Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association Reviews

Updated May 16, 2022

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3.4
54%
Recommend to a Friend
68%
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Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association President & CEO Darin Drabing (no image)
Darin Drabing
48 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits, family friendly, friendly environment(in 11 reviews)

  • "Forest Lawn offers decent benefits, full-time opportunities and sometimes catered food for the entire company(in 3 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Forest Lawn is a true testament to the corporate attitude of high performance as a whole and complete neglect for the individual(in 5 reviews)

  • "High stress environment and poor work life balance(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Forest Lawn cares for employees and client families alike

      Dec 23, 2021 - Supervisor in Cypress, CA
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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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    7. 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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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee

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

      Sep 18, 2021 - Service Arrangements Representative 
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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
      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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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Woke company to work for

      Sep 15, 2021 - Advance Planner 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits and paid training

      Cons

      100 % commission and favoritism is prevalent. Management is weak at all levels. Their mission statement of “caring is their reason for being” is very misleading. Making money is their reason for being.

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    Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 74 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 16% over the last 12 months.

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