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Updated February 19, 2018
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Gary Salomon
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  • Two man operations no room for growth (in 9 reviews)

  • No benefits other then what the owner may set up on his account (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great First Job"

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FastSigns full-time

    Pros

    Great Bosses. Good intro level sales position.

    Cons

    Boring industry, but some projects are fun.

    Advice to Management

    All different so, tough to say.


  2. "Support"

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

    I have been working at FastSigns full-time

    Pros

    Feels like a family own business

    Cons

    Benefits are not the greatest

  3. "It's a crying shame"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FastSigns full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Weekends and evenings off, received paycheck on time

    Cons

    Micromanaging, condescending behavior from the owners, poor employee moral

    Advice to Management

    Learn to respect your staff, they are the ones working and making money for you. Your disrespectful and condescending behavior will drive out any good people. Give your staff the knowledge and tools they need to do their job without you micro managing every little thing.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to gain experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FastSigns full-time

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience

    Cons

    Salary wasnt enough because of the size of the company

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  5. "Proceed Cautiously"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, quickly submersing into all things print. Good job if your looking to leverage for another position elsewhere.

    Cons

    Being a franchise, overall management is based on owners experience or lack thereof in running a business. As a whole, corporate is only interested in collecting their franchise fees and nothing else, leaving each owner scraping along trying to figure out how to keep things above water. Each franchise it's on it's own, therefore your guess is as good as the franchise in how it's going to be run. No room for growth. Expect a lot of broken promises and office politics. As a designer, there was a lot of production work and very little creative. When you leave work, know your going to mostly frustrated in how your day unfolded.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Opportunity at the Right Location"

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Fast paced environment
    - Amazing network support
    - Lots of room for growth in outside sales
    - Great benefits
    - New technology and continuous training
    - Owner who cares

    Cons

    - May not be same for all locations (dependent on owner and management)


  7. Helpful (2)

    "My Store Was Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FastSigns (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun to design and make signs. When things are busy it's nice to be working on things and seeing them get installed and put around town. Learned a lot about the business and helped a lot of people.

    Cons

    The store I worked at was terribly mismanaged. These stores are small so if your manager is incompetent then you're left dealing with a lot of things they mess up on. My manager would often give me incorrect work orders or neglect to give me critical information about a job and would blame me for it. There was no one above him to complain to so I felt very stuck.

    Advice to Management

    Since this is a franchise, I don't think there is very much involvement from corporate in the stores themselves. My manager was a sexist, homophobic, downright spiteful person and there was no one to complain about it to. I seriously feel sorry for my coworkers who still have to deal with him. I was fired over a blatant case of favoritism where my manager essentially booted me out of a job because he wanted his friend to work there. It was unjust and unfair and he really mishandled it.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Production Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FastSigns full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dependant on location, great flexibility in schedule, full time work, a boss that cares.

    Cons

    Pay is low considering my qualifications, national location has much to do with that. Oklahoma is simply a poor state.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "designer installer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FastSigns full-time

    Pros

    good pay usually on time

    Cons

    disorganized scheduling and hectic days

    Advice to Management

    stick to what works


  10. "Good People, Low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good People, Well Organized System for job queue, Vacation and Paid Sick leave.

    Cons

    Low pay, While work was stellar, no pay advancement, Entrenched CSRs show little drive for self improvement.


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