Sunrise Senior Living
2.9 of 5 213 reviews
www.sunriseseniorliving.com Mc Lean, VA 5000+ Employees

Sunrise Senior Living Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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2.9 213 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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Concierge (Former Employee)
London, England

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

ProsGreat company to work for. Supportive and upward mobility potential.

ConsNone that I can think of.

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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activities and volunteers coordinator

Activities and Volunteers Coordinator (Former Employee)
London, England

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

Prosvalues, resident centered care, fabulous home, the whole concept sounded perfect place to work and develop a career

Consbully managers, uncaring HR, failed to deliver

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease listen to the staff and not just the general manager in perticular the ones that use bullying tatcts to get what they want, listen and listen some more

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

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Learnt the art of management game playing.

Reminisence Coordinator (Former Employee)
Winchester, England

I worked at Sunrise Senior Living

ProsSalary
Nice buildings
lovely coincerge
Furnishings
staff sometimes get free pizza

Consoverworked
unrealistic targets
stressed staff teams
Disorganised
Reactionary organisation
nepatism

Advice to Senior ManagementRecruit general managers with clinical experience. Coordinators in Asssited living and Rem have the toughest jobs. Remember them when you are introducing yet another report you desperately need. This takes them away from the core business activity of care. Celebrate and use staff skills.People lose heart when you bring outside experts into the community and overlook the qualified staff you have.

Encourage staff not to work excessive hours. This is demoralising, unsafe and affects health. You will lose good staff.

Deal with the daily corporate bullying that is endemic in the organisation led the example of the most Senior HR person. This is destroying your business and costing you money.

I wanted to use my skills in dementia to improve the lives of seniors. A promise wa given that I could share some of my research with the US. This never materialised and I never got to use my skills so I have left to go to an organisation that has embraced them, We have achieved in less than two months full NHS support to roll out the findings of this research. Sunrise you missed out.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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An alright place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Sunrise Senior Living

ProsI liked the people and the residents.

ConsPay is not the best. You can make more elsewhere.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on what Paul and Terry wanted to do, not profits.

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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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