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Federal Signal Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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  1. "Good Heart"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    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 Outdated communication technology within company.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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    My experience in Federal Signal overall was pretty good. I got to learn a lot which catapulted my career towards a certain direction. Also, you will get a chance to work with many great people both in the office and factory floor. If you want to move up into a certain direction, you have the option. Oh, can't forget the health benefits.

    Cons

    Compensations is not up to standards, they avoid giving you engineering title to save some bucks.

    Advice to Management

    Try and be more consistent on your decision.


  3. "Better than most"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  5. "This is a great company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Down to earth common sense management

    Cons

    The industry does not allow the ability to clock out


  6. "Assembler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job was fun. Good management that cares about employees. Would definitely work here again. Paid good too! Not much more I can say.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance. Leadership sometimes doesn't recognize talent, sometimes doesn't recognize problems with poor performers. Work can be repetitive too.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to lower level employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Job, Bad Management Choices"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in University Park, IL
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in University Park, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay,Benefits,College Course Reimbersement, etc.

    Cons

    Having to Bid for other jobs based on seniority. Management makes bad choices.


  8. "Great people to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  9. "Old School"

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

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

    Pros

    A longstanding, stable company that will be around for awhile.

    Cons

    A bit myopic when it comes to leveraging software and technology. Coming from a manufacturing background, they have yet to embrace the 21st century.

    Advice to Management

    There is more than a little cronyism taking place here, at least in the IT department. Time to clean house. Also, IT talent has been fleeing due to mismanagement.


  10. "Parking Industry products"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company has potential to grow

    Cons

    Products are so out of date they need investment to fix.

    Advice to Management

    Good staff and people. Need better management.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good company buts lots of changes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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