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Federal Signal Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Average and challenged like most businesses today"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in University Park, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Signal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging, and fast paced. Excellent people. Average team work. Company tries to improve Team work by handing out shirts that say team work.

    Cons

    Pay is typically significantly below market for comparable jobs in the same area for experienced personnel that have been with the company a long time. Medical benefits are decreasing each year and employee share increasing each year, but that seems to be the trend in most businesses today.

    Advice to Management

    Return to the true family values. Place more value on experience and loyalty. Medical benefits should remain a priority. Improve listening skills. Stop following the trends and lead.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good work environment and safe"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in University Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady hours and weekly check

    Cons

    Management. Changes alot andso do expectations

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Getting away with murder"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Streator, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Streator, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Signal (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Look busy and you won't be bothered, nobody has a spine to discipline and when it does happen, nothing is really done about it, worse than high school.

    Cons

    Management and engineering need to get their stuff together. Just because you have a bachelor degree don't mean you know the secrets to the universe

    Advice to Management

    All new management and engineering hires need to spend time on the floor before setting loose. ME's will never be appreciated by waiving the degree mommy and daddy paid for in front of the guys who have decades of experience.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are many great products

    Cons

    Lower pay that other companies in the same industries offer. No room for advancing career

    Advice to Management

    There is need for training and work-life balance


  5. Helpful (1)

    "This company is doing well...on the backs of the workers at the bottom"

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    Current Employee - Union Production Employee in University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Union Production Employee in University Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Signal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Regular work hours, good pay(unless you're union hired after the last contract), insurance, 401k, paid vacations

    Cons

    This company adheres to the low moral standards that are common in corporate America today. (Greed before people)

    Advice to Management

    Why bother offering suggestions to a body that never really listens anyway


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company buts lots of changes"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in University Park, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People at the plant level are great and through some of the ranks. Old leadership really cared and knew something about everyone. Over years, senior leadership driven by the dollar vs social responsibility of the people who they effect.

    Cons

    Company goes thru periods when really good but lots of change and hard to hold onto good talent.

    Advice to Management

    People are your most important peice of business


  7. "Great people to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Designer in University Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, time off, work from home sometimes, great travel Benefits

    Cons

    everyone these day all say pay, far from my home

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees at least the national average

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good, was better"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for career growth is positive

    Cons

    Organizational goals and direction often ambiguous

    Advice to Management

    Develop a solid vision and communicate direction clearly to employees


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