Brookdale Senior Living

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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 for 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    very poor manegement steer clear of this poorly maneged company.

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    Former Employee - Maintenance  in  Aurora, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Aurora, CO (US)

    I worked at Brookdale Senior Living full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you like to be treated like a slave then its the place to apply and you dont mind washing dishes caregiving and doing housekeeping for $8.00 hr then hurry up and apply.

    Cons

    very poor benifits low pay for all the jobs you are assigned to do no matter what dept your in they watch you like a hawk tell you your not allowed to talk to other employees no matter the circumstance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a brain and learn how to make this place not about the money but about the people who live and work there.Stop bringing in people who belong in nursing homes or dementia people who dont belong in assisted living. Learn how to have respect for people and quit thinking its all about you and your bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 for less than a 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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