Develop, Grow and Meet Your Career Goals with G&K Services.
Employees are the heart of G&K. We consistently outperform our major competitors on customer service and uniform quality performance measures.
Because every day, our employees live our Core Values, take our Customer Promise personally as we deliver on it every day. We believe our values say a lot about us and define our company.
CEO Douglas Milroy Named Finalist for Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Award!
G&K is proud to recognize our Chief Executive Officer, Douglas A. Milroy, for being named a finalist for one of the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs--the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 award, in the Upper Midwest region. The award celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses. Recipients demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. "This is a tremendous honor, which recognizes the efforts of G&K’s entire team of 7,800 people,” said Milroy. “It has been my privilege to lead this team, as we have worked together to reshape G&K into a more capable, higher performing company, totally focused on delivering superior service for our customers.”
Careers at G&K.
G&K Services employs approximately 7,800 employees. Each employee brings individual talents, experiences, and skills, but all 7,800 individuals create oneteam with a single focus: to deliver on our Customer Promise every day. Part of that promise is a commitment to Service Excellence that allows customers to focus on what they do best while we focus on what we do best. It is this commitment to Service Excellence that sets us apart from our competitors. Every G&K employee has a role to play in guaranteeing Service Excellence.
What is your Career Path?
At G&K Services, we offer our employees every opportunity to thrive in their careers. That means offering clear objectives, attainable goals, opportunities for advancement, and ample support along the way. If you've got the talent and ambition and want to pursue employment at G&K, we’ll help you get all the way to the top.
Learn more about our Sales, Service, Production, Office, Corporate and Leadership Career Paths:
Sales Career Paths
As a seller at G&K Services, your role is to identify and secure prospective valued customers. As part of a high-energy sales team, you are the initial connection with our customers and the first to share G&K’s commitment to Service Excellence. You also receive extensive training on our innovative selling techniques and Smartphone-accessible sales technology. Additionally, you have the support of a team that allows you to stay focused on what you do best: obtaining new G&K customers.
Service Career Paths
As a member of the G&K Services service team, your customers will depend on you to deliver Service Excellence. Whether you’re on a route or in a management role, your relentless focus on satisfying customers is the key to success. As the face of G&K, you’ll build relationships with your customers, offer solutions to solve their problems, and introduce additional products and services to meet their needs. We’ll provide you with the training and tools you require to fulfill your customers’ needs and then trust you to do what you do best—deliver Service Excellence! Video: Become a Part of Our Facility Services Team
Production Career Paths
As a member of our production team, delivering Service Excellence starts with you! You will work in one of our industrial laundry plants across North America to ensure our products are in good repair before they are loaded on a truck and delivered to our customers. Teamwork—both within the plant and with the sales and service teams—is critical to our success. You will be sure to find a good fit among our variety of production roles.
Office Career Paths
As a member of our office team, you are often the first person the customer talks to when they call G&K Services. You work closely with our sales, service, and production teams to deliver Service Excellence. Our office teams focus on resolving customers’ needs, managing office operations, and continually improving team efficiencies It’s a role on an essential team that works to meet our customers’ needs promptly and achieve outstanding quality in all we do at G&K.
Corporate Career Paths
The G&K Services professional and administrative team, located at corporate headquarters, supports our production, sales, and service teams in their consistent delivery of our Customer Promise. The corporate team includes professionals in finance, human resources, informational technology, engineering, environmental management, safety, marketing, and many other fields. As part of G&K’s corporate team, you can use your knowledge and experience to help build solutions for profitable growth. You will also have opportunities to participate in a variety of projects that build your business acumen and professional skills. There’s always something new to learn at G&K!
Leadership Career Path
A strong leadership culture is defined by the collective actions of formal and informal leaders that act together to influence organizational success and profitable growth. G&K Services’ employees take a variety of paths to a leadership role. We pride ourselves on promoting internal candidates and allowing employees to change career paths. Many employees have moved between corporate departments, service, and sales positions, or field and corporate positions. Managers are often promo
G&K Values Diversity
Our commitment is to cultivate a diverse, respectful and inclusive environment where employees are able to reach their full potential and business results. Diversity at G&K is viewed holistically and goes beyond race and gender. It also recognizes and embraces the value of education, experience and background, as well as different ways of thinking and work styles.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Learn How To Start Your Post-Military Career At G&K Services.
Your military background is a great fit at G&K Services. Our core values line up very well with your military experience, and more than anything we value your leadership capabilities - it's a defining characteristic in the military and it's a defining characteristic of success in our company. We hope you'll give G&K a serious look, we'd be glad to have you as part of our team!
Emily V., a production supervisor in Milwaukee, WI, said, "Transitioning from the military to G&K was easy because its structure is very similar to the military at the individual business-unit level. Also, from my first day, my training program as a Management Trainee was clearly laid out and easy to follow.”
Compensation and Benefits.
Employees are G&K’s most valuable assets. Our compensation package is designed to attract and retain the best and the brightest. In addition to competitive compensation, we provide employees with a comprehensive benefits package to meet your needs.
Our wide range of benefit options includes:
- Vacation and holiday pay
- Three group medical insurance plans including low-deductible and high-deductible options with an optional health savings account (HSA). HSAs are used solely for medical expenses and are pretax dollars, so they can help you reduce your taxable income.
- Prescription drug coverage available with each medical plan option
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care
- Life and accident insurance with optional supplemental life insurance
- Disability coverage
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for confidential counseling and support
- 401(k) plan
- Employee stock purchase plan
- Tuition reimbursement
- Employee development and training
- Pay-for-performance compensation plans for select sales and service positions
- Recognition programs
- Discounts on consumer products and services including, computers, travel, theme parks, cell phones and cellular services, legal services, and health clubs
- Weekly payroll through convenient pay cards and direct deposit
Training and Development.
From your first day at G&K, you will have the guidance and support of your manager to ensure you receive the training you need to achieve success. In addition to detailed initial training, G&K utilizes a variety of training tools and methods designed to help you continue to learn throughout your career in a way that is most meaningful to you.
We also know it’s important for you to take ownership of your own career development. Starting with your first day, your manager will work to get to know you and your individual talents. Together, you will create a development plan that supports your career aspirations.
Center for Leadership Excellence.
Developing highly skilled leaders is the sole focus of our Center for Leadership Excellence because solid leadership is at the core of our success. Our Center for Leadership Excellence provides meaningful and engaging development for leaders throughout the company.
Here's what Blane McClennan, our Branch Manager in New Orleans, said about his experience with our leadership training:
"The leadership training I received through the Center for Leadership Excellence was a great opportunity for me to step out of my daily routine to connect with other leaders in the company. Sharing best practices and learning new leadership skills gave me some new ideas on how to inspire my teams. It was an outstanding experience. I am proud to work for a company that really wants to develop their leaders!”
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CEO is a tremendous leader and is the main reason the company is thriving. He does an outstanding job of communicating the goals of the company and what the future plans are. The field sales executives are strong and knowledgeable about the business, very personable and are quick to recognize and reward exceptional performance.
G&K does a great job of training their employees, especially outside sales reps.Cons
G&K will change their compensation plan without any prior notice because in their words, they have that right to do so at any given time even after the sale is made. Some of their leaders treat their people poorly and talk down to them in front of their peers. Nothing ever happens quickly and decisions are always made by committee which takes forever.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Develop your national account reps. Just don't fly into town and criticize when you don't spend any time with them.
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