Cintas Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Pros
  • As everyone else says 4 day work week is great loved the 3 day weekends (in 44 reviews)

  • decent pay with opportunity for advancement (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • High expectations, weekend paperwork required, not a lot of work-life balance (in 39 reviews)

  • Mgrs are expected to work very long hours with very little overhead support (in 46 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Market Development Rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cintas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Culture, Business structure, incentive pay

    Cons

    Too much power given to managers at a site level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Best job I ever had - LOVE this company!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Cintas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Corporate culture is not just on paper - it's meant to be used by every employee to drive success. Excellent policies that are available to everyone (no secrets there). Career paths are there for driven, ambitious employees.

    Cons

    No budget at all for anything. We had to do the job literally with nothing many times over. Cintas prides itself on its Spartan view of business which does contribute to its financial soundness, but it can be taken a little too far at times. Computer system outdated with no plans to upgrade. Pay very low compared to market. Corporate office in Ohio is a little out of touch with national locations - visits by corporate management would go a long way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend what is needed on your location instead of only caring about your annual bonus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Challenging but sometimes fun

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cintas

    Pros

    The company as a whole is doing very well, continuously growing. The opportunity is there for those who want to work hard and climb the corporate ladder.

    Cons

    The separation between the service teams and the sales teams can create differing goals/objectives between team members which can be counter intuitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great experience overall until the end

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

    I worked at Cintas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked on some amazing projects, had wonderful co-workers to interact with, great place to build up my resume.

    Cons

    Worked there for 14 years and had a new boss almost every year, this made it hard for career advancement, no one as really looking out for me. In the last year it was extra difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure all employees are being looked after, and cared about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cintas

    Pros

    Very supportive management. In depth training. Excellent pay plan.

    Cons

    None so far. The only draw back is that you are learning a lot quickly in the beginning during training. But it is manageable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great company

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    Current Employee - SSR in San Angelo, TX
    Current Employee - SSR in San Angelo, TX

    I have been working at Cintas full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and great benefits

    Cons

    its a labor intensive job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if I were management I would pay more attention to how the people doing routes actually work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. F.S. Driver

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    Former Employee - F S Driver in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - F S Driver in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Cintas full-time

    Pros

    4 day work week
    Commission Opportunities
    Room for growth
    Independence
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Long hours (12+)
    Dirty work collecting used bar mops and used mats.
    Salary based on route

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Overall was a great experience and learned different areas of the business and the structure within.

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    Former Employee - Route Skipper and SSR Trainee in Union, NJ
    Former Employee - Route Skipper and SSR Trainee in Union, NJ

    I worked at Cintas

    Pros

    Four day work week and no set end time. When you finish your route or duties you are free to go.

    Cons

    Some leadership lacked accountability and left you out to dry at certain points. You had to fend for your self at different points to get by

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved instead behind a desk. Take pride in your workers who ultimately make you look good and contribute to your bonus. Worry more about respect and employees then numbers

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

    Sales Consultant/Rep

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cintas

    Pros

    Typically a strong base pay with perks of a car package and quarterly bonuses.

    Cons

    They tend to hire young (20 somethings,white males in sales (s they like to think since men are the "bread winners & if you're married even better if your wife doesn't work…they have you by the balls so you are not tempted to quit.) but do hire if you are visually appealing (i.e.beautiful and a size 4) "girls". Male dominated company throughout the entire organizations. They have their "token" female heads in few positions and minorities mostly behind the scenes. RIGHT wing company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promoting employees into management positions does not make for a great manager. Simply because someone achieved their goals as a sales person (concentrating only on self) does not make for a positive Manager for a region.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. My experience working at this company was great!

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    Current Employee - Sales in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Sales in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Cintas

    Pros

    Hard work really pays off in this environment

    Cons

    I don't have any cons about working here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on hiring great people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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