Brookdale Senior Living

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Brookdale Senior Living Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
409 Reviews
2.5
409 Reviews
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T. Andrew Smith
94 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Peer group is great, supportive, residents are great (in 13 reviews)

  • Get to make a difference in the lives of the elderly every day (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management can be a bit distant as to what takes place daily in the communities (in 28 reviews)

  • There is little to no job security and they operate mainly on fear (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Office Coordinator  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Business Office Coordinator in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    I like the teamwork of management and staff.

    Cons

    Pay for caregivers is low. We could get better associates if we paid better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The caregivers and line staff are the backbone of our communities, they need to be compensated accordingly. We never see our senior management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great 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

    Pros

    They offer amazing quality of food, quality of life, you can tell they really care for the residents. They spend the money on the residents and activities for them. The only ALF or nursing home I've seen where the employees eat the food, all others I've seen the food is so horrible, processed crap that no one dares try it. Private rooms with carpet and furniture from home makes each room feel like the resident's home. If you have CNA training or emt or similar, they pay you more.

    Cons

    Working with end stage dementia patients, without hoyer lifts, meaning you have to find a way to lift them without machines.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    They believe in a culture of caring for residents and associates from the top down!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Director  in  Albany, OR
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Albany, OR

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The residents are amazing. I learn from them every day. The company really tries to do the right thing for residnets and associates.

    Cons

    Stay the course. Great Job!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. Priorities are Faith, Family then job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    job

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    Former Employee - Cook  in  Peoria, AZ
    Former Employee - Cook in Peoria, AZ

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

    Pros

    it is a great company

    Cons

    the gossip like any job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they know vwhat they are doing

    Recommends
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Care Assocaite

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resident Care Assistant  in  Germantown, TN
    Current Employee - Resident Care Assistant in Germantown, TN

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I love everything about my job, especially the residents. The management team here is really good, especially the nursing director and the resident care coordinator. The Executive Director even brought in a bank to discuss with us about the benefits of direct depositing our check. They really care about us as employees.

    Cons

    I would not change a thing. This is a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I LOVE what I do

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Sales  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I am very happy to be working for a comany that has such a passion for the people we serve, I truly feel like I make a difference in people's lives. This is not just a "job" it is a calling.
    I have worked in 3 different Brookdale communities and enjoyed my time in each of them. The company believes in growing their employees and promoting from within.

    Cons

    I have worked with challenging people, they are not a reflection of Brookdale as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to facilitate a culture that places the resident's needs first.

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

    Best company culture I've ever experienced!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    People (associates, residents, leadership, peers), benefits, associates take pride in what they do! Opportunities for growth & advancement! Making a difference in the lives of the residents we serve!

    Cons

    None and if I did I wouldn't share it here. I would discuss with my RVP!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do every day! As the CEO says, "If you're not serving a resident, serve someone who is!"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    LOVE my boss!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Activities  in  Germantown, TN
    Current Employee - Activities in Germantown, TN

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I love the atmosphere we have here at The Solana, it's happy, energetic and FUN! I honestly don't think "ugh, I have to go to work today"....more like "Yes! I have a fun job and the people I work with like me and I like them, the residents are happy to see me every day and I feel like I am making a very big difference in their lives. I am constantly encouraged by my supervisor, she has so many great ideas and loves to hear mine as well. I feel like this will be the company I ultimately retire from......many, many years from now!

    Cons

    I wish the facility were larger, we are almost at capacity and I feel bad for people living in less than optimum communities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training needs to be a little more cohesive and up to date.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The management team and staff at the community were I work is excellent. They truly care about the residents.

    Cons

    Very heavy workload, but the results are very satisfying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regional and corporate management need to be more in tune with the challanges faced by staff at the community level and provide a more formal and structured training for community leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best company I have ever worked for!

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

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The culture and values of this company is alive in my community! Everyone from our care associates to our regional/divisional team want nothing more than the best for each resident and family we serve! There are also great beenfits and growth opportunities for the employees.

    Cons

    None! This is a growing company and the CEO is an amazing leader for us!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for your continued support and leadership! I look forward to many more years of working for this company thanks to all of you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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