Holiday Retirement Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Some locations can be good but most are terribly managed

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The overall market has large growth potential.

    Cons

    Overly sales focused. Attempt to squeeze customers for every dollar at every opportunity. Terrible life work balance.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Peparing meals for 100 residents.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Chef in Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - Chef in Chesterfield, MO

    I have been working at Holiday Retirement full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay, fun staff, friendships with residents

    Cons

    Very picky eaters, corporate steps in too much with by-the-book-rules (each home is different, with different people, who like different things than every other home, and they ignore that).

    Holiday Retirement Response

    Feb 9, 2015Human Resources Representative

    It sounds like you are enjoying your role with Holiday and we’re certainly glad you’ve taken time to share that. With over 34,000 residents we understand the diverse needs of the residents we serve ... More


  3. Helpful (3)

    Maintenance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Holiday Retirement full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    40 hr work week usually

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations and timelines for an amount of work that could not possibly get done.

    Advice to Management

    treat employees as human beings, not as a disposable commodity.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Community Manager

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Taking Care of the residents

    Cons

    Company had little concern for the residents

    Advice to Management

    Work in the community and you will learn what needs to be changed

    Holiday Retirement Response

    Feb 2, 2015Human Resources Representative

    Holiday strives to enrich the lives of each of our residents with the upmost security, comfort, and value. We depend on associates like you to deliver that promise, and if you feel like our ... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    It was very challenging.

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

    I worked at Holiday Retirement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The community is very nice. The residents were very nice as well. It was nice to go into a setting as such every day. The residents were a pleasure to be around and to support.

    Cons

    Property management was very unprofessional and difficult to work with. They had no respect for the sales force whatsoever. Regional support sided with management team at the property. I assumed they had no choice being that if this team happen to walk out it would be very hard to recovery with the resident being there in need of management services. The sales team never stand a chance of a secure position no matter how hard they work.

    Advice to Management

    Regional need to stop being disloyal to their sales staff and give more support. Property management is getting away with a lot of abuse toward the sales force that has to work with them. Finding ways to be cut throat towards the sales team causes an unproductive environment.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Unreasonable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Holiday Retirement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people at Holiday are great, some long term employees can't let go of the past, facilities are nice.

    Cons

    C-Level expectations are unreasonable, and don't understand work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust Work/Life balance, and build from within.

    Holiday Retirement Response

    Feb 2, 2015Human Resources Representative

    Holiday Retirement has an incredible team of executive leadership who bring experience from some of world's leading brands. 2014 brought about some incredible cultural changes for the organization ... More


  8. Helpful (2)

    Work your tail off

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Residents are great! You can't help but fall in love with some of them.

    Cons

    Company claims to care about the residents but they only care about filling the building. Rents are rediculous! For people on a fixed income they give them annual raises of 7%. ! Little support from regional managers, they aren't knowledgable! You typically work 60 hour weeks for little pay and very little acknowledgement.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the community managers. They can really benefit from speaking with managers and sales reps.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Save yourself!

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

    I have been working at Holiday Retirement

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Residents are mostly wonderful. Great stories

    Cons

    Micromanage ment. Regional dife tlrs


  10. Helpful (5)

    Worst company I ever worked for slave labor!

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

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

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

    Pros

    There were no pros just lies

    Cons

    Working 16 plus hours a day really don't need an apartment never get to enjoy it all the perks free cable etc never happens because the days a very very long and when your done you crash to start another day, as for the chef inspired free meals that is a joke Lol! Trust me no Iron chefs working at this company even though residents pay 3000 plus dollars a month for rent hot dogs and beans are on the menu go figure. This company should be investigated

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to new employee's and treat your residents better and train your upper management


  11. Helpful (5)

    I made it 5 years with Holiday Retirement as a community manager.

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

    I worked at Holiday Retirement full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I would never regret working for Holiday. I had best time of my life being apart of such a big family. the residences were the best. We had a great staff,chef and Activity director. I felt blessed to be apart of their life, it was very rewarding for me to have had that time with the residences...

    Cons

    This is a different story with Holiday Headquarters there is good and bad... Our Regional Director understand from a manager level because he was once a manager... The long hours, working months without help, because co-managers are hard to keep... . Co-managers don't stay that long, especially when they have to fill-in as a maid, server and dishwasher...it was part of the job... the cuts in budget, cutting back on entertainment for residences.I believe before someone from HQ calls about this and that get it done, should come work in a community. Without help... I bet they would only last 3 maybe 5 Days...we worked 5 months without co"s without a thank- you....

    Advice to Management

    I think they should work on a new system for the managers and co"s.to never work over 60 hours a week or if they do pay them for it... I bet HQ's gets paid for overtime.



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