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Brookdale Senior Living Reviews

Updated August 23, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Receptionist in Lakeway, TX
    Current Employee - Medical Receptionist in Lakeway, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    At the Summit employees are treated with respect. I can get extra hours by working in different departments and I feel like my feedback is appreciated by management. It is a very relaxed environment but still professional.

    Cons

    Health benefits are offered only to full-time employees. The full-time positions are limited and new positions do not open often.

    Advice to Management

    My only advice would be to offer a better benefits package to part-time employees. Other than that I am extremely happy with the management there.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "It isn't the Community Associates but the Corporate Associates"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seminole, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seminole, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The residents are the greatest thing about working with this company. The community staff really do treat eachother like family. We all take care of eachother.

    Cons

    Corporate-they are very smart people but do not treat the community based associates well. Seems like corporate staff are treated better just for working in the corporate world when the community based associates are really the important ones.

    Advice to Management

    You have a Divisional Vice President, a Regional Vice President and an Regional Director of Operations. Too many Regionals. It is important not only to be smart with numbers but it is also important to be smart with people.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Director of Resident Programs in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Director of Resident Programs in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company seems organized and is laid back, cares about the employees

    Cons

    Many of the nurse aids are unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Be more careful when hiring


  4. "excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great management. For a for profit publicly traded company, they do a great job putting residents first. The company is focused on putting the needs of families and seniors first

    Cons

    It is a for-profit company with many ambitious goals . Many people that don't understand corporate America may not be a good fit for this company. It is not a mom and pop operation. There are executives and shareholders that need to be pleased as well.


  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good regional leadership and philosophy, great work environment, excellent corporate support.

    Cons

    I'm not aware of any Cons. Brookdale has been good to me.

    Advice to Management

    The executive leadership team is made of of down to earth people that live our culture.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company for a servant leader"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director
    Current Employee - Executive Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time

    Pros

    The best company to work for in the healthcare industry

    Cons

    None that I could think of


  7. Helpful (6)

    "It's not assisted living, its a nursing home!"

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    Current Employee - Home Health Aide in North Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - Home Health Aide in North Tonawanda, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The residents are what keep me coming back. I feel I do a good job while other aides just do not show any compassion. My boss works around my schedule and is understanding.

    Cons

    Downsides are: Not enough pay for what we do. They work us like dogs. I work 2nd shift and I do everyone else's job on top of my own. It is suppose to be an assisted living facility and its not. We have people w/ hoyer lifts, foleys, spoon feeding them, 2 person assists etc. Etc. We are doing c.n.a. Work and getting paid h.h.a. Rates. I do not like the mandation (if someone calls off the next shift; you have to stay 4-8 hours over.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together. Pay us what we are worth. Come in & see what really is happening behind closed doors. Kitchen is disgusting.....flies on food that they serve. The only time they tidy up is when o.s.h.s. Is coming. Get a better communication system so we dont have to go looking in every room fot another aide if we need help. There should be a shift differential pay. Days has nursing & management help. 2nd & 3rd shift have no-one & so much responsibility.

  8. "I've never had a bad day at BSL. I've worked here as a CNA/MT/SIC fpr almost two years and have worked in different bui"

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    Current Employee - CNA/MT/SIC in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - CNA/MT/SIC in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great pay, great benefits, overall good atmosphere for work. The HR department is fabulous.

    Cons

    It is challenging, just as any caregiver position is


  9. "Love, Love, Love my job with Brookdale!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company's culture is awesome and is lived by the Senior management team, regional teams, Executive Directors at the community level, dining service teams in our communities! A true honor & pleasure to serve our residents living in our communities!!!!

    Cons

    There are no cons! Every job or employer has some little something but I haven't found that little something yet!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  10. "Great, Been there for almost 6 years"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Life Enrichment Coordinator in Coatesville, PA
    Current Employee - Life Enrichment Coordinator in Coatesville, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of resources from Corporate office

    Cons

    Little room for growth and increase in salary

    Advice to Management

    None


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