Brookdale Senior Living

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3 people found this helpful  

underpaid and overworked

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Gig Harbor, WA
Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Gig Harbor, WA

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

Pros

The management staff is likeable, friendly and easy to work with, I consider all of these people my friends

Cons

too much micromanaging by the people that I claim to like... too much pay going to the people that don't do the work that the clients are paying me to do

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't tell us what we need to do when you already know that we are aware of some immediate need. instead ask if you can help us or lend a hand in dealing with the immediate crisis

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    No Value of Employees

    • 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

    residents lives are inspiring and life changing.

    Cons

    Too many programs to actually care out with detail and success
    Big Boy Club in Regional/Divisional
    Cut all sales commissions by more than half.
    "Cornerstones" are chanted but none are really followed. Upper management does not follow.
    Communication is very poor.
    Executive Directors get very little training (3 days of class 6 months into their job)
    High turn over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and care about your employees. It is obvious you don't care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Truly, the worst place I've worked.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I cannot think of any "Pro" to share

    Cons

    Brookdale prides itself on its cornerstones and it's "open door philosophy". Brookdale living out their cornerstones and open door philosophy is about as hilarious as Enron's accounting. I have a very strong work ethic, and I always go into a job ready to give 110%. This was how I entered Brookdale too, until my " spark" for my profession, work ethic and attitude were slowly whittled away with comments from my supervisor like
    These: "don't think you're not replaceable, because you are. You don't even need a high school diploma to do your jobs"( this statement was made to the entire
    Team. Keep in mind this was a team of professionals with Master's degrees.) Another statement was made to me
    By. Senior
    Leadership when I tried to use the "open door philosophy". I went to Senior leadership with a concern, and I was told
    Not to be a "trouble maker".
    Brookdale is losing good people at a rapid rate due to their tunnel vision on profits.
    Yes, I understand that profits are important, but Google seems to treat their employees ok, and last I checked, they weren't doing too bad as far as profits.
    I ended up getting fired
    Without any prior warnings because my "vision wasn't in line with Brookdale".
    I echo the other post that said if
    You weren't part of the "good ol boys club" you might as well hang it up at Brookdale. This was truly, the worst company I have ever worked for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are human beings with different strengths. If you utilize your employees strengths instead of trying to make us all into robots, your company will flourish. I cant think of a time when having an absolute death grip (forced absolute control) on everything worked out well for anyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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