Care Manager, East Meadow, NY - May 12, 2016
I see a lot of negative reviews about The Bristal. I have to say I have worked for two other well known Assisted Living companies and The Bristal is not bad quite good compared. They expect a lot from their employees but, they also give you a lot in compensation. Health benefits are excellent, you get one FREE meal a day (I don't know any other Assisted Living chain that does that) there is a lot of room for growth. They give away an all expenses paid vacation to one employee from EVERY building EVERY year & an all expenses paid vacation for one director EVERY year. I think that is pretty special. Are they perfect? by no means. Does the corporate office care about you as an individual no not really but what corporation does. It's a business. As far as care aids go this company does it right. Some assisted livings have their care aids not only giving care but serving in the dining room, running activities "the universal care manager" this is basically just a way for the company to save money. It serves only their bottom line not the staff or the residents. The Bristal has a separate staff for the dining room and a separate staff for activites. This allows the care aids to focus on caring for the residents. The working environment depends on who you boss is each building is different and that is something you have to deal with. No matter what job you have there will always be poor managers and people who you don't get along with.