Brookdale Senior Living

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Brookdale Senior Living Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
440 Reviews
2.5
440 Reviews
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T. Andrew Smith
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I work with some great people and the Residents are great (in 13 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 31 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Work hard and there will be opportunities!

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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 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6. 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    job

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

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    it is a great company

    Cons

    the gossip like any job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they know vwhat they are doing

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best company culture I've ever experienced!!!

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

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

    Pros

    People (associates, residents, leadership, peers), benefits, associates take pride in what they do! Opportunities for growth & advancement! Making a difference in the lives of the residents we serve!

    Cons

    None and if I did I wouldn't share it here. I would discuss with my RVP!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do every day! As the CEO says, "If you're not serving a resident, serve someone who is!"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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