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Anchor Sign Reviews

Updated March 9, 2018
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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anchor Sign full-time

    Pros

    Good team environment allowing room for growth

    Cons

    Not many to think of.


  2. "Micro managed, and under appreciated."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Paycheck, doors are open when I arrive, allowed to take a lunch and always acceptable to work overtime without pay as a salaried employee.

    Cons

    Benefits and salary are extremely non-competive. Salary employees are treated like hourly, regardless of the time put in. Micro management is at the highest level I've ever seen as a professional and upper management has no idea how to engage and retain employees that are loyal to the companies success.

    Advice to Management

    Replace existing management personnel with employee engagement driven professionals

  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anchor Sign full-time

    Pros

    They are a great company to work for. Family-like atmosphere, casual/ laid-back attire and culture. They give you the tools to do your job and they have great benefits.

    Cons

    Departmental communication could be improved.


  4. "My Second Family"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anchor Sign full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    On a daily basis I am afforded the opportunity to utilize my professional talents in an atmosphere that challenges me intellectually. At the end of the day, I leave work feeling fulfilled knowing that I made a real impact and am appreciated by the company for doing so. The Anchor family has granted me and my family so many opportunities and they truly are my second family. The company is continuing to grow and those that have been around get really excited about where the company is headed. This is company where every voice is heard which is hard to find these days. Lastly, there are numerous positions of need that are not yet even created so the individual potential for those that want to earn additional responsibilities and grow with the company is limitless.

    Cons

    Sustainable growth is extremely challenging for any company. There are fleeting moments when the preparation for upcoming swells in an individual’s workload could be improved or better dispersed. Also, there is an average rate of turnover that could be improved. However, this may not necessarily be a ‘con’ for Anchor as a company; it is likely more of a ‘con’ when considering the individuals. This is not a company where you can expect to just show up and do minimal work and be rewarded. It is a meritocracy and those that strive to be the best and make the company better are those that rise to the top. This is not a ‘con’ necessarily, but I am mentioning in the ‘con’ section in case there are individuals looking for the easiest job available where minimal effort is required.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push for excellence and do not let mediocrity live long. Inform employees of future company plans, it is motivating and exciting! Elevate the level of accountability and continue to evolve the team structure so that training can be a higher priority.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Production"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anchor Sign full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Place to work and your treat you like family. They taught me hard work pays off and if you stick with something it will pay off. I started working as an installer and now a manager inside the plant. They have made me the man I am today.

    They have always seen something in me that I didn't see in myself and was able to push me towards something great. They give you the tools here to make a lot of decisions yourself and push you to always become better.

    Cons

    Just meeting people in the workplace that want something for nothing. It's just sad but Anchor has a great hiring process and weeds the negative people out fast

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and always shoot for the stars. There are a lot of employees here that love this place and are very thankful for the job

    Anchor Sign Response

    Apr 21, 2017 – Director of Communications

    Thank you very much for your kind words. At Anchor Sign, our mission statement is clear: “To become the world’s premier sign company by providing complete customer satisfaction beyond all... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company To Work For"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anchor Sign full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have had nothing but positive experiences at Anchor since starting. I did read some of the other reviews that were posted about this company prior to coming to work here. What I have realized is that the people posting negative reviews are probably not the type of people you would want working for your company in the first place. Those people are here to collect a paycheck, put in the least amount of effort required to remain employed and complain about anything and everything. To me, the negative review is a direct reflection of a poor employee and not of the company.

    In my opinion, Anchor has one of the better benefit packages out there compared to other companies I have worked for. It is very reasonably priced with a low deductible and great coverage. They do offer a 401K, which isn't matched, but I don't really think that is that uncommon with most companies these days.
    The facilities on campus are nice and the entire environment is pretty laid back, provided you get your work completed.

    If you are hard working, motivated and looking for a place to start and maintain a career, Anchor is that place to be. They are continuing to grow and I'm excited about the opportunities available at this company.
    Anchor is the type of place where you get out of it, what you put into it. If you work hard, put in effort and don't treat this place like a place to just collect a paycheck, you will be rewarded.

    Cons

    I don't really have any real "cons". It would be nice to see a match to the 401K at some point in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. The employees that are here and the employees that remain are here for a reason, they support you and approve of the job you are doing.

    Anchor Sign Response

    Apr 21, 2017 – Director of Communications

    Thank you for your review. We are happy that you are part of the Anchor Sign team. As the largest manufacturing company in Charleston, we are always looking for opportunities to shine. Appreciate... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excelent Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anchor Sign full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I’ve worked at Anchor Sign for more than 14 years. Opportunity best sums up my experience. Anchor Sign is a rapidly growing company with numerous national accounts. Anchor’s rapid growth provides opportunity for employees. Anchor loves to promote from within, filling management positions with existing talent. Hard work is recognized and rewarded.

    Every day brings new challenges and obstacles, work is never boring. Team work is a major part of the environment. My coworkers are quick to step up and help out. We don’t hear “it’s not my job”, instead “What can I do?”. We have a sense of pride and ownership in our work. We have fun together. Many of my coworkers are close friends.

    The hard work is fulfilling. It’s rewarding to see our signs welcoming customers to Chick-fil-A, Home Depot, Bank of America, Outback Steakhouse and more.

    Anchor offers great benefits including health insurance. Our Health Insurance is excellent! I have peace mind knowing my family is well covered.

    When I was hired at Anchor, I was looking for a job. Instead of a job, I found a lasting career. I’m thankful for the many way I’ve been able to provide for my family. I look forward to many more years at Anchor!

    Cons

    None. It's great to work where hard work is appreciated.

  8. "Current Employee"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anchor Sign full-time

    Pros

    Not micro-managed, overtime available for most hourly employees, recently updated the policy to be able to wear jeans and headphones.

    Cons

    Not very much paid time off or pay for your first 3 years.


  9. "Sweatshop"

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

    I worked at Anchor Sign full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a good company to start with if you are interested in the sign industry. The worker bees who aren't management are a mixed bag, but most are good team players.

    Cons

    No room for advancement; it's a good-old boys' club. Middle management is basically a handful of yes-men. Account reps and designers are very underpaid and treated more like sweatshop workers.

    Advice to Management

    Start compensating the real talent fairly and they'll stop leaving so abruptly. Hire and promote based on actual merit.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible Employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Designer in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Project Designer in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anchor Sign (More than a year)

    Pros

    Getting a paycheck (which isn't much to begin with)

    Cons

    Not a great place to work. Immaturity at all levels. Over-worked and under-paid is an understatement. Too many people joking around and making noises makes for a very distracting work place. Especially when one of the people being a distraction is a team leader. I don't mind joking around every once in a while, but not all the time. No possibility for advancement, only a small annual raise which is determined by your annual evaluation. 3% is nothing when you're making peanuts to begin with. Minimum pay equals minimum effort. No recognition for a job well done ever. People only worry about themselves, even though it's a team environment. Because of the lack of pay and the office environment, the turnover rate is very, very high. Annual parade of people quitting. That should tell you that something is wrong and that you need to change something. They've lost so many good workers because of this, which results in inexperienced people coming in and screwing everything up. Management doesn't care and they aren't doing anything at all. They are oblivious to the fact that a great company has great employees that are happy. This place has no happy employees. Well, except for those who are actually getting paid, those who are content with mediocre, those who are there because they are good friends or family of somebody who is with the in crowd, or people who are just stupid. If you are looking for a job, look else where unless you are very, very desperate.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being stingy and start caring for your work force!

    Anchor Sign Response

    Nov 12, 2016 – Director of Communications

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback. I apologize that your experience at Anchor Sign did not meet our commitment to being the best place you have ever worked. Your feedback will... More


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