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Holiday Retirement Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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Lilly Donohue
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  • Very little positive support from your upper management (in 95 reviews)

  • They have no regard for the work that community Managers do (in 60 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Management restructure"

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    Former Employee - Sales Leader
    Former Employee - Sales Leader
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Holiday Retirement full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The residents were great. Pay is decent

    Cons

    Residents are moving out due to no 24/7 management on property which is what current residents were sold on. No scene of security at night. 20+ move outs from Dec. 2016 - Feb.15 2017.

    Advice to Management

    Support your Sales Leaders covering that amount of move outs are extremely hard to cover.


  2. "A step to gain experience"

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    Former Employee - Management in Lake Oswego, OR
    Former Employee - Management in Lake Oswego, OR

    I worked at Holiday Retirement full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Allows opportunity for growth within the company.

    Cons

    The hours were long when your salary.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "SL for Holiday Retirement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Leader
    Current Employee - Sales Leader
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Holiday Retirement full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    High-impact work helping seniors every day. Great people and fun and supportive work environment. Good positive feedback.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance, crazy end of month pushes, unimpressive leadership at the VP level, cutting corners to save money, generally cheap company.

    Advice to Management

    Sales is a head game. Keep work fun, expect high results, fire as needed. Don't pass along pressure downstream.

    Holiday Retirement Response

    Feb 13, 2017 – Human Resources Representative

    Thank you for your input. So glad to hear about the positive feedback and supportive environment that you work in. Thank you for helping seniors find a more fulfilling lifestyle at our communities ... More


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  5. "Sales Leader"

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    Former Employee - Sales Leader in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Leader in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Holiday Retirement full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gain Experience and Enjoy Residents

    Cons

    Not the "caring" company as presented. PUSH, Push, Push for the numbers, but no support to get there.

    Advice to Management

    Less micromanagement


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Love my job"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Enterprise, NV
    Current Employee - General Manager in Enterprise, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have worked at several other retirement managements but Holiday for me is the best. Plenty of opportunity to grow. The residents are wonderful, I love each and every one of them. My plans are to stay here until I retire myself. Got the opportunity to speak one on one with Lilly, CEO, what a great woman! Her heart is so filled with love for all of Holiday residents (and associates)...who wouldn't follow her direction. Keep up the great job Lilly!

    Cons

    2016 was difficult with all the changes that came at once. But as things settle down it is starting to make sense. High sales push - but you need that to keep your building full. The life balance hasn't come my way yet but I'm trying hard to get there.

    Advice to Management

    Be sensitive as we all make these changes some of us adapt quicker than others.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Employee Review"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Holiday Retirement full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The retired residents that you help take care of.

    Cons

    Company is only interested in the bottom line for its investors. They do not care about the residents that are keeping them in business and they definitely do not care about the employees. They believe in running a building with less than skeleton staff and then will adjust the budget to do away with the staff that you were doing without. This causes the managers to work an excessive amount of OT and getting very few days off since you have no one to cover for you. The coverage that we use to have to allow for vacations has been eliminated.

    Advice to Management

    Tried multiple times to give them input since we were also training managers. Every comment fell on deaf ears that is if you could get to a human being at the home office.


  8. Helpful (9)

    "Co-Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Holiday Retirement full-time

    Pros

    Decent salary, free rent, great interactions with residents

    Cons

    Micro-managing upper management, unrealistic market rates and sales expectations, inconsistent and, at times, unethical dealings by upper management, managers and co-managers were consistently overworked and received no overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Stop basing your market rates on your investors' arbitrary profit margin and start seriously considering what a senior citizen with social security can afford. Also, reward rather than punish your employees. Your company's high turnover rate is due to middle management burnout.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Office Manager"

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    Former Employee - Office Manager in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Greeley, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is evolving to a standard model allowing managers to live off site which should create a better work-home life. It will make the company a nice place to work

    Cons

    The growing pains will make it tough on current employees as company is not increasing wages enough to cover costs of moving out.

    Holiday Retirement Response

    Jan 16, 2017 – Human Resources Representative

    Thank you for taking the time to submit your comments. We agree that modernizing our business to allow for managers to live off site will create a better work-life balance. Our goal is to ... More


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Holiday Retirement (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with seniors is the most rewarding job! I am happy to see they are looking for Quality managers. The company is now trusting the communities to run their business.

    Cons

    A lot of changes too quickly. I understand that some of them had a timeframe in which they had to be complete, but it was a lot at once.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the people in the field.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Housekeeper"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Holiday Retirement full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Love taking care of residents.Most rewarding job ever.Feel like you make a difference.

    Cons

    Managers are allowed to be disrespectful in the way they talk or treat emp.Too much work too little time.

    Advice to Management

    Treat emp how you want to be treated.Show respect to get respect.

    Holiday Retirement Response

    Jan 16, 2017 – Human Resources Representative

    Thank you for your comments and for caring for our residents. It is great to hear that your job is rewarding. We depend on you and all of our associates to uphold our mission to provide security ... More



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