Federal Signal Reviews

Updated May 11, 2015
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  1. 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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  2. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Federal Signal full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn and enhance career

    Cons

    Influx of work high and low


  3. Backwards

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

    I worked at Federal Signal full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent 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.

    Cons

    Terrible 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 Management

    It's not the 1930s anymore. Wake up and step forward finally instead of importing more from China as your solution to increase profit margins.


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  5. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer

    I have been working at Federal Signal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work with

    Cons

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


  6. 21 years experience with this company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Signal

    Pros

    Great workers. Get along with others.

    Cons

    When I have too terminated an employee

    Advice to Management

    Be fair. Listen to your employees


  7. Parking Industry products

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Signal

    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.


  8. Old School

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

    I worked at Federal Signal full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Federal Signal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy for motivated individuals to succeed.

    Cons

    Union workers in plant are very lazy

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of unions


  10. Great people to work with

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

    I have been working at Federal Signal full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    everyone these day all say pay, far from my home

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees at least the national average


  11. Great Job, Bad Management Choices

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

    I worked at Federal Signal full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay,Benefits,College Course Reimbersement, etc.

    Cons

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



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