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Federal Signal Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Nice people to work with a very solid Leadership Team (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management a joke, more concerned now with trendy buzzwords and other BS motivational crap (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Systems Integration Manager in University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Manager in University Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy for motivated individuals to succeed.

    Cons

    Union workers in plant are very lazy

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of unions


  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work with

    Cons

    There is always some cons but then they are there for reason.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Integration Engineer in University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Integration Engineer in University Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn and enhance career

    Cons

    Influx of work high and low


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Management"

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

    I have been working at Federal Signal full-time

    Pros

    Great company, good people, Public Safety Powerhouse

    Cons

    We could do better but we continually try

    Advice to Management

    Lead from the front, listening to the team, make the best decisions daily.


  5. "I am happy here!"

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Representative in University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Support Representative in University Park, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Good benefits
    Acceptable pay
    Relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Just that my department (customer service) closes at 430p but I (just 1 person out of 5) have to stay until 6p. Not really sure why we don't all get off at 430p but I do mind the later schedule because I am able to "sleep in".

    Advice to Management

    So far management is doing a great job. No complaints


  6. "In my time with the company, I have learned a lot, and been given opportunities to contribute in many departments."

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

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

    Pros

    Probably the most outstanding positive things about Federal Signal are work/life balance, training opportunities (you need to be your own advocate here, however), and generally friendly culture.

    Cons

    Generally lower-than-industry-average salary and sometimes limited professional advancement can be problematic. Accountability for many functions is also wanting, which makes for a difficult work environment at times.

    Advice to Management

    Communication of strategy, as well as its implementation are areas for significant improvement.


  7. "Friendly place work"

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

    I have been working at Federal Signal full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Decent facilities but some show signs of age. Good bonus payout. Willing to train people.

    Cons

    Not the best base salary in the industry. Job titles could better fit the industry / skills. I don't see a path to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Look at base salaries.

  8. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Federal Signal full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and open work environment

    Cons

    Some parts of the company run like a factory


  9. "Good Heart"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in University Park, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Small family atmosphere, everyone says hi. Safe environment to work in. Company is undergoing constant change. Compensation is fair. Filled with genuine people.

    Cons

    Lack of disciplinary action against employees. Outdated communication technology within company. Upper management's ruling style is tyrannical. Company is slowly losing the good heart its had.


  10. "Better than most"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is OK but the people are great!

    Cons

    Promotions come slow and salary's are lower than national average

    Advice to Management

    None


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