Union Worker (Former Employee) – University Park, IL – October 3, 2017
Loved my job. I just think that the people that went above their job duties, needed to recognized more. People that have been there for a long time tend to think that they don't have to do their jobs but get treated better than the people that want to work and who take pride in their work. Some supervisors tend to close their eyes as to whats really going on.
Quality Control, Electrical/Mechanical Assembly (Former Employee) – University Park, IL – May 17, 2016
Union work is simple, you have 80% who want to work for a living and you have 20% that socialize and gossip while the 80% take up the slack. The 20% who socialize and gossip cause problems will end up in a nice office position with better hours. So if you are ready to work for the UNION please be advised that if you are a hard working human with a great work ethic, swallow your pride and throw work ethic out the closest window.
Implementation and Support Technician (Former Employee) – Southern Pines, NC – March 23, 2016
I worked remotely and absolutely enjoyed working for Federal Signal. During my time with them, I learned a lot about self accountability. I was responsible for taking care of my customer base as well as keeping my coworkers updated on my day-to-day issues. The toughest part of the job was keeping up with previous calls and emails when I was out of the office. I enjoyed my freedom to come and go as I pleased as long as I was available and able to assist any customer at any time throughout the work day.
SR. SHIPPING CHECKER (Former Employee) – University Park, IL – November 4, 2015
I was the floater, the go to guy that had special projects doled out. I never really knew what I was going to do each day, sometimes I'd be picking or packing, others I would have a multimillion dollar order to double check.
The hardest part of my job was the commute, living 50 miles away was a doozy!
Sound and Signal Tester/Summer Intern (Former Employee) – Blue Island, IL – September 28, 2015
A typical day at work was assembling and testing emergency sirens.
Since this was my first job I learned how to follow orders and get along with my co-workers. The hardest part of my job was at the beginning of the summer when I had a difficult time assembling products.
The most enjoyable part of the job was earning a paycheck. Being a teenager that was all I thought about.
Work Cell Assembler (Former Employee) – University Park, IL – July 29, 2015
the lights and sirens were easy to learn and build. the coworkers there were helpful and friendly. the breaks were of adequate time. the pay was good. overall it was a good place. competitors kept job security low.
Consultant (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – November 21, 2014
Small company. Unique business with toll roads. Company was sold to 3m.
Pretty much by myself. I was given an assignment and I completed Maintenance document for the off road operator by interviewing and asking a lot of questions. I also spent a lot of time on Google searching for equipment so I could document what the equipment did.
New nothing about the business but learned a lot through self teaching and researching.
I created a Safety Manual also.
Performed several QA test plans.
Created many excel spreadsheets for misc assignments.
Utilized Visio almost daily, creating workflows and business flows.
I enjoy writing so the daily tasks were satisfying.
Great pay, industry leader, but difficult to manage constant territory change
Regional Manager - Environmental Services Group (Current Employee) – Denver – September 10, 2014
Working from home in this position is great for a self motivated person, but difficult to integrate into the culture as a new hire. Learned a lot about the hydrovac market and products as well as selling process. Well thought out market attack plan that differentiated the products. Peers are top notch sales professionals. Hardest part of job is dealing with constant, major changes in territory and customer base. Four major changes in two years makes is difficult to build relationships in a sales position. Most enjoyable part is all that is involved with working for an industry leader.
NO chance for advancement. Upper management makes the job undesireable.
Management (Former Employee) – University Park, IL – August 4, 2013
Set standards & monitor production. Keep production records & post metrics. Maintain inventory levels to keep production running. Keep harmony among the employees in a union environment. Hold monthly meetings with subordinates to discuss safety. Hire & discipline employees as necessary.
Co-workers & subordinates were usually easy to work with. Decent pay & (for me) close to home.
Non-air conditioned environment was uncomfortable most of the time. Lousy, upper management set unobtainable goals.