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"Retired Management Position"

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Former Employee - Management in Milwaukee, WI
Former Employee - Management in Milwaukee, WI
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

There are loads of Pros if you manage to be a member of the good ol boys. Benifits are ok.

Cons

Upper management cannot be trusted, especially the good ol boys in Milwaukee and Wisconsin areas. I retired mainly due to the back stabbing that was part of the every day way of life, The Regional staff is a joke, they spend more time in gossip and hearsay then bringing communities up to standards. Human Resources is of no help, compaining to them is a sure way to get fired, Maintenance of buildings is left to amatuers,who consider duct tape and caulk major repair tools, this is not entirely the MT's fault as they are being led by Regionals that are only concerned with cost.. Dining Services is consumed with cost per meal, needless to say the product served is below standard, bottom line Brookdale cares more for the almighty dollar then the health and welfare of residents and staff.

Advice to Management

Get rid of the dead weight in Milwaukee and Wiconsin areas, you are to top heavy and it is hurting your company in the long run, have seen way to many great employees leave. Time to reverse this trend.

Other Employee Reviews for Brookdale Senior Living

  1. Helpful (6)

    "very poor manegement steer clear of this poorly maneged company."

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you like to be treated like a slave then its the place to apply and you dont mind washing dishes caregiving and doing housekeeping for $8.00 hr then hurry up and apply.

    Cons

    very poor benifits low pay for all the jobs you are assigned to do no matter what dept your in they watch you like a hawk tell you your not allowed to talk to other employees no matter the circumstance.

    Advice to Management

    Get a brain and learn how to make this place not about the money but about the people who live and work there.Stop bringing in people who belong in nursing homes or dementia people who dont belong in assisted living. Learn how to have respect for people and quit thinking its all about you and your bonuses.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "To much focus on cutting cost of food and labor"

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    Former Employee - Food Service Coordinator in Florida, NY
    Former Employee - Food Service Coordinator in Florida, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I could make a difference in the residents lives by working hard to improve the quality of the food and service. Enjoyed working on holidays to provide the assisted living residents a wonderful meal.
    The Pro-Chef's, regional chef's who came in to help during kitchen staff emergencies where very helpful and well trained.

    Cons

    Shortly after I was trained the cost cutting started. Reduced hours for staff caused my best worker to quit. Two other employees got in a fight and where fired. I had to rehire and train a complete new staff but one job was reduced to part time. Guess who had to step in and work like a dog? Finding a good reliable cooks who would work for $10.50 an hour and get 35 hours per week is very tough!
    After rebuilding the staff and reaching the one year mark with the company I left. Did I say the pay was 40% lower than the market for kitchen management?

    Advice to Management

    Let the managers make the decisions. Stop giving all the work to the busiest workers. Stop cutting labor. Hire a part time pot washer. When cooks have to wash all the pots each shift they are forced to take short cuts to keep up.

    One cook has to cook breakfast and lunch, transport and setup three satellite buildings, write menu boards, tally and cook ala carte items, have a server meeting, prep for the next day, take out the trash and do pots and pans in 7 1/2 hours? How about you try it?

    Stop the two tier benefits! Hourly employees must wait months for health insurance and get less vacation!

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