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Federal Signal Reviews

Updated 10 August 2014
Updated 10 August 2014
19 Reviews

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

    In my time with the company, I have learned a lot, and been given opportunities to contribute in many departments.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Probably the most outstanding positive things about Federal Signal are work/life balance, training opportunities (you need to be your own advocate here, however), and generally friendly culture.

    Cons

    Generally lower-than-industry-average salary and sometimes limited professional advancement can be problematic. Accountability for many functions is also wanting, which makes for a difficult work environment at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication of strategy, as well as its implementation are areas for significant improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    You need to play the game

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  3.  

    This company is as good as your manager in turn

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent salary, good benefits, opportunity to learn and grow if you land with the right manager.

    Cons

    Management changes every two weeks, no sense of "Team Play" between departments at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Educate your supervisors, and show real interest for the people at the bottom. See around you and notice that the managers loved by that people are the ones that last longer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Can't be trusted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    Decent products, people other than management

    Cons

    Dishonest management. Management only concerned with lining their pockets. Political. This could be a great company but the management at all levels are more concerned with lining their pockets and hiding behind their position to belittle others GS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to make the company great rather than take all you can. Retire, you are holding this company back. Dump the guy with the little-man's syndrome.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

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

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

    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
  7.  

    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)

    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
  8.  

    Great place to work

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn and enhance career

    Cons

    Influx of work high and low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer

    Pros

    Good company to work with

    Cons

    There is always some cons but then they are there for reason.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Backwards

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  University Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in University Park, IL (US)

    Pros

    Decent pay unless you start now in the union, very friendly co-workers in most areas, understanding immediate supervisors, and the feeling that knowing your good work is keeping people safe.

    Cons

    Terrible HR, terrible union, terrible labor relations that harm the company as well as the worker, and most of all terrible middle and upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not the 1930s anymore. Wake up and step forward finally instead of importing more from China as your solution to increase profit margins.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    21 years experience with this company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great workers. Get along with others.

    Cons

    When I have too terminated an employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair. Listen to your employees

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