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Federal Signal Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in University Park, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in University Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Federal Signal (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A lot of hard working people

    Cons

    NEW Management is not knowledgeable about the company and insist on doing their way which don't involve showing any appreciation or care for the employees, NEW management from the CEO down is driving the company in the ground. All the good managers are leaving this company like the plague.

    Advice to Management

    The new CEO Jennifer Sherman needs to learn the business and learn the how to value employees then start developing that philosophy all the way down the chain of command.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Weak leadership is killing the company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family environment with current employees minus all of the managers

    Cons

    NEW Management is not knowledgeable about the company and insist on doing their way which don't involve showing any appreciation or care for the employees, NEW management from the CEO down is driving the company in the ground. All the good managers are leaving this company like the plague. Unless you previously worked for either Motorola or Tell labs you will not move up in the company. The company continues to hire from the outside instead of promoting from within and training employees. The company doesn't have a career development plan for employee, so employees have a glass ceiling. Company has a serious problem with lack of communication. The company need to stop changing the organization every 3 months, stick to one plan.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house with all of the current management team, who don't listen to the employees who actually do all of the work and keep the business running.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "This company is as good as your manager in turn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary, good benefits, opportunity to learn and grow if you land with the right manager.

    Cons

    Management changes every two weeks, no sense of "Team Play" between departments at all.

    Advice to Management

    Educate your supervisors, and show real interest for the people at the bottom. See around you and notice that the managers loved by that people are the ones that last longer.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "N/A"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Federal Signal full-time

    Pros

    Full-time, overtime is not required but if available you can choose to take it

    Cons

    Politics, conflicting relationships within company, shady overseers, heavy work for small pay


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Revolving, not evolving"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in University Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some fun people, some great customers, and an in-house cafe open most of the work day with freshly cooked food and a wide variety menu

    Cons

    Change happens before the ink dries, especially with people hired from the outside who don't even know how things run or work at the place, people pass off responsibilities too much

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with commitments and listen to people before making more blind and random changes and then listen some more for feedback on the changes, promote from the inside but not because you're buddy-buddy


  6. "Okay Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, one of few employers in the south suburbs.

    Cons

    bad management. They can't decide which direction they want to take the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Federal Signal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good at their core business - sirens, lightbars

    Cons

    no long term growth strategy; board too focused on the next quarterly earning
    have brought in several managers to expand reach through integrations but don't allow time plans to develop before switching directions

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in University, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in University, IL
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of good hard working employees that have dedicated years of service

    Cons

    The executive leaders are leading the company in the wrong the direction, it sad but, they probably won't be around much longer due to lack of respect, micro managers that insist on doing their way, NO COMMUNICATION!!!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "buyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Signal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    stable but not reliable on you

    Cons

    no change in career and long work time

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Federal Signal Technologies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in İzmir (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in İzmir (Turkey)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Federal Signal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was a great company to work

    Cons

    Now it no longer exists


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