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  1. I am overall satisfied with my employment with Signs Now

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Davenport, IA

    I have been working at Signs Now full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Ultimately a great company to work for...

    Cons

    I have no complaints about this company.

    Advice to Management

    Feel limited in options for growth within company.

  2. Churn and Burn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Signs Now full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Not sure whether to list this as a positive because I don't know how much of it was real culture or fake, but everyone was very laid back. The owners brought their dogs in and the dress code was lenient and let everyone feel at ease.

    Cons

    The managers lied through their teeth both about benefits and about current work situations. No communication about the direction they wanted work to be taken in and no comments about what kind of attitude they wanted from the workers.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees about what you want from them. Don't bring your dogs to work.

  3. Good, but not profitable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Owner
    Former Employee - Owner

    I worked at Signs Now full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You can be creative, you get to meet interesting people and help solve their problems. You also get to put their ideas in to form.

    Cons

    If you are owner, Franchisor is vindictive when you want out.

    Advice to Management

    Alegra is franchisor, be careful if you choose to dance. Their pockets are deep and don't mind spending money to knock you down.

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  5. Good place for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Signs Now full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Job Growth opening new facilities

    Cons

    Hours worked and pay scales

  6. It's ok for what I is

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Norman, OK
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Norman, OK

    I worked at Signs Now full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment and friendly employees.

    Cons

    This is more commercial work as in very repetitive and cookie cutter design. Limits your creativity. Very loud environment because of loud printers.

  7. Amazing company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rocky Mount, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rocky Mount, NC

    I worked at Signs Now part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Family feel
    Small company so you learn a lot quickly
    Hands-on experience
    Willing to work with your available hours

    Cons

    Small company so my hours were limited

  8. Great working environment but very limited opportunity for advancement.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Fayetteville, AR

    I worked at Signs Now full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very fun work. Lots of creativity.

    Cons

    Small shop. No room for advancement or pay raises.

  9. Selfish, self-loathing and ignorant manager

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Gladstone, MO
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Gladstone, MO

    I worked at Signs Now

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good experience with everything related to production (of all kinds), and design. The customers were also extremely kind and complementary of my work.

    Cons

    Manager expected everything in the shop to be done by the designer when she originally said that she would do 1/2 and the designer would do the other 1/2. She never made her expectations 100% clear and set her personal biases against all employees. She overlooked hard work and tallent just to find something that she could criticize to make herself feel better about being "the manager". She expected the designer to design all of the products her way, we used illustrator, but she would go in and change things to suit her needs; however she didn't know the software and would yell at us when she couldn't work the system. She treated the customers like crap and didn't properly train any of the employees. In my 3 months there I didn't once receive the handbooks that she promised. I don't know if all Signs Now are like this, but this one certainly is horrid.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to use the software that you expect your employees to use in case you do decide to take over every design. Also treat your employees with respect, listen to them and speak to them kindly. Just because someone knows more than you about a business doesn't give you the right to bully them. Learn from your employees, they have just as much to teach you as you should teach them.

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