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Retired Management Position

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Former Employee - Management in Milwaukee, WI (US)
Former Employee - Management in Milwaukee, WI (US)

I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

There are loads of Pros if you manage to be a member of the good ol boys. Benifits are ok.

Cons

Upper management cannot be trusted, especially the good ol boys in Milwaukee and Wisconsin areas. I retired mainly due to the back stabbing that was part of the every day way of life, The Regional staff is a joke, they spend more time in gossip and hearsay then bringing communities up to standards. Human Resources is of no help, compaining to them is a sure way to get fired, Maintenance of buildings is left to amatuers,who consider duct tape and caulk major repair tools, this is not entirely the MT's fault as they are being led by Regionals that are only concerned with cost.. Dining Services is consumed with cost per meal, needless to say the product served is below standard, bottom line Brookdale cares more for the almighty dollar then the health and welfare of residents and staff.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of the dead weight in Milwaukee and Wiconsin areas, you are to top heavy and it is hurting your company in the long run, have seen way to many great employees leave. Time to reverse this trend.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Beware... Dishonest organization Run! Run! Run!

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    Former Employee - Director, Dining Services in The Villages, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Director, Dining Services in The Villages, FL (US)

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Associates work extremely hard , dispite low compensation. Residents, as a whole, are great. You have the ability to transfer around the country, if you feel like rolling the dice.

    Cons

    They will sell you a rose garden to get you in, and then plant you in a wasteland. Non-professional enviornment, poor business ethics/integrity. No follow-through or support from upper-level and regional management, alot of back-stabbing and shifting shadows. If you are accustomed to a professional work enviornment, this is not the place for you. If you are used to dealing with honest and upright people, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Do not sell residents something that you are not willing to follow-through with. If Freedom Pointe is your "showcase" community, fund it properly. You cannot create a 5-star dining experience with 19.6% food cost and paying minimum wage for staff with no experience. Get Real! Your residents deserve better.

    2) Get rid of your E.D., he has zero management skills and is running Freedom Pointe into the ground. You are on your 5th Director of Dining, and 4th Exec Chef in 3 years. At what point are you going to realize that the Department Management is not your problem?

    3) Take a real hard look at your mission statement and cornerstone's. Either find a way to adhere to them, or throw them away. There is a HUGE disconnect between Nashville, Chicago, and the Communities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    RUN....don't walk away from this company!!!!! They are toxic.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The residents are awesome and they have some very hard working employees.

    Cons

    Run from Brookdale! If you are unlucky enough to work there, fight to TAKE your PTO because when you leave, you don't get paid for what you weren't allowed to take. Their regional directors are bullies and do not support their team, they place all kinds of blame on them instead. When I suggested that there was a hostile work environment, I got chewed out and told to get that word out of my vocabulary!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time in the communities and get to know your employees. Your regionals are unrealistic and bullies. You are losing a lot of very good employees because of them being inadequate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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