Brookdale Senior Living Reviews | Glassdoor

Brookdale Senior Living Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
1,835 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

2.7
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Brookdale Senior Living CEO T. Andrew Smith
T. Andrew Smith
641 Ratings

1,835 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
Cons
  • Upper management is focused solely on profits (in 92 reviews)

  • This is a sink or swim environment with little work-life balance (in 27 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (164)

    "Not the worst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Caregiver in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Caregiver in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The communities are beautiful and well cared for. The residents are incredible to work with. Management actually knows when they are doing and tend to be an awesome support system.

    Cons

    Back breaking work for terrible pay. I understand low starting wages, many of the care staff that come through the door are not up to par in my eyes, but there really should be a system where after a certain time period the staff in which proved themselves should be given a good raise. On this salry you must choose between rent or bills or a car payment. There is no possible way to afford more than one of those at a time.

    Advice to Management

    With this company I've noticed that it is incredibly difficult for them to find good help amoung care staff. With that being said, when you actually get someone who is valuable, treat them as such. Give them a raise. I've seen very good people leave when if given a simple dollar raise, would have otherwise stayed.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Director of Dining Services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dining Services Director in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Dining Services Director in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    opportunity to grow, nice working environment

    Cons

    not very competitive in salaries

    Advice to Management

    adherence to core policies


  3. "Work There"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ACMA, CNA, RA in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - ACMA, CNA, RA in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There's lots of benefits. The people are nice and hardworking they're team players.

    Cons

    None honestly, it just depends on the type of person they hire who could really screw up your working experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and raise my pay, lol.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "CNA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cna/Med Tech in Leesburg, FL
    Current Employee - Cna/Med Tech in Leesburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Always willing to give you hours.

    Cons

    Some of the CNAs there don't like to help each other.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Med Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Med Tech/Caregiver in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Med Tech/Caregiver in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot about medications, wonderful residents to take care of, good environment

    Cons

    Called upon to work overtime a lot because of other people calling out, high turnover


  7. Helpful (1)

    "PTA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great team (at my location at least), competitive pay

    Cons

    New DOR no experience, micromanaging staff

    Advice to Management

    Train future DOR correctly in professional way to communicate with employees


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Have to Find the Right Community"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most people within company seem to be good hearted and care about the people. Fun to interact with residents every day and be a part of their lives.

    Cons

    Don't always hire the best care associates, high turnover for this position. Will promote within company, even to people that may not be qualified for the position.


  9. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Kenosha, WI
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Kenosha, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits for full-time staff, perks and referral program.

    Cons

    You work every other weekend, and if you request off you have to use PTO.

    Advice to Management

    Need experienced employees, better insurance and higher pay. Also a suggestion box would be nice.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "I loved my job.Working with memory care residents was highly satisfying.Had to move on because of conflict of interest."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Programs Assistant in Goodlettsville, TN
    Former Employee - Resident Programs Assistant in Goodlettsville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Residents Residents Residents.Doing activities with residents & keeping them mentally & physically stimulated can be rewarding.If you enjoy being around people & like helping others its the job for you.

    Cons

    Under staffed.Constant battle with getting team support & have to deal with lot of immature minds.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the good people,they are the key to your business.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "LPN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nurse in Franklin, MA
    Former Employee - Nurse in Franklin, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Regular schedule and nice RCA's

    Cons

    Management removed from the real issues and unresponsive to the needs of their employees.


Showing 1,835 of 1,855 reviews
Reset Filters