Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association Reviews

Updated May 16, 2020

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3.2
55%
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58%
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Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association President & CEO Darin Drabing (no image)
Darin Drabing
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits, flexibility in schedule depending on manager, constant promotion opportunities(in 9 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is superior, good benefits, genuinely kind people(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very high school, gossip & petty games(in 3 reviews)

  • "You have to play games to get ahead in the non-profit world of funeral service(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Team"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    -Great Management and Staff -Great time Serving Families in need -Great Benefits

    Cons

    -Salary is on lower end

  2. "Poor Leadership and it starts at the top"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Cypress, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Pension Plan. Met some great mentors and colleagues that took me under their wing. They invest in their management team. Leadership training was very informative and helpful for my growth.

    Cons

    7 years of loyalty. Put my blood sweat and tears and went from being an exemplary employee to “a problem employee” all because of change of management, poor leadership, politics and obvious favoritism . She took a great team and demoralized them. Condescending, bullying, rude, toxic, manipulative and unprofessional. She came to clean house to have Cypress Park be run by her minions. Very disheartening, the morale of the entire park went down. HR did nothing about the complaints that almost everyone at the location had filed a complaint against her. It all starts at the top, the unprofessional behavior of the CEO who showed zero compassion when I went to him for coaching and to report the issues happening at his park. They all have covered up years of sexual harassment by their Senior VP. I would not recommend working here unless you’re willing to play politics and be part of the good ole boys club. You will never go anywhere if you are a kind, compassionate and a dedicated individual.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "I learned from the best in the Business."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 for 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!!

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

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Customer service"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Love working here!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 for 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.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Service Arrangements"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 for 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"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  9. "Advance planner"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (2)

    "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 for 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

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