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Arbor Memorial Reviews

Updated November 2, 2017
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Arbor Memorial President, CEO, and Director Brian D. Snowdon
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  • There are too many leads and not enough talented sales people to work them (in 4 reviews)

  • Old boys club mentality prospers and is encouraged in this organization (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people good work life balance excellent location

    Cons

    Old guard not conforming with the times


  2. "Current full-time employee - Head Office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arbor Memorial full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Excellent benefits package.

    Cons

    Senior management is stuck in their ways - need to look at contemporary ideas in the cemetery industry.

  3. "Most rewarding Career I have ever had"

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    Current Employee - Cemetery Director
    Current Employee - Cemetery Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arbor Memorial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Dedicated manager of more then 20 years. Family owned buisness. The Scanlan family cares about it's people treats you like family and makes a point of knowing your name. Fabulous support Staff that care. And the potential to earn six figure income for those that follow the proven sales system. Being able to see the underdog rise to greatness you don't have to be a rocket scientist to have a rewarding career with Arbor.

    Cons

    Not enough young people willing to sacrifice to achieve greatness. Individuals that post on that this is tough career what career is not challenging and if you expect everything to just be handed to you it is not a career for you. A degree does not guarantee success perseverance and hard work will always trump a degree.

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving to make Arbor the greatest company in Canada. Mentor loyal employees younger employees are the future but don't forget the loyal ones when it comes to promotions.


  4. "Worst Work Space and Corporate Office"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arbor Memorial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    you can have flexible hour

    Cons

    Dont want to pay employees. Very sneaky . Ignores local employment laws. Pushed to sell things that are not needed t clients

    Advice to Management

    Get a new head office tea,


  5. "Great Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arbor Memorial part-time

    Pros

    Nice management team, good support

    Cons

    Pay good be better but nothing major

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Reps may make their own schedule

    Cons

    5 morning meetings - 2 evening meetings weekly. Very little substance in the meetings. Designed to keep employees in the office.
    Weak and worked over leads.
    Environment of intimidation.
    Revolving door culture. Branch cannot retain sales staff.
    Manager with history of harassment chronic lying.

    Advice to Management

    Take the complaints about managers more seriously.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Macho Manager - No Employee Success"

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    Former Employee - Pre Planning Director
    Former Employee - Pre Planning Director
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    My co workers were very nice

    Cons

    Manager had a Mr. Macho attitude.
    He started every morning by publicly humiliating the staff he thought was under preforming.
    A lot of yelling - and a lot of sexual comments.
    I was told several times "my 'bpdy' won't close a sale unless I put out", "a pretty face doesn't make money unless you sleep with the client".

    Advice to Management

    Get control of your managers.
    When an employee files a complaint with the labor board - take it seriously.

    Arbor Memorial Response

    May 10, 2017 – Human Resources, Arbor Memorial

    Arbor Memorial Inc. is committed to the belief that all employees have a right to work in an environment that is free of violence, discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment. We have... More

  8. "Good Memories"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arbor Memorial full-time

    Pros

    Great team of caring staff in funeral home

    Cons

    Cemetery office sales people are on commission.

    Advice to Management

    Allow funeral home to sell cremation urns instead of cemetery sales staff


  9. "Cemetery director"

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    Current Employee - Cemetery Pre-Planning Director, Funeral Pre-Planner in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cemetery Pre-Planning Director, Funeral Pre-Planner in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Like helping people...not boring...like coworkers

    Cons

    Extremely poor uppe management ....hard selling ...dishonest people encouraged and promoted because they produce sales....unfair expectations and extremely demanding

    Advice to Management

    Change everything and grow ethics and conscience


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Pre-Planning Director, Assistant Manager, Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arbor Memorial full-time

    Pros

    Company provides extensive and on-going training.
    Work along side good people that are willing to help.
    Recession proof industry.
    Excellent earning potential. Never have I been in a position to earn 6 figures or more in a short amount of time. Just takes hard work and persistence.
    Room for promotions and advancement.
    If you have a positive attitude and are willing to work hard, the career will take you a long way! And the company will take care of those that show they can do it.

    Cons

    We deal with a sensitive topic and clientele. At times we have to deal with challenging customers.. but what career doesn't have this?
    Commission environment is not easy and not for everyone.


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