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Forestar Real Estate Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2017

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Found 8 reviews

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42%
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Jim DeCosmo
4 Ratings
  1. "Great company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Forestar Real Estate full-time

      Pros

      A family type atmosphere at this company

      Cons

      Long drive if you leave north of the company location

      Forestar Real Estate2017-04-08
    • "Identity Crisis"

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

      I worked at Forestar Real Estate full-time

      Pros

      Nice people to work with and plenty of flexibility

      Cons

      Little or no communication from C level Executives

      Advice to Management

      Focus on what you do best

      Forestar Real Estate2017-04-11
    • "Accounting Department Management"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Forestar Real Estate full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Plenty of work to do. It was extremely rare for anyone to sit idle. Consistent and fast paced environment is perfect for those who like a challange

        Cons

        Management was not easy to work with. A lot of them could be very condescending and impatient with employees who reported to them.

        Advice to Management

        The management team in the accounting department at Forestar would benefit from understanding that treating people with respect and courtesy would create a more productive work environment for everyone in the company.

        Forestar Real Estate2016-12-27
      • "Good Company"

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        Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook

        I worked at Forestar Real Estate full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Co-workers are fantastic people. Really enjoyed working there.

        Cons

        Still trying to figure out what the company will be in the future.

        Forestar Real Estate2016-09-26
      • "It's a job..."

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        Former Employee - Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Forestar Real Estate full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        It's better than nothing. You can build your resume here. There are some interesting projects to work on. The main office location is away from traffic.

        Cons

        The Board doesn't seem very interested in running the company. The technically competent people are mostly on the bottom. The company is likely to be acquired or go under.

        Advice to Management

        Get more technically competent people on the Board as well as people that actually want to be hands-on. Increase the diversity of opinions that receive a hearing.

        Forestar Real Estate2016-05-30
      • "Oil & Gas Division"

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        Current Employee - Accountant in Denver, CO
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Forestar Real Estate full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Great benefits and perks. We regularly attend professional sporting events and partake in weekly happy hours- all paid for by our company.

        Cons

        The process of getting things approved by corporate is a whip

        Advice to Management

        Keep up the good work

        Forestar Real Estate2015-10-22
      • "Not great, not horrible"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Forestar Real Estate

          Pros

          Great life work balance, good pay

          Cons

          Management is secretive and almost non-existent. Kind of an on your own mentality. Good pay isn't worth the stress, non-team environment.

          Forestar Real Estate2015-10-19
        • "Motivating, great management, good work/life balance"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in
          Recommends
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Forestar Real Estate

          Pros

          Management has years of experience, recognizes potential and rewards a good job. Great Company.

          Cons

          Employee base is small so work can get overwhelming when the market picks up.

          Advice to Management

          None

          Forestar Real Estate2010-07-29
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