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Arrow Sign Company Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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  1. "Project Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arrow Sign Company full-time

    Pros

    Fellow peers are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of Management in most depts.

    Advice to Management

    needs improvement on communication and expectations


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrow Sign Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. This is my first job out of college and I’ve been given many opportunities to learn and grow within the company. In order to be successful at Arrow Sign, it’s essential to come to work with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and the ability to learn in a fast paced environment. Administration encourages exploration. They would rather see someone grow and be happy in different areas within the company than leave all together. Hard work will take you a long way here.

    Cons

    Located in a rough area in Oakland. A fair amount of paperwork and lengthy job processes, but there’s always a good method to the madness.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to come to work with positive attitudes. Treat each individual with respect, regardless of position. Never forget to acknowledge the employees that show up and work hard to represent the company.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for."

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

    I have been working at Arrow Sign Company full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Always busy with work. There is never a dull moment in the office. Family friendly. Definitely challenges the mind in a good way.

    Cons

    Some policies may need some updating and enforced.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe a yearly quiz on the policies to see where people are at or just to see if they need some improvement or even reminders on items they are lacking on or forgetting to do.


  4. "Past experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very fast paced company. Best sign manufacturer and install company in the business. Sales department is one of the best. There is no job that arrow cannot handle.

    Cons

    Some processes appear archaic due to the heavy paper trail that is required for every step of a sign job, concept, design, build and install.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate more of the responsibilities to other employees. Try to simplify your processes. You will never know if something new works, unless you try it. You can always go back to what worked before but try and simplify it.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fast Paced Enviorment. Supportive Management"

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    Current Employee - Permitting Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Permitting Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Arrow is great place to work. Environment is friendly and supportive particularly to the newer members. The sign work we do is custom made and therefore each project is somewhat unique in its handling. Clear published departmental procedures for processing a job makes learning the ropes easier.

    Cons

    Fast Paced environment can be confusing at times. Company management systems can at times become paper bound to distraction. The neighborhood is deteriorated and some may feel intimidated coming and going from work although to my knowledge it has never caused anyone a problem.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it coming. In the years I have been here with you there has never been a year where you have not made gains in making Arrow more successful and a more rewarding place to work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with strong values"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Design/Code Compliance in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Graphic Design/Code Compliance in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrow Sign Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fair and friendly, quality and reputation oriented, 60-some years in business, solid foundations. Working environment is great - no politicking, no manipulations. Just good old honest place of work. I am happy to work here.

    Cons

    Deteriorating neighborhood of East Oakland - not the management fault, of course, but may have some impact on overall perception.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Stuck in the past"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arrow Sign Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with overall. If you fit the mold you will be compensated for the most part.

    Cons

    Seems like when the *!%& hits the fan from previous employees who left the long time employees post positive reviews. Please guys! Stop sugar coating what is sometimes a toxic work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Again, lighten up on this. This is a business - not the Spanish Inquistion

  8. "Install managemer"

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    Former Employee - Install Manager in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Install Manager in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arrow Sign Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great installers, sales, and support staff. Decent pay for management. Great production staff and management at stockton location.

    Cons

    Terrible upper management and ownership (Charlie Stroud excluded) Extremely high turnover for this reason.
    Borderline abusive, hostile, bullying management techniques. HEAVILY RUN ON SCIENTOGIST BELIEFS INCLUDING THE USE OF CONDITION CHARTS, TONE SCALE, AND VOCABLARY. I was sent to a 2 day scientologist course under the guise of a "management communication class".
    Project managers that open carry pistols in the office.
    This is by far the most insane, chaotic, terrible company I've ever worked for.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like humans. Knock off the scientology insanity. Don't bring guns to the office. Don't talk bad about every former employee. Don't disclose the fact that you've lent money to employees to other employees. Don't lie. Don't be un ethical.


  9. "Best Sign Company in Northern California"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist, Account Executive, Project Coordinator in Benicia, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist, Account Executive, Project Coordinator in Benicia, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Arrow Sign Company provides the best customer service and excellent quality for custom fabricated commercial signs. Their employees and sales department are professional and knowledgeable and have many years of experience when it comes to custom fabrication and construction projects

    Cons

    Sometimes getting it right takes some time. This company is diligent with details but unfortunately custom fabrication takes longer than wanted and expected.

    Advice to Management

    The customer is always right or at least should believe that.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Management challenged and insufficient knowledge"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrow Sign Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Support staff very knowledgeable, understanding and easy to work with. I feel sorry for them that they are stuck at a dead end job.

    Cons

    Management too scared to trust their staff. You will never make the money that they promised. Work environment very tenuous at best.I have never worked at a company that had so many people quitting. Very negative attitude and work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Use your company policies and follow them. Trust people to help and support you.


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