Out of my 20 years of marketing and sales, I can truly say that this is the WORST company that I have ever worked for in my professional career. I do NOT recommend them to ANYONE seeking employment! You will work a minimum 9-12 hour day shift (if you are lucky) or longer, demanded to work 6-7 days a week with no compensation, and belittled and micromanaged daily by upper and middle managers (especially regional sales director). Residents are NOT treated with the respect they deserve, especially when their rent is raised routinely with nothing to show for it. Facilities are NOT kept up to code. We had two fires in our kitchen and the fire drill is a JOKE, one day someone is going to die because a fire will break out at night and these poor residents will have no means to escape and with NO help because there is NO security or management on premise! SCARY! When you mention the poor work ethic of other employees or the faulty conditions of the facility, you are told by regional sales director to lie and just sell the place. I had my Regional Sales Director tell me, and I quote: “I used to work for a skilled nursing facility that had maggots coming out of people’s wounds and I STILL sold the place, so this should be easy for you.” Wish I was making this up but unfortunately that is the scary truth! They will tell you to do anything to make the sale, even promise and lie to the resident - tell them it is the last apartment available, when you have 7 others just like it. I even had corporate tell me to offer a hospital social worker $650 “incentive’ to refer to us - which is is not only unethical, but EXTREMELY illegal! When I told them no, and that I would not abide by these tactics, I was told that I was not a team player. I have morals and my integrity is everything to me. My best decision ever was when I told them that I quit and walked off the job without notice - something I have NEVER done in my 20 career. Simply put - RUN AWAY FROM THESE FOLKS!!!!
This experience is going to be an excellent chapter in a book I am writing about horrible people and the death of decency in America today. Where oh where do I start 1. Three CEOs in 4 months. Yeah, you read that right: 4 months. 2. Recently installed CEO went from interim CEO to CEO with absolutely no notice to the employees of the company. 3. Management is through fear, intimidation and threats. And bagel throwing. The CEO recently was angered by a co-worker and threw a bagel at her. He was COO at the time, so the obvious response was to elevate him to the top position at the company! This was not the first time he has thrown something at a co-worker, and despite his recent letters of apology to two people in the company who he has abused, it won't be the last. Can you say anger management 4. You know the term revolving door as it applied to turnover Well, revolving door doesn't even begin to describe the turnover in the field and in the home office. I guess revolving door would work, but you'd have to be picturing the revolving door in the Superman movie that goes around at about 100 miles per hour as he changes from Clark Kent into his tights. 5. The CEO, despite his efforts to appear terrifying and powerful, is weak and impotent in reality, as the company is controlled by a hedge fund manager who cares only about $$ - not about residents, not about employees, just the almighty dollar. 6. The new CLO was a ten year associate at an LA firm before being hired by Holiday. A ten year associate. I'd never heard of one of those before. Good choice! 7. Speaking of that, the new head of HR recently moved back home to Denver and took the only two personal items in his office with him. Hmmm... no trouble there. Nothing to see ma'am, move along. 8. See class action lawsuits. 9. Everyone who works there who is a decent, intelligent person is constantly scouring the internet looking for another job. You want to see how dedicated your people are to you Look at their desk. If they don't have a picture of their kids somewhere in their work space, they are looking to leave. I have never seen more offices devoid of personal effects than I have at Holiday. 10. The only conditions under which I'd recommend someone take a job at this company is if they were completely broke and could no longer afford housing and food for their children. No wait, I take that back. I'd live under a bridge with my kids and cats before working there again.
Terminated by Holiday Retirement after two years of excellent service and everything done on time because I finally said no to the most unfair request ever by a new area manager. First off I get a new area manager who changes my hours after two years with no regard for my wife's health issues. Then I get terminated after asking for help after being asked to rebuild a smoke, roach and bed bug completely gutted apartment by myself on top of all my other workload. Worst company ever, no help, no care for residents and arrogant upper management who do all their work behind a computer.