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Cintas Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
680 Reviews

3.3
680 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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  1.  

    Great job if family is not important...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Manager
    Former Employee - Service Manager

    Pros

    Good starting pay, chances to advance in the company, innovative products and a well established profitable company, great benefits and good talented people, great corporate culture.

    Cons

    Hard to balance family/work life, stressful job, always changing KPIs so they are out of reach, will restructure pay plans if a SSR is performing well so they are less compensated, once they identify someone is not meeting expectations - they become a target instead of trying to work with the partner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run a route if you didn't come up that way into management...and if you did, remember how difficult and demanding it was.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Customers, Terrible Office and Management Staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - First Aid & Safety Service Sales Representative
    Current Employee - First Aid & Safety Service Sales Representative

    Pros

    Customers are great and appreciate the service and products. There's a lot of freedom as long as you're seeing all your customers and hitting your numbers. The pay is decent for the work and the skills needed.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is non-existent. You're expected to "work as long as you need to get your work done." You are reliant on the warehouse and office staff, and in my case, both are ineffective at their jobs. Also, upper management doesn't realize that what may be an effective policy in Ohio may not work in other places (i.e., not every company wants tablets).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility with policies. Clean out the dead-wood staff and management and watch us SSR's shine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Service Rep

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Service Sales Representative

    Pros

    Pay/bonus structure, lower level management and want you to become a better rep

    Cons

    Upper management is unimpressive with decision making.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Trainee  in  Pembroke Pines, FL
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Pembroke Pines, FL

    Pros

    Culture and people wee great and the training is also great

    Cons

    Crazy hours no work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Learned a lot, got micro managed at the end!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fire Service Technician  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Fire Service Technician in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Hours are to be expected in the Fire Alarm/Sprinkler industry
    NFPA code driven, and very customer friendly.

    Cons

    Schedulers do not know how to read maps, send people to jobs 100+ miles away, while other technicians live closer. (happens all the time, not just isolated incidents)
     Management (GM, Ops Manager and some Service Managers) has never worked in the Fire Protection business prior, They don't speak the lingo or know any actual technical information regarding Fire Alarm Panels or Sprinkler Systems.
    Advancement opportunities are few and far between, they interview techs who have been with the company for years but pass them up for fear of loss revenue once the tech is no longer in the field.
    Many times reports have to be done after the shift because the jobs are bid incorrectly.
    Service managers are on top of you because there managers are on top of them, and everyone knows that poop runs down hill

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advance technicians who have above knowledge skill and abilities and have shown that they can produce.
    Upgrade technology, you are lacking behind even the smallest company, you will never be a "Elite" fire alarm company using another companies forms and procedures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Over worked underappreciated

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

    Huge on safety. If you work for the right location you will be treated great. Always having competitions to earn extra money or other items.

    Cons

    They expect you to do 12 hours of work in a 8 hour day. The location I was at, the GM cared more about money and not enough about the employees. How hard is it to say hi to your employees, ask how their day was and say keep up the good work. ( I am a supervisor, so the GM doesn't need to talk to me be nice to see him care about non management employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every once and a while show some appreciation for your partners. They will work harder for you and go above and beyond if you just show a little appreciation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It can be GREAT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Very positive and great benefits

    Cons

    Cut spending wherever they can, place TOO high of expectations on employees, it is very hard to move up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Building and machine maintenance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Boilding/Mechanic Maintenance  in  Maumelle, AR
    Former Employee - Boilding/Mechanic Maintenance in Maumelle, AR

    Pros

    opportunity, more experience, increase job safety practices

    Cons

    Night-shift working, waste water control, dusty working area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    safety training and learning program

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great start for sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Car package is great and compensation is great when they choose to pay you.

    Cons

    Way too many responsibilities that are outside of your job description that limits your ability to sell.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Trainee
    Current Employee - Management Trainee

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, Corporate culture and management style are friendly

    Cons

    Locations often use the MT's for free labor since their pay doesn't come from the location they have them do a lot of grunt work rather than actually training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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