Brookdale Senior Living

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    No one wants to work at Brookdale

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    Former Employee - Director in Colorado Springs, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Colorado Springs, CO (US)

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive wage for upper level directors, big company with stock options

    Cons

    Everything else about the job and company. Bad reputation and poor work environment definitely not worth the trouble.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work for little pay

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Puyallup, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Puyallup, WA (US)

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living

    Pros

    The residents are wonderful sweet people that you fall in love with.... well most of them lol

    Cons

    Lots of cons but most dangerous is they just look the other way when something or someone needs sent out for mental health that is above what they can do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and stop just telling them what they want to hear and actually get up and do something and stop making rules and long lists of things that are unreasonable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    It could be better: needs improvement.

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    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Roswell, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Roswell, GA (US)

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living

    Pros

    The atmosphere is pretty pleasant.

    Cons

    Messing up your hours and paycheck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please evaluate the people you choose to run some buildings because they might be incompetent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Class Act, this company gets an A

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Brookdale is a great company to work for, with some of the finest people and innovative product offerings to enrich seniors lives. I love the that the company gives recognition to their employees for their hard work and dedication. There are great opportunities for growth, experience, and innovation. This is a great place to work!

    Cons

    Being a large company, comes change, but with change comes new opportunities!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, putting our residents and associates first!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nothing but lies and run around

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living

    Pros

    I honestly can't think of anything positive about this company beyond the fact that I am not there anymore.

    Cons

    I am receiving severance as a former employee. While employed, I experienced a culture with little to no communication and plenty of finger pointing. As a former employee, I have experienced nothing but lies and a run around proclaiming how corporate policies are more important than the people that made up the company. I have had items pulled from my check and NOT returned to me. Never seen another place where the employees were a revenue center in themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to see people as people, not numbers. Talk to each other. Follow up the on what you say you are going to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Can't wait to quit this damn job!!!

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    Current Employee - Community Level in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Community Level in Raleigh, NC (US)

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living

    Pros

    There are plenty of pros if you are a district or regional manager...they do nothing, have no responsibility except verbally abusing employees and reporting up the chain that the slaves are in line.

    Cons

    They find ways not to pay your bonuses and expense reports, constant intimidation, systems are terrible, they hire psychos to regional positions, commit fraud, and expect employees to give up their families and dedicate themselves 24/7 to earn them more money. Can't find the negative stars... Culture is poor. Claimed values are bullcrap. I would never invest in this mess. There dozens of lawsuits just waiting to happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sensitivity training. Terminate your regionals and start over. They are totally demoralizing. Look at turnover then ask yourself "how much is this costing? Why is it so bad? How can we fix it?". Listen to the staff that actually does work and to the residents. I would have retired with Emeritus. Now I can't wait to find something else. Quit having people get on this site to raise the average star rating in attempts to get off the list of worst companies to work for...accept the fact that you are one of the worst employers and do something to correct it. You've made no attempts to make it any better and that is FREAKIN' CRIMINAL!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Resident Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living

    Pros

    Other employees help each other.

    Cons

    1.There is not a professional in working schedule for employees.
    2.trying to hire many part-time employees. by doing this, they do not give their employees enough hours to work and in come that their employees can support their living cost.
    3. They always short pay their employees.
    4. the Management system is a mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1.Need to refresh and rebuild a Management system.
    2. care more about their employees then their employees can focus on their Residents.
    3. pay correct hours as well as rates

  9.  

    Good day

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living

    Pros

    Good residents Good times good days

    Cons

    Everything can be done better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better

  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Bottom line is the bottom line

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    Former Employee - Dining Services Director
    Former Employee - Dining Services Director

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Paychecks never bounced that's it

    Cons

    The worst job I ever had

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just wow!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Terrible dietary service

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Granger, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Granger, IN (US)

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living

    Pros

    Wonder residents.great nursing staff on AL and memory care.

    Cons

    ED was never in ding room to help. Dietary services very poorly run. Lack of staff initiative. Dirty dining room floor. Tables never set with all dishes or silverware

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instruct dietary workers how to appropriately set tables, serve food,and clean dining room. For the cost of the apartment and care. They should not have stained table clothes andfood left on silverware

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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