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FastSigns Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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Gary Salomon
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Pros
  • Great people, amazing atmosphere, efficient and fun (in 7 reviews)

  • Fast paced environment where every day is a new sign (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Small retail environment, independently owned, not much room for growth (in 6 reviews)

  • No benefits other then what the owner may set up on his account (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work as long as the franchise owner is involved with the business."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visual Communication Expert in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Visual Communication Expert in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You meet new people from different companies
    You can be Creative with sign projects.
    Monday to Friday schedule
    Travel to Conventions

    Cons

    Your sales are only as good as your production and install team.
    No room for growth pass being a sales person or manager.
    No benefits other then what the owner may set up on his account


  2. "A graphic designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing if you want fast paced and pressure and can perform. Everyone has rush jobs and is very happy when you complete it on time.

    Cons

    Undervalue worth. I had a masters degree and received $14 an hour and a designer that was there for 10+ was at $17.50 an hour.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees more and don't micromanage (stop looking through the trash). Go to a customer with any errors first before reprinting and throwing away.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Graphic Artist / Production Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucker, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucker, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small business so employees can be important to management / owners.

    Cons

    Small Franchises trying hard to make a profit in small business. Limited opportunities for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Put value in your employees.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Endless proofs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Design &Amp; Production, in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Graphic Design &Amp; Production, in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere and sometimes the boss would buy lunch for the team, which was cool. Friday we would sometimes leave early.

    Cons

    Creating proofs all day long and still not able to finish

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, be more selective in who you hire


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Horrific: The McDonald's Equivalent of Design Practices"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Conroe, TX
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Conroe, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    +Sub par training for what expectations require

    I would have given this employer one eighth of a star across the board if it would have let me.

    I worked at store #326

    Cons

    -Excessive Work Load
    -Too Many Sales People
    -Too few Graphic Designers for work load
    -Stiffling Envoirnment
    -Extreme Expectations
    -- No investment in new hires
    ---Owners put morals aside for profit
    ---- Imposition of Religious Beliefs
    --------- Inappropriate Religious Boundaries (Very Unprofessional)
    ------------------------- Employee Favoritism

    Advice to Management

    WORK ON YOUR PROFESSIONALISM. If you want to make the business expand you have to be willing to foster growth with incoming new talent. Examine and resolve internal conflicts with incoming staff and old staff. Manage your staff correctly, favoritism is a HUGE problem to your business and relationships with new employees.


  7. "Production Team Leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Design/Production in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Design/Production in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Challenging and fulfilling work environment.
    - Positive staff and optimistic/supportive management.
    - Opportunities to grow in career via cross-training in different paths (production/sales/design)
    - Opportunities for overtime and additional compensation.

    Cons

    - No retirement saving plan.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees with matched retirement savings plan.


  8. "Would Recommend"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Germantown, TN
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Germantown, TN

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

    Pros

    great team of employees to work with.

    Cons

    Fast Paced and detail oriented job


  9. "it depends on the owner since is a franchise"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Production Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    you have the opportunity to learn and practice new skills coworkers are amazing

    Cons

    it depends completely on the owner mine was a racist and narcissist that will always have inappropriate comments for working women. and the benefits were non existing.

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to the owners and how they actually do business.


  10. "Good Company to Work For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employees were great and everyone knew thier job very well. The work that they produce is of high quality and a good price.

    Cons

    There are no cons to report. The company is run well and the owner is passionate about the business and producing a good product.


  11. "Great Temporary Employment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You're able to encounter new and unique projects every day. Accounts are diverse . You have the freedom to manage your accounts.

    Cons

    Your experience will only be as good as your management. Pay is sub par. Majority of your jobs are sub contracted so you have to rely on quality contractors. They do not allow you to disclose that the work is sub contracted so if it's a great product the project will be great but if the product is sub par you have to constantly scrounge up excuses and ways you plan to repair the damage.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more and strive to create more products in-house. Sub contracting 90% of your jobs creates unnecessary stress for all involved and a reduced commission when more work is involved.



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