Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Brookdale Senior Living
- Executive Director (18)
- Resident Assistant (7)
- CNA (7)
- Health and Wellness Director (6)
- Server (6)
- Sales Counselor (5)
- Receptionist (5)
- Licensed Practical Nurse (5)
- Sales and Marketing Manager (5)
- Cook (4)
- Marketing Coordinator (4)
- Certified Nursing Assistant (3)
- Caregiver (3)
- Registered Nurse (3)
- Nurse (3)
- Maintenance Tech (3)
- Business Office Manager (3)
- Resident Care Associate (3)
- Med Tech (2)
- Server/Waiter (2)
- Occupational Therapist (2)
- Waitstaff (2)
- Intern (2)
- LVN (2)
- Sales Manager (2)
- Scheduler (2)
- Sous Chef (2)
- Director of Dining Services (2)
- Sales and Marketing Director (2)
- Concierge (2)
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living (Longwood, FL) in May 2015.
Interview process was simple. I applied on a Wednesday night and I was called by Brookdale Thursday and scheduled with an interview for Friday. When I went in for my interview, I was told, for the most part, the duties of my position, and the different services brookdale provides. After that, I signed the majority of my paper work and was hired instantly.
- How much experience do you have with the elderly? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in May 2015.
Pretty quick, but thorough. Submitted online resume, ED called within a few days and invited me to interview. 4-5 days later 2nd interview with ED and District Director of Sales. Job offer 2-3 days later, drug test and background check. Reported for duty.
- Mostly the typical questions. Give an example of..... success, persistence, failure and how you overcame, etc. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living (Torrington, CT) in May 2015.
very long. took over 2 weeks in the process and almost excepted another job because of the long wait to be hired. I interviewed once with the ED then another time with the ED and the rest of the team. Then a phone interview with corp RDO.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living (Jacksonville, FL) in May 2015.
The hiring process is tedious no matter where you go; but this one flowed very well! HR and department heads seem to have great relationships and communication between them about me was consistent. I got a call from dept head the day I applied to come in for an interview; questions were to make sure you have a vested interest and "passion" for care taking and understand the empathy and personal investment it takes to take care of seniors. I enjoy all that stuff so the interview was great! HR head takes care of you from there; training, blood tests etc are required. Everyone is so friendly and open. You can sense the love and joy between the employees toward the commitment for what they do!
- Criminal history, experience with seniors, availability, mostly candor about the hiring process! If you make sure it flows well and you know what you're talking about, it almost always goes well! Show that you have an honest interest in what they stand for. Answer Question
No negotiation; but after 6 months can be promoted or even apply for a different position altogether
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living (Detroit, MI) in May 2015.
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.
- Tell me about your background and why you want to apply for this position. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living (Nashville, TN) in May 2015.
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.
- 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
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living (Fort Lauderdale, FL) in May 2015.
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.
- Name a time you had to deal with a difficult situation? Why do you like working with seniors? Answer Question
Helpful (2)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in April 2015.
I interviewed in person and by phone with six people. Everyone I met with was professional and openly complimentary of my background. It was a long process that started to lose momentum over time.
- They were interested in my strategy ideas for increasing census. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
There wasn't enough upside for me to leave my current position.
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferPositive Experience
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.
- What's your management style? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living (Columbus, OH) in April 2015.
They put you through situational but in your own words they want your story and how you handled the situation. I spoke with HR and they sent me to the interim Regional for the facility and then I had another phone interview with the regional clinical. I was then to have an additional phone interview with the regional sales, after two weeks of not hearing from this individual I reached out to HR via email and my email was ignored, how can a corporation expect to obtain professional individuals when they are so unprofessional in there process. I am completely fine with not obtaining a position from this organization because they do not meet any of the standards that there culture speaks on. I am sure that the CEO of this organization would be interested to know how they treat prospective employees, very unsettling.
- Tell me a time when you had to discipline an individual and how did you handle it Answer Question
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