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If you want to know what hard work is.

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Current Employee - Production Manager, District Service Manager and Sales Representative in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Production Manager, District Service Manager and Sales Representative in Orlando, FL

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

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

It is a JOB and it pays the bills

Cons

Too many hours. 50-55 hrs a week is accpetable. But 60+hrs a week is crazy.

Advice to Management

Customer First.
No Profit.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Lack of Business Ethics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, AL

    I have been working at UniFirst full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are OK
    Plant Personel work hard
    Quality of Products are OK
    Service is OK
    For the most part, RSR are some of the hardest working people

    Cons

    Inexperience management who like to use intimidation
    No knowledge of what is true customer service
    More worried about getting contracts signed without building relationships with potential clients
    Bordering ethics when attempting to add new clients
    Sale Reps are treated like dirty
    Sales and Regional Sales have very little knowledge of managing sales reps
    This is a low-down industry where there is little difference between the major players. All of them are train to mislead the end user. UniFirst is no different.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the good old boy management team and hire EXPERIENCE Sales Reps and Managers which reputable companies outside of your industry. This excludes car dealership sales and managers(include so called football coaches too!). And if you really want to know what is happening in the market, met and talk with your sales representatives, instead of making decision strictly off of your numbers. Quit blaming and cutting down your competition, because of what I know, UniFirst is no better.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Sounds good at first...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Floral Park, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Floral Park, NY

    I worked at UniFirst

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    District Service Managers get free gas. Pay was decent. Guys atmosphere. Not politically correct. Didn't have to worry about hurting anyone's feelings or corporate sensitivity training.

    Cons

    Upper management is HORRENDOUS. Completely disrespectful towards employees. I mean actively insulting and demeaning. Leadership doesn't care to actually solve problems. I'm not sure if they're incapable of it or if they just don't want to. They refused to believe that their methods weren't working and just plowed ahead yelling at everyone underneath them when their master plan didn't work out.

    Advice to Management

    First of all, respect your employees and their lives outside of work. This will drastically change the work atmosphere and morale. Your employees are miserable because they think you see them as slave labor. Secondly, be more open to feedback. Your employees have good ideas about how to fix problems, if you would only listen. Immediately dismissing them just adds to the consensus that you don't care and think you're above them.

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