Brookdale Senior Living

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Brookdale Senior Living Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
440 Reviews
2.5
440 Reviews
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T. Andrew Smith
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I work with some great people and the Residents are great (in 13 reviews)

  • Feel as if I make a difference in the lives of the residents (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • This is verbalized by upper management so often, but never actually followed in truth (in 31 reviews)

  • Heavy turnover of management as well due to Work life balance out of proportion (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company was a great experience while in nursing school and prepared me some what for the nursing field.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Utica, MI
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Utica, MI

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The work experience, team work, flexibility, and the culture. For the most part everyone is friendly and help each other out.

    Cons

    Management sucked at times. Didn't always have your back. Showed favortism. Hired anybody instead of hiring based on experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone in man age mentioned and start over with a clean slate.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Work hard and there will be opportunities!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've been with the company for 10 years, and in that time, have been promoted several times. Salaries are at or better than the industry standard. I feel like I make a difference in resident's lives.

    Cons

    You will need to work hard - which sometimes means more than a 40 hour week, sometimes weekends and/or holidays. Residents live in the communities 24/7.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work/life balance; better coverage for PTO - it's hard to take time off as a manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wait Staff in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Wait Staff in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The senior citizens are wonderful

    Cons

    Management not great at taking care of employees or senior citizens

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide service that senior citizens are paying for

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Focus on actual residents, not how many suites will be secured by end of the month!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Manager in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Manager in Madison, WI

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team work with commuity leadership; great commission/bonus structure; caregivers are very helpful and friendly

    Cons

    Company lost focus on the residents, and more on revenue. I felt I became more of a number than an associate. I was called numerous times after hours and on the weekends from my regional, when it could have waited until the next busiess day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give sales managers some personal time. If there isn't a move-in or a visit scheduled, don't bother them on their time off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Working as a Program Coordinator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clare Bridge Program Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Clare Bridge Program Coordinator in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Teammates, flexible, large company

    Cons

    work load, caregivers attitudes, work ethic of most care givers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Amazing place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Central Office Associate in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - Central Office Associate in Brentwood, TN

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family who are co-workers and friends for life.

    Cons

    low pay, very low communication to teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A home like environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Care Assistant in Hobart, IN
    Current Employee - Patient Care Assistant in Hobart, IN

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Its like going home and hanging out with your family doing activities watching T.V. playing games and cooking and enjoying each others company. eating snacks

    Cons

    Lack of pay for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Left Hand meet the Right Hand ...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living

    Pros

    Very supportive community based team, who genuinely care for residents and associates

    Cons

    Upper level management not always talking the same language between departments, ie sales and ops.

  10.  

    Totally awesome!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Health and Wellness Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Health and Wellness Director in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow with the company tuition reimbursement fair honest people.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to follow policy and procedures and live up to brookdale promise/brand

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I do not agree with the dollar amont provided
     to the residents for food each day

    Former Employee - Dsc in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Dsc in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    they seem tocare about the residents

    Cons

    what they ask employee's to do and the amount of time they are ask to do it in. lack of employee's to to take care of residents

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