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Federal Signal Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 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.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Integration Engineer  in  University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Integration Engineer in University Park, IL

    Pros

    Good place to learn and enhance career

    Cons

    Influx of work high and low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    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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    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Manager  in  University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Manager in University Park, IL

    Pros

    Easy for motivated individuals to succeed.

    Cons

    Union workers in plant are very lazy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of unions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    You need to play the game

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Union Production Employee  in  University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Union Production Employee in University Park, IL

    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
  9.  

    Good company buts lots of changes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in University Park, IL

    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
  10.  

    Parking Industry products

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company has potential to grow

    Cons

    Products are so out of date they need investment to fix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good staff and people. Need better management.

  11.  

    Old School

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    A longstanding, stable company that will be around for awhile.

    Cons

    A bit myopic when it comes to leveraging software and technology. Coming from a manufacturing background, they have yet to embrace the 21st century.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is more than a little cronyism taking place here, at least in the IT department. Time to clean house. Also, IT talent has been fleeing due to mismanagement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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