Forest City Enterprises

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Forest City Enterprises Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
35 Reviews
3.5
35 Reviews
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Forest City Enterprises President and CEO David J. LaRue
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  1.  

    Very nice company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Ops in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Ops in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Very nice company to work for.

    Cons

    There are no coons to working for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to be better organized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great experience working with military families.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Forest City Enterprises full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The employees, the history behind the homes that have been there since WWII

    Cons

    Complaints and Discrepancies, sometimes demanding residents

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Forward Thinking Corporation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Forest City Enterprises as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Openness by management to new ideas.
    Willingness to provide whatever is needed to complete a project.
    Appreciative of collaborative work, and management works with you to rectify issues.

    Cons

    I do not have any Cons about working for Forest City.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    positive, down to earth, friendly people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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    Great Place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Forest City Enterprises full-time (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
  7.  

    Concerned about ability to make hard decisions

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Great people to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Relocation Specialist in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Relocation Specialist in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Forest City Enterprises full-time (more than an 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
  9.  

    Family friendly

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  11.  

    Generally pretty good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Westminster, CO

    I worked at Forest City Enterprises full-time (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

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