Arrow Sign Company Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Sales

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    Current Employee - Sales in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Arrow Sign Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many of the employees are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Leadership has no direction. The mood of the management is always shifting from good to bad. I'm still trying to figure out how this company is able to survive with such bad management. Every month we have one person quitting or getting fired. No one is happy to be working at Arrow Sign Company. I will be leaving here shortly.

    Advice to Management

    Management tells the employees that Arrow Sign Company manufacturer the best signage in the industry. LIE! Not a single job has been delivered in the last 12 months that Does not have issues with quality and or delivery date.


  2. Bad management, with very poor skills. Very bad Human resources, high turnover. No corporate ethics.

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    Former Employee - Sales in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the employees have great talent but have chosen the wrong company. I feel sorry for them.

    Cons

    Bad quality control. Bad customer service. High pricing for low-quality signs.

    Advice to Management

    Quit while you're ahead.


  3. Good and Bad at Arrow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrow Sign Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Arrow is a well known signage company and has a good reputation in the industry. Most of the employees are a real pleasure to work with and have a lot to teach people who are just starting out in the signage industry. The work produced by the people who design, engineer, build and install the custom signage is stellar. It's great to see evidence of all their efforts prominently displayed around the Bay area.

    Cons

    Executives only care about dollar signs and will only acknowledge and give pay increases to select people who they see as bringing in revenue. They ignore the efforts of the support staff (and grossly under pay them), even though most of them work brutal hours and weekends to keep on top of the work load. There's a monumental amount of paperwork to be handled because they haven't upgraded any systems past what seems like the late 1980's.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge ALL of your employees. Take a closer look at the work that everyone does, not just the sales people and the people who's pay is included in the contract amounts. Actually upgrade the company systems, don't just talk about it. Realize that yelling and screaming at people doesn't produce loyalty...it just makes people afraid to approach you.


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  5. Stressful

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Arrow has a large presence in the signage industry, and within the Bay Area. They can handle any large scale and custom signage project. You can grow within the company, if you put in the time. If you need a job and fit their mold, they will pay you money.

    Cons

    There is a complete lack of vision at Arrow. Their tunnel vision shoves them down one road of operation, large scale custom sign projects. They haven't kept up with any technology advances, thus the lack of an ERP system and amount of paperwork generated within the company to complete a simple task is mind-numbing. The sad part is I don't see it ever changing, as long as the current ownership is in place. There is complete lack of trust at Arrow between upper management/ownership and their employees, which kind of ties into previous comments on the company. Everybody is afraid to make decisions because only a few people are able to even carry out decisions. Everything within the company is dictated by ownership....everything.

    Advice to Management

    See above....its pretty clear what needs to happen to keep good employees.


  6. Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Production in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrow Sign Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have worked at Arrow for a little over 2 years and have nothing but great things to say about this company. Great work environment, talented people producing great signs and structures. You will be expected to perform to a high level of craftsmanship/pride in your work at a fast pace, If this is your skill set then you will fit right in.

    Cons

    Tight deadlines is about it.

    Advice to Management

    Let people do there jobs.


  7. If you want to learn and grow you are in the right place!!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrow Sign Company full-time

    Pros

    This company encourages learning and invest in it. There is a plethora of knowledge in every level of the company.

    Cons

    Still use old school methods that can be upgraded. Lots of paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    There is a bit of a bottleneck in upper management that sometimes handicap lower levels.


  8. No Heart

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    Former Employee - Production in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Production in Stockton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arrow Sign Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fellow employees wonderful to work with and take time to teach. They all work above and beyond.

    Cons

    Superiors expect more and more and show no appreciation. they don't care about you.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your long time employees and value them. Instead of pounding them down all the time, you need to show some appreciation.


  9. The best custom electronic sign company around!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arrow Sign Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of people who care about each other. And who work to provide the best product for their customers.

    Cons

    Occasional communication issues with the plant and offices be so far apart.

    Advice to Management

    automate and reduce paper



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