Alsco Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
40 Reviews
2.9
40 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company that will and does reinvest into the business. Great leadership throughout the company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alsco for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everything was extremely positive and work environment was great

    Cons

    Great run company. No cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep allowing each business to make their own decisions as you presently do. Best laundry company in the business to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to develop skills and leadership.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alsco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Family Owned and operated, leadership at all levels. Employees commitment to the company and to their customer. Bonuses available & reachable at all levels.

    Cons

    Known as the quiet company. Union involvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have quicker market adoption.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Consultant/Manager in Training Program

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alsco full-time

    Pros

    - Pay was okay
    - Autonomy to work with other managers

    Cons

    - They don't give you time to do your job - constant monitoring of your sales number (quota)
    - Constant quarrels with customers because service department failure to perform their tasks
    - Lazy Regional sales manager - never available to coach or train employees when need it.
    - To each his own environment
    - Fears competition within sales consultant in the same company - Sales consultants willing to cheat colleagues to make sales.
    - Not a good environment for a recent college grad or young guy - almost every one is over the age of 40
    - Below average work environment climate
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recent college grads, if you just want a job to make money then Alsco is not a bad place exclude the constant stress of thinking you'd loose your job tomorrow. Other than that, I do not recommend it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    You can spend a life time there but you won't be rewarded

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    Former Employee - Level III Tech Support  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Level III Tech Support in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Alsco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very stable company. Conservative (financially) to a fault. They pay in advance which is different. Good location.

    Cons

    NO training NO advancements 1% pay raises Expensive (by comp) health care. The company could run without IT and they tell you that too. They are still on XP and dont even have any form of central control

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't think that upper management knows how much money, time and effort is wasted trying to keep IT expenses down. The IT SR manager needs to be fired. He is driving good people away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    A revolving door

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Alsco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    If they ever got their act together and figured it out !! the industry is not a bad environment to work in.

    Cons

    Very long work hours and no reward for it. It's a hostile work environment with management at times. And the worst thing is in the last ten years there has been EIGHT Genreal managers and 18 Service manager so what does that tell you about the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    WAKE UP!! Put A team in place with qualified personal..and be consistent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great family owned company that treats you like family

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alsco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fair salary, bonus, flexibility, privately owned.

    Cons

    A little old fashioned in some aspects of their business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the management needs to be re-evaluated. They are lacking some basic management skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I like the job but they need to run the job a lot better

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    Current Employee - Loader  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Loader in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Alsco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    they have good hours to work and the work is not hard

    Cons

    it seems to be no room for growth

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Everything and more than was described to me during the interview.

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    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager

    I have been working at Alsco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, steady employment and great group of people to work with. From Jim Divers in Salt Lake to the janitor at our branch. Alsco takes their time with the hiring process and they genuinely care about their employees.

    Cons

    The Unions! Union members get caught up in the whole "me, me, me" and forget that we are all (management and owners included) in the business together. Consider having end of day production/service meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent with union write ups. Set precedent and follow through.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Feeder Folder/Flat Worker

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    Current Employee - Feeder Folder  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Feeder Folder in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Alsco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced, benefits, 401k,and union

    Cons

    Pay is low, diversity is a disadvantage, coworkers are rude and disrespectful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HRM needs a serious upgrade.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    High commissions, low salary; company culture lacking

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant

    I have been working at Alsco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Commissions can be very large; never had any difficulty being paid for what I sold (no game playing by management)

    Cons

    this is a "what have you done for me lately" job, management in my office was rude and disinterested in employees; hard to get the tools you would like to do your job better; the sales office had one computer for 5 salespeople

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve leadership in sales function

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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