Holiday Retirement

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Holiday Retirement Reviews

Updated 31 October 2014
Updated 31 October 2014
402 Reviews
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402 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 29 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
  • There is no respect for the upper management or trainers of the company (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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Worst Sweat Shop in the industry

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    • 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
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Better to work in a field picking cotton

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    Current Employee - Community Manager in Savannah, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Savannah, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    None. Stay away. You will work with morons and so sad to watch them rip off sweet old people out of their life savings.

    Cons

    Everything. Stay away. This company is run by guttersnipes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kill yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful like most sales jobs, however very fulfilling.

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    • 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
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    If you thrive on abuse, horrific hours, inconsistency , cut throat management ....you've found your dream company!

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    Former Employee - Community Sales Leader
    Former Employee - Community Sales Leader

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

    Pros

    Meeting and working with seniors and their families was an awesome experience.

    Cons

    So much negative information to write it would take too long.This company has the mentality that they will work their employees to death and expect them to go the extra mile without one word or appreciation. It's all about " what can you do for me tomorrow?" They have no interest in the welfare of their employees and they manage by intimidation. I had 7 different bosses in one year. Average work week was 60-80 hours a week and it was expected!!!! The left hand and right hand had no clue what the other was doing. Rules changed on a daily basis. Corporate pitted managers and sales leaders against each other. Best advice: Run, run, run!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go to confession and beg for forgiveness. It WILL catch up with you eventually!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    community Manager

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    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
  7.  

    Love it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Lakeland, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Server in Lakeland, FL (US)

    I worked at Holiday Retirement part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I got to serve my great Aunt dinner and make some great connections here.

    Cons

    Limited hours, work on holidays

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    New to the Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    The orientation training was well thought out.
    Leadership staff has been responsive to my questions. Most of the leaders are strong. People are being recognized for bringing up new ideas.
    The company has been adding new programs that are designed to support employees.

    Cons

    There is a lot of positive change so you will be happier if you are a person that can handle change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Would not recommend working for Holiday

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    Former Employee - Community Sales Leader in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Community Sales Leader in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Holiday Retirement full-time

    Pros

    Community residents are great. Travel perk is good if you get the time off to get out of town.

    Cons

    Many community management teams don't get along. Difficult work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate and district management doesn't know what is going on at the regional level. Need to visit dysfunctional regional teams more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Micromanaged on Steroids

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    Former Employee - Community Sales Leader
    Former Employee - Community Sales Leader

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

    Pros

    The food, facilities and activity programming were significantly above norm for the area. This helped to generate leads and made the sales process easier.

    Cons

    Constant conference calls with regional staff to verbally report what was already logged into the sales software. Sales strategy of immediate and constant contact with leads helped to close some sales but created much ill will with potential residents who weren't looking for an immediate need to relocate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has gotten away from the mission and forgotten what business they are in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    When the Colson's sold the company to Fortress, the "holiday touch" to residents and employees vanished like the wind.

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    Former Employee - Executive Chef in Lansing, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Executive Chef in Lansing, MI (US)

    I worked at Holiday Retirement full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, bonding with residents and families

    Cons

    Being a salaried employee they expect you to work whatever hours it takes, no recognition from company or on site management. On site managers to busy trying to fire the next staff member. I worked for Holiday for 13 years and got the boot because no manager had guts to stab my front...they chose my back...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop bringing in on site managers that have no clue how to manage a community nor the staff within it. Hire people with skills and people skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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