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Low pay, poor working environment, intense labor

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Current Employee - Laborer  in  Milwaukee, WI
Current Employee - Laborer in Milwaukee, WI

I have been working at UniFirst full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Offers 401k to full time employees

Cons

Terrible health insurance, LOW pay, number quota system, hot working condition

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Offer fair, living wages and decent pay raises to laborers. Please SWITCH to a better health insurance and get rid of Cigna because they are horrible: does everything to deny claim, make mistakes in their favor, bad customer service. Stop the quota system and pressuring workers to meet high numbers or get fired. Give cash bonuses to labor workers. Improve working environment -- unbearable heat during summer. Build morale and go back to offering company catered lunches for special occasions/holidays. Give everyone Christmas bonuses based on percentage of yearly wage -- would be really appreciated by many workers who earn slightly above minimum wage. Provide free on site massage and occupational therapists for laborers. Happy workers increase profits and loyalty so take a look at why there is such high turnover at Unifirst. CEO, executives and upper management should be mandated to work on the floor along with laborers for at least 3 days for the entire 8 hour shift so that you can experience how labor intensive it is and provide better working environment.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good place to work, not a place to grow

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Stockroom Manager  in  Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Stockroom Manager in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at UniFirst full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    UniFirst has been a great place to work with acceptable compensation and very good benefits. The schedule is consistent and I rarely had to work on Saturday. The family focus was refreshing and the policies are fair.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement. On the lower end of salary. No clear path to success or vision for the future for the company as a whole. It's hard to get a handle on where UniFirst is going.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a clear vision and communicate it effectively to your leaders. Then implement plans and procedures to make it happen. Invest in your people with training and development opportunities and make a concerted effort to recruit and retain the best and brightest.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at UniFirst full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Family culture
    - Good management support
    - Quality products and company reputation

    Cons

    - Low base salary
    - Commission caps at $10K per account
    - National Accounts comes in and steals the show if you give them a lead

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Switch up commission structure to be more in the best interest of reps making you the money, instead of in the best interest of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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