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FastSigns Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Definitely fun, great people, and I learned a lot (in 7 reviews)

  • Amazing if you want fast paced and pressure and can perform (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Two man operations no room for growth (in 8 reviews)

  • No benefits other then what the owner may set up on his account (in 14 reviews)

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  1. 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


  2. "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.

  3. "Sales"

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

    Pros

    Not micro managed and offer online training

    Cons

    No insurance, no vacation or personal days.

    Advice to Management

    Hire an HR person to handle interviews and new hires


  4. "FastSigns is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and place to master your craft

    Cons

    Pays a little lower than the position's average


  5. "FASTSIGNS franchise owners will make or break your experience!"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Sales in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, interesting industry, no nights or weekends.

    Cons

    Store I worked at was under staffed. The owners have high employee turnover because of the way they treat employees. Yelling/screaming at someone will not motivate or educate them, only make them leave. Each store in an independent franchise, so management, training, work environment will vary store to store. Husband and wife at my store were very poor in their "people skills." They created a lot of stress in the store with their constant bickering, micro managing of employees, contradicting rules, etc... FASTSIGNS has potential but only if you are lucky at the right store.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink your management style and realize people are leaving because of YOU, not them!


  6. "Not willing to put sales first"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FastSigns (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot about the sign industry

    Cons

    Very limited capability, boasted about 90%+ in house work but most of work was outsourced to vendors and third parties. Would sell based off their own limitations, not was customer was really wanting. Made a ton of production errors and wouldn't make it right for customer.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your sales people who are honest and not just saying things you want to hear.


  7. "Fun job."

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    Current Employee - Zund Operator in Antioch, TN
    Current Employee - Zund Operator in Antioch, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons to learn which keeps you on your toes. Using the machine to cut out things to stick to stuff is really cool. You also develop a lot of skills as far as learning how certain things should be done.

    Cons

    A lot goes into having the knowledge to actually get a Zund machine to function properly and don’t feel that I’m compensated well for this.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you’re paying the person. Not the position. Not everyone does this job the same.

  8. "Sign Production"

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

    I have been working at FastSigns full-time

    Pros

    Everyday is different, opportunity to learn a lot of new skills,

    Cons

    Low pay and benefits, completely up to individual franchise owner so it all depends on what they want to give you. Small business run by husband/wife so there is constant bickering.


  9. "Could have been great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FastSigns full-time

    Pros

    Experience, Always something new,

    Cons

    no extra training, franchise owners hit or miss


  10. "Depends on the Franchise"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer/Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer/Customer Service Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job, not hard to learn if no experience
    Hours aren't bad

    Cons

    Redundant
    Franchise owners can be a problem
    Pay is very low
    No room for growth
    No benefits

    Advice to Management

    Educate your franchisees and inspect locations with several employee complaints


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