G&K Services
3.3 of 5 156 reviews
www.gkservices.com Minneapolis, MN 5000+ Employees

G&K Services Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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3.3 156 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

G&K Services CEO and Director Douglas A. (Doug) Milroy

Douglas A. (Doug) Milroy

(103 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "I have been working at G&K Services for less than 3 months as a outside sales rep"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Good benefits and lots of long time sales employees"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Rumors that Bohemia shop will be closing, don't waste your time with G&K like I did"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Extremely long hours driving without any breaks"
    in 12 reviews
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    Good company to work for.

    Corporate Employee (Current Employee)
    Minnetonka, MN

    Pros- Team members are very supportive
    - Executive Management team is amazing.

    Cons- Less Diversity.
    - Hierarchical structure.
    - Packets of micro management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCouple of things
    1.Sense of urgency in everything creates inefficiency and dissatisfaction. 2. Though CEO promotes open culture, many are not open especially in the middle management. If Management can address these G&K can create great work environment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent fast pace career path

    Conssometimes inconsistent philosophy on core business from local personnel

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Minnetonka, MN

    ProsVacation is good and we also have ETO that we can accumulate

    ConsMaybe look at the benefits,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Maintenance Engineer (Current Employee)
    Graham, NC

    ProsG&K is a great company to work for. The believe in advancement and for the most part treat their employees well.

    ConsAbility to keep up with technology. Many of the systems are dated. They should consider updating programs to keep up with competitors.

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    Loader/Unloader (Current Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsGreat exercise, I lost 10 pounds while working here.

    ConsTime management is non-existing. Very Greedy,

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to tell corporate NO!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Route Manager (Current Employee)
    Ontario, CA

    ProsVery ethical company to work for. Very customer focused.

    ConsSalaried employees are required to work a ridiculous amount of hours. 60-70 hour work week.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No sales culture. Company makes money by price gauging current clients. Customer Promise is a Joke.

    DSM (Former Employee)

    ProsA good place for rookie sales people to get a solid introductory sales training program. Stay for one year maximum.

    ConsNearly a 70% turn over rate per year. This is a fact folks. Horrible Management. Unethical price increases to customers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo ahead and sell the company. You don't own your corporate HQ and you are outsourcing too many positions corp wide. Anyone can see a sale is coming. Stock price is built on price increases. Year over year sales increase are non existent. Company has not had year over year sales increase in years.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to be everyday

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Eden Prairie, MN

    ProsLove my job! Provide support with my team, both home and field, to deliver the best service to our customers. It's challenging, changing and there's never a dull moment. Live the customer promise to ensure deliveries are complete, billing is simple and needs get met promptly.

    ConsNot enough time in the day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAcknowledge the amazing commitment of your employees with positive actions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    National Account Support (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsG&K Services has a great corporate culture. People are very friendly and helpful. The CEO knows many employees by name and is always friendly and open. G&K Services is the best uniform company and works hard to be partners with their clients instead of just providing and in and out service.

    ConsA lot of things are done "because that's how we've always done it", but they are working to change that and enhance current systems and processes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    First class company with high integrity

    Senior Strategic Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsCEO who recognizes that people make the difference

    ConsNeed to ensure a better work life balance

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep treating the employees like family, and we will all succeed

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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