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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
Doesn't Recommend

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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association

  1. Helpful (1)

    "office"

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    everything, management is bad, they lie to employees


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work culture for honest and caring people. Lots of opportunity to make a difference. Not too many layers of management

    Cons

    Facilities can be a little dated, but it also adds to the charm of working here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

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