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Cintas Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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3.1 649 reviews

69% Approve of the CEO

Cintas CEO Scott D. Farmer

Scott D. Farmer

(393 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Learned a lot, got micro managed at the end!

    Fire Service Technician (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

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

    ConsSchedulers 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 Senior ManagementAdvance 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Over worked underappreciated

    Production Supervisor (Current Employee) Milwaukee, WI

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

    ConsThey 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 Senior ManagementEvery 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It can be GREAT

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsVery positive and great benefits

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Building and machine maintenance

    Boilding/Mechanic Maintenance (Former Employee) Maumelle, AR

    Prosopportunity, more experience, increase job safety practices

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

    Advice to Senior Managementsafety training and learning program

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great start for sales

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

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    Great place to start a career

    Management Trainee (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunity for advancement, Corporate culture and management style are friendly

    ConsLocations 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Must plan to work very hard!!!

    Production Supervisor (Former Employee) Omaha, NE

    ProsCintas is a very stable company

    ConsCompany keeps strict control over spending. You will never have enough of what you need to ever slow down. you must be at 100% or higher every second or you fall behind and then have to work longer to catch up. Supervisors are salary and are expected to work 10-11 hrs a day minimum.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand that a work/life balance is important. the hourly plant personnel do not have loyalty to the job and stop the second that the bell rings, regardless of whether the work is complete. Many pace out their jobs so that they wont be asked to help others.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, not a bad place to work.

    SSR - Sales Service Representative (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsThe Partners are always the best part! With hard work, there is a good potential to make good money. The 4 day work week is the best!!!

    ConsIt's not always easy to sell catalog. The commission is only 8%. There should be a significant increase in the base pay to even things out. Some SSR's are making a heck of a lot more money than others because of their routes. It's not a fair system.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRaise base pay and make incentives easier to attain.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Management

    Management (Former Employee)

    ProsThis company really tries to take care of its employees through its benefits and developmental opportunities.

    ConsManagement not always on one accord. "Throw-You-Into-The-Lions-Den-Mentality" often with not the appropriate training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOnce there is a clear operational vision, then everyone can succeed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, strong partners, stuck in the mud with regard to technology.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStability, people, benefits, easy business.

    ConsMicro-managers at executive levels. Roadblocks for progression exist for aspiring young professionals. Culture is reliant on past success.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower your people to make decisions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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