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Brookdale Senior Living Inc. Employer Reviews

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Horrible place To work
CNA (Current Employee), Richmond, VaJanuary 24, 2015
Cons: miscommunication, horrible management, low pay, greedy company
This company cares nothing about their residents or employees; they are a joke.They just had a meeting yesterday and in this meeting they had a nerve to say, "if you see a resident on the side of the road broke down you are not allowed help them". They claim it for safety reasons, which is bs. How are they safer on the side the road, then in the comfort of their own home. They also said we are not allowed to sit and spend time with a resident doing or after work because it would be considered a conflict of interest. The only reason they don't want employees to spend time with the residents is because they want to pad their pockets, by having the residents pay for a companion and they don't want the residents and employees to care for one another. It's like they want us at odds with each other. The problem is that administration is receiving a lot of complaints from the residents regarding their inability to do their jobs and the way they treat their employees. They refuse to fix the elevators that keep breaking down and let's not get on the bed bugs and roaches within the facility. This is by far the worst company I have ever worked for. The only good thing about this company is the residents.
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Lower level management non-existent
Maintenance Tech (Former Employee), High Point, NCJanuary 21, 2015
Pros: if your black you get free lunch.
Cons: if you are white, you are expected to work extra hard.
The pay and residents were the only good thing. The co-managers all have their own agendas. The residents needed things to be fixed within 30 minutes or less. They used a repair supply company that is supposed to be delivered within 1 day. But your ED would sometimes take a week or more to approve an order. Doesn't make much sense to me, things that needed to be repaired didn't get much attention. Things that were not that important seemed to be very important. If you need outside help from the home office, you call an 800 number and you can be on hold for an hour. Then a message comes on asking you to leave your name and number. I strongly suggest you look elsewhere, they have recently acquire another company, and although the largest assisted living company in America, I wouldn't say that they are the best.
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Family atmosphere
Security Manager (Current Employee), Charlotte, NCJanuary 20, 2015
Many associates have been here for many years because of the people here...
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Great place
Resident Aide (Current Employee), Saginaw, MIJanuary 16, 2015
Pros: nation wide business, just in case i had to relocate.
I love my job and the wide variety of residents that live in both the assisted living and the memory care house. Management is reliable and understanding. The residents and their families all love our community. My co-workers are easy to work with and help out when you need coverage, and visa versa. Over all a great place to work.
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Customer Service (Former Employee), oak park, ILJanuary 14, 2015
love dealing with senior citizens. made me appreciate life more & would love another opportunity to work with them
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Great Place to work
HRIS Specialist (Former Employee), West Allis, WIJanuary 14, 2015
I love this company. They have a great mission and Brand and traet the employees with respect. The managers listen to ideas and use them to help make work more productive. Great company
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Growing company with lots of room for career growth potential.
LEAD ANALYST (Current Employee), Milwaukee, WIJanuary 14, 2015
Pros: opportunity to work with some really great people.
Cons: no sick time and the pto given is too little. has to be earned and it accumulates at a snails pace.
A pretty decent place to work. The benefits are slim especially time off. It is earned at a very slow rate which is not conducive to a good work/life balance.

One of the things that makes me choose to stay is - my department goes out of their way to have fun. It's actually part of our cornerstones!
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Great Team
Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed (Current Employee), Bakersfield, CAJanuary 12, 2015
Pros: great salary
Cons: management
The therapy staff in the skilled nursing facility is amazing. Productivity requirements are 80%. The building is clean and well maintained. Teamwork mentality within the therapy department. A typical work day consisted of 7-12 patients with various minutes of treatment. Rarely treated more than one patient at a time.
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Company has right priorities
Regional Director of Clinical Services (Current Employee), Nashville, TNDecember 18, 2014
Pros: resources
Cons: benefits are increasingly more expensive like everywhere
Company believes in and practices the credos "Do the right thing every day, Take care of the residents and the bottom line will take care of itself, Faith Family Work in that order.

Family tim and balance in associates lives in encouraged and supported.
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The staff do their best to accomadate the residents...they want to do a good job.
Nurse (Former Employee), Colorado Springs, CODecember 9, 2014
Pros: the residents are great!
Cons: they do not promote from within.
I haven't found this company to have good communication skills.
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Average
Care Associate (Current Employee), Kingwood, TXDecember 7, 2014
For anyone familiar with the line of work, it is very comparable to most other places.
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not bad
Server/Hostess (Former Employee), Leesburg, FLDecember 1, 2014
Management was hectic, but all in all it was a fun place to work. low pay, and very little opportunity for advancement. would prefer a better system of organization.
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Hard work, great people.
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee), Monroe, MIDecember 1, 2014
I loved working here, management was easy to get along with, had enough help. I learned alot of information working here. You are a nurse aide, house cleaner, and medication passer. The pay wasnt as good, but it was a great place to work.
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Provide community service
Community Service (Current Employee), New York, NYNovember 28, 2014
Provide community service to senior citizens. Assist clients in getting to their medical and personal appointments
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Busy, fast-paced environment
Licensed Practical Nurse (Current Employee), DenverNovember 26, 2014
Pros: experience
Cons: no advancement
Enjoyed the friendliness of the co-workers and getting to know new patients as well as build rapport with current patients. Environment can be fast paced at times, co-workers worked together as a family as well as a team.
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Terrible Scheduling low pay
Cook (Former Employee), OHNovember 23, 2014
Pros: free food
Cons: short breaks, 13 hour days
One person is expected to cook for 400+ people breakfast and lunch and prepare all soups for the day. Over demanding lack of pay. Benefit book is thick but the pay is so low one cant afford much more than the health benefits.
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Good extremely large Company to work for. Room for advancement but very intense work envionrnent with lots of management changes and regrouping.
Sales/Marketing Manager (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FLNovember 19, 2014
Present living facilities and services to organizations and families needing residency care. Conducted all business and emotional support for new residents. Provide administrative, clerical and marketing support to the Sales/Marketing team.
 Coordinate all move ins for smooth transition, funnel all incoming
phone calls, help with expenditure logs, order supplies and promotional collateral and manage all apartment renovation projects for Independent Living. Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports. Process all sales counselors’ paperwork, prepare closing folders, wait list, internal transfers, move outs, cancellations, and maintain SIMS database. Maintain all resident profiles; assist with preparation of special events. Sustain rapport with key accounts by making periodic visits; exploring specific
needs; anticipating new opportunities.
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over all a ok company.
Nurse Manager (Former Employee), Saint Paul MNNovember 18, 2014
Pros: work load ok
Cons: on call 24 7 not having enough time off, on call even when not assigned
Learned many things at Brookdale, had fun with the residents at holiday parties Not much time away from work as you always had to have the phone on. received calls from the staff even when not on call
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Good place to work if you enjoy being a server
Server (Former Employee), Overland Park, KSNovember 16, 2014
Typical day included serving numerous residents lunch and dinner. I learned how to function in a fast paced environment and getting along with teammates to work together. Management was pretty organized. Hardest part was if you got behind as a server trying to play catch up with as many residents as there are. Best part of the job was the food. It was really tasty.
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schedule changes due to the needs of the department
Dining Room Manager (Current Employee), Peoria, AZNovember 10, 2014
Pros: pto time, meeeting new residents and their families
Cons: changing schedules, long hours, work every weekend
A good place to work to gain experience with different cultures and age groups. You have the opportunity to work in a very challenging atmosphere and learn to adapt to many different situations.

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About Brookdale Senior Living Inc.

Over the brook, and through the dale to grandmother's house we go! Brookdale Senior Living operates assisted and independent living – Read more

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