I only work here due to acclimating and accommodating my kid's school schedule
Housekeeping (Current Employee) – Greenwood village, CO – March 11, 2019
It's very tightly controlled company with the management doing their best to promote moral and loyalty to the company. But everything will be better for all if and only the salary is increased to match th he living cost of residing in the state everywhere.
Short breaks, lunch time and co worker's education, culture and overall camaraderie, lack theirof.
Caregiver (Current Employee) – Klamath Falls, OR – December 29, 2018
I enjoyed working here until the nurse refused to work with my schedule. I was going to school to further my education. And she only refused to not work with my schedule she worked around others. All other staff was excellent
It would have been a great place to work if management actually cared enough about people and not just about the paychecks
Med Tech/Caregiver (Former Employee) – Klamath Falls, OR – November 6, 2018
The management there was horrible, they would say oh you can come talk to us about anything but once you did they judged you, made you feel worthless and would even tell you you are worthless. Management and other employees are making it the worst place to work and MBK higher up people could careless
Closing line Cook (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – October 29, 2018
Never had a chance to move up in the company..I'm more than qualified! They have empowered the servers to serve what THEY want for the guests, regardless of it being available. Cooks get burnt out in this type of job
Director of Activities (Former Employee) – Mercer Island, WA – October 1, 2018
Underwhelming and inexperienced management. Lot's of lip service about goals and mission with few met other than profiting. Corporate sales has no integrity advertising amenities that do not exist and lying to residents and potential residents about services offered and the true ability of continuing care. Unethical behavior by management. Residents are at the mercy of a huge Japanese conglomerate company (MBK) and their bottom line objectives. Not where I would ever put my mother. Local private ownership group of arrogant millennials are the ones pulling all the strings milking their cash cow while residents eat meal plans budgeted on $6 per day for all meals and $1 per day for activities. Unworkable and outrageous! There are better options for your parents. Talk to the current residents...and not just one or two that they offer to you.
Cheap but often inedible food. Decent location.
LIttle support, dwindling budget, and expected to make something from nothing
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Irvine, CA – September 6, 2018
MBK seems to have been in a state of flux for the last few years with a large amount of turnover at the corporate level, trickling down to the communities. It has potential to be great but often fails to reach that.
Easy to communicate with corporate leadership
Company does not perform well consistently as a whole
QMAP/Caregiver (Current Employee) – New York, NY – July 7, 2018
It was good until they got a new BOM that would swnd threatening text messages and then the face that we could keep an RN to work under or the fact that our narcotics were always unlocked. Really unfavorable.
Cook (Former Employee) – Mountlake Terrace, WA – February 13, 2018
I love how these companies say, 'come work for us, it'll be fun!' No way. If you have a management position, it's no wonder you're happy because you're making over $50,000 a year. The line level employees, the associates, cannot pay rent and live by themselves on $20,000 a year--no matter how you try, that is, unless you live rent free. The benefits are useless when the wage is not there. My supervisor was verbally abusive and forced me to quit. The company puts on a nice front, but it is a facade. They simply don't pay enough.
A small paycheck, and perhaps a parking space, very nice residents
Low pay, no benefits for one year, poor management, no free meals
Director of Dinning Services (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – February 1, 2018
MBK has amazing properties and they spear no expense when it comes to quality. although many of the Executive directors are over worked and in some cases do not have the resources to high the right people I enjoyed my time at MBK
Server, Tuscany at McCormick Ranch (Former Employee) – Maricopa County, AZ – August 21, 2017
I enjoyed my time working with MBK Senior Living. The residents were charming and the work wasn't too difficult. The only problem I had was the management. This was not a problem with MBK, just with the location I worked at.
Server/Dishwasher (Former Employee) – Costa Mesa, CA – August 15, 2017
The hours you work are cool and manager is willing to work with your schedule, but they don't give out raises like they say they do. Fail to really make the workers feel needed. You have to watch what u say and who you say it too or the staff will go above manager and let upper management know.
Server (Former Employee) – Huntington Beach, CA – July 26, 2017
I worked as a server, always going in and out of the kitchen. The kitchen manager, who I wont give out info about, was a really nice guy. He was also the interviewer. However, everyone always criticized him of being a slacker for never being in the kitchen. Obviously he has other business to take care of, but the ignorance of the rest of the kitchen employees were pretty negative.
The kitchen was well maintained as well as the dining room. Some tough food would usually get stuck on the dishes, however, most are usually returned to be washed. The atmosphere really depends on which table you are serving and the demeanor of the coworkers that day since you're being helped and helping other servers too.
The seniors living there have varying personalities, and all of them never change. Mainly because it usually takes them a long time to understand what is actually going on in the first place. Most of them are either nice and friendly or nasty and grumpy. The grumpy ones always want to make your day worse, and the nice ones are just pleasant to be around with. The negative seniors have more of an impact on your emotions, and unfortunately they don't leave when you want them too. But when they do it seems like god just blessed you.
The pay is minimum. No tips are received since you're feeding the same people every meal. Stressful if you're not used to blocking out the negativity. Lots of cardio and sort-of heavy lifting. Breaks don't seem to outweigh the stress of working (unless you've got like a 4 hour shift or something)
Free lunch (cause it's a kitchen), 401k after a certain amount of years working there (a lot)
Very stressful, pay is always minimum, come-in-positive-go-out-negative
Medication Technician (Former Employee) – Rocklin, CA – June 25, 2017
MBK would be a place where a lot of people simply came to get there start. I came there and got my start, worked there for 2 years and moved on. There was almost no room from growth. I went from being a caregiver, to medtech to lead medtech and that was as far as I could go. That was only if the supervisor believed that you could do it as well.
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Layton, UT – April 27, 2017
The people that manage the place are really food propel and they Care for their residence as they should. Everyone in the workplace helps out very well, you aren't ever put in a situation where you think you can't ask for help.