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Time to move on...
Senior Funeral Director and Embalmer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB16 August 2017
I found the leadership weak.
Staff accountability not a priority.
After three decades, it is still an all-boys profession.


It has been and always will be a privilege serving families.
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Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ON8 August 2017
Mangement is unrealistic, they want you there 7 days a week. There are 7 meetings a week, you are micromanaged, intimidated, and the cold calling is horrible. The leads they give you are old and they just keep recycling them. Marketplace did a review of the company and they keep replaying it. I would suggest you watch it as the Windsor Office is featured. This is the worst job I have ever had, it is 100 percent commission. Run as fast as you can!
Pros
None
Cons
To many to list
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Cemetery Director (Former Employee) –  Sherwood Park, AB22 December 2016
First off, I loved the work. Everything about bringing people comfort in their time of grief gave me great pleasure.

The issue is the job description. Expect to be micromanaged. You do not get to make your own schedule and we often end up working 70+ hour weeks. Management is under strict pressure to produce and that trickles down. Expect to be belittled if your quotas aren't met for the week.

Co workers are varied. Some great, some sleazy. Expect a lot of distrust.

Management overrides are substantial (6-8%)
Pros
The work. Serving families. The family apprication.
Cons
long hours. Micromanaged. Managment. Job demands. Full Commission
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You get what you put in.
Family Service Director (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB28 October 2016
Working here is like owning your own business. It's what you make it. Great culture great people. It gives me the opportunity to help others and find value in my work.
Pros
Opportunities for advancement
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Old school/old boys club with dictatorial managment style.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC14 October 2016
The company is stuck in the old days, lacks direction in marketing and doesn't provide adequate lead generation. The sales approach and process is from the 70's. Since privatizing, the company has become $ focused at the expense of all else and only pays lip-service to valuing customers or staff. Work-life balance is poor due to the effort required in numerous areas to achieve a decent income; all the while down-loading administrative functions onto sales staff in a cost savings down- sizing of administrative staff. Free labour on the backs of commission sales staff.
There is verbal abuse and lack of respect of the staff, favoritism, cronyism and genuine lack of caring for the sales employee, misrepresentation of income expectations and job duties. Overall, a dinosaur of a company.
Pros
beautiful properties, caring staff, not management.
Cons
see below
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Horrible place to work
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON19 April 2016
Unless you are perfect and do not require salary of any kind, or expect to be paid for holidays and really don't mind having a job with 0 security. .. this job is horrible as are the staff!!!
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Great Place for Work-Life Balance
Accountant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 August 2015
Great team to work with. Nice Management and co-workers. But depends on your department, it's not always the case. The hardest part is the workload, as the company contains sooo many branches, it takes some time to get to know.
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Productive
Administrator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 December 2014
Coworkers not the best.
Same routine daily, database management and leads direction to sales rep's.
The job is not hard, managing one particular report is time consuming and tedious.
Enjoyable part of the job, I am not micro managed.
Pros
Benefits on contract
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Excellent company
Bilingual Administrator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 October 2014
The company value greatly the employees and people are very nice.
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Worst job ever
Sales (Former Employee) –  Glen Oaks8 January 2014
Worst Job ever!!!! Your hours are not really your hours and you have to work 6 out of 7 days in order to make money (weekends and evenings). You also do a ton of free work because they are too cheap to hire the proper amount of staff. Head office has no clue what goes on at each branch(lots of bullies).
Pros
Not one pro, they misrepresent themselves.
Cons
Long Hours (weekends and evenings). Too much free work with no pay.
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Fun summer job
Grounds Labourer (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB5 November 2013
A typical day would be weed whacking, picking up garbage, tilling, ect. It is a team environment. Had a few bbq's and other free lunches.
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Receptionist position
Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Oshawa, ON22 January 2013
• Performed administrative duties including; copying, collating and preparing materials for distribution at meetings
• Received and screened incoming calls
• Effectively rated the importance and/or legitimacy of incoming calls and prioritized accordingly
• Greeted vendors, clients and visitors; referring inquiries to appropriate sources
• Prepared supporting paperwork for accounts payable, board and committee meetings
• Maintained office supplies and stationery orders
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Very few people are cut out for this manipulitive sell
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Stoney Creek, ON23 September 2012
Very difficult sell. Most of your time is spent speaking with a couple of hundred people in order to get a single appointment that may or may not pan out. No one wants to think about death. Management is stuck in the 1960s, new ideas or any creativity is not welcome
Pros
your hours are essentially your own as there is no salary
Cons
there is no salary
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fun and caring work place
Administrator, Sales Lead Administrator (Former Employee) –  Brampton, On14 August 2012
Arbor was great to work for, they have a wonderful work life balance and have their employees best interest always first. All managers have worked their way up so the understand each person.
Pros
many group functions
Cons
head office makes all final decisions on employment not the branch managers
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