Brookdale Senior Living

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3 people found this helpful  

Title of Position was not even remotely accurate in describing the responsibilities.

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Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Orlando, FL
Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Orlando, FL

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

Pros

Interacting with and helping to care for Seniors. Helping them to improve their "Quality of Life".

Cons

Poorly managed in every department, high employee turnover, lack of autonomy for any role to perform their duties without being "micro-managed".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you got rid of half of the managers, the company would still run better than it is now. There are way too many Chiefs and not nearly enough Indians.
Spend more time talking with your employees to pro-actively allow internal issues to be addressed.Do not just pop into a community for photo opportunities and Directors meetings.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Brookdale has no value for human life unless they can make money off of it.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Denver, CO

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked for Brookdale for 9+ years... I loved it for a long time, but profit became the only focus.

    Cons

    Expectations were ridiculous. Residents were never put first - only profits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Residents are NOT numbers - they are human beings who deserve respect and adequate care. Brookdale's continued practice of cutting staff and cutting hours is going to come back and literally, kill some one. The community I worked at was a high level of care Assisted Living... 85 residents and 3 staff from 10pm to 6am. Sometimes only 2. And only 5-6 care associates during the day. This type of staffing for people who need two-person transfers, help with feeding tubes, catheters, bathing, dressing and medications was insane. Brookdale is fully aware of this limited staffing - they actually promote it because it saves money and projections to Wall Street look better. It broke my heart to leave, but ethically I could not continue to work for a company who has so little value for human life. They only care about the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly staff members, residents and family members are very nice.

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    Current Employee - Aid in Elizabeth City, NC
    Current Employee - Aid in Elizabeth City, NC

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Having the opportunity to meet new employees. Having the ability to bond a trusting relationship with the residents and family members.

    Cons

    Pay, false information given to people. Not feeling appreciated. Lack of staff, but the same amount of work load. Many resident's should be placed in nursing homes, not assisted living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff more. Stop listening to he say she say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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