Federal Signal
3.1 of 5 15 reviews
www.federalsignal.com Oak Brook, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 21, 2014

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50% Approve of the CEO

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

Dennis J. Martin

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55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Job, Bad Management Choices

Manufacturing (Former Employee)
University Park, IL

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

ProsGreat Pay,Benefits,College Course Reimbersement, etc.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Federal Signal full-time for more than 3 years

Prosstable but not reliable on you

Consno change in career and long work time

Advice to Senior Managementn/a

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The Ship Is Going Down

Mid Level Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Federal Signal full-time for more than 8 years

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

I worked at Federal Signal

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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Good, was better

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Federal Signal

ProsOpportunity for career growth is positive

ConsOrganizational goals and direction often ambiguous

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a solid vision and communicate direction clearly to employees

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