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Signs Now Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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  1. "Great workflow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Signs Now full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Brand recognition helps with sales
    -We were located in a high traffic area, resulting in many walk ins and increasing sales
    -Had a solid production team, not understaff which helped everyone focus on their job

    Cons

    -Website traffic was not great
    -No benefits
    -Had to work overtime during busy seasons (might be a good thing or bad if you have small children and need to arrange care)


  2. "Great Job ... little recognition"

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

    I worked at Signs Now full-time

    Pros

    - Team is very professional and is always eager to help
    - Management eager to update necessary production software in a timely manner

    Cons

    - Communication between management and team could be improved
    - Company does not provide quarterly reviews leaving associates in the dark about their work performance
    - Lack of communication between stores causes production slowdown.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Entry level job with entry level perks"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Fort Collins, CO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Signs Now full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good for starting out
    Learn quite a few new skills
    Fast paced
    Basically if you want to get into industrial print this is an ok place to start

    Cons

    No employer loyalty to their employees
    Unorganized
    Last minute calls will give you unwanted overtime
    No communication from management what your goals are or feedback on how you are doing at the company

    Advice to Management

    A bit more interaction with employees in a positive manner goes a long way. "The floggings will continue until morale improves" is not a good mantra to follow


  4. "Graphic Designer"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Montgomery, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Signs Now full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    As a sign company, you always have new projects to work on. No two days are alike, however, many of the projects can be similar in scope.

    Cons

    Each store is individually owned and "supported" by the franchise. Depending on the owner (in my case two different ones) you may have someone who wants to succeed or not. Both of my owners had a hard time pushing their employees to be productive, let alone showing up for work. It ended up coming down to a "If they don't come in, I don't have to pay them" attitude, leaving it up to those of us who were responsible to take up the slack.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your business. If you push to succeed, and make sure the employees are good, business will be more than break even


  5. "SHop Manager"

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

    Pros

    Great People, great experience loved the hours

    Cons

    Owner was more into numbers than his team

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  6. "Independently owned franchise."

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

    I have been working at Signs Now full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn how to interact with a clients' needs and wants. Solid foundation for building production skills.

    Cons

    With every independently owned business your at the mercy of the owner. If they lead and hold themselves just as accountable for the success and failure of their business then it would had been an ideal place to work at. That wasn't the case here. Although no work place is perfect.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and look at yourself as possibly being the possible problem as well as the solution.


  7. "Disorganized and highly inefficient, with bad internal politics!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clarksville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of work, Some dated but mostly newer equipment; good materials to work with; co-workers mostly friendly. Checks aren't made of rubber!

    Cons

    No systems in place or oversight. Place runs in a very chaotic and disorganized manner, which makes working there very stressful. Lack of management and oversight makes completing tasks challenging and sometimes very difficult. Management and employees engage in inappropriate gossip and retaliation type behaviors.
    Place could use some leadership training and systems to help complete jobs, helping accountability and overall customer satisfaction.
    Pay could be better... But there is no upward mobility with this company. Has a lot to be desired due to its current structure and lack of leadership.
    Employees are Over worked and under appreciated. No real training on anything, No protocols...

    Advice to Management

    Get organized, treat your employees with more respect, and stop the gossip. Your company will not grow without good structure and enough well trained employees.

  8. "Churn and Burn"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Signs Now full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not sure whether to list this as a positive because I don't know how much of it was real culture or fake, but everyone was very laid back. The owners brought their dogs in and the dress code was lenient and let everyone feel at ease.

    Cons

    The managers lied through their teeth both about benefits and about current work situations. No communication about the direction they wanted work to be taken in and no comments about what kind of attitude they wanted from the workers.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees about what you want from them. Don't bring your dogs to work.


  9. "Good, but not profitable"

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

    I worked at Signs Now full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You can be creative, you get to meet interesting people and help solve their problems. You also get to put their ideas in to form.

    Cons

    If you are owner, Franchisor is vindictive when you want out.

    Advice to Management

    Alegra is franchisor, be careful if you choose to dance. Their pockets are deep and don't mind spending money to knock you down.


  10. "I am overall satisfied with my employment with Signs Now"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Davenport, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Signs Now full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ultimately a great company to work for...

    Cons

    I have no complaints about this company.

    Advice to Management

    Feel limited in options for growth within company.


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