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Hard to get ahead
Pre Planning (Former Employee) –  Durham Region, ON16 February 2018
Great people to work for but the leads that are provided have been recycled and passed along to the new salespeople. Some leads have do not contact in the notes from the previous reps but the just keep calling. Leads are generated from malls, trade shows. The consumer thinks they are filling out a ballot for a contest but in reality, it's to be contacted about pre planning. Takes at least a year to make any money. They say there's no cold calling, but when your calling people that haven't been called in years......it's a cold call.
Pros
Management, training
Cons
No money, bad leads.
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Great place to grow your career.
Senior Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 January 2018
The management really take the time to learn about what an employee is hoping to gain from their time at the company and encourage personal and professional growth.
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Great money if you are willing to work for it but vey toxic/unfair/incompetent management
Pre-Planning Director - Sales (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 November 2017
If you want to be treated fairly and with respect, do not work here! Often your hard earned work and commission is given to manager favourites.
This company has NO integrity, transparency or care for their employees, using them for free labour.
Managers are dishonest, unprofessional, uneducated and have no formal management training or experience and are hired based on favouritism.
Great commission structure if you are willing to work and fight with your co-workers and management for it.
Pros
Great commission structure
Cons
Toxic, unfair, unprofessional environment.
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simple job
Accounts Payable Clerk (Temporary) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 October 2017
• Receiving and sorting mail
• Processing and posting high volume invoices on a daily basis
• Matching cheques and EFT payments to corresponding invoices
• Filing, copying, mailing and scanning
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High pressure sales
Family Counsellor & Pre Planning Director (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 September 2017
When I worked there sales reps were strictly commissioned. High pressure to push customers into sales, meet quotas, mislead clients. Sales reps stole clients from each other, back stabbing cut throat environment
Pros
Beautiful setting, free parking
Cons
Aggressive sales
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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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Windsor Office
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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Positive depending on what department you work in
Administrator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 June 2017
Positive depending on what department you work in; often can be disheartening as you can be made to feel like there is little chance of progression within the company.
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False Job Description
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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i enjoyed this
Summer Seasonal Grounds Crew (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ON27 July 2016
i loved working for arbor memorial, i truly enjoyed working outside and with good coworkers also the breaks and lunch were all set up nicely though only being a summer job it gave me something to do in the summer between school
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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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Loved the company
Pre-planning Director (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON20 January 2015
Great managers, great environment!

I loved the manager and how they are understanding, working hard
Pros
Great pay, free lunches
Cons
Hit or miss sales
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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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Family oriented organization
Payroll Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 September 2013
I and enjoyed my time at Arbor. I gained most of my payroll experience working there. Arbor employed various types of employees which allowed for new experiences regularly.

My co-workers were team oriented and very helpful.

There were tight deadlines in regards to turn around time for the payrolls, but the payroll department thrived under pressure
Pros
Good Benefits
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