Brookdale Senior Living Reviews

Updated September 4, 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. A PERFECT MATCH!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Healthcare Services Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Healthcare Services Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People genuinely care. Longevity - those whose heart is in the right place seem to stay with the company for years. I relocated from another state and secured this position before moving. Been with the company for 1 year and 4 months and was promoted within the first 9 months. I am SO HAPPY I chose Brookdale and Brookdale chose me. I've even referred new associates who have referred new associates. Enriching the lives of those we serve with compassion, respect, excellence, and integrity."

    Cons

    The challenges that exist are the same as with any company: intermittent periods of decreased employee morale, budgets that limit, unrealistic expectations....the list can go on. THE DIFFERENCE IS that Brookdale partners with you through it all - if you see it that way.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN to your worker bees. We all want to make the company money and be part if something GREAT! But there are limits....obstacles. We just need to overcome it all together so that our residents reap the benefits.


  2. hospice nurse

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hospice Nurse in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Hospice Nurse in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My team is the greatest! Hospice care at its best. The patient comes first.

    Cons

    Redundancy in documentation is prolific.

    Advice to Management

    Soft ware geared to the hospice aspect of the patient/patient care. Documentation should be individualistic to each patient, not to a home health setting.


  3. Caregiver

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the job is flexible, easy work. Fun environment to work in

    Cons

    low paying caregiver for CNA type work


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    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


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. Maintenance Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  9. 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


  10. 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!


  11. Health Wellness Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.



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