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It's a job

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO

I have been working at Holiday Retirement

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

I get to work with experienced, traveled, interesting people who have become frail enough to need help to live. The residents are amazing people with amazing stories to share.

Cons

The corportation is so greedy that they've forgotten the residents. They've forgotten that overworked, underpaid, undertrained employees burn out quickly. They seem never to have known anything about customer service or public relations. The answer to every questions is "It's not my job." Only the maintenance man can be trusted!

Advice to Management

Hire a true senior care consultant who understands about independent living of older people. Sell your interested in the corporation. Join the 1% on Wall Street. You're greedy enough to qualify.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    A great learning opportunity.

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    Current Employee - Managers' Assistant in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Managers' Assistant in Orem, UT

    I have been working at Holiday Retirement

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with the residents is the best part of the job. When you treat them with respect and tend to their needs quickly, they really do seem like family.

    Cons

    I think the biggest "con" when working with Holiday Retirement, at least in the center I work at, is the difficulty in working with two sets of managers. Often times they do not communicate so you either have to tell both sets the same thing, or one doesn't communicate to the other that they have asked you to do a huge project and you get yelled at for being busy all day.

    Advice to Management

    Have more defined rolls as to what each set of managers do. Have a good communication system so that nothing gets left on post-its that fall on the floor.


  2. Get over it - no one said this was a cake walk

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    Current Employee - Community Manager
    Current Employee - Community Manager

    I have been working at Holiday Retirement

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    When learning about the good aspects of this job, many fail to understand it is still a business. There is one ultimate goal and that is to make money. It seems if you are of an older generation, perhaps over 50, this might not be the job for you unless you understand that one concept. This is a business. At a minimum, for the first two years, you will be low man on the totem pole, and much will be expected of you. This is not a cake walk for you to enter retirement early. If you are thinking that it will be, turn around now. But if you are ready to work hard and give much this is very rewarding. Holiday is the largest retirement community with over 10,000 empoyees. You will find some negative comments on the web from a minute fraction of those 10,000. Frankly, they are expecting Holiday Retirement to be a senior charity as opposed to a business that capitalizes on providing home communities to seniors. Many are upset by the huge losses that Holiday Retirement experienced in the latest recession and felt it necessary to berate the company all over the interenet, which in turn only made their jobs harder. If you come into this job with a practical view of business, and understand how different businesses run (not just make believe ones that you hope exist and run with lofty ideals) you won't have a hard time as many of the people with poor attitudes have. Remember we live in a capatalist society. This is not a utopia or a marxist society. When the economy sufferes the business suffers. It is the implicit job the individuals at each community to set the attitude, tone, and work ethic and avoid gossip and negativity regardless.

    Cons

    You will work with people who don't get it, and often times thought the job would be easy.

    Advice to Management

    Hire younger people who understand how businesses work. Too many over 55's are looking at this job as their own segway into retirement. There are so many unemployed. Lets get some people with fires in their belly!!


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