I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Cintas.
Interview Details – Lengthy interview process and it will take some time to get through the whole proceeding. Lots of questions that make little to no sense and are general questions set up by some HR think tank years ago. Just use you best judgment with the answers because they don't really matter anyway.
Interview Question – None of the questions are difficult Answer Question
Negotiation Details – wages are pretty much set they try to pay as little as possible
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Cintas in October 2010.
Interview Details – Just act like you're not lazy and really excited to work there. They work you like a dog and tend to hire people with no hobbies or life outside of work.
Interview Question – Something about the culture like "In what type of environment do excellent"? They're looking to see if you'll work like a dog for crappy pay. The sell is that you'll be able to move up in the company but that rarely happens. I'd rather pick up trash than work at Cintas. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The work in a range of approved salaries given the position. They always start low b/c they're trying to get you for cheap.
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Cintas in March 2013.
Interview Details – Telephone screen, on-site interview with sales manager, ride along on route with Sales Service Representative, interview with operations manager.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time you used your own judgement to implement change. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cintas.
Interview Details – Depending on the candidate, there will be at least two interviews, perhaps more. It will likely be a lengthy process and could include situational and behavioral interview questions, plus a number of math questios. A candidate might actually interview with as many as four or five different managers in one day.
Interview Question – Without paper or a calculator: Say last year's sales were $265,000,000. If we are setting a goal for a 3.5% increase, what would this year's sales figure be?
It's not a hard math problem, but doing it in your head, in the middle of an interview, without warning can be tought. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Cintas in September 2010.
Interview Details – It is imperative that all interviews begin on the website; regardless of how you obtain info on the position vacancy (ie, networking, word-of-mouth, etc).
The first interview was completed via telephone with the HR rep, as well as my follow-on in-person interview. She was sharp as a tack, and asked the basic screening questions. I was then interviewed by 4 other people (the sales manager, another service manager, and finally the GM) , all in the same day as the initial in-person interview. The spectrum of personality types varied given the positions, the sales manager was very professional and had a pleasant demeanor. The service manager seemed a bit abrasive, but was your typical a-type guy who got the job done. Finally, the GM was extremely pleasant, made me very comfortable during the process, and was informative of the expectations, and follow on procedures for the interview process. The questions asked during the interviews were all "canned", and spoon-fed to the interviewer from a standard file sheet, presumably from the HR dept of corporate.
After this gauntlet, I was scheduled for a ride-along with a driver, that was an all-day event (you are actually paid for this part of the interview process). Essentially, you go out with a driver and see their day-to-day, and interact with customers and whatnot. The guy I rode with was very pleasant, and good at his job. Granted, I have heard that sometimes a candidate is assigned to a lesser performing driver, and this part of the process can be quite frustrating, as you're basically doing this guy's job!
Lastly, I met with the group VP, who basically shot from the hip. He was a pleasant, operations-minded guy, who shared a common work history with myself.
Overall, the interview process was conducted over a 3 week period, then I was given the offer pending a drug screen, credit and criminal record checks.
Interview Question – Most of the questions were your typical, canned "describe a time when blah blah blah" sorts of things. Pretty easy stuff, if you just prime yourself with answers to questions that tell a good story, and provide a quantifiable outcome... Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There wasn't much negotiation; it was my first job out of the military and I didn't know any better. But, since my friend had already had the same position elsewhere, I discovered the offer was virtually the same as the one he had fought for!
The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Cintas in March 2011.
Interview Details – Uniform and Facility Sales Service Manager.....My initial interview was a phone interview with an HR Manager on a Friday, that interview went well. I was told I would be contacted on Monday. Sure enough I was contacted late Mondat morning to set up a face to face interview on Wednesday. That Wednesday I met two existing Service Managers, these interviews went well, was given a tour of the plant. After those two interviews I was even more excited to work for this company. A week later I was contacted again by HR to set up an interview with the General Manager for the following week. OK so I meet with the General Manager all goes well. Another week goes by and I was contacted by the General Manager to meet with the Regional Service Director on the following Monday. I believed this was the best interview of them all and was told by him that I had one more to go with the Regional VP. Another week goes by and I do not hear anything. I contacted the General Manager only to get get voice mail. Two days later he called me back at 5:30pm to tell me they are going in a different direction. Ok let me summarize 6 weeks and 5 interviews and No Position!!!! I understand they can hire who they want I get that. What I do not get is 5 good interview and by they way told by the GM they liked me or I would not have had that many interviews. Making me wait for 6 weeks that just seems cruel. The sad part is I was so excited to be a part of the Cintas Team. I feel that if the 5th interview did not go as well as I thought it did, they should have let me known without dragging it out for another week. I do believe their hiring process is a little ridicules not to mention 3 of the 5 interviews were behavioral question that are from a computer printout.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when yolu had to give bad news to your employess Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Cintas in March 2011.
Interview Details – Online application + follow-up calls.
Cintas appears to consist of 2 classes of people, the "sweat-shop" laborer crews, and the elite self-impressed management crew, shacked in "kid-you-not" nepotism, and all the symptoms of a toxic culture. Dress to distress is a way of life. Underlings pretend to be happy and unwrinkled, but show the sickly shine of over-washed permanent-press. Run...run...run while you still can! The rest will follow when the economy improves.
Interview Question – All interview questions were quite ordinary. But ...... View Answer
Very Easy Interview
The process took a day - interviewed at Cintas in June 2010.
Interview Details – 2 Interviews-one by Human resource which was nothing more than a verification of resume.
Second interview by Service Manager from set of questions, should be easy to handle by anyone with previous manager experience. I did great, interviewer tried to set up 3rd interview with GM but he was busy. Never heard another thing from them until 3 weeks later, an E-Mail rejection letter ?
The process took 2 months - interviewed at Cintas in November 2009.
Interview Details – Very lengthy process. Was called by office manager for an informational interview. THe next week I interviewed with the GM of that location, basic behavioral questions. A few weeks later I interviewed with the other service manager at that location. Again, behavioral questions, day in the life, etc. Two weeks later I drove an hour away to interview with another GM for a different location. Finally, three weeks later I had to drive a few hours to interview with the VP and a GM from that town. All interviewers were very professional and easygoing, and each time I was contacted with feedback. After the interview with the VP, an offer was made the same day. It is a very LONG process, but from what I understand that's the policy company-wide. I'm glad the process is over and I look forward to joining the team at Cintas. I will say it is nice to talk to several people to get their view.
Interview Question – How do you manage/motivate a team made up of partners who have been with the company much longer than you? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Cintas.
Interview Details – Four interviews, conducted all in the same day. Found all the interviewers to be very personable and professional. I would suggest that Cintas has one of the best interview processes that I have been part of.
Interview Question – Most difficult question was the reason I had left previous employer. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Was able to negotiate vacation time from 2 up to 3 weeks. Also negotiated immediate benefits, rather than a 6 month waiting period.
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