UniFirst Interview Questions

Updated Aug 12, 2015
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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at UniFirst.

    Interview

    Recruiter called and I had a phone interview. Then I had an in person interview. The interview lasted an hour and then I had an interview with the regional sales manager. Then I had to do a presentation and field experience. It was a lot of work to ask for an applicant.

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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in College Station, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at UniFirst (College Station, TX) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter on LinkedIn about an interview. I filled out the application online and waited. I was then contacted by a scheduler who wanted to schedule a phone interview. I was called by a manager who discussed the job with me briefly and we discussed my background. He said I would hear from someone scheduling a face to face interview. A face to face was scheduled and it was four managers and me in a room.

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    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ontario, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at UniFirst (Ontario, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Simple interview process with the sales manager. Felt casual but very professional. I received a phone call from the sales manager from my online resume submission. From that we scheduled a time to come in for the interview. during the interview i realized this is a hunter-closer sales position. what I mean is that once you close the sale then someone else takes over and maintains the account. You are constantly looking for new business. Which is great. I just prefer to maintain the accounts once i land them. After the interview I think even more that Unifirst would be a great company to work for. It just was'nt for me

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    • How do you feel about cold calling?   1 Answer
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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at UniFirst.

    Interview

    Filled out application online. Got called in for an in person interview via Plant Manager. He went over the position in detailed. Asked if i would interested. I asked several questions at the end of the interview. Not to mention I drove over 2 1/2 hours for interview. I was told I would be contacted within a week of him making a decision. Waste of time

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stockton, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at UniFirst (Stockton, CA).

    Interview

    Stockton, CA Applied through the company website. Was rejected before anyone talked to me. Applied again (same position same location) got a call from somewhere back east, from a nice young lady...very pleasant, not a day over 22 years old. Got thanks but no thanks email. Applied again (same position same location) got a call from Sales Manager to schedule phone interview in a day or two. Got the call. We talked for a long time...He asked questions I gave great answers. I asked plenty of questions, he gave answers. ***He also briefed me on the interview process...Phone interview, in person interview...if that went well you would meet with the GM and schedule an interview with him, and finally interview with a regional manager*** At the end of the conversation he says "okay, If you don't hear from us it probably means we have moved on" WTF? Throwing out the thanks but no thanks disclaimer already? Unprofessional in my mind. In 20 minutes I had an email requesting an in person interview. At this point in excited, schedule the interview and ironed my shirt. Get to the interview...waited a few minutes. Here he comes, He takes me into the conf room and offers me a water, I say yes please. He disappears for 7 min. Comes back with warm water. He sits on one side of the big conf table I sit on the other...He says "we just switched from career builder to monster, I will be entering your answers so if it looks like I'm not paying attention it is because I'm following my screen" Um, okay. That was about our last eye contact. He did proceed to tell me how great he was. He goes through a bunch of "tell me about a time..." question. Tell me about a time: -you made a bad decision -you came up with an idea that was not well received, how did you handle it -you had to correct someone -you came up with a good idea -you had to get a team to work on one goal -blah blah blah Then hit me with: "rate yourself 1-10 in the following" -time management -knowledge of excel -knowledge of word -comfortable with technology -cold calling -presentation skills There were about 10 So at the end of the interview he AGAIN throws out "If you don't hear from us it probably means we have moved on" WTF? Throwing out the thanks but no thanks disclaimer again? This time I know I am not going to be called again because I didn't get to meet the GM. I did call again and again and again, but no call back, of coarse.

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    • What was unexpected was seeing a conf room microphone on the table linked to his laptop...recording the conversation.   Answer Question
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at UniFirst (Buffalo, NY) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Was brought in for 3 interviews, including a field exercise. I left early from my current job to show up early and make a good impression. It has been over a week now and i have not hear anything from them, not even an answer to my follow-up emails. These people are hypocrites and do not practice what they preach. Don't waste your time with this 5 step interview process. They clearly have no problem just dumping you in the middle of it.

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    • Being asked to come to 4 seperate interviews, this is uniform sales, not the secret service   Answer Question
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    I applied online. About a week later I received an email requesting a phone interview and accepted. When Mathew called me, he was completely distant and sounded annoyed the entire time. He clearly had a list of required questions to ask and was only interested in getting the answers written down as quickly as possible to get it over with. Throughout the whole call, he never let me finish a single thought or answer, had zero personality, and made snide comments to many of my answers. At one point, he asked me to list all me accomplishments since 8th grade. That was 20 years ago! I named one, and he moved on. At the end, he said he will score my answers and contact me if I qualified for an interview. I asked him to talk to me about the job and he said he doesn't do that on this call. Even if I get an interview, I will not accept it. As a customer service oriented professional, I would NEVER work for a company who thinks that this way of treating people is acceptable. Horrible first impression!! Clearly, this is how they treat people, potential employees or customers, and I will gladly not be a part of it!

    Interview Questions

    • List your accomplishments since 8th grade.   1 Answer
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    Territory Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at UniFirst (Salt Lake City, UT) in August 2014.

    Interview

    received call from Sales Manager, (returned call 3 times), He called back to set up phone interview. After phone interview, scheduled face to face. At his office on his time.

    Interview Questions

    • how to you feel about cold calling. 25 cold calls a day. How do feel about recording all your actions on a tablet PC for management to review. Why should we hire you. Why do you want to work at a difficult highly competitive industry like ours.   1 Answer
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at UniFirst.

    Interview

    I received a call from the sales manager. He asked the "so tell me a little bit about yourself". I was then given the choice for an official "Skype" or face to face interview. I chose a the face to face interview

    Interview Questions

    • There were not any unexpected or difficult questions. However, I felt like the person interviewing me was talking me out of the position. The interview lasted for more than one hour. I have not heard back from them.   Answer Question
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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at UniFirst in April 2014.

    Interview

    I was emailed by the hiring manager. She asked me if I would be available the next day between noon and 5 pm for a telephone interview. I wrote back and told her I would be available.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no difficult questions, mostly her telling me about the position.   Answer Question
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