Holiday Retirement Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2014
Updated Aug 12, 2014
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    Co-Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Holiday Retirement.

    Interview Details

    I applied on-line. You will then get a call. If you are a candidate the company will call you right away. If you don't get a call you may want to reapply in a month. You have 2 phone interviews then you will get a call from a Regional for a 1on1. If the Regional thinks you are a fit she will have you finish the paperwork then a contract will get signed. Then you will be going to training for a few weeks. It will be mostly on sales. They do pay your moving expenses after you have turned in you receipts. Then you will be at training community for two more weeks. You will then be with another set of Main managers. If you are unhappy with the match the company does try to re-locate you to a different community. It takes about a good year and a half to get real comfortable with the job. It you can weather the first year you will be accustomed to the way the company works. If you love people this can be very rewarding. If you only need a job, do the company and yourself a favor and don't even apply. This is not for the weary.

    Interview Questions
    • You will be asked if you can work with your partner?. It takes a while to get on board but you will get a job. There is a high turn over and they are always in need of managers. The central California Region has a great regional Manager Javiera Garcia. She works very hard to take care of her managers and to solve any issues that arise. This kind of work is not for everyone. I almost left a few times but hunkered down an made the best of it. Now I would not leave unless I really needed to. There is always room for improvement in any company.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. Either you accept or not.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Server Interview

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

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Holiday Retirement in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I walked into the office and asked the hiring manager if there were any openings. She had me fill out an application and asked me to wait after I was done for an interview. Once I finished filling out the application she brought me into the office and asked me when I wanted to start. She didn't even look at my application or ask me a single question. Granted, I did have a well liked employee go in and give me a good reference.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Co-Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Holiday Retirement.

    Interview Details

    4 days of emails, then quick phone interview. Flew to Dallas for 45 minutes face to face. Told we could stay in our area. After home, we were offered to go three states away.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you work with your spouse 36 hours straight? Have you looked at Glassdoor?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Only where we would go and then we were sent somewhere else anyway.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Community Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Holiday Retirement in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very detailed with sense of urgency. Telephone interview that led to traveling to another location interviewer hesitant to talk salary until conclusion and amazed to find 25,000 a year

    Negotiation Details
    Sign oOne regional offered raise after three months and new regional had no knowledge and did not fulfill promises
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Community Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
  8.  

    Community Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
  9.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Holiday Retirement in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process seemed to quick with a single decision maker. I was first interviewed by two analysts and then a senior managing director. They asked basic questions about my real estate and financial analysis skill set and then asked me to author a financial model i would create in a day in 40 mins. This company is very specific in what they do; senior living facilities. They did not care about any other real estate or finance experience. For the Analyst role they wanted someone that could create and maintain financial models for senior living facilities and conduct analysts. Thats it. Overall, pleasant and positive personalities but job opportunity had limited growth potential (they actually said that) and pay was below market. Most importantly the learning potential was not there.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked me to author a complete financial model with an amortization table while in the office.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Below market pay, overqualified for the role, no career and personal growth potential.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Holiday Retirement in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Was called in for a first interview tat took just over an hour, my second interview followed a week later and I was offered the position. I was sent to a community to train for a week then went to to the Dallas training center for an additional week. Following he training in Dallas I was told that I would move forward and take the position in the community, two people I trained with we're asked to resign as hey just did not fit the company mold.

    Interview Questions
    • All the questions where pretty basic, the most challenging was why Holiday ?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes there was some negation room.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Community Sales Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Holiday Retirement.

    Interview Details

    The hiring/interview process is simple, if you are comfortable with a boiler room mentality then you will do great. That is what they are looking for. Be prepared to role-play, be confident, dress professionally. The hiring process takes about a week; this is mostly because of the background check.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no truly difficult or unexpected questions, it is a very straight forward interview.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The negotiation phase is nonexistent.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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