Alsco Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    I was a Route Sales Rep on a route of a round trip of about 6 hours to deliver linen to my customers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Shreveport, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alsco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay and decent benefits

    Cons

    Management and hours could be better

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation to your employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Good company. Poor branch

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Pompano Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Pompano Beach, FL

    Pros

    they have a good pay structure and opportunity to grow with the company

    Cons

    The facility I worked at had poor quality and management that was in turmoi .


  3. Helpful (4)

    Alsco - 125 years in the textile business - has lost its way with the current management staff

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alsco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hmmm, First in the Textile Business. Never have to worry about getting paid but many other worries exist, paycheck is always good

    Cons

    The last eight or so years have ushered in new management personnel in key positions. They have abandoned the basic business principals of the founders and replaced it with personal greed. If you are part of the "club" or a "family" member, you will get promoted without merit as long as you say yes to everything even if it is ethically and morally wrong. Senior managers do not care about those that work at the plants and in the field. Their only concern is their bonus so they look the other way to those that cheat, steal, lie, manipulate numbers and commit fraud all in a reaching an number on a spreadsheet that has no true value. If you are Alsco customer, better be a corporate account. If not, your service will suffer, your prices will sky rocket just so corporate accounts can get the best at unreasonably low prices. Very few people above the plant level are competent. Many are old retreads that blew out their worth many years ago.

    Advice to Management

    To the Co-CEO & family members - Do not hesitate, get rid of all field and corporate managers or you will continue to lose customers, loss money, lose lawsuits and lose your 125 family business. These senior managers have shown they don't care about you or Alsco, so them the door!


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  5. Until 2013 it was the greatest company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    like I said until 2013 everything was great loads were ready all the time everybody was customer service oriented. You felt like what you did was rewarding.

    Cons

    There are no values left at alsco management no longer cares about the customers and employees. The management team has no respect for anyone. They continue to take advantage of the customers and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the whole management team starting with the general manager all the way down to the management team in the service department. Look at why it is necessary to charge so much on specials you forget that you are a service company


  6. IT Department especially the Support Center is not the place you want to be.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Your co-workers especially in other department and branches. The job itself is great and rewarding. Other departments. Lagoon day

    Cons

    They do not believe on building upon your employees. Instead of helping the employees with certifications or training the upper management hoards it. Managers will scream at you, belittle you, and discriminate. A lot of the "good old boy" mentality; if you are the bosses "ward" member or neighbor you have it made otherwise be careful. An NEVER go to HR they will fire you.....maybe not right away but eventually. When you travel you have to charge the charges on your own personal credit card and then get reimbursed....could be a violation of IRS rules.

    Advice to Management

    Build your employees up.....there not any management skills. The more build up and provide training opportunities and certifications for your employees the better job and vested they will feel for your company. There is a lot of discrimination and lack of trust.


  7. Terrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Napkin Ironer in Kinston, NC
    Former Employee - Napkin Ironer in Kinston, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alsco full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    wages a decent hours are plenty during the fall and summer

    Cons

    work/life balance is awful management is neglectful location is sketchy

    Advice to Management

    Need better training


  8. very good

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Shreveport, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    steady work to be done each day

    Cons

    non that I can think of at this moment

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. Helpful (3)

    Department of Labor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Drivers in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Drivers in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    a paycheck... benefits.... pension... that's about it and I was being generous

    Cons

    Where do I start, someone dear to me wakes up everyday at 230AM..... leaves the house and does not return home until 8PM....this is AGAINST THE LAW!!! It has been happening for sometime now, and I will report them unless someone in that organization takes a stand. Just because your staff is is hard working does not mean you work them to death..... I will be persistent and vigilant until this changes immediately!!!

    Advice to Management

    How about going back to school and becoming education on how to run and develop a prosperous life/work balance..... and stop asking management or other employees to come on here and create false accounts to make the company look positive. the culture is disseminated.


  10. Helpful (1)

    A company set up to make all the High Ups alot of money... Everyone else is SOL

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alsco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Alot of good people work for ALSCO, but that is really all I can say. Also car, gas card, phone and laptop. That was a really nice

    Cons

    There is no cohesion at any place in this company. Not a long term job, not much room for growth. Very IBM

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting so much money on training sales consultants and just letting them go because they have a bad month. Also, the disconnect between Regional Sales Manager and Plant GM made like always hard.


  11. Overworked and underpaid.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alsco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is a great sense of community amongst the production employees within this community. Many of them are hard workers that are willing to work all the overtime. The benefits are the best thing I believe.

    Cons

    Consistent overtime in the summer which can be nice but also frustrating and exhausting given the work conditions. There isn't much room to advance within this company, there's no where to really advance to if you work with in the plant. The pay is less than desirable and makes it hard to make ends meet at times.



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