Lead Care Manager (Former Employee), Mercer Island, WA – May 30, 2012
Pros: excellant work enviroment
Cons: having to leave
I had just had my second child and trying to figure out what I wanted to do. I applied at Sunrise after my father suggested the job to me and thought it would be perfect for me. It was. I fell in love with the whole idea of being a caregiver. In the beginning the duties and job responsibilities were a little challenging but I had very young children – more... at home and found it was almost the same just with adults. I had a wonderful boss who was very kind and compassionate and she taught me so much. My co-workers were all wonerful. Everyone came together as a team so well and there were never problems between us, we all felt like family. – less
Home Health Aide (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – January 9, 2014
Working for sunrise was very good for me i obtained a lot of information and i weas able to help my residents i got them cleaned and ready for there day the hardest part was if a resident passed away. but the most enjoyable part was talking to the residents
Server (Current Employee), Lombard, IL – January 6, 2014
When I start to talk to my residents all my worries and problems go away. It is like I have 40 grandparents. I absolutely love working with the elderly. I try and make dinner an enjoyable social event and not just a plain dinner. I kitchen staff is great. Sometimes it is hard to communicate with management but they try to resolve any issues. If I cannot – more... talk to my direct supervisor there are plenty of supervisors I can talk to. I have learned that I truly love helping people, seniors in particular. One thing that was hard in the beginning was knowing everyone's likes and dislikes. It becomes easy if you just have conversation with the residents. – less
Care Manager (Current Employee), Baton Rouge, LA – December 27, 2013
Pros: relaxed and laid back
Cons: when numerous pages come in at one time and youre only able to help one person at a time
Every day is different. Most days are relaxed and enjoyable. Its a pleasure to be able to give the gift of helping. Our company goes above and beyond the call of duty to promote a quality of life for the geriatric population. To me the hardest part of the job is death. We get so attached to the residents , that its sad to lose them. The most enjolyable – more... part of the job is the interaction and activities we do for them. A typical day at work is follwing your assignment sheets. Laundry and showers also setting the dining area and a little cleaning as well. We assist our residents with anything they need. Grooming , eating, showering, bathing, etc – less
Interesting workplace,company strives for the best,constantly updating their systems to new trends in lifestyle, technology,managment and compensation
Management (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – December 25, 2013
Pros: monthly meetings food and beverages are served. many levels of management to go to for support
Cons: some days need to work late, if you are flexible this will not be a problem
Working with this company is great and many educational opportunities, They believe in promoting from within Have good benefits. Embrace diverse groups have a great mission statement "Championing the quality of life for all seniors". They have many locations throughout the USA,UK and Canada. You learn different management skills through different job – more... positions. Job varies daily and has many challenges which improves problem solving, building relationship,,better listening ear.constant follow ups, attention to detail,and communication skills., – less
I believe that sunrise is a nice assisted living home. I have been working in this facility for almost 2 years and for the most part I have enjoyed my experience. I have had the opportunity to grow with this company. I started out a DCM (Designated Care Manager) and after a few months was promoted to LCM (Lead Care Manager). Not long after I started – more... working as a MCM (Medication Care Manager). I have gain a lot of experience working in this company. By choice I decided that I wanted to try a different avenue in the company and I began to work in the dietary department as a DRCM (Dining Room Care Manager). Serving during meals, an I have enjoyed this job as well and continue to work in this field currently. I truly enjoy working in this field and have a passion for helping the elderly. In the time I have been with the company I have seen a high turnover rate in the management, which I think has cause some issues in the facility. I believe that the management in place at this time will do a great job in getting the facility back to where it needs to be. – less
Care Manager (Former Employee), Henderson, NV – December 11, 2013
Pros: you get to use walkie talkies.
Cons: they started a computer testing process
Helping elderly residents with daily activities I learned not to have a personal relationship with your boss Management always looked to point the finger Co workers lied to get you into trouble Hardest part about the job was being a part of the seniors lives daily The most enjoyable part was leaving work feeling that you helped people everyday.
Assisted Living Coordinator (Former Employee), Bellevue, WA – December 9, 2013
Pros: excellent working environment, chance to make a difference, great training opportunities, well paid.
Cons: long hours, 24/7 on-call
A typical day starts with payroll review and community walk through. There is a 9AM meeting to ensure all coordinators are on the same page and then as the Assisted Living Coordinator I managed staff schedules and resident care. The working environment was wonderful and well managed and compensation was the highest in the area/field. There was always – more... training available and encouraged and there was always someone available to help from the community support office. It was a wonderful working environment and I was sad to leave, but it was important to be near my husband. If possible I would certainly work for Sunrise Senior Living again in the future. – less
Human Resource Manager (Former Employee), Atco, NJ – December 9, 2013
I enjoyed working for Sunrise Senior Living and their culture and mission for caring for seniors. Unfortunately the company was sold effective 11/1/2013 and I was laidoff on Dec. 5, 2013.
Sunrise has awesome training programs and encouraged team member engagement and involvement. I love working in Human Resources as I love the interaction with the – more... team members and especially enjoy working where the residents lived. They have alot to teach all of us! – less