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Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association Reviews

Updated March 20, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Excellent place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is superior, good benefits, genuinely kind people. Once a few bad weeds were eliminated, the morale overall really improved. And management is really receptive to hearing what you have to say.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little higher

    Advice to Management

    Just keep on doing what you are. And make sure you're as transparent as possible.


  2. "Best In The Business!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Cypress, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Cypress, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I’ve been with the organization for about 6 years and in management for the past almost 4 years and I have been given so many opportunities for growth and advancement. I am lead by the best in the industry. The company always does what’s right when nobody is looking. They strive for excellence and providing service that is above and beyond what families expectations are. Negative reviews on here are mostly by individuals that expect to have everything handed to the on a silver platter, without putting in the work. My experience has been positive since the beginning of my career. You honestly get what you give. You work hard and you will be rewarded. Great talent is always sought out and the organization prides itself on promoting within. Proud to be part of such a great organization.

    Cons

    Trust in your management team

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your operations management team. Transparency is always welcomed and appreciated.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "I learned from the best in the Business."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Apprentice Embalmer Funeral Director in Covina, CA
    Former Employee - Apprentice Embalmer Funeral Director in Covina, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Always the families came First . Hired at 18 years old when a company gave opportunity and I spent 8 years dedicated and loyal.

    Cons

    Company changed ownership, bad things happened!!

    Advice to Management

    Don’t mess with the employees who brought you to where you are . They know how to treat people .


  4. "A company which cares about its employees."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and family oriented atmosphere. Leadership - including CEO and VPs - is approachable. Excellent benefits and career advancement. The company promotes from within. Meritocracy is a real thing.

    Cons

    There is a need to make some salaries more competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Forest Lawn is a very good company to work for with excellent benefits but they have to make it financially attractive to retain / attract top talent.


  5. "Customer service"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexibility in schedule depending on manager, constant promotion opportunities

    Cons

    Families can get you fired fast, heavy work load in a already stressful environment, if you dont have have the right supervisor department issue can escalate

    Advice to Management

    Back up your employees, make them feel like they are doing a gd job


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Love working here!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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 place to work. There's reason why employees stay here as long as they do. I've been here for 14 years and planning on sticking around for more years. People are great and so is management. Management appreciates hard work. I've been promoted 2 times (without doing any favors). Simply been approach and offered those positions because of my hard work.

    Cons

    Glad we're improving the technology.

    Advice to Management

    Continue recognizing talent help pave future career paths.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Service Arrangements"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cypress, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cypress, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Vacation and sick time

    Cons

    Kiss butt to move up, favoritisms all around the board. False promises and have you "prove yourself" and will never pay you your worth.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Stagnant company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association full-time

    Pros

    - End of the year banquets are pretty lavish

    Cons

    - Most of the processes are archaic and technology really hasn't caught up to this company
    - HR department is unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    - Invest more in talented individuals and individuals that display talent
    - Lose conservative values


  9. "Advance planner"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association full-time

    Pros

    Very good employee relationship within the company.

    Cons

    Advancement is limited. Sales type of job, income is not stable.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Do yourself a favor and work somewhere else!!!!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association full-time

    Pros

    benefits include healthcare, vision, dental.

    Cons

    At first this place seems like a great, happy environment. Everyone is nice and friendly enough. You will soon discover some very antiquated work values. One thing that really bothered me was the monthly employee meetings...where everyone recites the pledge of allegiance and someone recites a prayer which isn't very inclusive of others.

    You will find that the executives are all part of the good ol' boys club. They stare too long and there are lots of rumors of sexual favors for promotions. HR pretty much sweeps stuff under the rug.

    Management is just as incompetent and people were always complaining about their verbally abusive manager.

    There are no real career development opportunities. Managers have favorites so if you work hard and you're not a favorite, your work goes unnoticed which is really discouraging. Find somewhere else that will appreciate your talent.

    Advice to Management

    Hire new talent. Value your employees.

    Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association Response

    Aug 6, 2018 – Director Public Relations and Community Events

    Thank you, for your post. No matter the organization, communications are key to improving workplace operations and employee relations. Your post will be shared with the leadership team.