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Brookdale Senior Living Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Executive Director Interview

Executive Director
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in June 2012.

Interview Details – I completed the application online and emailed my resume. I was contacted by a recruiter within 5 days. He was very pleasant and said I was extremely qualified for the position. He recommended I apply for the Operations Specialist position. He set up an appointment for the RVP who never called. The recruiter called again and explained she had not been available and was interested in rescheduling the call. The call was scheduled for 2 weeks later. She finally called about 20 minutes late and spent less than 5 minutes on the phone with me. She said she had other interviews and would call to set up an interview at the community. Months went by and that call never came. The same position has been posted now 2 times in the last 3 months. They have hired people and those same people have quit or been terminated. I then applied for the same position in another state and region and never received a call.

Interview Question – Questions were not difficult at all. I had extensive experience in the field as a Regional Director and Consultant   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales and Marketing Manager Interview

Sales and Marketing Manager
Oklahoma City, OK

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in June 2013.

Interview Details – The interview and hiring process is a very strategic target selection process...It can be long and drawn out but this is to ensure the best fit for the position is hired, not just a "warm body"

Interview Question – What would you do if your supervisor asked you to do something that you did not agree with?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was not one...the pay and opportunity was much more than I could ask for.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Executive Director Interview

Executive Director
Providence, RI

I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in January 2010.

Interview Details – Brookdale uses the Targeted Selection Interview process. How it differs from other interviews is that they will not ask you what you would do in a given situation. They want stories that reveal what you have actually done in response to their question. I had seven interviews for my position as executive director and it took 10 weeks.

Negotiation Details – I was unable to negotiate on salary, however I was able to negotiate additional paid time off.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Resident Care Associate Interview

Resident Care Associate
Spokane, WA

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

Interview Details – They give you an small interview and they run your background, and they will hire nearly anyone so that they are not short staffed and we always are. so long as they have bodies on the floor.

Interview Question – They do not hardly ask any questions, they will hire anyone   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was not able to with them, I have been with them when it was the old company that they came in and bought out.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Quality Review Nurse Interview

Quality Review Nurse

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

Interview Details – Great process, they move fast to complete the hiring process. Thorough competency testing for quality review nurses. Initial interview was conducted on the phone, then brought in to interview with DPS and RDO for region.

Negotiation Details – Did not need to negotiate, met my expectations


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

RN Interview

RN

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

Interview Details – 6 interviews. HR staff very friendly and helpful. they told me what to expect for next steps and it was exact. relaxed interview process but lengthy. seemed like a lot of tests but easy to do

Negotiation Details – no


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Administrator Interview

Administrator
Saint Petersburg, FL

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in May 2014.

Interview Details – I have had one interview with basic questions. Nothing to difficult, but at the same time some questions were sort of corny. Seemed as though every question that was asked, my answer wasn't enough. She kept asking and asking the same question. I told her that I have never had any difficult situations with any family member. I'm sure she didn't believe me. Oh well, I have heard quite a few negative things re: Brookdale. It's all good. :)

Interview Question – What was your most difficult situation with a family member at your last place of employment?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

OTR Interview

OTR

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

Interview Details – Regional manager answered emails while I responded to his questions. About 15 min in all, if that. No questions beyond yes / no answers. Asked in the interview how I would increase caseload. Talk about red flags!

Interview Question – Most unexpected thing was when I was asked to step away from the office area while the mgr talked on his cellphone.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I told them what I wanted and they met it


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Marketing Coordinator Interview

Marketing Coordinator
Orlando, FL

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in April 2013.

Interview Details – The questions were predictable and standard for most preliminary interviews. This was handled mostly over the phone with one additional one-on-one interview. There was a strong emphasis on matching the company culture to the prospective employee.

Interview Question – Why do you care about Seniors?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – A range was offered after discussing my salary requirements. An offer with a final salary amount was given.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sous Chef Interview

Sous Chef

I applied through other source and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

Interview Details – very simple, at the time the dining director was fairly new and was interviewed by him and an interim dining manager. asked a few skills questions, management style questions. was asked if i knew how to make a white wine sauce, because the people they had used white wine vinegar

Negotiation Details – simple got what i asked for. but if i knew it was for executive chef position i would have asked for more money

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