CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Carmel, IN – March 15, 2018
I worked for this company for almost 2 years loved every bit of my job until they started changing management. I busted my butt at this job and there was a lack of advancement here for me. I went PRN and was terminated from THE BARRINGTON without notice. Management is extremely unprofessional and lack compassion for employees.
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, and for the two years you spent with us. We’re disappointed your opinion of management doesn’t match the positive experience you had working here. While we can’t speak to your specific experience, it’s possible for a PRN to come off the rotation if they don’t pick up a shift. We’d be more than happy to discuss this with you further to see if this was the case and address any additional concerns you may have. Please contact Jeanne Henry, HR Director, at 317-810-1812.
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Fun Place With Less Than Fun Management
Housekeeper (Former Employee) – Carmel, IN – March 28, 2018
As a Housekeeper, I found that the residents and line staff were wonderful and great to work with. Line workers understand team work. However, after discussions with the Executive Director and higher ups, I was met with faux attentiveness, no sympathy, and a general "that's life" attitude. They have no sick days. If you are sick, they will penalize you for it. Family emergencies or vehicle troubles? Penalized. They work on a point system. Which means... if you are out sick for a week, you're over half way to fired. Also, you HAVE to use PTO for everything - even though it's an accrual system. The pay is under-par and they have no problem hiding information from current employees to ensure they stay - while bringing in temp workers with more pay (though fewer benefits). There is NOT room for growth for their employees if you have a resourceful and creative mind. However, if you can ignore the politics of the job and never get sick, you'll be just fine. The residents and coworkers are the real reason to stay.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate all feedback and take it seriously. Regarding your comments, we’d like to clarify that we offer a very generous package that includes paid time off for vacation, emergencies and sick leave. We practice an open door policy and always list en to our team members, offering frank and honest answers to their questions. We’d be glad to discuss your concerns with you in greater detail. Please contact us if that’s something you wish to pursue. We’re proud of our team here at The Barrington.
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Love the residents and most of the staff
Plaza Lifestyles Manager (Former Employee) – Carmel, IN – February 17, 2018
Enjoyed the PTO, relationships I built. There was no advancement for me and the ED was very unprofessional and lacked empathy. The residents were wonderful and I made great friends while working there
We’re disappointed you left The Barrington with a less than positive impression. Regardless of where our team members’ careers take them, we always hope those who pursue other opportunities look back on their time here with fond memories of friends made and experience gained. If you’re willing, we’d be interested to speak with you further to see how we can improve our services and supports for our teams moving forward. Please call Jeanne Henry from Human Resources (317-810-1812). Thank you for the feedback, and we wish you all the best.
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Custodian (Former Employee) – Carmel, IN – November 6, 2017
Great place to work got all my hours and nice people easy job And they where helpful I clean dishes floor and bathroom easy job help in the kitchen it would be a great first job
Under New Management and good changes are happening
Current Employee (Current Employee) – Carmel, IN – July 22, 2017
The Barrington of Carmel is a great place to work not only because you get to work with awesome residents but great co-workers and supervisors. The best part of my day is interacting and working with the residents. It is so rewarding and I enjoy working with them a lot. They have had a lot of management changes in the past year which I think was definitely needed and now while there are a lot of changes they seem to be changes for the good. There is also room to grow.
RN (Current Employee) – Carmel, IN – July 18, 2017
One of the worst senior living communities you can work for. Management is embarrassing, have no idea what they are doing. They promote teamwork but no one to be found when you need them. Try to find a job at a more well established company or community, they are still trying to figure things out.
Server (Former Employee) – Carmel, IN 46032 – May 22, 2017
It was never a dull day at the Barrington. The residents made sure of that. All around this was a very good job, just was not where I needed to be to move forward in my career. The pay was good, and the people I worked with were great, However the people we worked for were even better. I do not mean the management, I mean the residents, that's who we really worked for, they were the main reason to go to the job everyday. The management staff was decent, don't get me wrong.
Billing Manager (Current Employee) – Carmel, IN – March 10, 2017
I have been with the company for almost 3 years. I have been promoted twice and now understand the quote, "If you love what you do, you'll never work another day in your life". I took a step of faith and applied for a job within the company that I did not really have the experience for. The Barrington took a chance on me and my life changed instantly. Had I not been given this chance, I would have never known the passion I have for a different reason in a retirement community. I look forward to seeing our residents, their families and the growth of our team daily. We have had some rocky patches (as all growing companies do) but I have total faith in the leadership/management that has been recently put in place. I see continued growth with each member of the team as we are all bringing our knowledge, experience, ideas and methods to the table to make The Barrington of Carmel the most important place in Carmel for all who inhabit and all who are employed there. I highly encourage you to volunteer, talk with those who work in the community, seek knowledge if you are interested in our community - as it is one of a kind.
Residents and staff=wonderful! MANAGEMENT HORRIBLE
Staff (Former Employee) – Carmel, IN – March 1, 2017
New upper management is horrible. Non caring, business only attitude. Termination is inevitable especially if over 50. Staff is treated as disposable. Dining management even worse. Lies, accusations, and very unprofessional.
If looking for short term, unsecure, and abusive employment apply here.
Residents and family members are wonderful caring people. Undeserving of treatment and all recent changes.
Cook (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – January 19, 2017
Typical day come in cook breakfast serve breakfast then get ready for lunch and so on all day. I learned almost every type of egg u can possibly cook. The management is very poor high turnover. Work culture very fast paced no time to really take a break. The hardest part of the job is just being on your feet all day and directing people to making right orders. Most enjoyable part is the gratification u get from the residents after a long day of hard work
The Best Retirement Community in Carmel and Indianapolis
Independent Senior Living Counselor (Current Employee) – Carmel, IN – August 2, 2016
I feel very fortunate to work in such a wonderful community with great coworkers and wonderful residents. We have many dedicated and hard working employees who truly care about their coworkers and the residents.
Working at The Barrington is a great company for people who have a good work ethic and really care about the residents.
I am happy to be working for this company and would recommend it to anyone who takes a personal pride and satisfaction in their career.
The nicest community in the Carmel and Indianapolis area
Just a worker (Former Employee) – Carmel, Indiana – March 14, 2016
This place has and will always have a horrible upper management team period! Thinking that someone would 'get it' at a corporate level was just wishful thinking! Resident care is awful and the way they run the 'plaza' is just a joke! I would not recommend this place to my worst enemy!
Server (Former Employee) – Carmel, IN – September 8, 2015
Working here for over 6 months, and getting friends jobs there who also worked over 6 months we all came up the same opinion. The management is horrible. They put people in charge that didn't do anything and couldn't manage. The single and only reason most people stay so long is because the residents were very friendly and kind.
Entry Fee Life Care Community with all levels of care
Director of Sales & Marketing - Start (Former Employee) – Carmel, IN – December 28, 2014
Great experience and gained knowledge of pre-sales for a "Blue Sky" Entry Fee Life Care Community. Followed through on project to successfully achieve and exceed pre-sales and occupancy covenants. Reached 80% occupancy with-in 13 months.
Successfully achieved and exceeded pre-sales and occupancy of start-up community.
Enriching job with opportunities to learn from the residents we serve.
Server (Current Employee) – Carmel, IN – July 30, 2014
The one reason I loved coming to this job every day was because of the residents I served. I loved coming to work every week and seeing them and hearing about how their weeks had gone, and all the stuff that hey had been excited bout during the week. I enjoyed working with my coworkers, however so many of them are so young, just getting out of high school and getting ready to move on to college. Which would make that a con of the job. So many of the other servers are only there for a short time, and we were short handed so many times. It's hard to run a fine dinning experience with a shorthanded staff who is fresh out of high school and has little experience with fine dining.