Aegis Lodge of Kirkland - Contributed art

Aegis Living among Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list

Glassdoor announced its Top 50 Best Places to Work in 2017 from a list of more than 600,000 companies, and Aegis Living is this year’s big surprise.

  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 1:53pm
  • Business

Glassdoor announced its Top 50 Best Places to Work in 2017 from a list of more than 600,000 companies, and Aegis Living is this year’s big surprise. Aegis has two senior living communities in Kirkland and close to 200 employees.

What makes the award surprising is that Aegis Living breaks almost every rule on what it takes to be a “Best Place to Work”: it’s senior living in a youth-obsessed culture; it’s high touch in a high tech world; it’s a mission-based career in a selfie society.

“In our society, the cultural goliath is a high tech business. We’re a high touch business, nurturing more than 2,000 seniors. We’re amazingly honored to be named as a Best Place to Work. Our employees deserve this award. They love our residents and value their wisdom. They make our high touch culture an oasis in a high tech world,” said Aegis Living Founder and CEO Dwayne Clark. “We’re honored they chose a career with us.”

Employees posting on Glassdoor most frequently wrote about their passion for the mission and the seniors they serve.

· “I find joy in working with my residents. I like to make them laugh, sing, and dance.”

· “I work for an awesome and amazing company. I have the support I need to be successful.”

· “Teams in the communities love their jobs and think of them more as missions rather than jobs.”

Aegis Living’s rank in the Top 50 marks the first time that a senior living company has been named on the list. The Best Places to Work are determined using mostly anonymous company reviews shared by U.S. based employees between Nov. 2, 2015 and Oct. 30.

More in Business

Sajeenaa Jebanathan (Middle) from Lake Washington High School receives the Lee Johnson Student Community Service Award. Katie Searle (Right) a Lake Washington School District CTE Specialist, and Tod Johnson (Left) of the Johnson family presented the award. <em>Kristina Bowman, Lake Washington School District</em>
Kirkland Chamber of Commerce honors community at annual awards luncheon

The chamber recognizes individuals who’ve been impactful on Kirkland’s business community.

The Heathman Hotel completes multimillion-dollar renovation

The property remodeled its 91 guestrooms and suites with modern amenities and design concepts that celebrate its Northwest roots

Chamber names James as new president

James’ is to bring arts to the community and develop strong community relationships.

EvergreenHealth welcomes Zhou to heart and vascular team

Zhou brings an array of clinical experience to her new position.

The exterior of the new Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa. The location is still under renovations at the former Massage Envy location in Juanita Village. Kailan Manandic, Kirkland Reporter
Long-time locals join the Kirkland small business market

Three long-time locals are replacing a closed massage and skincare business in… Continue reading

Stacy Edwards, owner of the Eastside GYMGUYZ franchise, opens his van to show the various equipment his trainers use with their clients. Kailan Manandic, Kirkland Reporter
Local gym takes equipment on the road

Local gym owner Stacy Edwards opens his doors at 5 a.m. every… Continue reading

Kirkland Investor Sharks set for Nov. 4

The Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Kirkland Performance Center, will… Continue reading

Bridle Trails Red Apple to close in February

After 20 years in operation, the Bridle Trails Red Apple in Kirkland… Continue reading

Higher Leaf adds voice to support for city council

Higher Leaf Marijuana Kirkland and Bellevue recently expressed their appreciation for the… Continue reading

Freiheit & Ho Architects comes to Seattle Design Festival Block Party

Freiheit & Ho Architects will be participating in the 2017 Seattle Design… Continue reading

Kirkland Chamber of Commerce hosts a breakfast

The Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce invites members to learn how to… Continue reading