Brookdale Senior Living Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014
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  1.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Richmond Heights, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond Heights, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    They didnt ask about my other job, my experience, what i could do as a person in this position, did i have an education, i hated it and i would not recommend any body go there unless you wanna get fired in the next six months

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    LONG I DIDNT START WORK IN TO A MONTH LATER
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Director of Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

    Interview Details

    Met with ED for maybe 15 minutes. She reviewed my resume. The Regional HR contact called me at 10 PM on a Sunday night (!) we spoke for half an hour, mostly about her children. Yes, I know red flags all over.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked how comfortable I felt about making my own decisions. I have no problem making my own decisions as it would be a director position. Unfortunately, making a decision on my own is what got me fired.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation was possible. I was given a number, which was $10 less than what the market should pay for the position. When I asked for higher, I was told they would have to consider another candidate.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone call for interview one day after applying. Interview not formal. Drug screen follows very shortly after accepting position. Cash card used to receive first paycheck. Very brief orientation. High turnover among nurses.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time that you had a disagreement with a Co-worker, and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Better opportunity

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    COA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is the same at any other company. They offer a typing test, which if you have any office experience, you will pass. The HR department is really very nice and the managers that I interviewed with were extremely knowledgeable about the company and what it has to offer.

    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Executive Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • Questions were not difficult at all. I had extensive experience in the field as a Regional Director and Consultant   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales and Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Executive Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Providence, RI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Providence, RI
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Resident Care Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Spokane, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spokane, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Quality Review Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. 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
  11.  

    RN Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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