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Launch your Sales career at UniFirst

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

I worked at UniFirst full-time for 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Revolving Door in Sales

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

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

    Pros

    Provides initial and ongoing training.

    Cons

    Management applies same sales metrics for all territories regardless of market opportunity. Always assumes the problem is the Sales Rep, not the territory. Sales cycle can be long, yet Sales/Branch Mgrs can change territories on a whim. Sales Mgr turnover high as well (think 18 mos). Emphasis on "boots on the ground" which can result in fewer sales opportunities per Rep.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge local market dynamics.

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

    Great sales culture and competitive structure

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH

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