Brookdale Senior Living Interview Questions

Updated Jul 30, 2015
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    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

    Interview

    The interview for this position was exhaustive. I met with probably every single person who worked in a leadership position there -- plus some who were not in leadership positions. Everyone was very nice, and the interview questions were easy to answer. I did have to go in for 2 separate interviews -- the first with their executive director as well as their office manager and the person currently in the position. Then, a few days later, I met with 2 of the residents and their sales manager. I saw probably the whole facility, though I'm not entirely sure why that was necessary. It was all for naught, though, because the wage they offered was pitiful and actually a little disconcerting. Definitely made me feel that Brookdale -- the largest assisted living company in the US, by the way -- doesn't really care that much about their residents and will let just anyone cart their seniors around. This position has too much responsibility and work associated with it to be valued so low.

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  2.  

    Licensed Practical Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Brookdale Senior Living (Cleveland, TN) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Interview scheduled at my comvenience, met with Health & Wellness Director and Health Care Coordinator then Director. Position offered on the spot. Background check done. Then TB test and Drug Test.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the best way to get things done in a facility?   1 Answer
    • Would you be willing to work every other weekend?   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (4)  

    Health and Wellness Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ormond Beach, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living (Ormond Beach, FL).

    Interview

    I applied online and was contacted by email by a Brookdale Senior Living Recruiter. She set up my first interview with her via phone. The next interview was with the Divisional Clinical Director and that along with the first interview went well. I then met with one of the Executive Directors and yet another. My final Executive Director Interview was wonderful and stressful at the same time. He spent so much time with me and was quite thorough and by the end of my interview I knew that we would be part of a great team together. I was offered the postion later that week. I am impressed with this company and I know that it is the perfect fit for both of us. I felt a great deal of support from the Divisional Clinical Director.

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    • Targeted Interview Questions   1 Answer
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    Staff Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Brookdale Senior Living (Indianapolis, IN).

    Interview

    simple and quick, really wanted to know about my availability. Offered tour of building. Informed me of new wage scale, based on number of years working as licensed nurse. Only had one interview, however now increased to two interviews.

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    Negotiation

    No negotiation phase, based on new wage scale.

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    Resident Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Westerville, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Brookdale Senior Living (Westerville, OH) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Met with one manager. She asked me questions from a paper and wrote down my answers. It was a pretty basic interview. The questions were easy but the interview seemed robotic.

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    Business Office Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Wales, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Brookdale Senior Living (North Wales, PA).

    Interview

    Easy. Standard typical questions about how you went above and beyond in a former role. Questions about ethics and if you have any criminal activities in your background. Be ready to discuss gaps in employment history and ready to share how you served to better a team.

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    Sales Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Brookdale Senior Living (Detroit, MI) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume after discussing with supervisor. Once a position at another community opened I sent my resume directly to the manager as well as posted on internal website. It took about a week for me to be called to interview. I interviewed with the manager and am now waiting for feedback from the interview to know what to do next. I am not sure how long the process will take at this point since it is the first position I'm applying for.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your background and why you want to apply for this position.   Answer Question
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    Rehab Tech Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Brookdale Senior Living (Nashville, TN) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and was contacted by a corporate recruiter for a phone interview. I interviewed over the phone with a corporate recruiter not with anyone from the location I would be working at. It would be much better if you actually interviewed at the facility you would be working at with the person you would be working for face to face.

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    • The questions she asked were pretty bad. They did not have much to do with actually choosing someone to hire. They were mostly "give me an example of " type questions. One of them for example was " Tell me about a time when a co-worker asked you to do something that was wrong". It was like this should be a common thing. I guess I am just not the person a coworker goes to when asking someont to do something wrong. It is also not like anyone is going to tell a recruiter if the did do something wrong for a coworker anyway. There were several others similar to this. They were just not very good questions.   Answer Question
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    Resident Care Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Brookdale Senior Living (Fort Lauderdale, FL) in May 2015.

    Interview

    There was one lady interviewing 3 people including myself. She went around the room and asked each one of us Questions. Everyone did an Awesome job in the interview. And the interviewer wanted us to start right away. So she give us all the paperwork to get drug tested, Fingerprinting, Physical and Tb test done on that Friday. So of Course I go get everything done. Now its the waiting game........ SO I GET A CALL 7 DAYS LATER SAYING " WE CAN'T HIRE YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE A SPEEDING TICKETING" Are you serious??? Everything else came back clear. ' The lady told me that it's Brookdale's Policy. Boy was I upset because I couldn't understand that. This company has over 35,000 employees and your trying to tell me NO ONE HAS A SPEEDING TICKET, I can't get the job because of a Speeding ticket. It wasn't a reckless speeding ticket or misdemeanor. I don't have DUI'S ETC... I didn't apply to drive the company vehicle. So now I will we calling Corp office.

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    • Name a time you had to deal with a difficult situation? Why do you like working with seniors?   Answer Question
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    Health and Wellness Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    I met with ED and Regional Nurse in person. That was then followed up with a phone interview with regional hr representative. Met with the ED again to discuss the details of the position and then I accepted the offer.

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