Sign-a-Rama Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
17 Reviews
3.5
17 Reviews
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  1.  

    Interesting work but not a career.

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    Former Employee - Production Manager/Layout & Design in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Production Manager/Layout & Design in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Sign-a-Rama full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I stayed busy and the variety in my daily routine kept me interested.

    Cons

    Each location is independently owned and operated so I became limited in experience by my employer's budget.
    Online sign and print outlets also put a damper on business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest wisely.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Franchise only lasted 3 months

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Bangor, ME
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Bangor, ME

    I worked at Sign-a-Rama part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Got to play with a large format Roland printer.

    Cons

    Poor support from HQ. Franchise went out of business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Very shady

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sign-a-Rama full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The work is fun, and the small company environment allowed the freedom to self-manage and be creative with your work.

    Cons

    The boss was a lying, cheating crook (in all fairness, he eventually went out of business thank God).
    NO room for any type of promotion
    NO room for pay increase unless the shop experiences major growth
    Owner training is a matter of a couple weeks, so even the owner may not be an expert.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    There are new and unique projects every day.

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    Current Employee - Sign Production
    Current Employee - Sign Production

    I have been working at Sign-a-Rama full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Exciting opportunities when a customer comes in with an interesting idea. You can always find a way to challenge yourself and to learn new skills. The work schedule is very flexible and we always have weekends off.

    Cons

    With such a fast paced environment things can get out of control quickly if your office is not organized. Also, the pay isn't very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Standardize organizational tools and methods to train new employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fast-paced Outdoor Signage of all types and sizes.

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Swansea, IL
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Swansea, IL

    I worked at Sign-a-Rama full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best part about it was the honesty. Sometimes blunt honesty. People come in with expectations but those aren't always possible. A lot of times, that has to do with city ordinances, which the average person isn't familiar with.

    Cons

    My office was small with the owner still recovering from a car accident from earlier in the year, so I don't think my training was as complete as it could have been.
    For me specifically, I had a lengthy commute (MO-IL). Living in-state would have been much easier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think there should be a store planners that visits all the branches to make sure that the overall corporate image, products, and brand is properly being displayed. (In this location, the previous employees had left a lot of clutter and display items in a random manner)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Menominee, MI
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Menominee, MI

    I have been working at Sign-a-Rama full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small operation with ability to perform all duties.

    Cons

    Learning to cope with government regulations to small businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow up more with each franchise on financial practices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not worth it.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Howard, WI
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Howard, WI

    I worked at Sign-a-Rama full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The owner would leave occasionally. This business has changes hands since I was there.

    Cons

    He was a human rain cloud.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ha.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company tp work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sign-a-Rama

    Pros

    Sign a Rama has a excellent culture and a strong commitment to it's employees. The training is effective giving you the ability to do your job. The open door policy help with the communication process.

    Cons

    For me there are not any downsize working for Sign A Rama. I like the hours and i love working with business customers. I would like to see a few less locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Love my job

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at Sign-a-Rama full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, I love my boss.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Corporate is Great. Beware the Individual Owners.

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    Former Employee - Client Account Specialist
    Former Employee - Client Account Specialist

    I worked at Sign-a-Rama as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work at your own pace and really learn how to market in way that works if you want to. The system works if you work it. United Franchise Group has a great reputation and it can be a good career. You are also selling products that everyone uses/wants and are easy to learn and become an expert on.

    Cons

    The snakes who slip through the cracks and own some businesses. I worked for a Sign-a-Rama for one day and ran in the other direction when I realized what a crook this joker of an owner is. On a separate occasion I have personally met a regional operations advisor and was quite pleased and impressed with his experience and what he had to say about the company. This particular Sign-a-Rama location however, was a dump.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not let the snakes drag you down. This owner has the only franchise in his geographic location and is ruining the brand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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