Cintas

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Lots of bureaucracy at all levels

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Former Employee - Management in Fremont, CA
Former Employee - Management in Fremont, CA

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

Pros

Good job for those with no college education, or those who are from the military. Benefits & medical are not bad, but you still have to pay around $100 a month.

Cons

No upward opportunities. They hire from without rather than promoting from within. Poor upper management from District Managers up to VP, who are all clueless and care only about numbers. There is always the blame game. There is also no accountability from senior management who don't want to spend money to hire trained maintenance workers but instead expect service partners (drivers and forklift drivers) to perform maintenance work on all machinery without any training. And when the machines break, the blame will be on the service partners or location managers, who will be disciplined or terminated. A solution to the problems are never provided, so the problems reoccur often, again with no real solution. The pay is about 70% of market rate, enough to keep you there, but too little for the work you provide. There are lots of closed doors and secrecy. Human Resources are there to help the company terminate partners without getting sued. Human Resources are not there to help the partners. Human Resources are never around unless they are trying to terminate a partner, then 3 HR personnel appear. Everyone is overworked. Overtime is mandatory for all partners; i.e. very bad work-life balance. Salary partners can not take vacation because the company do not have enough staff to handle the responsibilities when they take vacation. Those who try to take vacation will be asked to wait and also the work will have to be made up when they get back; you will have to work 16 hour days to complete everything after your vacation. No raises for 5 years. Work safety injuries are covered up to help the bottom line; i.e. put a band-aid on it. Plenty of auditors who come and point fingers but offer no help or solutions then leaves immediately; this happens every month. Cintas culture is just a gimmick to make you feel you are wrong if you don't believe or follow their ideology that your hard work and the company's cheapness will ultimately benefit everyone. The fact is, it only benefits the shareholders especially Mr. Farmer, who have stock options. The values they project are good on paper only, as no one in senior management follow what they preach. Don't complain or they will terminate you expeditiously. Nothing here ever changes for the better.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop being hypocrites. If you want something done, fixed, replaced, or completed, and then say we don't have the budget to do it, it makes everything a farce and a waste of time. Pay your workers a better wage and you will see less attrition. Stop pointing fingers and work on real solutions. Have a real Human Resources department what actually helps the partners rather than to make sure the company doesn't get sued for injuries, workers compensation, harassment, or termination. Have more diversity, you know what I mean. Have real trainings, not just pencil-whip everything.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

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    Former Employee - SSR
    Former Employee - SSR

    I worked at Cintas full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Good hours, m-f, days only, Nice people, Lots of training, Company Van to take home.

    Cons

    Enough is never enough, Pay hit a downward spiral, Everything constantly changing so as soon as you get it down they want you to do it a different way. They lost concern for the customer and now are all about hitting numbers and the shareholder. Conflicting, both sides of their mouth instructions. One day they preach "take care of the customer, don't lose the customer" and the next day you are reprimanded for not hitting goals or pushing something on a customer they do not need. Breadcrumb tracking radar device on vans, no trust and they question every move you make. Bye Bye flexibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to treating your employees like adults and get off their backs about times in the field and gps tracking and maybe they will be more motivated to hit those numbers when they don't feel like Big Brother is watching every move and second in the field. After all, you put everyone through extensive background checks before you hired them right? Loosen the grip of control and people will want to do more and go the extra mile. Nobody likes to feel like they are a puppet. Also, look in house before you reach to another region of the country to promote someone to a management position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work until you get tired of the push for more and more.

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    Current Employee - SSR First Aid/Safety
    Current Employee - SSR First Aid/Safety

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, decent pay depending on route, great training in areas that will help your resume ie; First Aid, CPR, Hazcom, etc...

    Cons

    Very demanding as far as goals; always pushing the bar higher and higher to a point where it seems greedy. Puts shareholders and profits above employees - read their mission statement. Not all routes are created equal and no pay raise unless you're hitting goals which are skewed for profits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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