
    Best pay hourly than any other care home I have found.
    Have made good friends and some residents are lovely and down to earth
    Have great nights out (but we plan them ourselves)

    Cons

    Training is highly inadequate for new starters
    Huge management and staff turn over
    obvious lack of staff but money wise are classed as over staffed leaving care at a poor level for the prices the residents pay.
    Sickness is practically seen as a crime and yet coming to work ill isn't when it could effect the vulnerable people we look after. we try to be responsible and then get a disciplinary.
    Big bosses never happy...always trying to cut corners in the most basic areas of care i.e care staff, meals and fun
    Too much paperwork
    not enough time to do paperwork
    expected to do longer hours with little or no incentive
    they sell a dream which can not realistically be realised at the levels they are expecting with the limited staff they are providing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less greedy and remember what sunrise is there to do.
    provide proper hands on, role play training where people can ask questions and learn the job before being let loose because shadow shifts only teach the job they do not teach the care, expectations, or responsibilities and lead cares do not have the time to do this for you to save you money.

    Either come and work a shift or remember what it was like to do the job and see what it's really like trying to care for 60 odd people (with at least 15 of those needed two people) with 3 actual carers and run the dining room at the same time.
    Leads do what they can with what they are given but it is no where near what they should have.
    Thank the lord for agency staff who do the job for twice the wage the normal carers get....now that's fair!

    Finally stop being blinded by the sparkle of your visits to communities....we know your coming and the management go out of their way to make everything look better than it actually does day-to-day.

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

    Major Politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living

    Pros

    Flexible hours for students. Does give you training (although probably state regulation)

    Cons

    The administration is very unprofessional. Employees are underpaid and overworked.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    review

    • 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

    Pros

    job stability, good people to work with

    Cons

    DO not care about you.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sunrise Senior Living full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They promote from within, fantastic training and I lived by their philosophy - To Champion the quality of life for all seniors.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a challenge but it is the same in any Assisted Living position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Teamwork at it's best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Care Manager in Exton, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Care Manager in Exton, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    You become part of a community where you work together as one

    Cons

    The training is very long, and the pay is too low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care managers should get a pay raise because to me they are sunrise and they are what keeps the community going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Love what it was but not what it is.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reminiscence Coordinator in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Reminiscence Coordinator in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love employees great place to work

    Cons

    Bad communication with the staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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