Holiday Retirement Community Manager Interview Questions

Updated Aug 5, 2014
Updated Aug 5, 2014
19 Interview Reviews

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Community Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Holiday Retirement in March 2014.

Interview Details

Filled out application online and included resume. First interview was over the phone, then an "in person" interview was scheduled about 2 weeks later. Met at a community just a few hours from home. Interviewed in one of the apartments at a kitchen table. Interviewer was great, very professional. Longer than most interviews. Was then offered a 3rd interview in Atlanta (I think) with the Regional or Area Manager.

Interview Questions
Reasons for Declining

Money. They have a "standard" amount they pay incoming managers. It would have resulted in a 50% pay cut for me. I couldn't believe how little they pay. Yes, you can get bonuses, but not enough to repay the lost income. The company offers you free room and board and 3 meals a day in the dining room, but for me it still wasn't enough money. It also did not seem "family friendly". We have to live on site and we have children, which I was fine with, but they were not. All four of us couldn't live in a 1 bedroom apartment. I think this is how they get around hiring people with children.

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Other Interview Reviews for Holiday Retirement

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    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Holiday Retirement.

    Interview Details

    Pretty much if their are two of you and you have a pulse you will get hired. At least until the run a background check after sending you to training and it turns up you have a felony record. Ops shoul have run it prior to hiring don't you think!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    If you have a pulse you are hired.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Holiday Retirement.

    Interview Details

    We applied online and got a request for interview next morning. Interview was set up 4 days later. We were immediately hired.

    Negotiation Details
    They made as though there was no negotiating but there is.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Riverside, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Riverside, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Holiday Retirement in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    They fly you out to meet a recruiter, who asks if you can deal with sad situation with seniors. Once they tell you about the company they ask you if you are ok with starting a job and going to a training class with no idea where you will be working when your training class is over,.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you start in one week but we will not tell you where you will be working,.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is none.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Holiday Retirement.

    Interview Details

    The whole interview process seemed to be conducted by someone with "issues"...either they hated ther job or were drunk. We were called for a phone interview and they apparently forgot about it so we were then told to drive to a larger city nearby to meet with the RD. That went well and we were hired and told to drive to a city 1200 miles away for training. We were told we would be compensated for all expenses, within reason, of the training and the future moving our stuff to our future property. When all was said and done and we got to ur new property we were told that they compensate us only $1000.00. So we had to eat around $1700.00 right off the bat.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you travel 1200 miles in your vehicle for training, drive back in 2 months, and then drive and move your stuff to your new property, even though we have 4 properties within 100 miles of here?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    One-sided
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Louisville, KY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, KY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Holiday Retirement in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is fairly quick. Online interview, phone interview, face to face interview and then training all in three weeks. Holiday will spend lots of money on you for transportation, lodging, rental car, and food. The training does not tell you a true picture of what to expect when at community.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation. They will be hiring for a specific location an all the pay is predetermined. They will not tell you where you will be working so after training you may have to move and they give you one week to pack and move into the community.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Holiday Retirement in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Great. We were treated well and with dignity.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions. Just straight-forward information. Very professional   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    My husband and I have worked together for many years. Our proposal was straight forward as well as their proposal. No hidden agenda
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Nashville, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Holiday Retirement in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Just be open and honest about your experience. .

    Interview Questions
    • Life balance issues are going to be brought up   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They said they did not negotiate on salary but I would press them. They need managers desperately.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Greenville, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenville, SC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Holiday Retirement in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    This is such a brief interview. They will sit and talk to you about seniors, sales, and taking care of your residents. It is a very informal interview. If you are breathing and walking this company will hire you.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation phase. They will hire you if you are breathing
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Holiday Retirement in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Sent in resume and cover letter responding to an advertisement. Did one initial phone interview, followed by two in person interviews. The interviews were professional and done by a team of interviewers. Second day after second in person interview we were offered a position.

    Interview Questions
    • What significant changes will you have to make in your personal life to adjust to living in a community of dignified seniors?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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