I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cintas in February 2013.
Interview Details – Met the recruiter at the campus career fair. She followed up the next day asking me to apply online. The online application took a very long time because it asked for 10 years of work history. After I completed that, I scheduled an interview. The interview lasted about a half hour. I thought the interview went well but I was not asked to move on to the next round.
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Cintas in February 2013.
Interview Details – Very lengthy interview process. Expect to be interviewed at least 4-5 times.
Interview Question – Role play questions. Be prepared for situational questions. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cintas in October 2012.
Interview Details – I met with them at my college job fair. I then met with a plant manager on my college campus. From there, I got a call back for a final interview at the plant site itself and met with two different floor managers, I lost all interest when I walked into the plant itself. This is a blue collar job with a white collar name.
Interview Question – Name a time when you convinved people of your opinion Answer Question
Reason for Declining – The plant I interviewed with was a "good-ole boys" kind of workplace. Most of the employees we're male and kind of goofy. In my interview, I was explained multiple times that I would be working with "god fearing country people" and that they embraced that idea. There was only so far you can rise with the company.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cintas in September 2012.
Interview Details – Did a phone interview first. That was easy straight forward questions. Then came to on site to interview with management. I arrived to the location and waited 45 mins to talk with HR. Then I interviewed with a short guy who acted like my best friend. He said "what's up ___" then tried a weird handshake on me. Asked me basic questions straight from a paper like how did I overcome challenges, blah blah. Nothing job specific. Then I took a tour of the facility, and they had me take an hour long assessment test which was mainly math questions. After that, I met with the location manager (who was also a really short guy). He pretty much asked the same questions as the phone interview and acted like a total prick to me. Also has little man syndrome. Then he proceeded to tell me how he is really successful and he makes a ton of money even with not having a bachelor's degree. I knew right from there, I do not want to work with this company.
Interview Question – What is the toughest challenge you have overcame in life? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cintas in August 2012.
Interview Details – My process began with a half hour phone interview. A few weeks later I got called to come in for an in-person interview. I interviewed with four people in a round robin format and answered pretty basic questions, although some were challenging. I was there for 5 hours. I also took a test, which wasn't too bad. I got a call that same week and set up a phone interview with a V.P. for the next week. That was challenging because I couldn't get a read on whether he was interested or not.
Interview Question – Name a time when you had to take charge of a safety issue. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate.
I applied through college or university and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Cintas in August 2012.
Interview Details –
The interview process is very long and drawn out. I went through four different rounds over the course of 6-8 weeks.
The first round was pretty straight forward, just a phone interview with the local HR manager. I felt that part was pretty easy.
I did a personality test online and was called back a few days later to come in for an in person interview
I did a 3 part interview with different managers in the facility. Some of the questions were a little difficult, but if you remain confident and think quick on your feet you will be fine. It was challenging but a great experience. I definitely learned a lot that I can take with me into future interviews.
I felt like I aced the first two so I was feeling good about being called in for a 3rd interview. I had to travel about 90 minutes to interview at another plant with the regional sales manager and the regional HR manager. It was the classic episode of good cop, bad cop. The HR manager was pleasant but I was verbally attacked and borderline verbally abused by the regional sales manager. I was asked extremely detailed questions about projects and positions I had held over a year back. I did my best to answer the questions, but they were trying to catch me in lies and trip me up. Be prepared for anything in this round. They want to see how you act under pressure. I would advise you to bring any documentation to referred back in this interview stage. You may need to refer to it. Know your resume very well!
Surprisingly I got a call back for a fourth and final interview with the regional VP. It was over 2 weeks before I heard back so I'm guessing they had someone else as their top candidate and that person either bombed the final interview or chose to go elsewhere.
The fourth interview went really well. The regional VP was a really nice guy and seemed to really be interested in what I had to say. I enjoyed our conversation. I did well and I was extended an offer 2 days later over the phone.
Interview Question – In your previous sales positions, what was your closing rate? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I had a better offer elsewhere.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cintas in April 2012.
Interview Details – After applying online, I met with the company at a college career fair and got to know them as well as the position I applied for. Shortly after, I got called in for an interview which consisted of an hour test on the computer and about an hour interviewing with 2 different managers. I also went on a tour of the facility and was out of there 4 hours later. A week later, I got called into another interview with 3 other candidates. We cycled through and interview with 3 different managers (behavioral and situational questions) then they took us to lunch and interviewed with one more after. This was a total of 5 hours. Then a week later they sent out an email saying I did not get chosen for the final interview.
Interview Question – Explain a situation when you did not agree with a way your manager told you to do something, so you did it another way instead. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cintas in April 2012.
Interview Details – First step was the initial phone screening which was very basic. One on one interview consisted of a 116 question test which wasn't too hard if you think out some of the math problems. The one on one interview was also very basic. I was not who they were looking for so I can't say anything against the company
Interview Question – Tell me a time when you enforced a safety policy View Answer
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cintas in April 2012.
Interview Details – It was an great experience. Sounds like a growing company and they are making huge strides in their efforts to bring in Managers
Interview Question – Time you have been faced with adversity? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Cintas in March 2012.
Interview Details – The first interview was a phone interview that was pretty straight forward. Standard behavioral questions. They then make you take an IQ type test that consists of over 100 questions. The IQ test is not hard if you take your time to really think about the question or if you have taken these before. After I passed the test they invited me to a round robin style interview in their Mason,Oh HQ location. There is a very strict clean shaven policy at Cintas so make sure you shave before hand. Also wear a suit and tie and bring something professional looking to write on. During this phase there are a lot of GM's from all over the region and they sit at a table with you. Depending on your section you will interview before or after lunch. During lunch you can have small talk with the GM's and ask any questions that you want. Word of advice, be loose and be confident and you should have no problems locking down a position. You will have 3 back to back interviews with the GMs so you should prepare plenty of examples ahead of time in order to answer each manager differently, I think this helped me out. All in all it was a really laid back process and if you go in to it thinking you will get the job chances are you will get the job. Cintas is very serious about their culture so make sure you read up on it and relate your answers to their culture. If your values don't match up with theirs then don't even bother applying. They reward hard work. Answer all questions using the STAR technique.
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
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