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Brookdale Senior Living Reviews

Updated 23 May 2017
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  • Upper management is focused solely on profits (in 93 reviews)

  • Work life balance has been going downhill (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexable hours open 24/7 overnights or days

    Cons

    Bad pay dont care about employees

    Advice to Management

    Pay more be reachable by phone


  2. "Good to me"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of advancement opportunities if you are willing to put yourself out there.

    Cons

    The communication is poor and it's not patient-centered. Working with mostly women can prove difficult at times.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your great employees and get rid of the ones who don't want to be here.


  3. "Server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Bradenton, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Server in Bradenton, FL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good at scheduling you when you want to work.

    Cons

    Terrible management, yells at you for nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention.


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  5. "Enjoyable but stressful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNA
    Current Employee - CNA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You work with some really cool people and have some very interesting residents

    Cons

    Low wages, short staffing, wines families who are never wrong and the staff caters to everything they say without consulting the direct care workers

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your staffs needs and they will take care of you


  6. ".."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work for.

    Cons

    There were no cons great place.


  7. "$$$ before patients"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Will improve your time management skills. Residents are wonderful. Some facilities have ice cream and pools. Air is 23% oxygen.

    Cons

    Nickels and dimes employees. New clients will be seen as the expense of current clients with greater needs. Terrible corporate culture (potluck xmas party because company too cheap). Would never recommend anyone work here or put their family here.

    Advice to Management

    Too much middle management. Prioritize patient care over your HHRGs and your star rating. Treat employees better-you will reduce your turnover-outcomes will improve.


  8. "Opportunity for growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living full-time

    Pros

    Easy to advance if you work hard

    Cons

    Expensive premiums for below average health benefits


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living part-time

    Pros

    There are zero pros for Brookdale

    Cons

    The management at Brookdale was awful


  10. "Brookdale has lost it's way since the merger."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Witheld
    Former Employee - Witheld
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    When I started here all the emphasis was on creating a wonderful environment for our residents. We could make local decisions that made sense and helped the bottom line because we were all about our customers.

    Cons

    The company no longer understands the local markets. Everything is by the book with no room for creative solutions to issues. EDs and sales get blamed for things dictated by corporate policy over which they have no control.
    It's sad to see such a dramatic shift from being resident focused to only caring about profit.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of "Walmart" management and replace with true senior living professionals.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Patient Care Provider"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brookdale Senior Living part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff and management; lots of overtime

    Cons

    Not enough equipment to assist with patient care


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