Manager (Former Employee) – Hollywood, FL – July 12, 2016
Worked as a ' Manager' for a short period of less than 3 months. Never have I seen such disregard and poor care give to seniors. Building is filthy, roach filled and staff could care less. Management was a total circus nothing was accomplished while I was there. Morning meetings forget it was a total waste of time. Nothing got done.
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – 30 sayles hill road Manville RI – June 29, 2016
It was great when I fist started an as months an years went by it started to go down hill..no one worked as a team the nurses didn't care an the big staff didn't care any more either it became all about the money an not the residents
You can forget your personal life. You live at the community and on call all the time. Pay is below average for the time you spend putting out fires and the regional always harping on census. A great place for couples who have no life. Managed several different buildings for Holiday and no matter what building I was in it was always about PRDs and milking the resident every year for cost of living.
No children, no home, no life, a great place to spend time.
Sous Chef (Former Employee) – Everett, WA – June 24, 2016
The worst place I've ever worked in my life there's no way a sous chef can be able to do the things that he needs to do in a 8 hour time frame the company is cheap the regional Chef is uneducated and dumb lackluster of experience unable to teach and create and develop this Corporation should evaluate what they do they are so far behind in time it's all about money in their pocket not money in the people that create the money for them the residence the residence is probably the best part of the day all I can say about the one I worked at Great management team the co-managers all snakes as well as the Regional chef will miss the residence but my happiness comes first the company is going to be okay with the without me I would do better without it
Executive Chef (Former Employee) – Shreveport, LA – June 24, 2016
They have had a new holiday 3.0 re structure and it is worst than ever! The new ceo knows nothing about the buisness,nor does the culinary directors for the regions ! Too much pencil pushing and no time for cooking! Chef has to cover all shifts if they call in! Live in managers micro manage the chef, and they no nothing about the kitchen! The harp about cooking from scratch, but make you buy frozen soups and bread! Been using the same menu for a year! This company is terrible
You are salaried. And, on call 4 nights a week. During this time, you CANNOT leave the facility for any reason. So, essentially, for $35K a year, you work over 100 hours a week. Now, they value the apartment they give you and food at about $3000 a month. These communities are very old and out dated. The food is close to fast food. As a manager, once you get to your community, the firs thing they tell you is that your job is ACTUALLY sales. You don't know this until you have relocated to the community. Fair?? Definitely NOT. Not only are you the manager of over 100 residents, the boss of a staff of at least 25 AND need to take care of EVERYTHING needed to maintain the community, but you need to make 100 cold calls a day to bring in more residents.
None. Managers leave after a few months tops.
Everything about this position. NO upward movement.
SALES LEADER (Current Employee) – Fort Smith, AR – June 14, 2016
My typical day at work starts with a friendly call from our RSL. I truly enjoy my job. I have enjoyed working for Holiday Retirement and would stay if a position was available in the location I prefer. The hardest part of my job is the loss of a resident. I grow very close to my residents. They are family.
Good company, great people but would love to be closer to home.
Maintenance Director (Current Employee) – Branford, CT – June 8, 2016
Good in general, Holiday has a system in place that has both a married couple as manager. This position was not been in place for approximately 8 months until recently but I do work very well and respect the current choice. Working closer to home is more important these days after my wife's recent masters degree and upgrade in employment. I am also very dependable
Manager (Former Employee) – Southwest region – June 7, 2016
But, it was likely the worst. Started as co-manager, then manager, then floating manager. Enjoyed so much working with seniors and my co-workers. Upper management, not so much. Job performance evaluation is solely on move-ins, though you are in charge of a staff of 20 plus, a big building, and 100+seniors. Had to cook and serve for 140 seniors for 3 days when my chef couldn't get to work because of snow. Went nearly 3 months without a day off. Management turnover was 60% at 6 months, 200% at one year. I lasted three years, felt appreciated by residents and staff alike, but was constantly made to feel like a failure by upper management who set unrealistic sales goals. My training was superb, and my class of 16 were all quality people . After 2 months, only 4 of us remained with the company. Sad, sad, sad.
Enrichment Coordinator (Former Employee) – Little Rock, AR – June 7, 2016
Pay is pretty decent. They offer good benefits out the gate; several perks working here. I would recommend to others. I also liked the management and residents were a blast to work with. Lots of laughs here.
Staff Development/Patient Placement Coordinator (Current Employee) – Yakima, WA – June 3, 2016
I would work there again if I was looking for other work at the time. Be prepared for long hours and constant grind to perform beyond reasonable expectations. Managers work at least 80 hours a week and the average tenure for a Sales Leader is 6 months
Upper management is disconected from the day to day
This is more of a relief cook with a lot more duties..........
Chef (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – May 20, 2016
This company is many years behind the rest. They need to give these residents what they actually pay for, not just table scrapes. Its a shame. I once thought that there was potential for this company, but they seem to be moving even more backwards. THIS IS NOT an executive chef position, this more a relief cook with a lot more duties, a lot more.....
Steady job if you can hold on....
Constant staffing issues, no support from managers, constant complaining/criticism, lack of talented help, low wages for all employees, which in return you get what you pay for...........
Server (Former Employee) – Roseville, CA – May 16, 2016
I have a great opinion of Holiday Retirement, they give high school students a great chance at beginning their lives and start earning money. It's hard work but worth the experience to hopefully move up to a higher paying job with more hours.