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Updated Jul 11, 2014
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Service Manager Interview

Service Manager

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cintas.

Interview Details – I applied for the job after seeing it posted on a Social Web Site and received a call within the first 3 days after submission by the recruiter and set up an interview for the next day. I went in for the interview, which was conducted by the recruiter. It was basic questions about background, salary expectations and lasted for 20-30 minutes.

The recruiter asked if I had time for a second, then third, fourth and fifth interview on that same day. I sat down with several Managers in the location, who all had 7 different STAR questions.

Four hours later, I had gone through five interviews, but only expected to have one. The recruiter tried to get the GM interview pushed through as well, but he was out the office. She did however set up the interview for two days later prior to my departure.

I came in for the interview with the GM, who asked several questions, but not the same STAR related questions asked in the previous interviews. This interview was more about management style and philosophy. He asked about Salary expectations as well and explained the pay structure. He was laid back, but you can tell how knowledgeable he was in the business. This interview went well.

My seventh interview was with the district service manager. This interview took a week to coordinate because he was on PTO. This interview was really laid back and we basically had a conversation about myself and my experience. We also talked in depth about the position and what to expect. This interview lasted 30 minutes. He informed me that they will call with their final decision.

I received a call three hours after the interview was finished in which I was offered the position. They met my salary requirements, which was my only concern. This was a very thorough process, but they know exactly what they are looking for I a candidate. I appreciate the process because it can and will weed out individuals who most likely will not fit their culture.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a irate customer.   Answer Question

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Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cintas.

Interview Details – Long interview process, usually about 4-5 interviews in about a month or 2 time spam, interview with sales manager, general manager, sales director and HR manager/Office Manager, this is in addition of a ride along with a senior sales representative

Interview Question – None that pop in my mind, a lot of them were the same question asked in a different way   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation allowed

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Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Cintas.

Interview Details – You do an interview with sales managers at the location, then do a field ride, then interview with a director, and the final interview is with the Vice president. Once all the interviews are complete you do a drug test and background check.

Interview Question – They ask you to close multiple times in the interview.   Answer Question

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Route Check-in Coordinator Interview

Route Check-in Coordinator

Interviewed at Cintas

Interview Details – There are three interviews in the process, and they are very good at getting back to you to let you know where they are with you in the process. They are also very thorough, so be as prepared as possible to answer many questions.

Interview Question – There's not one particular question that was difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question

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Service Sales Representative Interview

Service Sales Representative

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cintas.

Interview Details – It was a very lengthy process involving many people, multiple steps, a working day in the field, background check, physical, etc. It took several weeks to go through it all.

Interview Question – none   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. Take it or leave it.

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First Aid & Safety Service Sales Representative Interview

First Aid & Safety Service Sales Representative
Elk Grove Village, IL

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cintas in June 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online and was asked to come in for an initial interview, that I was thought to be a potential fit for the position. I interviewed with 4 service managers, the GM, and participated in a ride-along. It felt as though they really wanted to make sure they hired the right person to avoid turnover and achieve longevity with an employee...big selling point

Interview Question – STAR oriented interview, as well as, "what do you expect from an employer as well as an employee?"
"Give three reasons why Cintas should hire you."
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Clerk Interview

Clerk
Rochester, NY

I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Cintas in March 2010.

Interview Details – interview was three interview process they were good at promises that they never delivered. they were not appreciative when you obtained goals or when you were asked to help out because they needed you.

Interview Question – why you want to work for them   Answer Question

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Service Manager Interview

Service Manager
Dallas, TX

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cintas in March 2011.

Interview Details – up to 4 interviews very scenario based. "tell me about a time" type questions. Looking for dedication and service focus. Looking to add employees for life want committed strong answers. Looking for honesty and integrity.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you made a mistake and admitted it even though it would be easier not to?   Answer Question

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Service Sales Representative Interview

Service Sales Representative
Detroit, MI

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cintas in March 2014.

Interview Details – Very difficult to get an interview, but once you do the interview process will typically go all the way through completion. Starts with a phone screening interview, then an in person interview. After that, you have to do a tryout with one of their current drivers and another interview. If you make it past that, there is one last interview with the General Manager.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you improved safety.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation

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Production Supervisor Interview

Production Supervisor
Omaha, NE

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cintas.

Interview Details – You will go through 6-9 interviews. Every member of the sales management team will also interview. The sales team wants to have a say who gets hired so they can drive production to meet they unrealistic goals. They expect the production Supervisor to do miracles that they cannot achieve either.

Interview Question – What is your greatest achievement?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They do not pay what the median salary shows.

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