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Arrow Sign Company Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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  1. "If you want to learn and grow you are in the right place!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    This company encourages learning and invest in it. There is a plethora of knowledge in every level of the company.

    Cons

    Still use old school methods that can be upgraded. Lots of paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    There is a bit of a bottleneck in upper management that sometimes handicap lower levels.


  2. "Great company to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Production in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked at Arrow for a little over 2 years and have nothing but great things to say about this company. Great work environment, talented people producing great signs and structures. You will be expected to perform to a high level of craftsmanship/pride in your work at a fast pace, If this is your skill set then you will fit right in.

    Cons

    Tight deadlines is about it.

    Advice to Management

    Let people do there jobs.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fast Paced Enviorment. Supportive Management"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "Best Sign Company in Northern California"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with strong values"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Stressful"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Arrow has a large presence in the signage industry, and within the Bay Area. They can handle any large scale and custom signage project. You can grow within the company, if you put in the time. If you need a job and fit their mold, they will pay you money.

    Cons

    There is a complete lack of vision at Arrow. Their tunnel vision shoves them down one road of operation, large scale custom sign projects. They haven't kept up with any technology advances, thus the lack of an ERP system and amount of paperwork generated within the company to complete a simple task is mind-numbing. The sad part is I don't see it ever changing, as long as the current ownership is in place. There is complete lack of trust at Arrow between upper management/ownership and their employees, which kind of ties into previous comments on the company. Everybody is afraid to make decisions because only a few people are able to even carry out decisions. Everything within the company is dictated by ownership....everything.

    Advice to Management

    See above....its pretty clear what needs to happen to keep good employees.


  10. "Project Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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