I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at UniFirst in November 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online. Received email from hiring manager and then a phone interview with the Sales Manager. First interview was a long and thorough interview lasting more than one hour. Manager asked multiple questions ranging from "give me a time when you experienced a challenge.." to "walk me through your resume from college."
Interview Question – "If you were in a foot race and you kept getting beat over and over again, what would you do?" View Answer
Negotiation Details – Set offer...base + commission
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at UniFirst.
Interview Details – I had similar experinces to what the people before me have written. They want to know your life story, especially anything that shows your competitive edge, starting with highschool. Hopefully you are not currently employed because they will want to interview you 5 times. They will likely also give you a field exercise or ride along. If you really want the job be persistant they like that. Word of caution though, they will monitor your every move (with consistant phone calls and gps tracking) and expect you to be in the field cold calling from 8am to 5pm. The cold calling schedule isn't bad unless you are good at sales and need to do order write ups, and presentations or proposals. If you need to do things like that it has to come out of your own time. As does anything else you need to do to create an order. Planning for you weekly check in meetings happens on your own time too which includes scheduling your cold call route and writting plans on how you are going to penitrate your large accounts. All in all the employees that work for the branch I was at were either constently in trouble or worked 60+ hours a week. I urge you to talk to any current employee to see what the work conditions are because it becomes hard to apply for other jobs and interview when you work so many hours.
Interview Question – Tell me what you were like in highschool. I would recommend asking them what they are looking for during the interview and package your anwsers accordingly since that is what their training will tell you to do. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Non negotiable and complicated as far as comission goes.
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at UniFirst in September 2013.
Interview Details – was contacted after i applied to Unifirst by the sales manager. quick response with an interview shortly thereafter. Sales manager was up front with all details of the career opportunity. Had me do a unique pre-offer presentation to show my level of comittment. Found sales manager to be honest, up front, high expectations, and seemed genuinely interested in my success.
Interview Question – asking me to detail my accomplishments via awards, letters and or accolades. Which I did. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – negotiation was negligable since comp structure is what it is...found it to be very fair
I applied online and interviewed at UniFirst.
Interview Details – Be aggressive and email the sales manager almost to the point of annoyance. On the first interview you will be asked leading questions to find out how you handle indifference like "name a time you disagreed with your boss? And what happened?" on the final interview you will have to regurgitate there sales process in a road to the presidents club presentation.
Interview Question – Lots of leading question to find out of your a team player or not Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at UniFirst in August 2013.
Interview Details – Two phone interviews. One personal interview. Did a ride along. Got hired four months later. I was told I would be working 50 hours a week, and receive monthly and quarterly performance bonus's.
Interview Question – Who's your favorite college football team? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at UniFirst.
Interview Details – Brief phone interview followed by an in person interview with a SM then a phone interview with a RSM then another brief in-person interview at which they offered the position
Interview Question – Situational. sales questions; all pretty typical Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at UniFirst in April 2013.
Interview Details – Great company to work for. Interview was scheduled and conducted very professionally. Excellent follow up and all communications were responded to.
Interview Question – Requirement to undergo a physical as a condition to the employment. Not really needed for the office job. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiation phase was short and sweet.
Interviewed at UniFirst
Interview Details – Submitted application to Sales manager's email. Called back a week later to set up a time for a phone interview. 15-20 mins conversation phone interview asked questions such as what's your ideal type of position, what do you know about UniFirst, Why do you want to work here, do you know what this position entails and what interest you about sales?
Interview Question – Tell me about a time you had to deal with an angry or upset customer? Answer Question
Interviewed at UniFirst
Interview Details – Extensive four step interview process. Phone interview, then with sales manager, then with GM, then Power Point presentation. Study the company, behavioral based questions, and other interview questions and why you would be a candidate for outside sales. The total process took over a month from the phone interview to getting hired. The reason being is that the sales manager works extremely long hours helping his current sales reps which is a good because if you are hired as a sales rep, he will be your boss. So yes the interview process takes awhile but the company is rewarding.
Interview Question – What threw me for a loop was the fact that I had to give a presentation with the sales manager and regional sales manager as part of the interview process. When they first explained it I thought they were joking. But they were not, LOL. Consists of seeking 8-12 businesses who RENT uniforms and documenting their uniform situation and presenting. However, it is a great way to see if you actually want to do the job and if you are a fit for the company. I enjoyed the process and they are definitely the best uniform company when it comes to service in the industry. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at UniFirst in September 2012.
Interview Details –
The interview was easy. The branch manager had the IQ of a turnip. There were three interviews: the first with the sales manager, the second with the branch manager and the third with the regional sales manager.
Try to close the interview with each by asking for the job and closing the deal, especially with the regional sales manager.
Interview Question – Branch manager asked many personal questions that I'm pretty sure were illegal for him to ask. View Answer
Negotiation Details – They do not negotiate. Pay is low and the corporate moral is awful. The training program for sales is good. Get trained and look for other jobs.
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