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The WORST Company Ever

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Current Employee - Resident Assistant  in  Monroe, NC
Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Monroe, NC

I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living for less than a year

Pros

get paid every two weeks, given an option to eat a meal for your break, some friendly co-workers and at least one or two sic that does care about their staffs, holiday pay, and you get your schedule in two weeks advance

Cons

daily standup meetings (this is a meeting that you have the stand and is usually pointless)
favoritism between sic, managers, ED, etc and hourly associate
managers will place blame on their employees
if you do not like working with old people then you should NEVER apply unless you're truly desperate
underpay and overwork
managers does not care about you but only themselves and their money
gives you too much work for you to handle
very stressful
do not want you to work overtime
you must punch in and punch out at a specific time (ie: you cannot punch in more than 7mins earlier than you schedule time and if you punch in 1min after your schedule time to be off then you are tardy)
you must take exactly 30mins break
residents can be unpleasant and rude
you have housekeeping duties, kitchen duties, server duties, and much more
lazy employees who should be fired but get away with things
they dont care if you have other responsibilities
managers and corps dont cared about you
residents' families can be difficult and annoying
i HATE this job and will quit as soon as i find another one

Advice to ManagementAdvice

take your job seriously and take in your employees with consideration

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Brookdale

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    Former Employee - Waitstaff  in  West Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Waitstaff in West Hartford, CT

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The smiles on the residents that could be pleased with our services

    Cons

    Many of the family of the residents walked around like they owned the place...and us, as staff. 2 realatives only came to the residence because of the bar and the free wine. One day, I caught one of the women BEHIND THE BAR!!! I asked her if she minded waiting for the bartender and she walked back to her seat. When I walked away to tell the bartender, who was in the kitchen making sombreros for a few minutes, the lady went back behind the bar! When the bartender when back to the bar, she asked the women not to go behind the bar again. The women said, very rudely, "Did the girl tell you?" (I am a young server). The fact is that, the woman had no concept of where she can and cannot be, because of liability. As staff, we are supposed to keep the residents and their family safe and it is difficult to do that if we have to baby-sit middle-aged adults (relative) looking for free alcohol. In another instance, a resident cussed in my face and made a large scene because she wanted a meal that we could not offer her and then she demanded that we go out and get her the ingredients for her meal..in the middle of service. The branch that I was working at is an INDEPENDENT living facility. If we cannot provide what you want, we cannot help you. We would be more than happy to help if it were an assisted living facility and if the resident had an aide that could get the ingredients, but we aren't. The point is that people ignore the fact that there is liability and a point where we cannot help a resident. Resident and relative are not in control. The raises was pocket change. And my co-worker, who was only 17 and living on his own, could barely support himself with the pay he was getting. Also, when I started, I had a racist manager who did the hiring in the dining room. She only hired those of the hispanic or African-American heritage; it had been that way for years. I am white and the only reason why I got hired was becasue I was a volunteer and the ED encouraged my employment. I quit because of the poor pay, racism, and the unimaginable rudeness of the residents towards myself and others, who are so young.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No leadership. Management lets the residents and relatives get away with anything and everything. Step it up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unprofessional Management Staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  North Wales, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Wales, PA

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time

    Pros

    The Residents and the families are great to work with.
    RA's & Med-tech's very caring.

    Cons

    ED that yells at management staff and regional and divisional level seems to think that is okay.
    ED that says we cannot buy certain necessities due to budget.
    No managers had any proper training at all.
    Health & Wellness Director positions turn over every 3-6 months. Look on their career board, there are tons of them open, why do you think that is?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that we need certain material in order to provide quality care for our residents and that the nursing staff need certain items for safety reasons as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
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