G&K Services

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Current Employee - General Labor
Current Employee - General Labor

I have been working at G&K Services full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

They'll hire almost anyone. Solid company that almost never has layoffs. They have great benefits. The hourly pay is better at start than minimum wage.They care about safety. They focus on employee retention.I've been there 8 years and some of my female coworkers have been there 20, 30, or even 40.

Cons

They'll hire almost anyone. Very little room for advancement and if you don't advance you won't make more than a few dollars more an hour than when you start as the years go by. This isn't a long term single income household type job. You could get repetitive strain injury from making the same motions day after day.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of the lazy bad employees and treat the good employees better.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    I thought wage slavery was illegal

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    Current Employee - Current RSR in Coppell, TX
    Current Employee - Current RSR in Coppell, TX

    I have been working at G&K Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fellowship with other RSR's (when you are all getting the shaft, you have a common interest)

    Short work days if you can arrange it (which is rarely)

    Decent starting salary unless your work load is doubled

    Actually not a lot of Pro's available, there was just a 20 word minimum here and I was trying to grasp for at least something good to say

    Cons

    Long hours that only get longer especially if you are commissioned (The more you work the more you earn, but ignore the fact that we will lower prices in an attempt to keep a customer from quitting their service and you'll take it on the back end)

    Longer hours for the salaried drivers (I thought they were 'non-exempt' and got overtime... instead they get a flat salary and are expected to put in 60 hours a week constantly. Some of them need to call the Department of Labor or DOT to investigate this)

    Having to constantly explain billing changes to customers

    Don't expect to be paid for additional workloads

    Don't expect to be paid for the long hours they like to pile on you

    Expect to get excuses for why you aren't being paid

    Expect to get excuses of how the company is losing money and that 'YOU' are expected to correct that and gain more business so that upper management can impress the shareholders and get their bonuses

    In serious need of being unionized by the Teamsters just so the drivers can start having a fair treatment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit giving excuses

    Pay your people what you promise them and for the work they do; stop the excuses and quit cutting their pay to make YOUR bonuses

    Keep your promises to the workers AND the customers. Both these groups are the ones that are responsible for the business continuing to exist and hopefully grow

    If a customer is unhappy about how poor their service has become because someone has decided to cut corners to 'save money', just telling them 'You have a contract' is not a solution AND STOP BLAMING THE RSR's for the unhappy customers. Majority of the customers love their drivers and trust the work they do, but are seriously disillusioned with the company itself

    If employees have large workloads or long hours, see they are compensated for them and stop piling more work on of giving excuses of how they are supposed to be doing that much work or even more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 11 people found this helpful  

    Join and in 3 weeks you will discover what a mistake you have made

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    Current Employee - TSR in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - TSR in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at G&K Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, sales force, other sales people, no weekends, sales training

    Cons

    Management is a joke well over a dozen people in a short period of time have left sales side. Sales and service huge disconnect. If your looking to get great sales training and then coast until a real opportunity comes along then climb on board. 41k the best case for TSR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house this branch has been a loser for 3 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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