At Asbury Communities, Inc., 80 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 915 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.03. It was published on Jun 1, 2018. 4615 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".
I feel I make a difference here.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.

What They Do

We asked Asbury Communities, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Asbury Communities is a not-for-profit organization that manages eight communities for older adults, including home care services.  It is the nation's 15th-largest system of not-for-profit CCRC's. Asbury retirement communities provide independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing care and memory support.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Aging Services
US Headquarters: Frederick, Maryland, 21703 US Sites: 9
Major Locations: Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20877; Kingsport, Tennessee, 37660; Maryville, Tennessee, 37804; Solomons, Maryland, 20688; Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 17055; Prince Frederick, Maryland, 20678; Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74132; Erie, Pennsylvania, 16509; Frederick, Maryland, 21703 US Employees: 2,075
US Revenues: $249 million Worldwide Revenues: $249 million
Corporate Structure: Non-Profit Founded: 1926

Caring for those we serve is one of the ways in which we fulfill our Mission

Perks and Programs

We asked Asbury Communities, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Asbury Support and Collaboration Center: Asbury's new corporate headquarters (also known as the Asbury Support and Collaboration Center) is definitely a perk! Our commitment to being innovative and transparent is apparent the moment you step into the office. The entire space is ringed by floor-to-ceiling windows with mountain views. No one has an office – not even the CEO. Workstations are arranged in “neighborhoods," with low walls and desks that change to standing position. Associates gather in stadium-style seating in the Town Center for meetings and the Ideation Room for brainstorming sessions and have numerous huddle, work and phone rooms available. The space has state-of-the-art technology allowing associates to share screens when meeting and easily conduct video conferencing with communities. Associates in other communities are encouraged to hold meetings in the space and utilize "touch-down" desks when visiting the office so they can be fully functional.
  • Asbury Associate App: The Asbury Associate App (for smartphones) was a winning idea pitched to leadership during "Spark Tank," a program inspired by the popular show, "Shark Tank." The app increases engagement by delivering information to, and enabling communication with ALL associates, especially those in environments that don't have easy access to a computer.  The app allows associates to text each other, receive communications from leadership, look up benefits information, complete monthly training, and see important communications in real time. The app has been a game-changer during bad weather events and other emergencies.
  • 401K match: After an associate completes one year of service (working at least 1,000 hours), Asbury will contribute a generous 3% of base salary into every eligible associate's 401K account.  In addition, Asbury will match contributions up to 2% for those associates who choose to contribute to their own retirement plan. 
  • PTO Cash Out Program: Asbury's PTO Cash Out program was created as an option for eligible associates to be able to opt in to cash out up to 40 hours of unused PTO each year. Associates must have one year of service with the company, be in a full time or part time status, and maintain a minimum of 40 hours in their PTO banks as of the payout date.
  • Leadership Development Institute: Each year, the top leadership throughout Asbury Communities comes together for a three day conference. The 2018 event was hosted at the Bethany Village community, showcasing its newly completed Richard D. Rife Center. Leaders enjoy presentations from top notch speakers such as Cy Wakeman, Sheri Fink, Aaron Beam, align with strategic messages from top leadership, spend meaningful time improving personal leadership skills, and above all, have a chance to network with their peer group from other communities.
  • GEM Program: The GEM Award – Going the Extra Mile – is a system-wide informal recognition program. A GEM award is a “Thank You For Going the Extra Mile.” GEM also stands for Great Example of Mission. All winners of GEM awards are considered for the annual Azzy Award. A group meets to vote on those GEM winners best exemplifying the mission, and those individuals are recognized annually within their communities by their peers and leadership.
  • WOW Program: The WOW (Working on Wellness) program helps associates improve health and wellness. By earning points, associates are able to pay lower premiums for their health benefits. Points are earned by completing wellness activities, taking classes, tracking health and wellness statistics and maintaining annual physical checkups.
  • On-site Community Amenities: Each Asbury community offers associates the opportunity to take advantage of onsite amenities such as fitness centers, pools, outdoor walking paths and pharmacies. In addition, associates are able to use community space for personal events. Associates have enjoyed community rooms and dining facilities for baby and bridal showers, weddings, anniversaries, community clubs and group events. Associates are often able to enjoy concerts and speakers brought on-site for residents. This lends itself to the "family" feel of each community and is a testament to strong relationships between associates and residents. It keeps you sharp when a 90-year old resident is lapping you in the swimming pool!
  • Community Benefit: At each of the Asbury Communities, we value the opportunity for associates to contribute to the greater community.  Every associate may choose to support programs and charities such as Meals on Wheels, United Way, the Alzheimer's Association, and Asbury's own Benevolent Care program.  Through this program, Asbury provides the security to all  residents that, should they outlive their financial resources through no fault of their own, they will always have a place to live along with access to services and care.


$24,202 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Certified Nursing Assistant - Geriatric Care $89,941 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Retirement Counselor
80% Company-paid health coverage for employees 70% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
80% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
Bethany Village's annual snowtubing excursion for residents ranging in age from their early 60s to their late 90s is one way in which our


27 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 14 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
27 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 14 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
14 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Telecommute option (2% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (5% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Onsite fitness centers, fitness classes, pool access, meals and snacks at reasonable cost, robust EAP/Wellness program, basic car service (ie: oil change) at some communities, ability to use dining and meeting space for family events.)


84 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 84 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
84 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

$4,012,342 Philanthropic donations in last year General Manager, Operations Leads environmental impact team
Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit Yes Renewable energy program
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Chief Human Resources Officer oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees; Speakers of English as a second language
  • 5 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Asbury CEO Doug Leidig embraces a philosophy that


Members of the Asbury Place team recently embraced the Asbury Associate App, a tool designed to help all members of the Asbury workforce to better engage with the organization.

How to Get Hired

We asked Asbury Communities, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

The best fit for Asbury is the candidate who possesses the applicable knowledge, skills, abilities and credentials needed for the position, demonstrates accountable behaviors and a commitment to a higher purpose and serving seniors. We look for candidates who have a passion for working with people, especially the elderly, and who possess a personal value system that aligns with Asbury's mission and values.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Present a well-written and organized resume that clearly shows qualifications necessary for the position.  Having a presence on LinkedIn is especially helpful in filling key leadership positions. Experience in long term care is not always required.  We have hundreds of associates working here who had never worked in aging services, and now, they wouldn't dream of working anyplace else!

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Asbury is always looking for qualified individuals who are passionate about person-centered care.  Hiring managers will specifically look for highly accountable individuals when interviewing and will be listening for experiences in a person's career that have cultivated an accountable mindset. Asbury is always looking for clinical nurses, CNA's and GNA's, culinary and dining staff, housekeeping and maintenance individuals.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Start by going to our website  at  Apply online for a position at one of our beautiful communities or headquarters.  Check back frequently for new openings.  Asbury also posts openings on and LinkedIn. 

hiring Outlook

900 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 9 Average applicants per opening
9,000 Total job applicants 22% New hires by employee referrals
21% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 22% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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