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Great place to start and grow your career!

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Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Floral Park, NY
Former Employee - Sales Manager in Floral Park, NY

I worked at UniFirst full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

The sales training is second to none. They make sure you understand the sales process before sending you out in the field. There is a huge opportunity to make a ton of money for this company. They have a great compensation package for anyone looking to start in sales. The products that your pushing are tangible items, and probably some of the best product in the industry. They love to promote from within, if you interested in a career and not a job, this is the company for you. Great support for the sales organization, tons of resources to help with your success. Amazing work life balance! I would recommend working here to anyone!

Cons

Don't focus so much on the little things, focus on the results that are coming in.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep pushing to sell larger accounts!! This will get our people paid and to President's Club. Provide the sales force with any resources they need to get the job done.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for UniFirst

  1.  

    Outstanding organization to be a part of.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Wilmington, NC

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

    Pros

    Best sales training available in any occupation. Management is more than eager for your success, Unifirst as a company knows your success is their success.

    Cons

    Maybe one to many Vidcons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you want a rewarding, fulfilling career, start here but don't finish here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant and Current Job Seeker  in  Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant and Current Job Seeker in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    Average pay, but bonus structure is awesome.. definite 6 figure income potential (and I'm very close to that level) decent company benefits,
    sales support at corporate level is excellent, in the beginning there is no family/work balance because they push you so hard to reach goals, but the first year it tends to get a little easier.

    Cons

    Only 5 sick days per year, vacation doesn't accrue so that first year is a nightmare and no time off;
    local management consists of large egos but small brains, I believe they bleed Unifirst green;
    average sales rep tenure is less than 2 years meaning you don't have any mentors to help you along. The quality ones get out, the rest stay and become the property of Ron Croatti.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay for the 1st year to compensate for the lack of vacation, time off and excessive hunting required that first year. That's the only way you are going to keep quality people. The management in place is not the answer to the new hire retention and success.
    Promotions should be based on actual knowledge outside the uniform world, not the YES people. Get some new blood in the organization or you will not surpass the bigger players, Cintas and Aramark.
    Unifirst washes clothes.... that's it. It's very simple. Tell your management in place they don't have a medical degree and they aren't solving cancer or world hunger, they are delivering clean clothes to working people. I think they have forgotten that once they too were working people with a family.
    RON CROATTI, IF YOU REALLY LIVE THE VALUES OF YOUR FATHER ALDO, DON'T GIVE LIP SERVICE, REALLY MEAN IT.. UNIFIRST DIDN'T GAIN SUCCESS OFF THE BACKS OF THEIR CLIENTS, IT WAS BECAUSE OF THEM.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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