Brookdale Senior Living Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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T. Andrew Smith
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Pros
  • Residents are great; make your 8-hour shift worthwhile (in 14 reviews)

  • Compassionate CNA staff that try to make a difference in Sr (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management did nothing to fix issues with staffing (in 32 reviews)

  • Long hours, work-life balance not always the best (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    caring caregiver

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Brentwood, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    you have the up-to-date training

    Cons

    the turnover rate, and the lost of residents

    Advice to Management

    Learn to appreciate worker and take in consideration what works best for the workers


  2. I enjoy working at Brookdale.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Med Tech in Vallejo, CA
    Current Employee - Med Tech in Vallejo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoy the friendly atmosphere. Working with seniors is enjoyable. There are some good stories that I have heard from the clients at Brookdale.

    Cons

    Not able to get ahold of management on NOC shifts.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to get a response when contacting management.


  3. Maintenance Director

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Director in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Maintenance Director in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a good place to work

    Cons

    the pay was not very good, for the experience I brought to the table

    Advice to Management

    they needed experienced managers


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  5. Health and Wellness Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - HWD in Largo, FL
    Current Employee - HWD in Largo, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, awesome residents,promotes teamwork.

    Cons

    Would like to see more training offered to staff that was not on-line. Not everyone has a computer.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. New Hire

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very well structured, proper training program, excellent and caring staff, and overall a company that sincerely strives to make a difference in the lives of their residents.

    Cons

    There are no cons so far

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the supportive and positive attitudes! Thanks!


  7. Health Wellness Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Health and Wellness Director in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Health and Wellness Director in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful residents, excellent ED. Caring and was available to all staff and residents

    Cons

    It is a great company to work with, there was not a time where the teamwork was not excellent. Great set of professional nurses as well.


  8. Helpful (1)

    It's a Job. That's about it.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time

    Pros

    Free meal, unlimited water.

    Cons

    Residents are hard to deal with sometimes, coworkers don't follow basic rules that would make the health inspector go bananas over, working on holidays and events can be exhausting/disappointing, no fans in the kitchen in the summer makes working very tiring.


  9. Brookdale Home Health

    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scheduler in The Villages, FL
    Current Employee - Scheduler in The Villages, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a lot of room to grow with this company. They offer on-going training and support when needed. The pay isn't bad either!

    Cons

    If someone is not liked in this dept. they will be made aware of it and they will be out casted by almost everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to evaluate their team as a group and make sure that they are working as one rather than only with the people they like.


  10. Wonderful Managment Crew and Staff

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clare Bridge Coordinator in Yreka, CA
    Current Employee - Clare Bridge Coordinator in Yreka, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Loving,caring,kind,helpful and understanding. A very wonderful home for a loved one.

    Cons

    Haven't been able to find any yet.

    Advice to Management

    Monique is a very enthusiastic employer and it is contagious how passionate she is about what we do here at Brookdale. Very helpful and caring.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Sales Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement, benefits, national company with stock purchase options and growth opportunities within the company.

    Cons

    High pressure to drive occupancy and extremely high management turnover, training opportunities for entry level employees is not very accessible creating high turnover and dissatisfaction.



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