I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cintas in August 2011.
Interview Details – There are aprox four interviews in the hiring process. The first interview will be a phone screening. Next they will bring you in for an interview with your future supervisor. Expect about an hour and the format is mostly just to get to know you before moving on. I had two more interviews with my supervisor and other senior level managers and then finally an interview with the CFO.
Interview Question – The questions are the typical "tell me about a time..." questions. Nothing too difficult. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I didnt negotiate by if I could go back and do it again I would. Per company policy Cintas is only allowed to give 3% annual pay increases, so your best bet is to try to boast your earnings up front. Believe me, they are going to give you a raise based on merit.
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cintas in November 2013.
Interview Details – Asked basic situational questions. Very friendly relaxed interview.
Interview Question – Was asked to give lots of examples. Had to recall quickly many different scenarios of troubleshooting problems. Difficult if you worked in a structured environment in the padt without alot of problems. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Cintas.
Interview Details – Met with 3 different people, each interview consisted of STAR type of questions, nothing too difficult.
Interview Question – Why should we hire you? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Cintas.
Interview Details – The process was long and I had to meet 6 people before I was extended an offer. However, they had let me know from the beginning that would be the case, so I knew what to expect.
Interview Question – Tell me what you know about the services we offfer. There are alot of services in alot of different areas, so before interviewing, do your homework on what the company does. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cintas in December 2013.
Interview Details – Online application. Was called a few days later by hiring manager (also the second interviewer) and was given a brief over the phone interview. The hiring manager ask questions such as 'why you want to work for cintas?" "Give a brief history of your past employment" "give a time when you had to deal with an irate customer". Told me she will call back if selected for face to face interview. Was called later the same day to set up a face to face interview for the following week. I must note that I took the ENTIRE week preparing for the interview. Even seeking mock interview and resume help from my university. The face to face interview lasted two hours one hour with two different interviewers. The first interviewer did not work in the department in which I was applying. The interviewer rambled on about his own department and wasn't able to answer any of my questions I had about the position I was applying for. Still reminded professional and answered the questions the interviewer had for me. Small talk happened about weather and so forth and I was starting to feel comfortable and getting high hopes for landing the job. The second interviewer came in and the first question was "what did you do to prepare for this interview?" I was shocked because I have been in many other interviews and was never asked that question before especially in such a demeaning tone. I proceeded to explain the research I did on the company and the position itself. The second interviewer seemed shocked at my response. She asked a few more questions that interviewers ask to throw the interviewee off guard. Each time I was prepared with great answers and the interviewer seemed to enjoy my answers to each question. The interview seemed to have went well. I was told to hear something back with in two weeks. The following day I sent out thank you letters to each interviewer for their time. Three business days later I received an automatic email saying I was not selected. Not sure what happened even went back to my "Career Coach" on campus explaining the whole interview in detail (because I took notes during the interview) and was told it sounds like I did well. Must of been a person with better qualifications. If you are looking to interview with cintas be prepared for a fight. I have heard from current and past employees this is not an easy company to get into. And I would agree. For the first question to be "how did you prepare for this interview" explains it all. Cintas are VERY SELECTIVE in who they hire. I hope this review is helpful for someone.
Interview Question – "What did you do to prepare for this interview?" "Tell me about a time you went against company policy ?" A lot of "throw you off" questions was asked in the interview so be prepare!! Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Cintas in April 2009.
Interview Details – I never knew what steps were next and the company never called back despite multiple attempts
Interview Question – Favorite Colour ? Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed at Cintas.
Interview Details – Takes forever so many interviews to get through the process
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Cintas in September 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online and did a phone interview, face to face interview with HR rep, ride along and then an interview with the sales manager and general manager after the ride along. All interviews were very structured and in the STAR format. Everyone i encountered during my experience was great and handled me in a professional and warm manner
Interview Question – It was all pretty basic STAR questions. Tell me about a problem you had at work and how you fixed it. Tell me about a time a customer was difficult. Tell me about your accomplishments. As long as you answer these questions fully and coherently you should be fine. View Answer
Reason for Declining – They called me the next day after my final interview and said they had no open positions at the time but were very interested. They called back 6 weeks later with a job offer but I had obtained a raise through my current job unexpectedly and they weren't willing to compete with it.
The process took 2 months - interviewed at Cintas.
Interview Details – Different levels. Same questions. Obviously told by Corp. what to ask and very robotic in their presentation. Really do not care about you as much as making sure the questions on the piece of paper have answers. Very drawn out (which may be justified).
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected. Presentation and interaction was strange. 0 personalities. Like they are hiding something. Nice enough but odd. Corp. questions ruled the interview process. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Just didn't seem trustworthy. Cold fish.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cintas in January 2011.
Interview Details – Contacted through a recruiter, Had several interviews with corporate recruiter, regional sales manager and division director.
Interview Question – if you were an animal, what animal would you be? If you were an appliance, what would you be? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – overall was not bad, offer was better than i expected. Cintas is a huge company and there is not much wiggle room with their policies and procedures
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