When I was first hired I loved my job and who I worked for. Once my boss left it was horrible!
What I like
When I was first hired they worked with my schedule as I was going to school. Once my boss left and they hired someone else she was not okay with my schedule that I have had for many years. I was pulled aside and told that they would not work with my schedule anymore and would deny any days I would take off. I was treated horribly and unfair. I ended up being let go and many other people left as well. I think management has a huge influence on the happiness of the employees. No matter how much money is involved it’s important to be respected and be truthful to your employees and I felt that was not happening the last year I was there. It was a blessing in disguise that I was let go because I was crying from all the stress day in and day out. I miss my patients and I only continued the emotional rollercoaster because of them. I always made sure my patients were cared for!
What I dislike
I disapprove of the management and how they handle their employees. There was no respect and I felt like they just told you what you wanted to hear rather than be truthful. I know since I left brookdale ended up selling to Pegasus and I hope they treat their employees better than the brookdale location I was at.
Suggestions for improvement
I think it’s important to communicate honestly with the employees and also ask them how to make their jobs more smooth. We never got asked nor did they take any advice when we would give it. I felt like they were just there for the money and not there to make sure the patients were cared for.
The coworkers were great but management was horrible
Management did not communicate well with the staff
Employees worked well together regardless of the management
They were flexible with my work hours at first but then lied about what hours were agreed upon
Support from management
Freedom to work independently
They expect you to work independently but doing the job of 2 or 3 people since they’re always short staffed
Inclusive / Diverse
They really didn’t ask for ideas or opinions
I think most people were treated fairly
Attitude towards older colleagues
They hired people of all ages
Office / Work Environment
Work environment was pretty good
Did not recycle
Was handicap accessible
Environment was safe
Overall compensation for your work
I thought I was paid well in the beginning but the raises were very poor
Towards the end of my employment they were hiring and firing managers and things really went down hill very fast
We were lucky to get a few cent raise every year no matter how long you worked there
I was a caregiver and have been for a long time.