How to get a job at Brookdale Senior Living.

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Do you work at Brookdale Senior Living? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in?

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Howard hughes in Charlotte, North Carolina

117 months ago

quality in lakewood, Colorado said: NO, you should not have been held responsible for everything in the building.

QMAP staff are responsible for medications, they are certified.

The executive director holds the responsibility for the facility.

I have consulted AL, they are not all like this.

In North Carolina YOU as a RN are responable for Med errors or bad assessment of pt's EVEN if passed by a med tech or NA, and you WILL loose you license and get sued in Most cases. I do my OWN assessments and med passes... I worked my ass of to get my RN and degree...aint worth a $20.00 a hour job to me.

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missakush in Saint Petersburg, Florida

116 months ago

I am looking at a sales position with Brookdale in NC. Any words of advise? I know no job is perfect, but how would you rate Brookdale on a scale of 1-10. Benefits? PTO time? Bonuses? expenses? management? Since Brookdale bought American Retirement, has there been many changes?

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Doogie in Glendale, Arizona

106 months ago

Been there, done that. I agree with most of the posters. There's a lot of micromanaging within the residence. Training needs to be improved for the caregivers. I've seen some caregivers lift residents improperly. I've heard them yell at the residents. There are caregivers who sexually harassed the male coworkers and male residents. The boss knows about it but does nothing.

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Doogie in Glendale, Arizona

106 months ago

The med techs are trained by a nurse. Most of them are careful passing out meds. A few make mistakes, ie, administering double dosages by mistake, giving wrong meds.

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johnandrews in Levittown, Pennsylvania

106 months ago

I would avoid working here

This is a company in crisis, up to its ears in debt at the worst possible time for the industry. Insiders selling lots of stock, creditors are going to pull the plug on this one soon and then it will be game over.

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Doogie in Glendale, Arizona

106 months ago

Run, don't walk away from Brookdale. It's official now. I no longer work for Brookdale. After ten years of hard work and loyalty I was given the boot. This was done over the phone and not face-to-face. I will miss the residents and some of the caregivers.

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jenny lea in Durham, North Carolina

105 months ago

what is Brookdale's sexual harrassment policy? I've been trying to find it online and it's no where to be seen! My boss has obviously crossed the line one too many times and I need to know what my rights are and what I can do.

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Doogie in Glendale, Arizona

105 months ago

jenny lea in Durham, North Carolina said: what is Brookdale's sexual harrassment policy? I've been trying to find it online and it's no where to be seen! My boss has obviously crossed the line one too many times and I need to know what my rights are and what I can do.

Were you given a handbook after they hired you? It covers sexual harassment. You can phone human resources and let them know what happened. It'll be hard because it's your word against his. It would be better if there were witnesses to what your boss said or did to you or to the other employees.

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Mr Deeds in Miami, Florida

85 months ago

Terrible place to work for. It is how you are treated that determines the outcome of your experience. My experience was most definitely not the best. I cannot speak for the masses; just my own experience. If you can work to please and leave the attitude at the door, you will be fine. Leave every day with your best interests in mind. Control those things that you can control. I have worked for very respectable organizations in the past. Community management were very respectable and helpful...designed properly to do the job with respect and integrity. With the pressure due to numbers and feeding the pockets of the top folks, you will be under the gun. Look for non-profit based AL/IL companies...this is where I had the best of luck.

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Sue in Columbia, Tennessee

76 months ago

I would say don't waste your time applying. Yes, they are the leading senior living provider in the US. That doesn't mean your job will be great. In fact, it's just the opposite. They preach culture and that all associates care about the residents first and foremost. And there are definitely people who do. However, there are also people who will stab you in the back to get ahead. And forget about it if someone doesn't like you. There is no firm hiring process, so you can totally get screwed over if someone has a bad attitude about you. I can tell you this; I've worked there and was very respected and well liked. It took two people turning on me and making me the outcast of the employees, and I couldn't ever get a promotion. It's all about who you know there, and if they don't like you, you may as well just quit and look for a new job. That's what I did, and I'm MUCH HAPPIER. The benefits and PTO is horrible enough, you don't need to be treated like an outcast at work.

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bobby7 in Columbia, South Carolina

65 months ago

I agree with Sue to some extent. I too worked at Brookdale for a few years and was horribly micromanaged in one position, but in another was fairly respected. The main issue with this company is the fact that they are so BIG and top heavy that each region is very delineated from the next. "Siloing" is a big problem with this company and it's very difficult for the most part to find support when there are so many layers of people before you can get an answer on anything. It is possible that you may be lucky enough to work in a region that is efficient and doesn't micromanage too much, but for the most part everyone I've spoken with says it's a tough place to work.

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quality in lakewood, Colorado

65 months ago

sandi in Broomfield, Colorado said: I am an NHA in Denver, and have tried to get in this corp. Understand they are re-organizing now, so may never get opportnity.

No one with any experience needs to be micromanaged. This is not the company for me!!

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quality in lakewood, Colorado

65 months ago

Looks to me, what they need is to be closed down by the State. There is no excuse for what is happening in those communities and the people who put their trust in this company.

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GladToBeOutOfBSL in Horsham, Pennsylvania

49 months ago

Look for another company.

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chaplainneal@*****.*** in El Cajon, California

49 months ago

I love BROOKDALE SENIOR LIVING and have plenty of professional references, and families I met that are so happy with the services that Brookdale offered.
I was an Activity Coordinator for a memory unit in Kansas. Best years of my life,
and fell in love with the staff, marketing/sales, directors, residents, family, and volunteers...I miss it so much. FYI, usually people post when they are unhappy...I am here today praying I can work for them again!!!

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