Brookdale Senior Living

  1. ..seems to be buying up all the retirement/ALU?SNF/LTC facilities. Huge corporation.

    Anyone work for a facility owned by Brookdale? What are the corporate policies like for the individual facility? Anything I need to watch out for?
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  3. by   joyflnoyz
    hmmm..hard to believe that no one here works for a Brookdale facility.
    Thinking about taking a job with one and just wanted to get some information. Not too sure about working for a HUGE corporation, as some of my favorite places to work have been smaller.\\PM me if you don't want to post publicly
  4. by   2006RNCS
    Quote from joyflnoyz
    hmmm..hard to believe that no one here works for a Brookdale facility.
    Thinking about taking a job with one and just wanted to get some information. Not too sure about working for a HUGE corporation, as some of my favorite places to work have been smaller.\\PM me if you don't want to post publicly
    I too am thinking about taking a job with Brookdale Senior Living, and I too have been waiting on a response. I am really surprised no one has replied. I like the lady that I had a phone interview with, and the company seems to be a good solid one, but I was offered a very low per hr amt. I have another phone interview on Tuesday. I have never had a phone interview before. I guess it is a prescreen. I will probably take the position if it is offered to me, because it sounds like something I would be interested in, and it would be daytime hours. It is in management though, and is a salaried position, which amounts to no overtime. That worries me. I have never worked salaried in nursing before, and I am concerned that my workweek could equal to more than fulltime hours.
  5. by   BA.LVN
    Just wondering if you guys ever took the positions at Brookdale...I'm a new LVN thinking of applying there. Any updates would be appreciated!

    Thanks! :spin:
  6. by   VivaLasViejas
    I'm starting with a Brookdale facility this coming Monday. The pay and benefits are much better than I've had before, and I understand the company is big on continuing education, especially for its management team (of which I'll be a part). So far I like what I've seen......they already have business cards waiting for me, health and life insurance on the first day, sign-on/retention bonuses, and growth opportunities. I've never worked for a large corporation before, but so far everyone I've dealt with has been personable and professional. We'll see how it goes!
  7. by   BA.LVN
    Awesome! Thanks for replying so quick! Please keep us posted (as I'm sure you will), as to how your first day/week on the job goes! Are day shift? Do they have shifts all around the clock?

    Thanks again and hope all goes well your first day of work!

  8. by   2006RNCS
    So far so good with my new position at a Brookdale Senior Living facility. I am Wellness Director/Healthcare Coordinator of a 20 bed assisted living facility, and we have an independent community as well. I am an RN, and I took a huge paycut, but the hours are wonderful, and the staff I work with are awesome. I love the residents, and everyone is very supportive. I like my job very, very much, and I look forward to going into work most every day. I started over a month ago, and am getting more used to the job.

    I hope to stay with this facility for a long time. Good luck to everyone starting their new jobs with Brookdale.:heartbeat
  9. by   VivaLasViejas
    My job as HCC for a Brookdale facility is going well so far. I'm two weeks into the position, and while 73 residents seem to be a lot (I'm used to 42), I'm sure I'll be on top of things within another couple of weeks. I'm also going to a leadership conference in Vancouver in mid-August, and probably will be heading to Milwaukee sometime in September or October. Maybe I'll see you there!
  10. by   2006RNCS
    I just found out I am going to Milwaukee in November for "boot camp." I have heard it is very intense. Good luck to you. You may have already went!
  11. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from 2006RNCS
    I just found out I am going to Milwaukee in November for "boot camp." I have heard it is very intense. Good luck to you. You may have already went!
    So am I! I'll see you there!
  12. by   2006RNCS
    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    So am I! I'll see you there!
    What week are you going? I am going Nov. 3-7.
  13. by   bcoaggiemom09
    Hi. I'm brand new here. Noticed the questions about Brookdale Senior Living. I am a Health and Wellness Director at a 37-bed Sterling House and have worked for BSL for about 1 1/2 years. I love it. Yes, the work can be exhausting, but for the most part it is manageable. For anyone considering working for BSL, one word of advice: The most important factor related to whether you like your job or hate it is whether or not you get along with your ED. If you two can't get along, it will never work. You have to be a team and have each other's backs. If you haven't already been to Milwaukee for boot camp, you are in for a fabulous time. They will put you up in a really nice hotel, feed you good the whole time, and you will meet a lot of other brand new employees, both HWDs and RNCMs, who don't know a whole lot more than you do. If you are a brand new nurse just out of school, I would not recommend BSL to you. Ideally, you need to be a mature person who has some business office experience, med/surg experience, and nursing home experience. All of these skills and experiences will come into play working in the HWD position. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. I won't give out my personal contact information or any details as to exactly where I work, but I will be glad to talk here. Good luck and I hope you all enjoy your time with BSL as much as I am.
  14. by   mamabear78
    I just completed a second interview at an assisted living facility owned by Brookdale and they told me if all goes well to expect a phone call from "I don't remember the name", to finalize things. Is this the normal interview process?

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