G&K Services

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3 people found this helpful  

Good company to work for.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Minnetonka, MN
Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Minnetonka, MN

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

Pros

- Team members are very supportive
- Executive Management team is amazing.

Cons

- Less Diversity.
- Hierarchical structure.
- Packets of micro management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Couple of things
1.Sense of urgency in everything creates inefficiency and dissatisfaction. 2. Though CEO promotes open culture, many are not open especially in the middle management. If Management can address these G&K can create great work environment.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 15 people found this helpful  

    You can tell which posts are fluff and which are real

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Route Service Representative in Coppell, TX
    Former Employee - Route Service Representative in Coppell, TX

    I worked at G&K Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The team you work along side is great for the most part
    You get to build a solid friendship with the majority of co-workers from each dept
    You can easily determine who there you can trust and who will be honest with you as opposed to who will just give lip service and try to make your life more difficult
    The customers are great individuals you can build a relationship with and possible get job offers from
    Keeping in touch with other co-workers even after you or they leave

    Cons

    Long hours with no breaks that violate DOT (60-70)
    Not being properly paid for your time
    Managers constantly pushing you for more
    Constantly being bullied by management to take on additional work without pay
    An HR staff that will turn a blind eye to complaints and ignore proof of wrong doing
    Complete lack of respect from management
    Being held back from any advancement because of your experience
    Random Write ups and threats of termination to goad you to try and work harder and longer without pay
    The constant 'Talk them up or Talk them out' philosophy
    Unsafe working conditions caused by fatigue and older unsafe vehicles
    Being made into a liar to customers because of management decisions
    Irate customers because of poor service due to shortages or improper billing that you are not responsible for
    Being held accountable for and constantly taking the blame for any mistakes made from any of the depts or managers
    Being ignored when you try and reduce your work load or hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-vamp your compensation plans
    Pay your people for the work they do. If they work 50+ hours... pay them for 50+ hours
    Don't just pay them a flat salary and say they are required to work whatever hours you deem necessary.
    Hold managers accountable for their decissions and don't allow them to dump it back on the route reps
    Speak to and actually listen to the people doing the work... not just looking at the juggled numbers being put in front of you by managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Current employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at G&K Services

    Pros

    Excellent fast pace career path

    Cons

    sometimes inconsistent philosophy on core business from local personnel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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