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Helpful (3)

"Holiday is no Holiday."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

You meet some pretty amazing people that will touch your life forever. This is the ONLY thing that I loved about my job, the Residents.

Cons

Holiday is a very cheap company. My values and integrity were tested everyday when we had to tell the residents no, because of management's poor planning and bad budgeting. I would feel awful because the residents deserve so much better than what they are getting.

Advice to Management

Hire people who are truly there for the resident and not just to bring home a paycheck, this can be a very rewarding job if there were better people in charge.

Other Employee Reviews for Holiday Retirement

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Rewarding with regards to my staff, however no support from upper management."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Hemet, CA
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Hemet, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Being able to experience the changes in the senior residences that I was responsibile, will always miss them.

    Cons

    Recruiters and upper management do not really fully explain what the job is really all about. Rude awaking when you have given up everything and you start to spiral down from day one.

    Advice to Management

    The parent company needs to really understand what is expected of them if they want to really compete in the senior retirement business.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Seniors are great, work load increasing to monumental proportions, work during your meal time a new one."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Shreveport, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Never boring, interesting people, having fun with the residents, sometimes we are the only persons who care for the resident due to indifferent family members or those who have no family left alive. Providing a welcoming home to a person who cannot take care of all the daily aspects of cooking, shopping and cleaning and keeping them secure in a safe atmosphere.

    Cons

    Upper management led by RD's who have no experience in the field of elderly housing that borders on assisted living.
    Failure of management to advertise in effective advertising that doesn't border on a Pyramid scheme, i.e. move a resident in, get a list of all his or her friends, church members, relatives, etc, invite them to meals, get them on a YGL list and call them a many times as possible to get them to move in. Next let's start in on the Veteran's Aid and Attendance to get move ins so let's have an event each week whether you have a speaker or not, just get them in the door.
    Rent rates going up so much each year makes you want to go into hiding each month when the new rates have to be given out.
    RD's who do not want to associate with co-managers or the residents.
    Unrealistic job duties.

    Advice to Management

    You need to go back to the grassroots of Holiday and relearn how to do it, the residents come first.
     Quit trying to make money by raising the rent to more than a lot of residents can afford.
    Hire more help in the kitchens so the food can be brought to a better standard, so much for all of the expanded menus when it has to be flung together in haste.
     Have Rd's who know what they are looking for in a building and who investigate instead of assuming.
    Find some more practical ways of advertising such as TV, everyone else uses it, even if a person doesn't remember a phone number listed, they can look it up and find a listing even on the internet.
    How about some actual building repairs and painting for curb appeal. For the rental rates would your mom be caught dead in one of the buildings. And you're going to China.

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