At Wesley Enhanced Living, 84 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 738 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.58. It was published on Jun 5, 2018. 655 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel I make a difference here.
90%
 
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
90%
 
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".
90%
 
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
89%
 
People celebrate special events around here.
88%
 

What They Do

We asked Wesley Enhanced Living to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Our senior living communities inspire our residents to stay engaged in what matters to them. Our dedicated employees help promote vital aging by focusing on enhancing the lives of each resident so they can live life to the fullest!

About this Company

Website: https://www.wel.org/ Industry: Aging Services
US Headquarters: Warminster, Pennsylvania, 18974 US Sites: 7
Major Locations: Three locations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Doylestown, Pennsylvania; Hatboro, Pennsylvania; Media, Pennsylvania US Employees: 1,010
US Revenues: $72.4 million Worldwide Revenues: $72.4 million
Corporate Structure: Non-Profit Founded: 1888

The History of Wesley Enhanced Living

Perks and Programs

We asked Wesley Enhanced Living to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Learning and Development: Wesley Enhanced Living provides a learning environment for employees. All employees have access to over 800 courses through WEL University's Online Learning System. Employees can choose courses that are job-related or appealing to their personal interests. Nurses can earn credits required to maintain their license at no cost to them.  Through our Learning Center, employees have access to our Staff Development Team dedicated to enhancing the skills and knowledge of our employees through course offerings such as: New Hire Orientation, Personal Care Medication Administration Certification, CPR, Dementia Training, Customer Service, Diabetic Education, and Caregiver Training.
  • Leadership Development Program: Wesley Enhanced Living's Leadership Development Program provides professional development to leaders within the organization. Each course focuses on providing leaders with tools and information they can start using immediately.
  • Milestone Service Awards Program: Through Wesley Enhanced Living's Service Awards Program, we recognize employees for their years of service starting at their five year anniversary and every five years thereafter. Employees are honored at a formal recognition event and are able to select an award of their choice commemorating their milestone.  
  • SQAPE Program: As an organization, Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) is dedicated to quality. Its vision is to create a new paradigm in aging services for the next generation. Sustainable Quality Assurance and Performance Enhancement (SQAPE) is an on-going program that reflects a commitment to and a focus on assuring a standard of excellence in all aspects of WEL’s services, business and operations. Its purpose is to realize our vision by engaging all employees, residents,their families, our stakeholders, and our business partners to strive for and achieve even higher standards of excellence in everything we do.
  • Health Benefits: Wesley Enhanced Living offers choice and flexibility with three comprehensive health plans to choose from. This includes: medical, prescription, and vision. Employees may also elect a PPO or DMO dental plan. 
  • Group Life and Disability Insurance: Wesley Enhanced Living pays 100% of the premium for Life Insurance, AD&D, and Long-term Disability. Life Insurance and AD&D is equal to one times the employees annual salary. Long-term Disability provides coverage equal to 60% of the employees annual salary. 
  • Voluntary Benefits: Employees have access to a variety of voluntary benefits to meet their lifestyle needs. These offerings include: Pre-Paid Legal and Identity Theft Protection; Telemedicine; Accident Insurance; Critical illness Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance; Dependent Life Insurance; and Pet Insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA): Employees can reduce taxable income by participating in any/or all of the Flexible Spending Accounts offered (Health Care Spending, Dependent Care Spending, and Transportation/Commuter). Each plan offers the convenience of a debit MasterCard for fast and easy reimbursement.
  • Wellness Program: Wesley Enhanced Living recognizes the importance of good health and wellness. Our Wellness Program provides a variety of programs and incentives to help employees achieve their wellness goals. Employees can participate in educational wellness fairs, competitive fitness challenges, tobacco cessation, weight loss and fitness programs, and can gain access to other tools and resources to promote a healthy lifestyle. To provide employees with total work/life balance, they also have access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Retirement Planning: To help employees prepare for retirement, employees can participate in Wesley Enhanced Living's 401(k) or Roth 401(k) plans. Wesley Enhanced Living will match a minimum of 4% and will consider an additional discretionary match on an annual basis. To help employees determine which plan is right for them, financial education is available.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

4% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary88% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for Employees working 60+ biweekly hours)
50% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for Employees working 60+ biweekly hours) 88% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $5,250 Average Tuition Reimbursement
SQAPE celebration recognizing participants from all communities

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

25 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 25 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
10 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 10 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
25 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 25 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

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

Diversity

  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Employees and their Families at the Alzheimer's Walk

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
Dining Servers getting ready for the holiday party

How to Get Hired

We asked Wesley Enhanced Living 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?

At Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) kindness, compassion, and respect are at the core of everything we do. We aim to hire individuals who will add value to our organization. We are not just looking for culture fit, but culture-add. In order to be innovative and operate with excellence, we need to hire for diversity and diversity of thought. We have outlined several competencies that are critical for us and have distilled to two themes: Commitment to WEL – Our Mission, Our Values, Our Vision; and Critical Thinkers – those willing to question the status quo, possess problem solving abilities, and those who will be able to effectively communicate solutions to help move the company forward. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We are seeking individuals who are career-minded and see our opportunities as a way to grow professionally while making a positive impact. Individuals should be able to demonstrate the skills necessary to be successful in our environment and show that they have the capability and drive to move the company forward. We encourage candidates to highlight specific accomplishments or achievements relevant to the position by pulling examples from their past experiences. 

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

We welcome interest from highly qualified and motivated candidates to fill opportunities in clinical and non-clinical positions including operations, nursing, personal care, maintenance, office, sales, culinary services, rehabilitation, and social services. 

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

If you are inspired by our mission to make a compelling difference in the lives of seniors, are enthusiastic about life-long learning, and are seeking employment in a close-knit community where your strengths will be valued and used, then please learn more about career opportunities at Wesley Enhanced Living. We encourage interested candidates to visit our website, www.WEL.org, to learn more about our company and to view our current career opportunities.

hiring Outlook

414 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 8% Job Growth
20 Average applicants per opening 11,518 Total job applicants
8% New hires by employee referrals 3% Openings filled by current employees
22 Recent graduates hired 16% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
37% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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