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Alsco Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
47 Reviews
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  1.  

    Department of Labor

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    Former Employee - Drivers in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Drivers in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Alsco

    Pros

    a paycheck... benefits.... pension... that's about it and I was being generous

    Cons

    Where do I start, someone dear to me wakes up everyday at 230AM..... leaves the house and does not return home until 8PM....this is AGAINST THE LAW!!! It has been happening for sometime now, and I will report them unless someone in that organization takes a stand. Just because your staff is is hard working does not mean you work them to death..... I will be persistent and vigilant until this changes immediately!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about going back to school and becoming education on how to run and develop a prosperous life/work balance..... and stop asking management or other employees to come on here and create false accounts to make the company look positive. the culture is disseminated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Worst Company Ever!

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Reno, NV

    I have been working at Alsco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros to working for this company!

    Cons

    POORLY RAN! Management has no clue what they are doing! All the way up to the general manager. Vehicles are in desperate need of repair. Constantly breaking down but safety is of no concern to management. Severe favoritism. Good old boys club. Health assurance is a joke. If the customers only knew! Constant blame on drivers for not having product. If the company does not have the product, how are the drivers supposed to deliver it?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to come in and get rid of all managers in a local level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It's not a bad Company to work for, management is the one it makes the company to look so bad!

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    Current Employee - RSR in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - RSR in Fort Myers, FL

    I have been working at Alsco full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good insurance and union, promotions are nule

    Cons

    Managers do not care about employees, employees are just a number for management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let new and fresh management step in with new ideas!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Could have been better

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - District Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Alsco full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Any pro that could be shared is the fact that there is a company car attached to the position.

    Cons

    There is no structure to how information is passed down to customers. There tends to be little to no accountability, therefore, it is hard to change a decaying system that's in need of an urgent overhaul.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication and trust in the managers to execute the mission and purpose of their office. Some sort empowerment for managers to resolve customer issues would help limit customer frustration and distrust in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Disgusting excuse for a employer

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    Former Employee - Production Worker/Driver in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Production Worker/Driver in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Alsco full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Finding another job and getting out of this pathetic excuse for a company

    Cons

    Everything is a con. Pay, unaffordable benefits, backbreaking work, terrible work environment. management,, no room for growth, no raises, no reason to want to do anything other than what you have to do to keep your job. coworkers are terrible, work conditions even worse, broken down trucks, petty cheap conmen owners, need I go on?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your job at ALSCO. Nobody else would hire you to manage anything. You couldnt manage your way out of a wet paper bag.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    A revolving door

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Alsco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If they ever got their act together and figured it out !! the industry is not a bad environment to work in.

    Cons

    Very long work hours and no reward for it. It's a hostile work environment with management at times. And the worst thing is in the last ten years there has been EIGHT Genreal managers and 18 Service manager so what does that tell you about the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    WAKE UP!! Put A team in place with qualified personal..and be consistent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Some days were like living nightmares that seemed to NEVER end they only got worse. Really enjoyed the maggots everywher

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Alsco full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Its a job, management lets you work your way, great co workers they are some characters great people to be around laugh and joke withsometimes you can get free food from your customers and free stuff from them as well if you look out for them they will look out for you make a lot of friends around your town or city that you live in fun at times

    Cons

    the hours are wall the summer so hot when you pick up the dirty linen that usually covered in a lot of maggots in other bugs I've had roaches crawl up my shirt on my back I've caught two black widows on my truck I've been hit in the face with maggots I've been hit in the face by a half chewed steak when it fell out of a napkin when I picked up the dirty linen it sucks when the truck breaks down Plus production to never get you what you need when you need it so you have to keep going back to different customers throughout the day to finished giving them their delivery and throughout the week you have to keep going back to collect money or finish the delivery wall wall hours sometimes I feel like I'll never in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put people with experience to do the job properly and pah them more stop abusing your assistant managers listen to your drivers more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful Dont do it man!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Alsco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nothing there are no Pros.

    Cons

    Everything that you can imagine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on your workers instead of trying to nickel & dime everything.
    No one gets a bonus...so the GM can get the bonus for himself!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hands down the worst Job I ever had.

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    Current Employee - Napkin Feeder in Grand Junction, Mesa, CO
    Current Employee - Napkin Feeder in Grand Junction, Mesa, CO

    I have been working at Alsco

    Pros

    Conveniently located,
     The ladies at the iron that I was assigned to made the best of it.
    Its a job.

    Cons

    The work is mind numbing and back breaking.
    The noise level is Loud, very loud.
    The heat in building is miserable.
    The intercom is louder than the fire alarm. No real concern for safety issues.
    Maintenance is minimal and begrudging.
     There is no incentive to do a good job,raises are not performance based,
    Closed union shop that you pay union dues, out of minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you know that X amount of product needs, to get out that day then make sure that product gets to the wash isle, before 2:30 in the afternoon.check the tickets. Make sure that the product that is needed, gets washed, so your people can get it out in a timely manner, insted of makeing the people at the end of the line work over time with out breaks, Just because there was a failure to processes the product in timely manner at the begining of the process.
    Stop stomping around like someone kicked your dog. Treat your workers with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    horrible

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    Former Employee - Driver in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Driver in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Alsco full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people were good, some drivers were bullies, plant people always drunk. my boss in service was great, his boss sucked.

    Cons

    no updating as machines are old & stop working most of time. trucks too old

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop worrying about bonuses, drivers need product & plant people need more direction, plant manager always out back smoking. always seemed like we were changing direction, GM was to worried about golf game which company pays for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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