Brookdale Senior Living
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www.brookdaleliving.com Brentwood, TN 5000+ Employees

Brookdale Senior Living Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
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Executive Director Interview

Anonymous Employee
Salisbury, NC

I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in July 2013.

Interview Details – The actual process is quite lengthy; approximately 5 months from start to actual offer. I had 3 phone interviews to start, one onsite interview at community, then 3 more phone interviews afterwards. The recruiter was very friendly and professional. They all use situation-based interview questions to evaluate personality, motivation, experience, and results.

Interview Question – Can you tell me a time when had a difficult employee/manager who was valuable to your team but their personality was creating conflict with other employees?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – They were limited on the negotiating as it is based on the community's annual budget, but they did come up to a fair level and were able to offer a small signing bonus to help offset the cost of moving. They do not cover relocation costs for any position.

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CNA/MT/SIC Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in January 2014.

Interview Details – Very calm and centered on what your good at

Interview Question – What would u say the most difficult thing about your job would be   Answer Question

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Health and Wellness Director Interview

Anonymous Employee
Denver, CO

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in September 2012.

Interview Details – Hiring process was slow, but encouraging Interviewed with several clinical directors including the regional and divisional director and the executive director of the building. Hiring process was very smooth and the only hold ups were due to back-ground checks and physicals. This was not surprising and very common with and role d/t the clinical aspect of the job.

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Director of Health and Wellness Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in March 2014.

Interview Details – in the process of part 2 of the interview this week

Interview Question – will update once interview is complete   Answer Question

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Nurse Interview

Anonymous Employee
Indianapolis, IN

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

Interview Details – Filled out my application and got a call about two weeks later. Set up an interview and was offered a job on the spot. Started working about a week later.

Interview Question – Lots of scenario questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I would negotiate pay before accepting a position

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Life Enrichment Coordinator Interview

Life Enrichment Coordinator
Minneapolis, MN

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in March 2014.

Interview Details – Sent a resume, got a call a few weeks later and began the process. Had a single interview, told to expect a next interview. The first interview was filled with more personal questions that related to how I feel and think about aspects of the job I would perform. I received the offer of the job a couple of days later.

Interview Question – What does life enrichment mean to you?   Answer Question

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Certified Nursing Assistant Interview

Certified Nursing Assistant
Overland Park, KS

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in April 2011.

Interview Details – Interview with Health Director. 1 on 1 communication and very relaxed. You even watch a video on Alzheimers.

Interview Question – What would you do if a patient came up to you and asked where their significant other was, but they had been deceased.   View Answer

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Server- "Fine Dining" Interview

Anonymous Employee
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

Interview Details – The interview process was not that difficult, I was just asked a couple of questions like what I was involved with in high school. Previous experience that I had, what was expected of me. The hiring manager wasn't that bad, pretty much if he liked you, he hired you, you're going to be trained either way.

Interview Question – What do you expect when it comes to customer service?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation, it's minimum wage.

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Resident Care Associate Interview

Resident Care Associate

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in February 2014.

Interview Details – A lot of the questions were about a situation and how you handled it and what was the outcome. AS in what was the worst customer service you had and how did you handle it. Also how would you feel being a part of a team.

Reason for Declining – The pay was really low.

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Registered Nurse Interview

Registered Nurse
Richmond, VA

I applied online - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in May 2013.

Interview Details – Interviewed by DPS in person and then by phone by RDO

Interview Question – Just basics about experience.   Answer Question

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