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Holiday Retirement Reviews

Updated February 18, 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 (4)

    "Housekeeper"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "Good job to start off learning the basics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great hospitality, focused on creating enjoyable environment for residents, great staff.

    Cons

    Upper management does not provide enough training, lack of communication from regional,


  3. "Office Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Manager
    Current Employee - Office Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the residents appreciate your efforts for their happiness

    Cons

    The company works people to death, has unrealistic expectations, no concern for employees or residents. After receiving numerous awards as an outstanding Community Manager (a salaried position) for several years I was arbitrarily demoted to the unrewarding low paying hourly "Office Manager" job which should more correctly be labeled Receptionist or Office Grunt.

    Advice to Management

    Every Home Office, District and Regional staff person should spend a week working in a Community and find out what these jobs are really like. They don't have a clue how much we have to do on a daily basis to keep these communities running.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Sensible and Thoughtful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analysis in Lake Oswego, OR
    Former Employee - Analysis in Lake Oswego, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -- Pay was good
    -- People were thoughtful about the company and its customers
    -- Good systems and resources

    Cons

    -- Mission vs. margin could sometimes lean toward mission too much.
    -- Change -- things were always changing

    Advice to Management

    Think beyond the next month and more about the future of what could go from a good to great product.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Rewarding work - difficult conditions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "change is status quo"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Community Co-Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Co-Manager in Olympia, WA
    Former Employee - Community Co-Manager in Olympia, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with seniors/ compassion - housing

    Cons

    Company focus is on making money - little concern for resident satisfaction

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to recruit new residents by telling them you care about them


  10. Helpful (4)

    "General manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Management Team
    Former Employee - Community Management Team
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Residents are fun and caring for each other.

    Cons

    Corporate hires incompetent general managers who do not know how to be kind to people or staff.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so greedy. You get what you pay for. If you paid staff more they would not have reason to leave. Servers staff is a joke. Nobody is loyal because they can make more at subway or McDonald's. Your system is self serving. Cutting costs, and raise rents is the reason occupancy will never be where it was for so many years. I predict you will have to close doors in the near future as occupants flock to a better community.


  11. Helpful (11)

    "Worst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Manager
    Former Employee - Lead Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The residents were the best, loved spending time with them, listening to their stories and being there for them.

    Cons

    Upper management has no regard for what the managers do, hours they work or what they go through on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes up, it seems that none of the regions have the same policies, you make the rules up as you go along. RD's should have to run a property so they actually know what goes on, on a daily basis not just pop in for a few hours and think they know all.



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