Forest City Enterprises

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Forest City Enterprises Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
32 Reviews
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32 Reviews
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Forest City Enterprises President and CEO David J. LaRue
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  1.  

    positive, down to earth, friendly people

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    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Accountant in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Forest City Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    the "family" feeling is real and people are down to earth and friendly. For the most part, you can achieve a healthy work life balance.

    Cons

    there is not much opportunity to for upward movement within certain departments. Other departments on the other hand, promote really easily.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to work.

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Forest City Enterprises full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Pay, great co workers.

    Cons

    Our department seems to get juggled around a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a strong need for training and communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Concerned about ability to make hard decisions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest City Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Great department and feel fairly secure about ability to keep employement

    Cons

    Many areas of the business need to be aligned and run more efficient. It's questionable the areas where leadership will hold others accountable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People's perceptions are reality. Be careful about which unfavorable decisions to stand behind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people to work for!

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    Former Employee - Relocation Specialist  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Relocation Specialist in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Forest City Enterprises full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great training, good opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    None, really, I loved my job and only left due to military orders of my spouse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Family friendly

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest City Enterprises

    Pros

    Flex option and great benefits

    Cons

    definite glass ceiling for women

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Forest City Enterprises full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, great PTO, work-life balance is good.

    Cons

    Need more associate development and it is difficult to move up since many business units are experiencing a cut in middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a structure that supports promotions and increase communication among business units.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Generally pretty good

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Westminster, CO

    I worked at Forest City Enterprises full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Worked independently without a lot of direct over-site from the main headqaurters

    Cons

    lack of structured support through out organization. the marketing and security and general mangers all had annual meetings. the maintenance (operations were left on their own)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more support for the field guys

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Just OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest City Enterprises

    Pros

    great work life balance and fun people to work with

    Cons

    not much room for growth

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    consummate real estate professionals- and genuine, caring leadership

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    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President

    I worked at Forest City Enterprises full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A company blessed with a long string of visionary family leadership- the family works harder than anyone else.

    Cons

    Like all big real estate companies, can get bogged down in systems and new non-family leadership is talented but uninspiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget real estate is an emotional play, the numbers have to work, but look up from the paper and "see" the vision.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Unqualified and Highly Political is the name of the game

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest City Enterprises full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Decent medical benefits. Though they do take away more and more every year. I like my team mates as well as my immediate boss and I really love the work I do and my contributions to the people I manage.

    Cons

    Been in IT for many years. No matter how hard you work, how much you contribute combined with a great attitude, if you are not part of the club, you will be passed by on promotions, bonuses and acknowledgements. Management will have every excuse ready when you inquire why. However, if you are in the club, you can be lazy, non communicative, unaccountable, unqualified and in some cases even disrespectful. You will most likely even get a promotion. Management will preach about how we need to come together as a team but then allow the departmental silos to carry on. And HR is just as responsible for the morale decline by knowing this exists and never doing anything about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house, it's time for a major leadership change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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