Federal Signal Reviews

Updated 30 June 2014
Updated 30 June 2014
20 Reviews

3.1
20 Reviews
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Federal Signal President, CEO, and Director Dennis J. Martin
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  1.  

    You need to play the game

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Signal full-time

    Pros

    average benefits and pay - for the work

    Cons

    Very political environment - narcissistic leadership tem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring your friends

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    This company is doing well...on the backs of the workers at the bottom

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    Current Employee - Union Production Employee  in  University Park, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Union Production Employee in University Park, IL (US)

    I have been working at Federal Signal full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Regular work hours, good pay(unless you're union hired after the last contract), insurance, 401k, paid vacations

    Cons

    This company adheres to the low moral standards that are common in corporate America today. (Greed before people)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why bother offering suggestions to a body that never really listens anyway

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company buts lots of changes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  University Park, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in University Park, IL (US)

    I have been working at Federal Signal full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People at the plant level are great and through some of the ranks. Old leadership really cared and knew something about everyone. Over years, senior leadership driven by the dollar vs social responsibility of the people who they effect.

    Cons

    Company goes thru periods when really good but lots of change and hard to hold onto good talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are your most important peice of business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Parking Industry products

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Signal

    Pros

    Company has potential to grow

    Cons

    Products are so out of date they need investment to fix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good staff and people. Need better management.

  6.  

    Old School

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Irvine, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Irvine, CA (US)

    I worked at Federal Signal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A longstanding, stable company that will be around for awhile.

    Cons

    A bit myopic when it comes to leveraging software and technology. Coming from a manufacturing background, they have yet to embrace the 21st century.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is more than a little cronyism taking place here, at least in the IT department. Time to clean house. Also, IT talent has been fleeing due to mismanagement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great people to work with

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    Current Employee - Designer  in  University Park, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Designer in University Park, IL (US)

    I have been working at Federal Signal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, time off, work from home sometimes, great travel Benefits

    Cons

    everyone these day all say pay, far from my home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees at least the national average

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Job, Bad Management Choices

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing  in  University Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in University Park, IL (US)

    I worked at Federal Signal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Pay,Benefits,College Course Reimbersement, etc.

    Cons

    Having to Bid for other jobs based on seniority. Management makes bad choices.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, was better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Signal

    Pros

    Opportunity for career growth is positive

    Cons

    Organizational goals and direction often ambiguous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a solid vision and communicate direction clearly to employees

    No opinion of CEO

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