UniFirst
3.2 of 5 204 reviews
www.unifirst.com Wilmington, MA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 4, 2014
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3.2 204 reviews

                             

73% Approve of the CEO

UniFirst Chairman, President, and CEO Ronald D. Croatti

Ronald D. Croatti

(157 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good experience in the delivery industry.

    Delivery Driver (Former Employee)
    Ocala, FL

    ProsThe co-workers were nice and the pay was OK.

    ConsThe hours are long and the day starts very early in the morning.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employees for ways to make the company a better place to work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you want a rewarding, fulfilling career, start here but don't finish here

    Sales Consultant and Current Job Seeker (Current Employee)
    Columbia, SC

    ProsAverage pay, but bonus structure is awesome.. definite 6 figure income potential (and I'm very close to that level) decent company benefits,
    sales support at corporate level is excellent, in the beginning there is no family/work balance because they push you so hard to reach goals, but the first year it tends to get a little easier.

    ConsOnly 5 sick days per year, vacation doesn't accrue so that first year is a nightmare and no time off;
    local management consists of large egos but small brains, I believe they bleed Unifirst green;
    average sales rep tenure is less than 2 years meaning you don't have any mentors to help you along. The quality ones get out, the rest stay and become the property of Ron Croatti.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease the pay for the 1st year to compensate for the lack of vacation, time off and excessive hunting required that first year. That's the only way you are going to keep quality people. The management in place is not the answer to the new hire retention and success.
    Promotions should be based on actual knowledge outside the uniform world, not the YES people. Get some new blood in the organization or you will not surpass the bigger players, Cintas and Aramark.
    Unifirst washes clothes.... that's it. It's very simple. Tell your management in place they don't have a medical degree and they aren't solving cancer or world hunger, they are delivering clean clothes to working people. I think they have forgotten that once they too were working people with a family.
    RON CROATTI, IF YOU REALLY LIVE THE VALUES OF YOUR FATHER ALDO, DON'T GIVE LIP SERVICE, REALLY MEAN IT.. UNIFIRST DIDN'T GAIN SUCCESS OFF THE BACKS OF THEIR CLIENTS, IT WAS BECAUSE OF THEM.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, horrible location!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, good family/work balance

    ConsManagement doesn't trust employees, works you to death without adequate pay, doesn't fulfill promises

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to trust your employees a little more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Over promised, under delivered

    Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Eugene, OR

    ProsGood Pay
    Great Training
    Excellent room for advancement

    ConsHigh stress
    High turnover (Eugene, OR)
    Micro-management
    One sales quota nationwide, no local consideration

    Advice to Senior ManagementStructure sales quota and teams per individual region, not all regions are worthy of the same quota

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging, sale cycle can be tedious

    Account Executive (Former Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsGood people, training and base salary

    ConsTerritories for new people are usually territories that have been worked by seasoned veterans who have moved to fresh new territories..

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet new sales people up for success in a territory that is either new or has untapped business

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Phone interview

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSounds like a great place, very organized. I did a phone interview and loved the experience I gained from it. I would recommend this company to a friend.

    ConsThey want to hire people right away. If you are a current student this is a tough job to land. You need to be able to accept a position immediately if you interview.

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    High Stress

    Sales Consultant (Current Employee)
    Louisville, KY

    ProsAvailability to make a lot of money

    ConsWork all the time which causes a lot of stress

    Advice to Senior Managementless micromanagement

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

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    Manager In Training (Former Employee)

    ProsNice people, relaxed atmosphere, good core values.

    ConsDefeatist attitude towards competition, Unity 20/20 insanely behind.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more hands on, lot of reps just screwing around, ease up on the VidCons.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent money, long hours

    Route Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsYou will earn some decent money. A lot of times more than others in the same field. You're out in the field for the majority of the day.

    ConsOne of the few linen rental companies that isn't union, and your body will pay for it. Long hours, not much support from the main office.
    You. Do. Everything. Sort, load, unload, I literally worked from morning to night, and did it all over again. Good money, but not worth it for the lack of a life outside of work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good entry level position. Take the training and go make more money somewhere else

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLaid back environment at my branch.

    ConsNot a great support system past training

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook for people that can manage to promote to management, not just people who have performed well in their current position

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