Why does Sunrise Senior Living get a rating of 7.2?

6 Sunrise Senior Living employees told us the following about their jobs.

6 employees told us the worst thing about this employer…

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Bad
  • Breaks aren’t paid

    How we know this

    20% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How we know this

    • 0% report getting one week notice or less
    • 40% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 20% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 40% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • People don’t get sick pay

    How we know this

    0% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

Not great
  • People feel stressed

    How we know this

    60% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

Good
  • Good choice of shifts

    How we know this

    67% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • People are paid market rates

    How we know this

    67% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • People recommend their team

    How we know this

    67% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How we know this

    80% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Enough training

    How we know this

    100% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • No short notice shift changes

    How we know this

    20% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • People are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    83% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    80% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Managers are respectful

    How we know this

    80% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • No unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    17% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    17% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

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About

Sunrise Senior Living operate care homes for older people.

sunrise-care.co.uk

How Sunrise Senior Living ranks

Sunrise Senior Living ranks joint 3rd to work for in Best care companies to work for in the UK

  1. 3= Greensleeves Care
    7.2
  2. 3= Sunrise Senior Living
    7.2
  3. 5= Care Concern
    7.1

Sunrise Senior Living job reviews

  • Best thing

    Caring for the elderly

    Worst thing

    Covid 18

    7.6

    Housekeeper, January 2021

    • Manages people
    • £9.00 per hour
  • Best thing

    Good team work, nice staff and residents

    Worst thing

    Can be physically demanding at times

    8.7

    Care Assistant, July 2020

    • £9.90 per hour
    • 25 or older

Jobs by location

  1. 20 job openings

  2. 15 job openings

  3. 10 job openings

  4. 9 job openings

  5. 9 job openings

  6. 7 job openings

  7. 6 job openings

  8. 5 job openings

  9. 5 job openings

  10. 3 job openings

  11. 3 job openings

  12. 2 job openings

Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

40% report getting two weeks notice
20% report getting four weeks notice or more
40% report having a fixed rota

Based on 5 employees

What contracts are people on?

17% report having zero hours contracts
67% report having part time contracts (16-35 hours)
17% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 6 employees

How are people paid?

By the hour 100% of people report they get paid by the hour

Based on 6 employees

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