Cintas Interview Questions & Reviews in Philadelphia, PA
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SSR Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Cintas in July 2012.
Interview Details – Same stupid question, over and over again, thru out 6 total interviews with a 2-1/2 hr drive. Then I got the call that hey we really liked you, but we just can't hire at this time. Again, why interview if you can't hire. But I had to call them, because they didn't have the balls to call when they said that they would. Then 3 months later, bam I get a call to go thru the interview process again and I said I won't drive up there all those time again! How rude..
Interview Question – rate what is most important to you when it comes to money, family, work and praise for a job well done View Answers (2)
Negotiation Details – As bad as you may need a job, run, run very very fast from this company, they tell you what your job is, but it is a lie, there are so many unethical things you will be asked to do.
Service Sales Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cintas in June 2011.
Interview Details – Hiring process is very long. It begins with a simple phone interview. Following that there are 3 more interviews with middle management than finally one with the location GM. During the interview process you will do a "ride along or route day." During this you will be assessed on your work ethic and willingness to learn along with seeing if you will like the job or not.
Interview Question – The questions change a lot. There is no specific questions that i am aware of. The best thing that they like to hear is that you have an entrepreneurial spirit. They want you to take ownership of your route and be able to handle customer objections. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation.
SSR Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cintas in February 2008.
Interview Details – 5 to 6 interviews...usual questions why do you want to work here...what can you bring to the table..etc
Interview Question – if we call your former sup. what would he/she say you need to improve upon.. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiation, they start you at 16.85 hr but after training it goes down dramatically the mngrs will not be completely honest about comission plan in interview...base of 430 + 3% of rte volume wkly avg vol 8,000.
Regional Sales Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cintas in February 2010.
Interview Details – The interview process is designed to test your ability to follow through on a complex process. It is deliberately slow and methodical. Consistency and persistence is key, as well as your ability to quickly "drink the kool-aid" --- be prepared to have every answer questioned, asked the same question several different ways, and ALWAYS have something that you could have done differently - spin every negative into a learning experience and you'll do fine.
- Describe a time when you had difficulty completing a task you were assigned Answer Question
- Tell me about a time when you did not succeed at something Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They will try to lowball, you have about 2,500-5,000 of negotiating room with your base salary if they REALLY want you...and if you make it to the end of the process they want you pretty badly.
Service Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
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!
Sales Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cintas in January 2009.
Interview Details – A series of interviews including phone interviews, multiple in- person interviews with various management officials stemming up to Vice President of division. High energy is a MUST in all the interviews. Company is particularly interested in sports orientated sales professionals.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself Answer Question