Brookdale Senior Living

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Brookdale Senior Living Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
476 Reviews
2.6
476 Reviews
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T. Andrew Smith
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Residents are great; make your 8-hour shift worthwhile (in 14 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 32 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    One of the best places to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nurse in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Nurse in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living

    Pros

    I love the people I worked with. Management was amazing. The residents were a blessing

    Cons

    Some residents were not assisted living appropriate in mine or many others eyes which only hurts them and the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the nurse managers when screening possible residents for move in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Office Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Business Office Manager in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Company is great and well-managed. Policies make sense.

    Cons

    Large company, procedures are already set in place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Supportive management, quality care, benefits

    Cons

    None that I can think of now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    been with the company for 10 years

    Current Employee - Resident Care Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Resident Care Associate in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I love the staff and residents

    Cons

    the pay could be higher for the work we do

  6.  

    Great overall experience

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

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living

    Pros

    People, daily reward helping others is worth the career

    Cons

    Lower pay than other assisted livings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Feels corporate, looks corporate, is corporate.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Activity Director in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Activity Director in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living

    Pros

    The company has attracted an intelligent, thoughtful and kind clientele.

    Cons

    Can't say the same for many of the administration and staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect genuinely to the lower tiers (managers on down) to know what is really going on.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brentwood at LaPorte

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in La Porte, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous in La Porte, IN

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The staff is great and so are the residents

    Cons

    The staff are underpaid for what they have to dol

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As much as they charge residents to live there, they should have better pay and/or benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Amazing company with amazing people

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Brookdale is a $5 Billion company with a start-up mentality. Sounds crazy, right? My experience has found it to be true. The company is focused on chaning the senior living model by improving the life of residents. The company has been focused on improving the work environment for employees because they know satisfied, engaged employees will give their seniors better care. They also have a lot of education and training opportunties. As the world's largest senior living company, their are huge opportunities for career growth.

    Cons

    For a company this size, the benefits (especially health) could be better. Also, as the company has grown in size, the tendency for red tape/bureaucracy is beginning to creep in to the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing for better benefits: health, retirement, pay, and career opportunities. All these things reduce job turnover. They may seem like an expense to the bottom line, but they are actually an investment and the returns will be worth the investment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent growing company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PTA Licensed Practical Nurse in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - PTA Licensed Practical Nurse in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Big and runs well and stays profitable

    Cons

    Still not as streamlined and efficient as it needs to be

    Work in progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of home care home based, it is the worst MIS program, kinnser better, or just make your own, plus u had to buy it from encompass to use

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company trying to surpass the new insurance and business requirements associated with Obamacare.

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    • 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

    Dynamic, flexible work hours, open to new ideas and many activities/therapy treatment ideas (in and/or out of the facility, as long as it is justifyable, functional, safety, and quality of life based)

    Cons

    Frustrating, can feel micro-managed, depending on the leadership, relationships with facility administration varies on culture of the individual building (therapy dept. not employed by the individual building so not always a 'team' relationship). Very little $$ for treatment supplies and testing equipment (but depends on budget and need of individual clinics)

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