Cintas Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
681 Reviews
3.3
681 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • As everyone else says 4 day work week is great loved the 3 day weekends (in 40 reviews)

  • decent pay with opportunity for advancement (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • High expectations, weekend paperwork required, not a lot of work-life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • High Expectations, Long hours, No technology for Sales Reps, Internal struggles (in 42 reviews)

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132 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    your manager will make or break your experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cintas

    Pros

    overall good company, uniforms are of good quality

    Cons

    good ol boy system protects horrible managers who grew up with upper mgt.

  2.  

    Great pay, but you'll have no life outside of work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Cintas full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice coworkers who are overloaded too. They will help when they get a breath. Culture is great is you marry the company.

    Cons

    Worked seven days a week, 14-16 hours during the week, 8 hours on Saturday and 5-6 hours on Sunday. I was salaried and they take advantage of salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not what is outlined

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    Current Employee - SSR
    Current Employee - SSR

    I have been working at Cintas full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Insurance, and the work week is sweet!

    Cons

    No real holidays off, they all have to be made up. You make more as a trainee or skipper

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good to have on a resume, but don't stay too long

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    Current Employee - Style Consultant
    Current Employee - Style Consultant

    I have been working at Cintas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent pay, good to have on your resume

    Cons

    Knee-jerk response to operating business. Management is living in a fantasy land and plans business without hard data to support goals. Once the plan doesn't work they shuffle leaders around like musical chairs. Poor leadership has led to having to sell some of the most profitable divisions. They make promises to customers they don't intend to keep and have fallen from grace with some of there best accounts . Most unethical company I've ever worked for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of just looking at the surface, study great companies in detail to learn what works. Take the time and money to build a solid growth plan based on data, trends, etc. instead of what might sound good to the "street"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Sweat Shop

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor  in  West Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in West Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Cintas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Reasonable Insurance rates and they will hire anyone for employees if you have anything in your past

    Cons

    very demanding on Supervisors and Team Leads ... Conditions are very hot... Poor pay for employees and management... Good Old boy central

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone like a human being

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nada Diversity

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Cintas full-time

    Pros

    Goals are wry clear cut and you know what is expected

    Cons

    Uncles your last name is "Farmer", you cannot go very far....

    It is a very "good old boys network" and no diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversity would be nice.....and folding towels doesn't count

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experiences at Cintas began well, but have only become worse with time.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Westbrook, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westbrook, ME

    I have been working at Cintas full-time

    Pros

    They provide good benefits including health and 401k. There are opportunities for promotions, some of which pay extremely well.

    Cons

    This particular plant is always understaffed causing extra unneeded stress on employees. Product shortage are also a common issue due to the increase in demand, but not in supply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus less on how to maximize your own bonuses, and do what is best for the group.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Hard work, fair pay. Long hours, unpaid overtime.

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    Current Employee - Service Sales Representative  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Service Sales Representative in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Cintas full-time

    Pros

    4 day work week. Decent insurance.

    Cons

    They don't pay overtime at time and a half, they use a varying calculation. They deduct a lunch break from you even though you will never be able to take one. You don't really get paid holidays, they make you work your days off to compensate. There is never enough product to service your clients, but you have to charge your clients anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Service Sales Rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cintas

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Great Benefits
    Drivers Can Manage Hours Well

    Cons

    Harsh Management
    Sometimes Unrealistic Goals
    Promotions Are OK But The Pay Increase Is Minimal At Best
    Management Staff Works Exhausting Shifts With No Reward

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Poorly managed operations

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    Former Employee - SSR  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - SSR in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Cintas full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Weekly Pay check and benefits, 4 day work week

    Cons

    Very disorganized, missing the things needed to complete the job on a daily basis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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