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FastSigns Reviews

Updated June 12, 2018
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Gary Salomon
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Pros
  • "Learned a lot while being there regarding design, print and color correction" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Fast paced environment, quickly submersing into all things print" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "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. "FUN!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FastSigns full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Everyday is different! Projects are always coming through that allow you to use your higher level thinking!

    Cons

    Franchisees all do business differently and all pay their employees on a different scale.


  2. "Graphic design assist"

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

    Pros

    Flex schedule and fun work environment

    Cons

    None to speak of.

  3. "Great People,"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Rapid pace of work and varied clients make it so the bad projects don't last too long, and there are a lot of opportunities to try new things
    - Good cross-training in different departments
    - Lots of different equipment to gain knowledge in

    Cons

    - The store was new, so revenue streams were a bit rocky
    - There was a LOT of turnover at the sales position


  4. Helpful (1)

    "FASTSIGNS OF NEWARK"

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    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy access through public transportation.

    Cons

    VERY BAD MANAGEMENT. From poor follow through with customers to treating the workers like cattle, the direction of this business is going downhill. They use inefficienct methods for tracking, working and producing which is why they are always behind schedule of pumping out very low quality graphics. MONEY is above all there, above any respect for workers or reasonable work timeline goals. Dishonesty is prevalent, I am glad I quit. They hire either people with no papers, or with little to no graphic skill and expect business to flow professionally.

    Advice to Management

    Get into a new line of business, OR before you put yourselves first, put your workers first, SPEND MONEY to hire real talent, and productivity and client-base will increase.


  5. "average work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FastSigns full-time

    Pros

    alright company, alright people, pay average

    Cons

    nothing negative, okay place to work, pay average

    Advice to Management

    no advice, cool people cool work


  6. "Good place for a foundation"

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    Former Employee - Sales/Design in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Sales/Design in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FastSigns full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Learned a lot while being there regarding design, print and color correction.

    Cons

    Low pay and some of the owners can be shady.

    Advice to Management

    Pay all employees better to minimize turn over.


  7. "Outside Sales"

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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

    Base Commission plus salary. Salary is a very small percentage of sales.

    Cons

    Poor sales management. Sales manager is basically just the sales person who has been there the longest and doesn't care about building the team or helping other sales people

    Advice to Management

    Your key leaders should be selected more carefully. The people with the worst attitude for management are the people in those positions

  8. "Graphic Design"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FastSigns full-time

    Pros

    Owner was pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Pay was not that great. No room for advancement within the company.


  9. "A respectable, busy position with plenty of problem solving, but not deeply creatively fulfilling"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FastSigns full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, small company with large company support, busy days but reasonably low stress. Good work gets noticed because it’s such a small team

    Cons

    Little opportunity for growth, while there is a wide range of customers, much of the work is pretty basic and can get boring.


  10. "Center Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Outstanding franchise support including business and sales development

    Cons

    Its a retail storefront, so you interact with purchasers with little knowledge of the product.

    Advice to Management

    none


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