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Holiday Retirement Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Fun place to work, but you have to enjoy your coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Holiday Retirement full-time

    Pros

    Close proximity to residents and coworkers, get to take home leftovers from the kitchen, decent time-off policy, generally well-meaning and friendly managers

    Cons

    "Corporate" can make your job difficult sometimes, and the "lower" people on the totem pole don't generally hear about changes to the system until it arrives. Pay is fairly low.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Rewarding work - difficult conditions"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Co-Manager
    Former Employee - Co-Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Living and working in "community with" seniors is rewarding for the relational experiences.

    Cons

    No sense of being able to retreat from the demands of the residents. Senior apartment living meant we prematurely downsized by storing our household goods and always felt cramped and in a glass bowl.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the housing for management teams and plan better to allow management time off.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "change is status quo"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Holiday Retirement full-time

    Pros

    The company is trying to keep abreast of changing needs of seniors

    Cons

    They often do not consider the impact of those changes on the staff in the communities

    Advice to Management

    handle change management better!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Server"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Holiday Retirement part-time

    Pros

    Great flexible hours for servers, which is great for students or anyone looking for something part time

    Cons

    Constantly had managers and co-workers in and out which could lead to difficulty filling out the schedule

    Advice to Management

    Ask employees what managers/community needs to do or have in order to improve the quality of living


  8. Helpful (14)

    "Is the Ship Sinking ??"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    We all say the Residents and their Families. Our Teams of wonderful dedicated associates.
    Our warm and inviting Communities. The fact that in our Communities we make it work every day as an extended Family so that our Customer Service level is a 10.

    Cons

    Lack of respect from the associates above the Community level to the TOP. We know you think things will get better, but you have destroyed the Culture and Integrity this Company was founded on. So many very good people from Community to the Top have abandoned the ship as it sinks. Be certain you know where the life jackets are !

     What ever happed to the national committee of Managers, RD, C level, that were to work together and provide feedback?

    Advice to Management

    Please take a deep breath and look around you. Why are so many people unhappy. You need to not Fix something that was not broken. The Communities serves Seniors in many ways above and beyond what is expected and that needs recognition and respect. They are the Teams that make Holiday what it is. Not RDO. DVPO, RDS, DVPS , ... talk with this level about respect. Thank you !


  9. Helpful (32)

    "I have loved working for Holiday for the last 4 years, but now I'm not sure....."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love being able to help others find the best place to live. Helping seniors to be safe and happy and their families find peace of mind is why I do this job.

    Cons

    After 43+ years of success and growth, Holiday is changing their structure. Why? I keep hearing that it is for"a better work/life balance" for managers but that can't really be the case. The change to a GM instead of couples is understandable and should have a positive response, however, now they are moving the managers out of the building all together - there will be no one on site over night, not even a security guard. This is what has elevated us from every other senior living company and now it's going away. What I don't want is for the corporate management to blame this on the community managers. They have their own agenda with Fortress - the community residents, managers and associates are the farthest from their mind. It has been easy for me to "sell" this lifestyle because I believe in it, I don't feel that any longer.

    Advice to Management

    If it's not broke why are you breaking it?


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Community Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Community Manager
    Former Contractor - Community Manager
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Holiday Retirement as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with residents!!! Regional Manager was a great advocate for our community with corporate.

    Cons

    Corporate placed priority on profit over resident and staff satisfaction. Low wages created high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure, raise wages and invest in the improvement of the communities for residents.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Opportunity With a Corporate Flavor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook
    Current Employee - Cook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Holiday Retirement offers a culinary program rich in the basics and fundamentals of cooking. Anybody working in the kitchen has the opportunity to learn skills necessary to operate in the culinary arts, and there are many opportunities for advancement, given that the necessary effort is achieved on the employee's part.

    Cons

    Corporate. The company is only ever out to get a buck. The food budget is horrible in comparison to what these residents pay to live in a community. $4,000-$5,000 a month in rent per resident should in way warrant a PPD of $4.00.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on resident satisfaction and team building. The kitchen is the lifeblood of the community, and management should operate accordingly.



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