G&K Services Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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Pros
  • I have been working at G&K Services for less than 3 months as a outside sales rep (in 18 reviews)

  • some good people to work with, flexibility and work/life balance a plus (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours that only get longer with little to no relief or compensation (in 16 reviews)

  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    The culture of the company really inspires employees to develop and grow.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities to move up the "corporate ladder."

    Cons

    May work many hours in a management position


  2. Good place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at G&K Services (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and could work from home.

    Cons

    Location of the office is hard to find


  3. Territory Sales Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company offers an incredible amount of training and sales tools.

    Cons

    Still behind the competition in terms of marketing and advertising, leaving much of the work to the professional sellers.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent in terms of expectations amongst all people.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Don't Do It.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loader in Runnemede, NJ
    Current Employee - Loader in Runnemede, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Simple work. 4 days on 3 days off. Benefits

    Cons

    Management is sub par. Drivers are hit or miss. They don't follow their own safety regulations. Your co workers are usually temp workers that are unreliable. You will deal with maggot infested rags, Ink, and medical waste. Most of the trucks are in disrepair or illegally on the road.

    Advice to Management

    Value your drivers and loaders to save money.


  6. Collector

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Collector in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Collector in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G&K Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Salaries are only reviewed yearly

    Advice to Management

    No advise


  7. Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice and friendly company which is driven by the core values. The company cares a lot about its impact on their customers as well as on the environment. A big emphasize is put on safety which is very important for the company like this.

    Cons

    Sometimes the data transfer might be slow. But otherwise I have been having interesting and valuable time working for this company.

    Advice to Management

    I think being more open to not just listening but also implementing employees' suggestions (especially at the plants settings) would help the company to have more satisfied employees at several of their locations


  8. Very Dynamic

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Sales in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership is moving the company forward by investing in people and challenging the status quo.

    Cons

    Old guard gets in the way

    Advice to Management

    Continue to rethink the team and upgrade!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good Company, Poor management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at G&K Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people in the fields. They really care about making their customers happy.

    Cons

    Management is money hungry. They don't care about the happiness of the employee or the customer. "when in doubt, bill it out"

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue! Your employees hate you for the most part. Might be time to take a few management classes in empathy and relationships


  10. Culture

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good leaders and Visio.

    Cons

    High dandss on your time.

    Advice to Management

    Customer focus.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great training! Bad follow through : (

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G&K Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Culture is great and friendly. The training is top notch.

    Cons

    The management is a joke at a branch level. There is no follow through after training.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees at a branch level and maintain the culture they show you up in Minnesota at corporate.



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