Federal Signal Reviews

Updated 2 February 2015
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  1. Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Signal

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are many great products

    Cons

    Lower pay that other companies in the same industries offer. No room for advancing career

    Advice to Management

    There is need for training and work-life balance

  2. Falling fast

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Signal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There's is a few experienced people still working for FS.

    Cons

    Upper management does not understand what it takes for make FS product.

  3. You need to play the game

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Signal full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    average benefits and pay - for the work

    Cons

    Very political environment - narcissistic leadership tem

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring your friends

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  5. This company is doing well...on the backs of the workers at the bottom

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    Current Employee - Union Production Employee in University Park, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Union Production Employee in University Park, IL (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Regular work hours, good pay(unless you're union hired after the last contract), insurance, 401k, paid vacations

    Cons

    This company adheres to the low moral standards that are common in corporate America today. (Greed before people)

    Advice to Management

    Why bother offering suggestions to a body that never really listens anyway

  6. Good company buts lots of changes

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in University Park, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in University Park, IL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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

  7. Parking Industry products

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Signal

    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.

  8. Old School

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Irvine, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Irvine, CA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  9. Great people to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer in University Park, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Designer in University Park, IL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  10. Great Job, Bad Management Choices

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing in University Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in University Park, IL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay,Benefits,College Course Reimbersement, etc.

    Cons

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

  11. Helpful (1)

    Good, was better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Signal

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for career growth is positive

    Cons

    Organizational goals and direction often ambiguous

    Advice to Management

    Develop a solid vision and communicate direction clearly to employees

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