Brookdale Senior Living

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Brookdale Senior Living Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
485 Reviews
2.6
485 Reviews
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T. Andrew Smith
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Residents are great; make your 8-hour shift worthwhile (in 14 reviews)

  • Feel as if I make a difference in the lives of the residents (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • This is verbalized by upper management so often, but never actually followed in truth (in 32 reviews)

  • Heavy turnover of management as well due to Work life balance out of proportion (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Associates of Brookdale work together with commitment and pride. Always striving toward improvements that serves others.

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

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living

    Pros

    Work with a team that will go the extra mile in any situation and given freedom to contribute new ideas.

    Cons

    Company growth brings new challenges and responsibly that will sometimes increase stress levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to solicit input from associates from all levels and locations to gain insight for making improvements that benefit all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    It's OK...

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

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living

    Pros

    Good mission in senior living

    Cons

    Old-school, ridiculously expensive insurance premiums

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your associates first and you'll have well-served and happy residents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love my sales job!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Counselor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Counselor in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Training, support, development. Great ED and regional team. Opportunity for advancement. Beautiful community with lots of potential. Help from co-workers is never a problem.

    Cons

    Commission structure, benefits. Companies try to recruit me all of the time, with offers for higher salaries and much cheaper benefits. It's tempting because the compensation and medical premiums are such a huge issue. But I stay because I am appreciated, supported, and challenged.0

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The regional sales director is fabulous and really understands CCRC sales. What a relief! It is wonderful to get coaching and to feel supportive. The expectations are high, but I get the help I need to hit my sales goals. It's nice having other sister communities nearby, and I look forward to meeting everyone at our meeting today.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    The people and the culture. The company really lives out it's mission on caring for residents and employees. The culture is supportive and nuturing.

    Cons

    For a huge company, benefits could be better, especially healthcare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to take care of your people and they will make sure residents are taken care of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Think twice

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

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living

    Pros

    Flexible with school I got promoted because of hard work and they like hiring with in so you have a chance to grow

    Cons

    Not very friendly, Not always very caring to the residents, Not very ethical,Benefits are awful, don't always hire reliable people causing some people to always work then get mad when there is tons of over time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your staff and stick up for them don't just run over them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent growing company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PTA Licensed Practical Nurse in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - PTA Licensed Practical Nurse in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Big and runs well and stays profitable

    Cons

    Still not as streamlined and efficient as it needs to be

    Work in progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of home care home based, it is the worst MIS program, kinnser better, or just make your own, plus u had to buy it from encompass to use

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Office Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Business Office Manager in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company is great and well-managed. Policies make sense.

    Cons

    Large company, procedures are already set in place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Supportive management, quality care, benefits

    Cons

    None that I can think of now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    been with the company for 10 years

    Current Employee - Resident Care Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Resident Care Associate in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I love the staff and residents

    Cons

    the pay could be higher for the work we do

  11.  

    Good company trying to surpass the new insurance and business requirements associated with Obamacare.

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

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living

    Pros

    Dynamic, flexible work hours, open to new ideas and many activities/therapy treatment ideas (in and/or out of the facility, as long as it is justifyable, functional, safety, and quality of life based)

    Cons

    Frustrating, can feel micro-managed, depending on the leadership, relationships with facility administration varies on culture of the individual building (therapy dept. not employed by the individual building so not always a 'team' relationship). Very little $$ for treatment supplies and testing equipment (but depends on budget and need of individual clinics)

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