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Federal Signal Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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  1. 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!!!


  2. "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

  3. 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


  4. "Design Intern"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Design Intern
    Former Employee - Graphic Design Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Federal Signal (More than a year)

    Pros

    Given a lot of responsibility to really build your portfolio and to develop the skills needed for future career opportunities. Not your typical internship. All internships should be like this.

    Cons

    There was nothing negative about my experience.


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    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.


  7. 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

  8. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Implementation and Support Technician in Southern Pines, NC
    Former Employee - Implementation and Support Technician in Southern Pines, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Federal Signal (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Caring management. Friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    The company is ruled by the stock market.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in University Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and the former family friendly culture which is unfortunately gone now.

    Cons

    Upper management a joke, more concerned now with trendy buzzwords and other BS motivational crap. New female CEO and PSS Senior VP's are a both viewed as incompetent out in the field. We can't believe this is the best we can do. Many, many long time employees are planning their exit strategies since it feels like we've now hit the iceberg!

    Advice to Management

    Really not much to say until promotions aren't granted based upon who's brown nosing who at Oak Brook. The real leaders are overlooked for those who spin the best BS. Amateur hour new female CEO is clueless.


  10. "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.


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