Brookdale Senior Living

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Brookdale Senior Living Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
455 Reviews
2.6
455 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.  

    Think careful before considering!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - N/A
    Current Employee - N/A

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living

    Pros

    The residents are very nice!

    Cons

    Omg management are crap, they treat employees like slave's, salary forget about it, for everything you're responsible for please and you're not even told all job duties during interview, many of the employees has kids and needs to pay there rent I'm not quite sure how they're making it With the crapy pay they recieve.So don't waste your time trying to work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more considerate tours employees show more appreciation. As well as give employes better paid for the amount of work they're require to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales counselor

    • 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

    Pros

    A lot of support from regional staff. Truly love the cornerstones and the team work. Enjoy caring for families that are going through making a tough decision

    Cons

    Salary isn't very good. Need to show more appreciation to staff by upper management. Not enough support for dining services when they need help

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work hard and there will be opportunities!

    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    I've been with the company for 10 years, and in that time, have been promoted several times. Salaries are at or better than the industry standard. I feel like I make a difference in resident's lives.

    Cons

    You will need to work hard - which sometimes means more than a 40 hour week, sometimes weekends and/or holidays. Residents live in the communities 24/7.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work/life balance; better coverage for PTO - it's hard to take time off as a manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Central Office Associate in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - Central Office Associate in Brentwood, TN

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family who are co-workers and friends for life.

    Cons

    low pay, very low communication to teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A home like environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Care Assistant in Hobart, IN
    Current Employee - Patient Care Assistant in Hobart, IN

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

    Pros

    Its like going home and hanging out with your family doing activities watching T.V. playing games and cooking and enjoying each others company. eating snacks

    Cons

    Lack of pay for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Totally awesome!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Health and Wellness Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Health and Wellness Director in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow with the company tuition reimbursement fair honest people.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to follow policy and procedures and live up to brookdale promise/brand

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    wonderful experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Bennington, VT
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Bennington, VT

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

    Pros

    the company stands behind their name and represents themselves professionally

    Cons

    respectful corporation , team building positives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Office Coordinator in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Business Office Coordinator in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I like the teamwork of management and staff.

    Cons

    Pay for caregivers is low. We could get better associates if we paid better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The caregivers and line staff are the backbone of our communities, they need to be compensated accordingly. We never see our senior management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work!

    • 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

    Pros

    They offer amazing quality of food, quality of life, you can tell they really care for the residents. They spend the money on the residents and activities for them. The only ALF or nursing home I've seen where the employees eat the food, all others I've seen the food is so horrible, processed crap that no one dares try it. Private rooms with carpet and furniture from home makes each room feel like the resident's home. If you have CNA training or emt or similar, they pay you more.

    Cons

    Working with end stage dementia patients, without hoyer lifts, meaning you have to find a way to lift them without machines.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    They believe in a culture of caring for residents and associates from the top down!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Albany, OR
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Albany, OR

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The residents are amazing. I learn from them every day. The company really tries to do the right thing for residnets and associates.

    Cons

    Stay the course. Great Job!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. Priorities are Faith, Family then job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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