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Updated Jun 30, 2014

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2.9 18 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

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

Dennis J. Martin

(10 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good, was better

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    The worst company I have ever worked for

    QA Engineer (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    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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    The Ship Is Going Down

    Mid Level Manager (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    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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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosstable but not reliable on you

    Consno change in career and long work time

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

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    Great Job, Bad Management Choices

    Manufacturing (Former Employee) University Park, IL

    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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    Great people to work with

    Designer (Current Employee) University Park, IL

    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 place to work

    Systems Integration Manager (Current Employee) University Park, IL

    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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    Old School

    Systems Administrator (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

    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

     

    Parking Industry products

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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.

     

    21 years experience with this company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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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