Brookdale Senior Living Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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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. 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.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Resident Care Coordinator

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    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Human resources

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    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

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  5. CNA

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    Current Employee - Cna/Med Tech in Buckhead, GA
    Current Employee - Cna/Med Tech in Buckhead, GA

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Staff very friendly

    Cons

    There were no down sides. Good Friendy Com pany

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Excellent. Benefits. And incentives

  6. nursing LPN

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    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Sarasota, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    very nice to work here

    Cons

    none ALL WAS GOOD IN MY TIME THERE

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

  7. Very nice managers and staff.

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    Former Employee - Personalized Living Assistant in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Personalized Living Assistant in Jacksonville, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Always able to talk to the managers about anything.

    Cons

    Residents can be a little crazy.

    Advice to Management

    nothing.

  8. I felt welcome from the first day I walked in for my interview!

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    Current Employee - Resident Care Coordinator in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Resident Care Coordinator in Charlotte, NC

    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

    Environment. Residents. & co workers

    Cons

    Turn over & call outs. The pay could be better & shift differential would def be a plus.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you listen to the employees.

  9. Helpful (2)

    I really enjoyed working for them. Super fun guys and the work was very interesting. I had lots of opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Secretary in La Canada Flintridge, CA
    Former Employee - Secretary in La Canada Flintridge, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They gave me lots of chances to learn and grow in the real estate business. I learned more in one week then I could have in months of studying.

    Cons

    Didn't really have any cons to be honest. It was tough getting rent from tough tenants but that's part of the job.

    Advice to Management

    None they were awesome. Super nice and paid well for the work I did. I would definitely work for them again in the future.

  10. Helpful (6)

    Awesome job, awesome company

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Everything is a "Pro" in this company with the exception of "Cons" listed below.

    Cons

    Previous Executive Directors were great to work with except my last one who was a big hiring mistake. Should have never been hired based on not being a person that would fit into the Brookdale culture. This person was not trusted by residents or associates.

    Advice to Management

    I believe in the Targeted Selection process however, this person was selected just prior to using the process. Make sure that your prospective Executive Directors fit the Brookdale culture and share the same mission, vision and values.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great company, respect for the elderly we serve.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    Great opportunity for advance. Company cares about its associates and encourages them to grow within the company.

    Cons

    Lower pay than average. Benefits are abundant, but insurance costs are high, especially considering the size of the company. After the acquisition of Emeritus cost of insurance went up, despite the fact that the company grew considerably.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what is going on at the community level. I have seen some issues with the new Emeritus employees joining our group. Some do not seem to have embraced the Brookdale culture and will say, well at Emeritus we did it this way. More training for the incoming Emeritus associates.

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