Sunrise Senior Living Named One of the 2021 Best Workplaces in Aging Services™ by Great Place to Work® and Fortune Ranking in the Top-10 – Business Wire

MCLEAN, Va.–()–Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine have once again honored Sunrise Senior Living as one of the 2021 Best Workplaces in Aging Services. Marking the third year for Sunrise to achieve a top ranking, 77% of Sunrise’s team members said Sunrise is a great place to work, 18% higher than the average U.S. company. The award is based on an analysis of survey responses from more than 220,000 current employees across the industry.

Team members across Sunrise’s more than 270 U.S. communities ranked their workplace high in respect, pride, and being able to make a difference. Specifically, 88 percent of team members reported that working at Sunrise has special meaning, and they feel they make a difference, with 87 percent saying they felt welcome and had a sense of pride in their work.

“For nearly 40 years, Sunrise has been able to deliver on its mission to champion quality of life for all seniors because our incredible team members work each day to provide excellent, highly personalized care and service,” said Jack R. Callison, Jr., chief executive officer for Sunrise Senior Living. “The dedication, serving heart, and commitment of everyone at Sunrise has allowed us to not only persevere through the last year but to emerge from it stronger and more unified than ever. Our heroic team members and the culture they foster are the reason Sunrise earned a top-10 ranking on this prestigious list, and I could not be prouder of their mission-driven efforts.”

The Best Workplaces in Aging Services list is highly competitive. Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback. Companies were only considered if they are a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization. Additionally, Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience regardless of employees’ race, gender, age, disability status, or any other classification or what their role is.

“We are incredibly proud of The Best Workplaces for Aging Services. They fought bravely and saved countless lives during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Dr. Jacquelyn Kung, chief executive officer of Activated Insights, the partner of Great Place to Work in senior care. “Years of research has shown how great workplaces contribute to lower employee turnover and better quality of life for seniors. These honored workplaces showcase the compassion and stories behind the research. Our biggest congratulations and appreciation go to these awardees.”

Sunrise is committed to providing team members with a uniquely supportive environment based on the core values of passion, joy in service, stewardship, respect, and trust. The company recently introduced a new listening strategy to collect continued feedback as well as renewed efforts to foster diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to benefit all those who serve the organization. Sunrise team members enjoy best-in-class leadership development programs designed to support career growth as well as a comprehensive benefits package to include tuition reimbursement. The company also demonstrated a commitment to protecting the health and wellbeing of its team members during the pandemic, being one of the first in the industry to require the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, subject to all applicable laws.

Sunrise ranks among the leading industry providers for assisted and independent living services, as well as memory care for aging adults. For the latest information about Sunrise and aging topics, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, and read The Sunrise Blog.

To learn more about you can make a difference at Sunrise, visit our Careers page.

About Sunrise Senior Living

Sunrise Senior Living, a McLean, Va.-based company, employs approximately 28,000 people. As of July 31, 2021, Sunrise operated 324 communities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, including 21 Gracewell Healthcare communities, with a total unit capacity of approximately 29,300. Sunrise offers a full range of personalized senior living services, including independent living, assisted living, care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss, as well as nursing and rehabilitative services. To learn more about Sunrise, please visit

About Best Workplaces for Aging Services™

To be considered, companies had to meet the Great Place to Work-Certified standard. To ensure survey results truly represent all employees, Great Place to Work requires that Trust Index© survey results are accurate to a 95% confidence level with a 5% margin of error or better. We review any anomalies in survey responses, news, and financial performance to ensure there aren’t any extraordinary reasons to believe we couldn’t trust a company’s survey results. Companies appear on either an At-Home Care or Senior Housing & Care list segment. All At-Home Care companies appear on the same list, regardless of their size. Senior Housing & Care companies are divided into large and small or medium companies. Those Senior Housing & Care companies with 10 to 999 people were considered for the small and medium category; those with 1,000 employees or more were considered for the large category.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, and Activated Insights ( is their senior care division. They help organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. They recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces™ in the U.S. Learn more at

From Fortune ©2021 Fortune Media IP Limited. All rights reserved. Used under license. Fortune and Fortune Media IP Limited are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Sunrise Senior Living.