Forest River

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Forest River Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
14 Reviews
2.7
14 Reviews
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Peter Liegl
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  1.  

    Solid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Worker in Middlebury, IN
    Current Employee - Office Worker in Middlebury, IN

    I have been working at Forest River

    Pros

    Solid Pay, Good Benefits and great people working on the compound. Have moved up and a lot of opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Manufacturing Plant can be exhausting and constantly diffusing plant issues. Older company personnel wise and can be a little bit of an "old boys group"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee recognition could help with employee morale and provide more company outings such as the company softball tournament.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Just a number

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Swingman in Goshen, IN
    Former Employee - Swingman in Goshen, IN

    I worked at Forest River

    Pros

    Constant work, decent pay, good insurance

    Cons

    Empty promises, lack of real future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honesty is the best policy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent place to grow (Individual Divisions)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest River

    Pros

    When working in the offices at the Division level, everything is a "PRO".

    Cons

    "Middle" Management above division managers, but under the CEO still have old school mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the divisions BACK to their respective GM's and have them go back answering directly to Pete. Way too much is being withheld from the CEO that if he knew, he would not allow to transpire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Quantity over Quality Mentality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warranty Administrator in Goshen, IN
    Current Employee - Warranty Administrator in Goshen, IN

    I have been working at Forest River full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pay in some portions of the company is reasonable, but most areas outside of production and upper management are quite underpaid.

    Cons

    As stated above, in some portions of this company compensation is not what it should be. Most management within the company is dishonest, unprofessional and not qualified for the positions they hold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Taking care of the people that you manage can help to increase retention and should be a high priority in my opinion. Putting ones self in another's shoes is something that should be common practice but is unfortunately not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Labor in Independence, OR
    Former Employee - Labor in Independence, OR

    I worked at Forest River full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They try to impress you with a great job in the beginning

    Cons

    Don't speak about, safety, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, or changing anything because if you do you will be demoted to a horrible job...employees do drugs so they don't turn in accidents, and sabotage your areas if you report anything. They will run you out if you don't comply with what the management wants. Close to 80% are felons who can't get jobs anywhere else, so those people will defend to the end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't think anyone will do anything about any of the work conditions, since I told leads, supervisors on the floor and all they said was, "Why change it the company is making money"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employed
    Current Employee - Employed

    I have been working at Forest River full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security, because they know they won't be able to hire anybody to take over your job, so they won't fire you for anything. Good people to work with. First shift hours

    Cons

    Haven't gotten a raise in over 10 years, not 1 cent, even though we have increased earnings for the division 500% Health insurance is a joke rip off, 10 vacation days is the max you will ever get in a year no matter how long you've worked here. Senoirity means nothing. No sick days, bare minimum paid holidays. I would pass out if I ever heard something positive said from management to a jr employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structured raises, more employee benefits, stop treating your employees like dirt. Brown nosers win at this company, not people that keep there mouth shut and do there job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Solid Manufacturer Of Recreational Vehicles

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Transporter in Elkhart, IN
    Current Contractor - Transporter in Elkhart, IN

    I have been working at Forest River as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Travel options and Good Customer Standing

    Cons

    Varied Income, Multiple Career Opportunities,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Drug filled sweat shop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkhart, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkhart, IN

    I worked at Forest River full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and everyone wanted to finish and go home

    Cons

    Working in a place where drugs were easier to find than toilet paper for the filthy bathrooms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time knowing what goes on in the shop and less time sitting in your offices!!!

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very unprofessional.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goshen, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goshen, IN

    I have been working at Forest River full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you don't do your job, they will keep you...they get rid of the hard workers. I am going to start looking for a new job.

    Cons

    Management protects their buddies. The hardest workers in both the plant and offices are ran off or let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at your management team. They are buddies with too many people and don't care if some of their buddies are not working. Craziest thing that I have ever seen.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Extreme Industry leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager Extrusion # 36 in Elkhart, IN
    Former Employee - General Manager Extrusion # 36 in Elkhart, IN

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

    Pros

    Customer awareness, Best Management, very effective business approach. Pete gives some many challenges and rewards the employees very well. Working under and with him was a experience once in a lifetime. Thank you CSA

    Cons

    The package Forest River offers holds very little negative attributes. This company grew from zero to 2 billion in sales in 9 years. The sale to Berkshire was an added plus for this organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the creative skills lead by Pete Liegl. Utilize the skill you have built such as Doug G. He is a solid person that can fill the shoes I believe once you decide to hand over the CEO position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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