Brookdale Senior Living Reviews

Updated 28 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    LEC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working day in and day out with the seniors and building relationships

    Cons

    Budget cuts and not having a work life balance. Long nights and weekends required. Not being able to ever leave early even though working 50 hr weeks

  2. Helpful (2)

    Unorganized, poor wages for caregivers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Caregiver in Vallejo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Caregiver in Vallejo, CA (US)

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food, home-like environment and the people

    Cons

    Working here is horrible. The Caregivers are not respected.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the care givers more. We are the ones who wipe butts,clean crap from floors and hide all your sins from state.

  3. Helpful (1)

    The work has been quite challenging but rewarding.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wait Staff in Westminster, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Wait Staff in Westminster, CA (US)

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The seniors and staff are easy to get along with.

    Cons

    It would be great to have a busser in the dining room because the waiters have a great deal of work to do.

    Advice to Management

    Hire additional staff so to avoid being short staffed.

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  5. Helpful (6)

    Enjoyable and rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Manager

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    At the Sales Manager level you don't have to constantly be concerned with a lot of the day to day corporate stuff your Ed has to worry about it. You can concentrate on growing relationships with families that are looking for guidance and community partners that will assist you in getting the word out on your community.

    Cons

    Been with the company 5 years and don't have any real gripes. I have worked for large corporate companies before that had way more day to day BS

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately some management personnel sort of fall into this line of work and not by actual design. If you don't like what you're doing, then just please leave already.

  6. Helpful (3)

    Hard work, but it was worth it too see the residents happy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Caregiver in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Caregiver in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very clean facility too work at.

    Cons

    Not enough worker's to cover residents, in order to get them bathed and dressed for breakfast on time.

  7. Helpful (8)

    Business concept for elderly care

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nurse in Seminole, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Nurse in Seminole, FL (US)

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Best reason to work here is to fulfill desire to help the elderly, be an advocate for those who can no longer make decisions for them selves.

    Cons

    Large corporation making numerous acquisitions is loosing sight of the mission statement in an effort to please stock holders.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on patient care and value your employees. The bottom profit line should also include life enrichment of helping your residents.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Dissatisfied with support & benefits.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Health and Wellness Director in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Health and Wellness Director in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Caring for & getting to know residents & families

    Cons

    Leadership & support. Very poor pay for job expectations. Benefits are poor.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to listen to & investigate problems thoroughly. Offer higher pay

  9. They treat former disabled employees wrong.

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Executive Director
    Former Employee - Executive Director

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I became disabled while it was still Emeritus. But now Brookdale has control of my COBRA benefits so I am considered a former Brookdale Employee.

    Cons

    My COBRA benefits at the time it was Emeritus went from $1100. a month to $1670.00 a month when Brookdale took over Emeritus. Now I am eligible for an extension of my COBRA benefits with Brookdale due to a disability and they want to charge me $2540.00 a month for the same benefits due to a disability. Brookdale Senior Living is suppose to be in the business of caring for people not ripping them off.

    Advice to Management

    I am not sure who makes the decision to charge a disabled person 150% of the premium that Brookdale pays but Stop taking advantage of people for $$$$.

  10. Unorganized, extremely stressful position. Unrealistic expectations. Don't waste your time.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate Specialist in Brentwood, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate Specialist in Brentwood, TN (US)

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers were very helpful and always willing to help.

    Cons

    Management is not helpful. Amount of workload to be completed each day is very unrealistic, especially for the pay.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee's practical advice. Employees should not have to watch their back for 8 hours a day! Exhausting!

  11. Preferred working for Emeritus....Brookdale is all about the money. The residents are an after thought.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Health and Wellness Director in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Health and Wellness Director in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living

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

    Pros

    Loved the families and residents at the community.

    Cons

    Upper management is clueless. All about profits. Uncaring that all residents/ families are different. They have forgotten that we are dealing with people.

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