Federal Signal
2.9 of 5 18 reviews
www.federalsignal.com Oak Brook, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Federal Signal President, CEO, and Director Dennis J. Martin

Dennis J. Martin

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    University Park, IL

    ProsDecent 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Ship Is Going Down

    Mid Level Manager (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsOK Benefits.
    Reasonable work hours.
    Reasonable salary.

    ConsThe company is destined for breakup. The parts are more valuable then the whole, and the decentralized management systems do not work. There is disarray, and a lack of direction among senior management. The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing. With that disarray, you have a free-for-all with mid-level-management playing by their own rules. Too many managers, who won't roll their sleeves up and get dirty, and not enough "line" workers, which causes resentment among the rank and file. CEO is out of touch, and the mass exodus of mid-level and some senior management is evidence of that. Somehow, he has shareholders convinced he has a "plan". Where's the proof?

    Advice to Senior ManagementAccept the fact that the business is not going to grow, the culture is not going to get better, and product quality is going to continue to deterioriate. Once you accept that, make a decision -- go down with the ship, or jump while you can.......

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The worst company I have ever worked for

    QA Engineer (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsIt was interesting to know what happens when a car goes through a toll booth and what happens to charge the owner of the car for the toll. The web based application had lots of different options to learn.

    ConsLong hours and panic fixes lead to bad work life balance. Salary is way below market. There is little to no communication. Things are sprung on you at the last minute. No training available.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating your employees like mushrooms. You need to communicate more and give some incentives. And let them not have to work on the weekends once in a while.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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