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Brightview Senior Living tops Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Best Workplaces for Aging Services 2019

Fortune Best Workplaces

Baltimore, MD 8/22/19 – Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have honored Brightview Senior Living as one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Aging Services. The ranking considered feedback representing 223,183 employees working for Great Place to Work-Certified organizations in Senior Housing & Care and At-Home Care in the Aging Services industry. Brightview Senior Living ranked Number 1 in the Seniors Housing & Care category for large companies.

“We put so much time and energy into being a great place to work,” says President Doug Dollenberg. “It’s really rewarding to have those efforts recognized by Fortune."
Doug Dollenberg, Brightview Senior Living - President

Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included the extent to which employees trust leaders, respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team. Rankings are based on employees’ feedback and reward companies who best include all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization.

“We put so much time and energy into being a great place to work,” says President Doug Dollenberg. “It’s really rewarding to have those efforts recognized by Fortune.”

  • A yearly associate survey helps Brightview identify opportunities to improve job satisfaction
  • To encourage career growth, the Individual Development Plan helps associates develop skills needed for promotion—with an impressive 41% of open director-level jobs filled by Brightview associates who have risen through the ranks
  • Onboarding processes ensure associates are successful in their new positions. Associates are partnered with a peer mentor to make sure they feel connected and comfortable from the start—while the mentor earns extra pay.

The foundation of Brightview’s culture starts with a service mindset.

“A lot of competencies we can teach, but we can’t teach compassion,” says Senior Vice President Andrea Griesmar. “Our hiring process is designed to learn about those softer things first. It is difficult to pass over a candidate who has great job experience, but if they lack qualities such as a service mindset, we know that those people won’t do well in our environment and won’t stay long.”

The Best Workplaces for Aging Services stand out for excelling in a competitive industry.

“A lot of companies talk about care and concern for their team, but it all comes down to execution: Are you able to walk the walk?” says Dollenberg. “If we can continue to make our associates feel engaged, happy, and passionate, then we can continue to be a great place to work and a great place to live.”

The special bond with residents is one of the reasons why associates choose Brightview.

“The value of creating great workplaces for all is a clear competitive edge in the Aging Services sector,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “When organizations like Brightview Senior Living treat their own people with care and respect, you can expect their staff to treat your loved ones with that same care.”

The Best Workplaces for Aging Services is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Brightview Senior Living also was ranked as Certified Great Place to Work by FORTUNE.

About Brightview Senior Living

Brightview Senior Living builds, owns, and manages award-winning vibrant senior living communities in eight states along the East Coast: Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia. We offer vibrant senior Independent Living, Assisted Living, Enhanced Care, and Wellspring Village, a specialized neighborhood for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Each of our Brightview Senior Living communities focuses on five elements of wellness which we call SPICE. Spiritual, Physical, Intellectual, Cultural, and Emotional. Our amenities and programs encourage active senior living communities and development in these areas, keeping residents active and healthy.

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About the Best Workplaces for Aging Services

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses representing more than 223,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, and Activated Insights ( is their senior care division. They help organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. They recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces™ in the US. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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