Federal Signal Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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  1. 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    Products are so out of date they need investment to fix.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 Management

    Good staff and people. Need better management.


  2. Good company buts lots of changes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in University Park, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Signal full-time (More than 8 years)

    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 Management

    People are your most important peice of business


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Union Production Employee in University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Union Production Employee in University Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Signal full-time (More than 10 years)

    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 Management

    Why bother offering suggestions to a body that never really listens anyway


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  5. You need to play the game

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Federal Signal full-time

    Pros

    average benefits and pay - for the work

    Cons

    Very political environment - narcissistic leadership tem

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring your friends


  6. Falling fast

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Federal Signal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There's is a few experienced people still working for FS.

    Cons

    Upper management does not understand what it takes for make FS product.


  7. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are many great products

    Cons

    Lower pay that other companies in the same industries offer. No room for advancing career

    Advice to Management

    There is need for training and work-life balance


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good, was better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for career growth is positive

    Cons

    Organizational goals and direction often ambiguous

    Advice to Management

    Develop a solid vision and communicate direction clearly to employees


  9. This company is as good as your manager in turn

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary, good benefits, opportunity to learn and grow if you land with the right manager.

    Cons

    Management changes every two weeks, no sense of "Team Play" between departments at all.

    Advice to Management

    Educate your supervisors, and show real interest for the people at the bottom. See around you and notice that the managers loved by that people are the ones that last longer.


  10. buyer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Signal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    stable but not reliable on you

    Cons

    no change in career and long work time

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  11. The worst company I have ever worked for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It 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.

    Cons

    Long 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 Management

    Stop 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.



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