FastSigns Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
26 Reviews
2.8
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    GREAT Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in day to day work plans - training

    Cons

    Sometimes the scheduling is tight

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not bad, not great either

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at FastSigns full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with the clients and great support from the corporate of FASTSIGNS.

    Cons

    Small business can mean big problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    You get out of it what you put into it.

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    Current Employee - Owner  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Owner in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at FastSigns full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Diverse client base. Short sales cycle and production cycle.

    Cons

    Staying competitive is challenging with online option growing. Franchise support is limited.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Chaos

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Production
    Current Employee - Production

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

    Pros

    Can learn different aspects of sign production.

    Cons

    May not get to learn different aspects of sign production. There may be a "division of labor", so-to-speak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Oh, are they listening?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    An alright company for young summer work, but it can get demanding and unrewarding very quickly.

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

    I worked at FastSigns full-time

    Pros

    Each shop is individually owned and operated, so it will vary.
    -Alright benefits, but not enough to rely on for anything huge.
    -Great hands-on work for beginner graphic designers.
    -Manual labor to keep you in shape.

    Cons

    Again... every shop varies, but this was my experience.
    -Unfair, bottom of the barrel wages with no incentives, no bonuses (except for the franchisees)
    -Often intense manual labor that can be unsafe.
    -Absolutely no space for growth. These franchises are made to make one person happy, and that person isn't promoting anyone but themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This won't apply to all shops, but try to invest in your workers instead of rifling through them.
    For the people up top in TX, spend more time actually investigating what goes on in these shops... One store front sells 48" LED backlit channel letters, and the next one doesn't even own a bucket truck. The ability to pick and choose your store's specialties is outstanding, but there is no uniformity, whatsoever.

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

    Working with signage

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot about signs

    Cons

    what the customer wants is not always right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your employees well

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Money comes before everything

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Norcross, GA

    I worked at FastSigns full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The customer base is fantastic

    Cons

    The owner cares more about padding his pocket than providing a quality product or respecting his employees. He called an employee a "clocksucker" because he thought she was taking to long on a project. This employee was a great worker that always stayed busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect and take care of your employees and upgrade/repair your equipment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Fastsigns is an awesome innovative company growing on the cutting edge of technology

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tier III Network Support Help Desk Technician  in  Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Tier III Network Support Help Desk Technician in Carrollton, TX

    I have been working at FastSigns full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome Business Casual Atmosphere with ambitious helpful people.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say. Everyone is down to earth and hard working middle class people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Management Team and very innovative on the cutting edge of expansions and growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    not for me

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

    I have been working at FastSigns

    Pros

    2 weeks vacation and 5 sick days

    Cons

    low pay, first raise after 4 years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Do not work for the one in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service  in  Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    I have been working at FastSigns full-time

    Pros

    These stores are all owned independently, so you may find a manager who actually knows what they are doing.

    Cons

    You will not get paid what you deserve, extremely poor management, poor work environment (the store floods, the printer gives off toxic fumes because the owner refuses to fix it) Also, the owner will cut your checks without any warning. Some employees offered insurance while some are told they don't offer any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would shut down this location.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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