Holiday Retirement

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Holiday Retirement Reviews

Updated 22 October, 2014
Updated 22 October, 2014
399 Reviews
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399 Reviews
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Holiday Retirement President & CEO Kai Hsiao
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I love the community and what it offers our residents and love working with seniors (in 28 reviews)

  • It's great to be able to in some small way make a difference in the lives of people in their later years (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Read this upper management do something about your power hungry regionals (in 55 reviews)

  • The community managers don't seem to want to work as a team; very dictatorial (in 33 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Making a Difference in Seniors Lives

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at Holiday Retirement full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Helping seniors feel safe in their home

    Cons

    Telemarketing and dividing couples one sales one operations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to community managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Unreasonable Expectations

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Community Sales Leader
    Former Employee - Community Sales Leader

    I worked at Holiday Retirement (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is nothing good to say about this company unless you think being over worked and under paid is a good thing.

    Cons

    Lazy district manager. Ditrict Sales manager was a crook. Company would adjust policies if you were doing to good and making a bonus. They forgot to pay me for all of my hours more than once.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    I got to work with Some very Interesting Residents well I grow fund of. I learn A Lot.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Holiday Retirement

    Pros

    well it was very Refreshing for me and the staff they all were Team players. I learn and apply myself with active Listening Techniques applying confidentiality. also applying counseling Techniques. I didn't get to Exercise the time-off policies but I was up for A promotion.

    Cons

    well very hard work but I like hard work. It gave Me A chance to grow To Expand My Techniques. I learn A Lot when I was Trained. and Also Bought A Lot To The Table.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    my advice is keep eyes and ears open. listen Pay Attention keep your Nose Clean. if you have A problem with Management Talk to Management yourself. might get Better Results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Holiday retirement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Lansing, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Lansing, MI (US)

    I have been working at Holiday Retirement full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Loved the senoirs and staff.

    Cons

    Long hours. Little time off. Pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Praise employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Serving residents is wonderful

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

    I have been working at Holiday Retirement full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Training, residents, Events, service, versatility

    Cons

    pressure, life work balance, hours, personal growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more accomitating

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Run..the job is all about money and not the people as they say it is!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Manager
    Current Employee - Community Manager

    I have been working at Holiday Retirement full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working with Seniors and developing life long relationships

    Cons

    Upper management screaming at you. They have no clue!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at all of the good people you have lost..hmm..it cannot possibly all of us with the problem

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Upper Management Cold As Ice

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Manager
    Current Employee - Community Manager

    I have been working at Holiday Retirement full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Residents are WONDERFUL!! :). I enjoy making an impact with residents. THe concept; housekeeping, meals and transportation is excellent concept; Building relationship with the residents is the best!

    Cons

    Upper management is carsy sales people, fake, phoney and immature. Upper Management is micromanagement; rather then guide and believe in who they hire, they constant be-little the managers, staff and residents. They beef up and wow a tourist, though when they get the sale and bring the resident in, they could care less for them. As community Manger, I try to do best for residents, but constant pestering about calls, conferences and emails it can be difficult; Upper management and ALL training is based on 95% Sales and 5 % Operations. Way backwards of a professional company. They got it all backwards--if no change soon-the company will fail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is potential if you start to care about who you hire. Focus more time on operations-believe, encourage the people you hire. Staff is number one key to successful business; focus on quality of operations; QUALITY of FOOD-Beef it up, and sales will follow. Talk to CEO to get carsy salesy people out and bring in kind, mature compassionate managers and you'll see a positive turnaround. There are good healthy people out there they'd love a management position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Worst Sweat Shop in the industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Riverside, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Riverside, CA (US)

    I worked at Holiday Retirement full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Wonderful residents. Concept is great just not the companies true goal.

    Cons

    Long hours. Expected to call Seniors on every holiday to talk them into leaving there homes for the "holiday touch" what a joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your 98% quit rate, how blind can you be,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful like most sales jobs, however very fulfilling.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Leader and Mentor in Tallahassee, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Leader and Mentor in Tallahassee, FL (US)

    I have been working at Holiday Retirement full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is great and insurance is wonderful. I believe that working with seniors and helping them transition to the next phase in life is most rewarding. I very much enjoy the team environment at the property level and the ability to work in the community and build solid relationships. I look forward to he growth opportunity within the company and the support I receive from my region director and regional sales leader.

    Cons

    Like most sales jobs the stress sometimes is difficult to manage, there are many different spinning wheels within the company that make it tick. I believe that every job is what you make it and no job is perfect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember what made you one of the most successful and profitable senior organizations
    The resident. A clear message to the regional staff that can be clearly filtered down to the property level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    community Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Holiday Retirement full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    onsite living, monthly bonuses, benefits, free meals,being family with many tenants

    Cons

    Other team members, micro managing, this company only cares about the bottom line, cold calls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bottom line shouldnt be all your focus on!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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