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Helpful (7)

The most exhausting, exasperating experience of my 30 year work history.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Manager
Former Employee - Manager

I worked at Holiday Retirement full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Residents. Some of the finest folks you could ever spend time with. Even the tough cookies are worth the effort, time and emotional capital. If you love people and are willing to tolerate or ignore the corporate owners it may be worth a shot. If you truly can't find other employment Holiday is always hiring. You will get plenty of exercise.

Cons

Management at every level, especially regional directors on up. Depending on who your Regional Director is, your life will likely become chaotic and unpredictable. You must be willing to relocate to any community in your District; that means you could be living in any of several different states next week; The hours are long. If your co managers are sick, transferred, terminated or attending meetings you will work their shift--without extra pay of any kind. Don't expect an apology or thank you from your Regional either. It is all part of the job. When you finally burn out or get fired for missing a sales goal you find yourself and your partner jobless, homeless, likely far from where you started. Plan accordingly.

Advice to Management

Holiday Retirement was a proud, revered, respected company built by the Bill Colson family from 1971 until 2007. Sadly, it has been gutted. The Ritz Carlton has been turned into Motel 6.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Terribly crooked management takes advantage

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sous Chef in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - Sous Chef in Myrtle Beach, SC

    I worked at Holiday Retirement full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Simplicity of meal service is good

    Cons

    Poorly run in all aspects

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Decent benefits, horrible management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Manager
    Former Employee - Community Manager

    I worked at Holiday Retirement full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Living with the residents. They are a joy and we still keep in touch with many of them. We were able to save money due to the long hours and little time away from the job.

    Cons

    Constant sales pressure from upper management that doesn't care an iota about what goes on in the communitees. We were warned about this but though we could make it work. Luckily, we had other options but they really take advantage of those that don't.

    Advice to Management

    Read this blog! You might learn something.


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