G&K Services Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Route Relief Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at G&K Services.
Interview Details – Got an interview through a friend, was quickly scheduled, interview was very basic. Several standard corporate questions, "why the uniform industry?", "tell me about a time where you failed to meet your own expectations" etc. Was scheduled for the second interview with the GM within a week, same sort of deal, very nice guy. Several of the same corporate questions, some small talk.
Interview Question – What is one of your qualities that might not have come up in this interview yet? Answer Question
Route Sales Representative Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at G&K Services in September 2011.
Interview Details – Got a call and answered some general questions also spoke about my resume. Went for an interview on a sat. morning and was just the two of us at the office . 30 minutes later another guy showed up for a interview. the manager was cool and wearing shorts and flip flops so I didn"t feel underdressed ( Khaki pants ,polo shirt tucked in with brown dress shoes and brown leather belt ).The interview was really laid back and not uncomfortable at all. Seemed as if I was gonna get the job and was told I would get a call either way to let me know. I waited a week and called the HR lady I first spoke with and was informed that they were still trying to make a decision, another week another call with same response then repeated again . The forth week i left a mess. but never got a call back and once again the next week. I gave up after that.
Route Sales Representative Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at G&K Services in June 2013.
Interview Details – I arrived for my interview approximately 5 minutes early and the receptionist was on the phone. Once she was off the phone she informed me that it would be a few minutes as the Hiring Manager was running late. I ended up waiting in the small front entrance area for almost 20 minutes before I was greeted by anyone else.
Once in the interview, I felt that the majority of the questions seemed ill-related to the types of positions I was applying for. In fact, I remembered applying for an Office Admin position but was being interviewed for a Sales position, and it seemed that they did not remember what I had applied to when I questioned them about it.
I felt that there was a lot more talking on the end of the Hiring Manager than there was a conversation about the role and how my qualifications may or may not be a fit for them. It was very one-sided.
I ended up leaving the interview feeling confused about what I had been interviewed for, and frustrated about how they treated me from start to finish in regards to waiting, perception of the company, and the interview questions were not relevant for someone in "entry'-level" positions like I was applying for. They were more aimed at those with Bachelor's Degrees accompanied with industry specific experience.
Overall I was disappointed with this company's way of interviewing and I left with a sour impression of the company as a whole.
Interview Question – The first question I was asked was to detail my entire educational history starting at age 5 and work my way up through post-secondary school and to include my thought process throughout my life of why I made all decisions I made, and how that related to the position I had applied for. I had applied for an Office Admin position, and I can't honestly say that would have been in the top 5 jobs I wanted when I was a kid, nor going to post-secondary for and I did not see how this was relevant or appropriate to ask given the entry-level position I had applied for. It seemed to be more appropriate for someone with a Bachelor's degree and industry related experience for a position they were applying for (Ie. Asking someone with a Business Degree with a focus on Marketing who is applying for a Marketing position). Answer Question
Sales Representative Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at G&K Services in August 2010.
Interview Details – The process was very common, what it surprised me is than on the ride along, the rep. was prettys disatisfied with the company, and complaint about the lack of response from the company, the time that they take to solve issues and that the company doesn't deliver what is promised. Also told me that there is no way of making more 70k a year, because the commission structure is pretty bad.
In other hand, the managers that interviewed me were really nice, not so sure about the general manager that seems arrogant.
Interview Question – If it was okay for me to work as territory sales representative without an assigned territory? View Answer
Sales Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at G&K Services in April 2010.
Interview Details – First interview was phone interview with Corporate Recruiter. He was very helpful and gave me tips on what to look for and how to prepare gor the one on one interview.
Second interview was one on one and took approximately 1-1/2 hours.
Interview involve sales scenarios, past sales experiences and "how they were handled",normal questions concerning sales rank with previous employers, and other questions concerning your abilities.
Interview ended with normal questions for the interviewer, which he answered.
Interview Question – What was the most daring sale you ever made? View Answer
Territory Sales Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at G&K Services in February 2010.
Interview Details – The interview was a very casual experience. The g.m. reviewed my resume' and we discussed each major point. He brought up a section and I elaborated. He gave me a overview of where the company at this location was and the direction that he wants it to go. He gave a vision of what would occur if the location continued its successful trend. He described his expectations and the quality of life that would be available with individual success in the job. It was an excellent conversation and exchange of information. I was given a tour of the facility and ended the interview very positively. I have to admit that I was very dissappointed that I was not given an offer. I think that they might have been looking to hire from a competitor. The atmosphere was very positive and as I have read before it is not a churn and burn culture.
Interview Question – The interviewer did not follow a script but wanted to have a discussion to see if I would be a good fit for the company. Answer Question
Territory Sales Representative Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2 months - interviewed at G&K Services in August 2009.
Interview Details – I went through a phone screen, phone interview, online assessment, in-person interview, ride-along, followed by three more in-person interviews.
Interview Question – In my experience, I have never had it work out when I hired someone from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. View Answer
Sales Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at G&K Services in June 2009.
Interview Details – Screening via HR department, phone interview w/ HR, on-line personality assessment, 1:1 interview, phone interview, plant tour
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