Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association

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Dead end job

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Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association

Pros

Commission base is pretty decent 18% on property sales, and they offer pretty decent benefits, though the chances of you retiring and collecting your 401k at retirement as a salesperson are slim and none.

Cons

High turnover. Don't expect to be at this job to long. This is an extremely hard sell. You are selling cemetery and funeral services to people who do not want to talk about dying, and if you sell to those who are sick, who eventually die, Forest Lawn penalizes you, even though you have no choice in helping the people.

Also the more you sell the less company give you in commission. if you sale a property for $4800 you get 18%. but, if you sell property for $200,000 Forest Lawn will only pay you 15%. Once upon a time sales people got 21% on property sales. Forest Lawn is a greedy company. they continues to go up on prices while going down on sales force commissions. Forest Lawn also tends to heavily target one ethnic community, ignoring everyone else when it comes to print and tv promotions. Forest Lawn is not a good place to work for all.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop stealing from salespeople, treat everyone fairly and purchase tv for all. everyone dies.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association

    Pros

    n.a, management is horrible, they do not care

    Cons

    everything, management is bad, they lie to employees

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    Very positive work experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Client Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and very caring people. People stay for years and those who work hard get promoted. I’ve been here for many years and worked at three locations and got a raise every year. It’s not easy work but it’s rewarding to feel like you’ve helped people get through the worst time in the life.

    Cons

    I just hope that the negative reviews are from people who are no longer working for this mortuary. People forget that this is a JOB and it requires hard work and dedication and especially in the mortuary field. People this sour should do everyone a favor and stay out of any business that works with people at the worst time in the life. This work isn’t easy but it’s rewarding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don’t let the negative comments bother you. People need to feel like it’s someone else’s fault when they’re not promoted. Managing any department in a mortuary can’t be easy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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