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Forest River Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2019

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Found 72 reviews

3.1
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54%
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56%
Approve of CEO
Peter Liegl
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "really good pay and rarely ever work on the weekends(in 8 reviews)

  • "Fast paced environment that's great for self motivators(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "People are frequently doing drugs on the job during breaks and management knows(in 5 reviews)

  • "(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Forest River full-time

      Pros

      Great people, autonomy, and good opportunities

      Cons

      None that I can think of

      Advice to Management

      Na

      Forest River2018-07-16
    • "Great company"

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        Current Employee - Customer Service in Elkhart, IN

        I have been working at Forest River full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Family oriented flexible fun atmosphere

        Cons

        Hard to advance , they don’t give raises only 2 weeks vacation no matter how long you’ve been there

        Forest River2019-06-29
      • "great pay but forced over time"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Forest River full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        great department lead, good pay

        Cons

        shop manager isn't a good leader doesn't listen to the complaints of his department leads family emergencies still count as a missed day

        Forest River2019-06-14
      • Helpful (1)

        "Great pay horrible management"

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        Former Employee - Inspector in Elkhart, IN
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Forest River full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Pay is competitive and better than most. Fast paced environment that's great for self motivators.

        Cons

        Management is horrible. Group leaders have free reign over pay and can decide what they want to pay which usually results in employees being taken advantage of.

        Advice to Management

        Take the control of pay away from the group leaders. They know that any money that isnt paid to their employees gets added back into their own paychecks so of course they're going to take advantage. Happens every day.

        Forest River2018-12-28
      • "Very bad environment drugs and alcohol in plant 50 plus no safety rules at all"

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        Former Employee - QC Inspector in Wakarusa, IN
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Forest River full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Nothing I can think of

        Cons

        Don’t go there is the worst place I have ever worked at

        Forest River2018-12-23
      • Helpful (1)

        "Poor quality and even worse management"

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        Current Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Goshen, IN
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Forest River full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        No quilty so no expactataions and in plant 3 lamination the plant manager won't fire you he will find you an Easier job

        Cons

        Management hasn't a clue poor money quality and work environment

        Advice to Management

        Replace all but one with new managers

        Forest River2018-10-18
      • Helpful (1)

        "Typical trailer factory"

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        Former Employee - Production in Goshen, IN
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Forest River full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Laid back, unusual co-workers, early days

        Cons

        Unprepared management, laziness from lifers

        Advice to Management

        Instead of laying off your good workers you should take an hour every day to walk the production line and identify your dead weight and junk runners.

        Forest River2018-09-21
      • Helpful (4)

        "It used to be a good place to work but not anymore"

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

        I have been working at Forest River full-time

        Pros

        Pay is decent but never consistent. Discounts on company units are ok as well.

        Cons

        Don’t ask to get a rate sheet from management because they will threaten to fire you and tell you that “I pay you enough!” Brown nosing will get to promoted not your work ethic. There are more pills running through this place than a pharmacy!

        Advice to Management

        Treat your employees like people and stop threatening them. There is a reason you’re no longer number one in the industry and it might be that the good employees went to other companies.

        Forest River2018-09-23
      • "Sales Coordinator"

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        Current Employee - Sales Coordinator 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Forest River full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Benefits are pretty good.

        Cons

        Pay scales are not applied to everyone.

        Forest River2018-08-21
      • Helpful (2)

        "Pros/Cons"

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        Current Employee - Sales Representative 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Forest River full-time

        Pros

        - They give you a lot of freedom to run your sales territory however you please, as long as you are producing sales. - You get to retain all travel benefits and status from airlines and hotels. - Very fun people in this company who are very easy to get along with. - When not traveling they are very understanding on spending time with family & taking care of personal life. - Can work out of office.

        Cons

        - A lot of travel. Week long trips. - January - March (Show Season) expect to be gone every weekend. - Industry fluctuates a lot.

        Forest River2018-07-17
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