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Launch your Sales career at UniFirst

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

I worked at UniFirst full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

World Class Training
Competitive Environment
Selling to all types of Industries
Advancement Opportunities
Solid Company
Rewarded for Success

Cons

Outside Sales is not for the faint of heart

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep driving to be a Sales Company

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Definition of Micromanaged sales force

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I worked at UniFirst full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Freedom to plan your own day.

    Cons

    -Phone bock was the most useless "tool". Through off your entire day and really unproductive in setting appointments.
    -Sales executives have the worst plan I've ever seen, basically want you to make fake appointments so their numbers look good.
    -You are threatened by corporate on a weekly basis by not having enough CNA's which they know are fake.
    -Corporate says you are paid to uphold the database, which means you are expendable at any time
    -They monitor your activities so close any gaps need to be explained but you were actually presenting and closing a customer, they wanted activities.
    -Vidcons are the biggest waste of time
    -Every report contradicts one another, there are a million reports
    -They want you to do all your work on your own time, but tell you your not paid for you time but your database

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STOP Micromanaging people, CNA forms are the worst sales form I've ever seen.

    I did really enjoy the people I worked with, Corporate ruined any positive experience I had.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great sales culture and competitive structure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at UniFirst full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Ethics and customer service are highly regarded. Company is known for doing what is right. Great leadership from the top down, always striving to improve. Great way to find out if you are right for sales or not. Lots of room for advancement and promotions come from within. Ability to help companies improve their image and decrease their costs all while providing top notch customer service!

    Cons

    Tough industry, prospects can be negative and tough to deal with at times. Have to be able to shrug off the no's you hear and keep on plugging away, whether on the phone or out cold calling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on goal oriented management that want to move this company in the right direction like it has been going for over 75 years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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