Dining Services Director (Current Employee) – Potomac, MD – February 24, 2019
Decent company to work for. Absolutely no work life balance. No teamwork in my current building. Directors nor managers work together as a team to get things done. Everyone seems to be on their own island.
No work life balance. No accountability for all managers evenly.
I learn that its a team effort it should not be all on one person. team work makes the dream work. the hardest part of the job was convincing future residents that brook dale was the place for their loved ones. the most enjoyable part was seeing all the residents happy and enjoying life even in their bad days.
I enjoyed working at Brookdale along with the wonderfal staff and residents.
Nurse (Former Employee) – Oxford, MS – March 21, 2019
I enjoyed working at Brookdale while I was there. The staff was friendly and the residents were friendly. The families of residents were very concern for their family member and I was willing to speak to them at anytime with their concerns. I learned a lot about taking care of older people and what was important to them and their family. We celebrated every holiday with residents and their families.
Waiter/Server (Former Employee) – Longwood, FL – March 21, 2019
everything worked perfectly well. i was a waiter for the senior living. ive learned how to cook on a massive scale. the pay was ok. i got along with my co workers and boss. had to relocate other than that i would have stayed
Resident Care Associate (Current Employee) – Bowling Green, OH – March 20, 2019
I enjoy my job very much I love working with elderly people. I enjoy working with the staff in all departments. You get to talk to people that lived life in a time without computers or Internet t0he things we have today. These people have lived through wars and knew the true meaning of family.
Working in a assisted living facility can be challenging
Cook/Baker (Former Employee) – Clearwater, FL – March 20, 2019
You must love your job to work in a high stressed field as feeding and cooking meals for senior citizens. You have to make sure all three meals are ready for service. There are restrictions that most be followed. But getting to know your residents is the plus.
5 star atmosphere, poor clinical support, no work/home balance. On call 24/7.
LVN/ Health & Wellness Director (Former Employee) – Various – March 20, 2019
A lot of Director turn over & staff turn over. Staff burn out is common & service alignment is not your friend. Corporate gives the directors/managers a handful of hours depending on services rendered by each resident, to determine how many caregivers/med techs are needed for each shift (5min for dressing/grooming, 14min shower, etc..) everything is timed, & residents complain & staff complain about being short staffed but in reality service alignment is a way to dictate how much work time is actually needed, only way around is to “staff for safety guidelines” lost a lot of full time employees because of the very low census. On the senior side, it is very expensive & unreasonable for patients to “age in place” a lot of move outs due to financial reasons. .
On the other note, depending on what community you work at, the management team has to work together to keep the ball rolling.
Maintenance Manager (Former Employee) – Medford, OR – March 18, 2019
As the maintenance manager I oversaw all duties in my department and was the supervisor of housekeeping. My duties included but not limited to completing daily work orders, weekly and monthly building safety tasks, managing my own department budget, working with contractors, and completing all necessary restoration work in empty apartments to get them rent ready.
Resident Care Associate (Former Employee) – Forest Grove, OR – March 16, 2019
I loved this job at first. But as time went on it got worse. Only a few coworkers are willing to help you when its needed. Its super stressful. You have a list of things to do and hardly any time to finish it because you get busy helping a resident. Management doesn't listen. People including management are quitting left and right. No time for breaks, Pay is not enough. Super short staffed. 1 caregiver per floor.
Program Manager (Current Employee) – New Port Richey – March 16, 2019
I love working at Brookdale. I love the team environment that all of the people that I work with. Positive attitudes are everywhere and those that have bad attitudes usually turn it around. I feel well compensated and that makes me want to continue. I feel appreciated there and can’t imagine working for another company. I do not intend to leave eight intent to retire from there
Resident Care Associate (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – March 16, 2019
The over night shift was fairly easy and laid back. Rounds every two hours and the rest of the time was down time or doing laundry. We would clean the kitchen and bathroom area and the rest of the time between rounds I would read a book
Housekeeper (Current Employee) – Highlands Ranch, CO – March 14, 2019
My coworkers are extremely fun to be around, and they care about the residents completely. There is a high turnover rate of care staff because of the management's inability to be understanding. A co-worker of mine just recently had her mother pass. HER MOTHER. The management kept calling her asking if she could return 4 days after that had happened. She was not ready to return, crying all day and unable to focus, but she returned just because the management in her eyes forced her to.