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Brookdale Senior Living Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Upper Management/ District Team makes it STRESSFUL"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Residents ARE EVERYTHING!
    Benefits GREAT
    PTO is OK
    Community level team is awesome

    Cons

    Stress
    Work life balance
    Expectations unrealistic due to corporate standards
    Horrible District Team

    Advice to Management

    I have been with Brookdale and was thrown in my role with no guidance. My District team shows favoritism, hires "friends", lacks support, ignores good work and speaks to their employees harshly! I wish corporate would focus more on the leadership in place and truly support their great workers. As a sales associate, this department takes soooo much CRAP and expectations are SO FREAKING RIDIC.


  2. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Nurse in Hoover, AL
    Current Employee - Nurse in Hoover, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    This is one of the better rehab/long term care facilities in the area. High standards regarding the provision of quality care for the clients. Good vision/dental benefits & premium. Overall good culture & corporate values. Tuition reimbursement available. If you are trustworthy the director will support you.

    Cons

    Scheduling of some activities are inconsiderate of the floor nurses. Exp: admissions typically are allowed to arrive when the nurse is dispensing meds, overseeing care, addressing family concerns & assisting with meals. Pharmacy delivery also comes routinely at that time. Both those activities could be arranged during hours when other nurse staff/managers are available to assist. Health care benefits not the best. Not many prn staff available so it's tough when full time staff need to schedule time off; success at getting the time off may require the staff to personally find someone to work for them. Limited desirable shifts available.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay was good
    Desire to help people is must

    Cons

    very poor leadership
    always shifting directions the business going, always a new plan or a new vision
    all about the profits not the people they are serving or the team members they have.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people right


  4. "cook"

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    Current Employee - Cook in Jensen Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Cook in Jensen Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you meet interesting senior citizens

    Cons

    corporate office des not like to spend money on employees

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your good employees and get rid of the bad ones


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Just a job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Convenient location to work. Some good staff

    Cons

    Too money hungry due to terrible past investments
    Too many chiefs from the corporate level
    Micromanaged by corporate

    Advice to Management

    move The Milwaukee Operations to Nashville and reduce the overall corporate staff by 50%. Let the communities take on their own identity and not cookie cutter


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Okay."

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    Current Employee - Med Tech in Bedford, TX
    Current Employee - Med Tech in Bedford, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love my co workers. Close to home. Love my residents. Big company, I could move and transfer to another brookdale

    Cons

    Management is unfair at times. Short staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to all employees, don’t play favoritism.


  7. "Management ruins the company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time

    Pros

    some opportunities are afforded to you

    Cons

    Some members of the regional team are terrible.

  8. "medication assistant"

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    Current Employee - Medication Assistant
    Current Employee - Medication Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Residents, caring individuals, paid time off,

    Cons

    Death, gossip high turnover loss of good employees

    Advice to Management

    hire and keep good employees, stop spending on decor and start trying to persuade you best caregivers to stay, cross train house keepers and management if we are to be understaffed


  9. "Business Office Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time

    Pros

    Great branding and community recognition

    Cons

    Local Management could need improvement


  10. "Certified nursing Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great facility, clean, usually fully staffed

    Cons

    Pay could be more for the work that we do


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