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FastSigns Reviews

Updated September 6, 2018
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  • "Small retail environment, independently owned, not much 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 company with great people!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FastSigns full-time

    Pros

    Short training period with a lot to learn. Perfect if your willing to open your mind and figure things out. It taught me a lot about working as a team to solve everyday problems. Production table can get tiring if you don't have motivation.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancements.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more for specialties and ask employees for input!


  2. "Graphic Designer/ Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    FastSigns can offer a chance to work with some really talented people, as well as the opportunity to cross train in other aspects of the sign industry.

    Cons

    All FastSigns are independently owned and operated. That being said, not all FastSigns are created equal. Some shops can really lack employee culture or support. Management can be hit or miss with some shops.

  3. "Great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FastSigns full-time

    Pros

    Good owner , fast pace

    Cons

    Need additional production workers with experience


  4. "Short and sweet"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Busy atmosphere
    Interacting with all different kinds of customers
    Coworkers

    Cons

    Management was not very good
    Training was awkward
    Unprofessional


  5. "After 4 years work environment has gone from good to terrible"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer/Production Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer/Production Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Small atmosphere so you have good relationships with all your coworkers
    - it’s easier to communicate with less people
    - laid back
    - opportunity to learn different areas in the shop (production, customer service, etc.)
    - when hired I was given the impression that there would be opportunities for advancement, bonuses and pay raises

    Cons

    - although having a smaller staff should make it easier to communicate, that communication is lacking in the franchise where I work
    - the owner at this franchise sets unattainable goals which makes bonuses impossible
    - I’ve worked in the same position for 4 years, have had only two raises, the first was great, but the second came after getting demoted from salary to hourly (maybe to make the demotion sting a little less??)

    Advice to Management

    The way management handles conflict as well as business goals is not good. They are way too caught up in the long term goal and are aiming to attain that in one year rather than making the goal for the year challenging but attainable (with hard work). And even when employees give constructive feedback on how things are handled or how the shop is run—on multiple occasions—nothing changes and the employees are unhappy. Management needs to take the cares of the employees into major consideration and take a look at what is best for them not just how much money you can bring in. If you don’t show that you care about your employees and appreciate them, they are going to leave.


  6. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FastSigns full-time

    Pros

    Good co-workers fun job interesting projects and good customers

    Cons

    Communication between management and employees.


  7. "Too disorganized"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer/Production Artist in North Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer/Production Artist in North Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and a short commute

    Cons

    Disorganized from the start. Work orders not entered correctly and contradictory to other materials in job bag. Also difficult to find assets necessary to complete any particular job. Distracting; having to stop and answer phones or perform other, unrelated tasks interrupts the workflow and slows down performance.

    Advice to Management

    Create one work order with ONE set of complete directions, using other materials as support and reference only. The old adage “Garbage in: Garbage our” never rang more true. Also, maintain your equipment better so that are no mistakes from printers off color and plotters cutting off center.

  8. "Fast-Paced & Wide Variety of Projects"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FastSigns full-time

    Pros

    Not monotonous work; always something new to work on.

    Cons

    Pay isn't as high as it should be.


  9. "Sales Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FastSigns full-time

    Pros

    Job is flexible, and you make your own schedule

    Cons

    You will mostly likely be managing your manager. There isn't strong leadership at all. I've gotten verbally abused from my manager because of his mistakes. There is no structure or procedures people follow to ensure the client is happy. Everything is done last minute or with lack of knowledge. The place is extremely understaffed and there is no help or management from the owner. There is no room or place for career advancement or growth.

    Advice to Management

    Act like a manager.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Graphic Designer"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Broadview Heights, OH
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Broadview Heights, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You have good equipment to use.

    Cons

    Disorganized, lack of employees, trying to run on nothing just to get a bigger profit. My center never listened to other centers or corporate for advice though.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your peers


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