Federal Signal
3.1 of 5 14 reviews
www.federalsignal.com Oak Brook, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 13, 2014

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57% Approve of the CEO

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

Dennis J. Martin

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good company buts lots of changes

Supervisor (Current Employee)
University Park, IL

I have been working at Federal Signal full-time for more than 8 years

ProsPeople 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.

ConsCompany goes thru periods when really good but lots of change and hard to hold onto good talent.

Advice to Senior ManagementPeople are your most important peice of business

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Integration Engineer (Current Employee)
University Park, IL

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

ProsGood place to learn and enhance career

ConsInflux of work high and low

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Backwards

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
University Park, IL

I worked at Federal Signal full-time

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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Good

Project Engineer (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood company to work with

ConsThere is always some cons but then they are there for reason.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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21 years experience with this company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Federal Signal

ProsGreat workers. Get along with others.

ConsWhen I have too terminated an employee

Advice to Senior ManagementBe fair. Listen to your employees

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Parking Industry products

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Federal Signal

ProsCompany has potential to grow

ConsProducts are so out of date they need investment to fix.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood staff and people. Need better management.

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Old School

Systems Administrator (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

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

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

ConsA 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 Senior ManagementThere 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Systems Integration Manager (Current Employee)
University Park, IL

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

ProsEasy for motivated individuals to succeed.

ConsUnion workers in plant are very lazy

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of unions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people to work with

Designer (Current Employee)
University Park, IL

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

ProsBenefits, time off, work from home sometimes, great travel Benefits

Conseveryone these day all say pay, far from my home

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees at least the national average

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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