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"It is all about the money for the company and not the residents."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Marketing Director
Former Employee - Marketing Director
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Pay was competitive for some positions. They make certain they get every red cent out of their employees. Healthcare benefits were reasonable. You can eat in the community if you are lucky enough to be in one with decent food.

Cons

Executive Directors are hired puppets and are afraid to take a stand for themselves or their team. Regional management are rude and ruthless and do not care about anyone except for having themselves look good. They have their favorite communities and employees in each facility and the rest of the people and communities are lacking which hurts the residents.

Advice to Management

Get over yourselves and have confidence in the people you hire. Do not hire people you want to control. Hire people who will do the job and appreciate them. The industry is for the residents, who pay your salaries, so how about treating them with respect and acknowledge them when you visit the communities. It is not about you. It should be about the residents. I would never move any of my family into a Brookdale community after knowing and seeing what really happens in a community.

Other Employee Reviews for Brookdale Senior Living

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Management First, Resident's Fall Somewhere In The Middle, and Employees Are Last!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Program Coordinator
    Current Employee - Resident Program Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large corporation, great benefits. Company as a whole has great values. Communities all across the US.

    Cons

    Non-supportive senior management. Basic resources not available to perform job functions. No real training or support.

    Advice to Management

    Support and encourage your staff. Be willing to do what you ask your employees to do.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Corporate culture reflects little interest in the well-being and advancement of employees."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Activities Director
    Former Employee - Activities Director
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Residents are exceptional. The company responds to their needs in most cases, as far as the staffing level allows. The company is increasing its exposure with an aggressive advertising campaign.

    Cons

    Workplace pressures created by understaffing create an unhealthy, sometimes "back-stabbing", environment among employees trying to get ahead. The bottom-line takes precedence over concerns of associates expressed in satisfaction surveys.

    Advice to Management

    Take an interest in what's going on at the bottom tiers of the company and look for genuine ways to uplift associate lives, beyond the very occasional pizza party.

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