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Helpful (1)

OK company

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Residence Director in Georgetown, TX
Former Employee - Residence Director in Georgetown, TX

Pros

training is good; independence given to make decisions

Cons

24 hr On Call; Can't take vacations when desired.

Advice to Management

Reward your employees in relation to their performance.

Other Employee Reviews for Brookdale Senior Living

  1. Helpful (5)

    Typical 2010 Corporate America

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Services in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Resident Services in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities are available within the company, getting approval from local management is another story. Benefits are in line with most comapnies in 2010. Working with seniors is a pleasure. The company tries to lead without a clear knowledge of local markets. "The Bottom Line Will Take Care Of Itself" is a line from their missions statement which is only there to look good. They only care about the budget and the money they make.

    Cons

    Your success in the company depends soley on the Executive Director of your community. Mine is abrasive, fake, and overly demanding. Instead of allowing the managers to run their own departments he is constantly derailing the efforts by the managers to reward, disapline or promote their own staff. His only interest in in controlling the community that trembles in fear and disrespect for this man who is so insecure that he has to degrad others to make himself look big. Shameful. Other who have been terminated for not bowing to his whims are then faced with corporate denieying the unemployment. Throw them to the curb and then kick them when they are down. Shameful.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate the Executive Director of each community and make sure that they are treating the employees with dignity and respect. High the best people to do the best job and leave them alone to do it. Micromanageing good employees only cultivate fear and hostility.


  2. Helpful (7)

    Bad example on how to conduct business

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Residents are wonderful. Many talented rank and file employees. Basically nice real property.

    Cons

    Management treats rank and file employees like third class citizens. Management offers no real leadership. Various forms of discrimination are practiced by management. Management slants what they tell residents to hide where they and property are lacking. Staff is left without requested training and supplies to do a proper and complete job. Open door policy is acepted only if employees say what management wants to hear, otherwise be prepared to be called a trouble maker and have your job threatened. Families have no idea what really goes on behind the scenes. This place is not employee or resident friendly. requests and ideas for improvements by rank and file employees are brushed off by management. Management openly make snide remarks about rank and file employees and select residents. All management cares about is how much money they can take in without making any future investment in their business.

    Advice to Management

    The local management team needs to be cleared out and all new managers that have done the work of rank and file employees in the past, and fully appreciate the basic operations, should be put in leadership positions. There are too many academics in charge and not enough who know what it is like to be a nurse, cna, cook, housekeeper, etc. The best run businesses are those that have leadership that have worked their way up from the bottom.


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