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Updated May 20, 2022

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3.4
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72%
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49 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Employee and Family Focused

    Apr 10, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    So caring of both families and employees

    Cons

    No cons working at this company

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Community Focused with Opportunities for Growth

    Feb 23, 2022 - Data Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Company preaches a culture of service and caring, which was well reflected in the staff and interactions with other teams & employees. - Likes to hire from within, room for growth and mobility within the organization. - Got to learn and use new technologies that have become popular in analytics, and management was also open to exploring new technologies. - Monthly all organization meetings and other get togethers promoted camaraderie - open communication from management on where the company was heading. - Only company I've been at that had boss reviews, and work satisfaction surveys. - Good benefits and parks are beautiful to go and have a walk around.

    Cons

    - On average, tenure is high, which is a great redeeming quality of the organization. The flipside is complacency, and progress inhibited by old ways of doing things. - The company naturally sells to an older crowd, which can make culture feel less progressive as a younger individual in Los Angeles.

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Great People, Poor Management

    May 16, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You will meet some of the best people you've ever known at this job. After working there for many years, I would 100% entrust any of the locations with a loved one of mine.

    Cons

    Company Culture starts from the top and trickles down. There are incredible people that work at FL that truly care and find themselves in this industry as a calling. I would not say the same for the people at the top.

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Quiet Place and Streamlined

    May 20, 2022 - Administration in Glendale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    People are really nice Site is beautiful The company does care about you

    Cons

    At times, you are reminded of your own death.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Forest Lawn cares for employees and client families alike

    Dec 23, 2021 - Supervisor in Cypress, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Working at Forest Lawn means that you get the opportunity to be a part of something meaningful and have a positive impact on clients who are experiencing a death in their family. With a strong moral compass, passion, and genuine care, you'll be successful here.

    Cons

    There are many computer applications used - On a positive, it is an opportunity to expand knowledge base.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great company

    Feb 5, 2022 - Emoloyee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Company offers Great benefits & starting Pay

    Cons

    There are no cons that stand out

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  7. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Covid ruined everything.

    Feb 15, 2022 - Funeral Director/Embalmer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefits are nice to have.

    Cons

    Endless overtime with no end in sight.

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  8. 2.0
    Former Employee

    It's a BUSINESS not a family no matter what they say

    Sep 18, 2021 - Service Arrangements Representative 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Forest Lawn offers decent benefits, full-time opportunities and sometimes catered food for the entire company.

    Cons

    Forest Lawn is a true testament to the corporate attitude of high performance as a whole and complete neglect for the individual. This attitude of neglect brought about dangerous working conditions during Covid-19 and emphasized the petty clique mentality that is rampant throughout the company. Forest Lawn offers a semblance of counseling that feels more like a determination of whether you are able to perform well for the corporation rather than an genuine counseling service for one’s mental health. This company will work you ragged without blinking an eye and still manage to make you think you chose to do so. This is an extremely high- stress environment with no hope of change in the coming months or even years. They are very much of the mentality; business first, business only. Your ideas and opinions will fall on deaf ears even if they ask you what they can do better. Should you come across a “supervisor” that will offer a listening ear bear in mind that they are still looking out for the company and the company only. You mean nothing to Forest Lawn and they are more likely to let you die from overworking so they can make an easy $10,000 off your funeral expenses than take measures to assure employee success. To add emphasis to this claim during Covid-19 the company had ALL departments still coming to the office until October of 2020 when an outbreak of the virus was FINALLY bad enough to send employees to work from home. While they did have certain sanitation measures in place it was obvious that it was not enough at all to keep everyone safe. If that isn’t neglect for employees, I’m not sure what is. Moving onto the environment; Forest Lawn is extremely cliquey. Working here is like high school on steroids. The cliquey feeling trickles down from supervisors as well as the park presidents alike. All of which often play favorites for certain employees regardless of work ethic or of quality of the job done. If you are good at gossiping with others then you just might thrive here or get thrown under the bus. Bottom line: This company is awful to work for/at. Management both departmentally as well as executives are greedy monsters that probably peaked in high school and this was their only choice of employment. You will not be valued here. You will not be safe here.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Caring Company

    Oct 3, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    People are very friendly. Helping families during a hard time is always the purpose. Working hard is rewarded.

    Cons

    Working hours could be more flexible.

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Review

    Sep 1, 2021 - Senior Accountant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great benefits, family friendly, friendly environment

    Cons

    no room to grow, some supervisors take advantage of good employees

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Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association Reviews FAQs

Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 75 reviews left anonymously by employees. 54% of employees would recommend working at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association to a friend and 63% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 15% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association. This rating has improved by 7% over the last 12 months.

54% of Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association 3.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.3 for culture and values and 2.9 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association to be culture, career development, benefits and the cons to be diversity and inclusion, senior leadership, management.

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Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association

457 days ago

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Forest Lawn is looking for Licensed Embalmers to join our Covina Hills park. You’ll not only be joining a world-renowned organization, but you’ll have the opportunity for a truly rewarding and fulfilling career with a company that has been dedicated to serving families for over 100 years. Duties include including embalming, dressing, applying cosmetics, meeting with families for cosmetic interviews and adjustments and processing paperwork. But, most importantly, they are responsible for upholding Forest Lawn’s quality and ethical service standards and safeguarding the dignity of human remains. You’ll be provided with all the tools you’ll need to succeed (and more): growth potential, a competitive salary beginning at $33/hour, excellent benefits, and a work environment that feels like family. For more information, visit forestlawn.com/careers. We look forward to meeting you! This position may qualify for a sign-on bonus.
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Approximately 46.6 million adults in the United States face the reality of managing a mental illness every day. Navigating life with a mental health condition can be tough, and the isolation, blame and secrecy that is often encouraged by stigma can create huge challenges to reaching out, getting needed support and living well. Learning how to cope with stigma and how to avoid and address stigma are important for all of us. #WeCare #MentalHealthMonth
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