Brookdale Senior Living Reviews

Updated April 24, 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)

  • 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. Helpful (2)

    Resident Care Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great non clinical role for an LPN

    Cons

    Long hours, weekend on-call,

    Advice to Management

    Share on call responsibilities.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Human resources

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Teams in communities genuinely care about residents, corporate seems focused on programs for employees, internal candidates treated with respect

    Cons

    Going through a transition now with merger of Emeritus but about halfway through, not everyone likes change

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, stay focused on hiring good people

  3. Resident Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living

    Pros

    It gave me an Occasional Work as being a Housekeeper.

    Cons

    It was way too inconvient for me to get there and back from where I live.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Resident Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours in the various buildings

    Cons

    Poor staffing for coverage in the buildings

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees

  6. Helpful (2)

    Decent company

    • 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 full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    After merging with Emeritus Senior Living things were a bit messy, but there is the potential for Brookdale to settle become a strong and positive work environment.

    Cons

    No communication between departments. Salaries were on the low end of the scale.

    Advice to Management

    Emeritus was a wonderful company to work for, and I was lucky to have a chance to work there before the merger ensued. Brookdale seems to have different values than Emeritus did. I can't really say too much about how Brookdale management handles things, but I know that there was a lot of frustration during the merger about how Brookdale communicated within it's own departments. Emeritus had great communication within the corporate office.

  7. LPN

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Porte, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Porte, IN

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

    Pros

    location, peers, flexibility, caring compassionate employees, safe enviroment

    Cons

    pay, drama, honesty within employees

  8. LPN

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Cherry Hill, NY
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Cherry Hill, NY

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Just a great place to work. Especially for new grads!

    Cons

    I had no complaints while I was employed there. I was really a great place to work
    Managements door was always open. There were always willing to listen

  9. Corporate

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    • 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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a big company with lots of jobs

    Cons

    It's a big company

  10. Helpful (1)

    Stressful but rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Sun City, AZ
    Former Employee - Server in Sun City, AZ

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was great to work with a lot of war veterans and hear their stories, as well as working with many other seniors and they always have something to talk about and brighten your day

    Cons

    Management was terrible. Constant rotation of dining directors, money mismanaged, they never listen to their employees and think with their wallets.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and trust your employees instead of playing the blame game

  11. Helpful (1)

    Resident Care Associate

    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility with schedules, great coworkers, great benefits

    Cons

    The pay is horrible for the amount of work you do.

    Advice to Management

    Since this is such a big company, those with years of experience shouldn't be paid so little.

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