Compare Brookdale Senior Living vs Aware Senior Care BETA

See how working at Brookdale Senior Living vs. Aware Senior Care compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Brookdale Senior Living vs. Aware Senior Care. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Brookdale Senior Living

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Aware Senior Care

Employee Ratings

  • Aware Senior Care scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.1
(based on 3865 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
5.0
(based on 3 reviews)
Aware Senior Care employees rated their Overall Rating 1.9 higher than Brookdale Senior Living employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
4.7
Aware Senior Care employees rated their Career Opportunities 1.6 higher than Brookdale Senior Living employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.7
Aware Senior Care employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.7 higher than Brookdale Senior Living employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Work-life balance
4.7
Aware Senior Care employees rated their Work-life balance 1.8 higher than Brookdale Senior Living employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.7
Senior Management
4.7
Aware Senior Care employees rated their Senior Management 2.0 higher than Brookdale Senior Living employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.1
Culture & Values
4.7
Aware Senior Care employees rated their Culture & Values 1.6 higher than Brookdale Senior Living employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Brookdale Senior Living Ceo Lucinda Cindy Baier
59%
59%Lucinda Cindy Baier
CEO Approval
Aware Senior Care Ceo Tim Murray
100%
100%Tim Murray
Aware Senior Care employees rated their CEO Approval 41% higher than Brookdale Senior Living employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
47%
% Recommend to a friend
100%
Aware Senior Care employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 53% higher than Brookdale Senior Living employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
38%
Positive Business Outlook
100%
Aware Senior Care employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 62% higher than Brookdale Senior Living employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Brookdale Senior Living has 6,913 more total submitted salaries than Aware Senior Care.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Registered Nurse197 Salaries
$65,440/yr
Business Office Manager43 Salaries
$23/hr
Resident Program Coordinator24 Salaries
$18/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Registered Nurse1 Salaries
$17/hr
Receptionist1 Salaries
$14/hr
Staff Coordinator1 Salaries
$30,853/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Residents are great" was the most mentioned Pro at Brookdale Senior Living.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Brookdale Senior Living.
Pros
Pros
"Residents are great"(in 101 reviews)
"Resident"(in 78 reviews)
There aren't enough reviews matching this company to generate pros and cons.
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 136 reviews)
"High turnover"(in 79 reviews)
Featured Review
"Work"Oct 21, 2021

Current Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant CNA

I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living part-time for less than a year

Pros

Nice environment, nice residents, supportive people, understanding and caring

Cons

Short staff, low pay could be higher

Current Employee - Web Content Administrator

I have been working at Aware Senior Care full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Home Care involves a lot of logistics and details, but the staff is incredibly proactive. Even in severe weather, there's always a sense of "all hands on deck." They don't do "next person in" like a... lot of companies in this industry. There's a big emphasis on matching clients with not only the right caregiver, but the right backup caregivers whenever the original is unable to make a shift. I think that's why they have one of the best turnover ratios in the industry: They go out of their way to be personal and that includes the clients, the staff, and most importantly, the caregiver. The company is small, but quickly growing through awards, recognition, and reputation. Growth is slow, but that's mainly due to the refusal to cut corners in pay (one of the highest starting rates for home care companies in the state) or care.

Cons

The management is demanding and there's a definitely certain personality traits they value higher than others. This is not a "Sit back and waste time" kind of a job. The recruiters, schedulers, and... admin staff work very hard and they need to not only know their role down pat, but how other roles function as well (since it's a small team) in case of absences and/or emergencies. You need to know your stuff and buy-in, or don't bother. Tim and Gina, the owners, will know immediately in both cases and will bring it up. The plus side of that is hard work gets recognized and generously rewarded. Bonuses, PTO, good health insurance, healthy snacks in the office, a nice coffee maker and a Vitamix. The office is an old dentist's office, so it's kinda cramped, but they're looking to expand their space in the next year.

Advice to Management

Continue to focus on the people and quality of care. Don't cut costs or corners in an effort to expand or franchise.

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