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Forest River Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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Peter Liegl
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Pros
  • Good pay if your group leader doesn't have favorites (in 5 reviews)

  • Great pay, benefit package, nice Co workers (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • It is hard to keep up with production when you are first starting out (in 2 reviews)

  • The hardest workers in both the plant and offices are ran off or let go (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "??????"

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    Current Employee - Final Finish in Wakarusa, IN
    Current Employee - Final Finish in Wakarusa, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forest River full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefit package, nice Co workers

    Cons

    Model change and hours during this time, the drive to work, and shut down because not paid

    Advice to Management

    Give people who need a job and have tried for 6 months to get in a chance


  2. "Laborer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forest River full-time

    Pros

    Good pay if you make rate

    Cons

    cutthroat management, little concern for employees

    Advice to Management

    Mean what you say, say what you mean, dont lie to your employees

  3. "*Underconstruction*"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkhart, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkhart, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Forest River full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Former family friendly, former team players, former honest coworkers

    Cons

    Management, non family orientated, management, management.

    Advice to Management

    Retire


  4. "Fast paced production. Whatever it takes to get the production done."

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    Former Employee - Production Worker in Elkhart, IN
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Elkhart, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forest River full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good wages. In early and out early. Racing the clock so the day seems to go by fairly quick.

    Cons

    Doesn’t matter how many years you give them. They will lie or mislead you to keep you in a position that benefits them. The next person that gets hired could have more say so then the workers that have put their time in.


  5. "Shipping"

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    Current Employee - Shipping in Middlebury, IN
    Current Employee - Shipping in Middlebury, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forest River full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced. Friendly environment to work in.

    Cons

    Long hrs at times and some Saturdays.

    Advice to Management

    Better distribution of work ratio.


  6. "Chassis prep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Millersburg, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Millersburg, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Forest River full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is fantastic but be prepared to drop, blood, sweat and tears.

    Cons

    Hipocracy, way to much favoritism. You can be the best worker there and they will only take advantage of you. Poor management, poor leadership. People are dispensable.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your workers good and they will do good for you. Be ethical, nepotism is wrong.


  7. "Corruption with the whole company"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Middlebury, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Middlebury, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Forest River full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is absolutely no pros

    Cons

    Pay is a huge issue. Management in all plants is a complete joke. Very stressful job.

    Advice to Management

    Do something about all of the nonsense that your so called plant managers cannot handle because they are afraid of hurting someone's feelings. This company has gone to hell in a hand basket. Warren Buffet you should be ashamed of yourself for letting all of this continue. When I am asked would I ever buy one of these RV'S. My reaction "HELL NO, all of them are built the same way complete POS. Cheapest parts possible go into making them and they have issues straight off the line. They don't fix anything, they cover it up and push it out the door. I am embarrassed to even say that I worked here.Employees get treated horrible unless you know the higher ups .

  8. "Disappointed"

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

    I have been working at Forest River full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and constant work

    Cons

    They fire you without reason or warning.

    Advice to Management

    Do the right thing and stop allowing your current workers manipulate new workers.


  9. "Production"

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    Former Employee - Production
    Former Employee - Production
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forest River full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay if you are able to do the physical work. Able to get done 1:30 or before, depends on the plant.

    Cons

    If you don't like to get up early and be at work by 5 am it might not be for you but you do get home early. You don't decide when you take vacation.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Workplace"

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    Current Employee - Service in Middlebury, IN
    Current Employee - Service in Middlebury, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Forest River full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pace. Always busy. You always leave around the same time until a model change happens. Then you leave around 2 for a week. Always finish around 12-1:30.

    Cons

    Management is very lazy. A lot of the office staff never get back to you. If you want something done, Tim is the only guy who can get it done. A lot of drugs moving around the factory. Seems like everyone upstairs gets high or drinks in the afternoon EVERYDAY.

    Advice to Management

    Look at new managers. Stop rewarding the lazy ones. Especially those with no experience.


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