G&K Services

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G&K Services Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
215 Reviews
2.9
215 Reviews
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G&K Services CEO and Director Douglas A. (Doug) Milroy
Douglas A. (Doug) Milroy
146 Ratings

Review Highlights

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
  • That service team works some long hours and often times it's a thankless job (in 16 reviews)

  • Must improve work life balance, but in the uniform business it may be impossible (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very flexible family friendly company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Executive in Saint Cloud, MN
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Executive in Saint Cloud, MN

    I have been working at G&K Services (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You definitely get rewarded for working hard. I like all the fun competitive things we do as a sales team to keep our foot on the gas.

    Cons

    I feel we have to jump through several hoops to get new accounts set up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would make everything a lot easier if the folder process wasn't so time consuming and always put under a microscope.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employee and Customer satisfaction driven.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at G&K Services full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, Customer driven with a high level of emphasis on service and quality always seeking employee input

    Cons

    Tight workforce, do more with less, emphasizing efficiency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at G&K Services

    Pros

    Many opportunities to move up the "corporate ladder."

    Cons

    May work many hours in a management position

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company for those not afraid to work hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, everyday is a change of pace, ability to rise within the company even if you lack a bachelor's degree, truly ethical company that cares, the relationships that develop between the customers and their RSRs, opportunity for overtime in the plant

    Cons

    Long hours, little down time, not a glamorous industry, tough to find and hire quality individuals that share in the company values

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the technology in the offices, hire more people to prepare for eventual turnover down the line

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for and excellent benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at G&K Services

    Pros

    Great company to work for and excellent teaching tools.Possibilities of advancement are great

    Cons

    Never know what you're hours are sometimes.Could change 3 times in a day.Most advancements involve moving and relocating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure all trucks have working air conditioner!In the south summers are unbearable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Solid company, strong CEO, hit-or-miss line/business managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Unit Leader in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Unit Leader in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at G&K Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best CEO I've ever had the pleasure of working with. His message and priorities are the epitome of strong leadership. Employees really care about giving customers the best possible service experience. Been here more than 10 years, and been promoted 3 times.

    Cons

    Your manager makes or breaks your experience, and I've more bad than good. IT systems are antiquated, making everyone's job a lot harder (multiple, large-scale IT project in the works to fix this, though). Business model is more complicated than it appears, and making customers happy is a real challenge with all the variables that can change with every weekly delivery. Culture tends toward finger-pointing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Doug Milroy. Make sure the rest of your management team is up to his standards of leadership and integrity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company culture, unrealistic expectations.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative

    I have been working at G&K Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Core values are emphasized on within the company culture promoting an honest and integral work environment. Great people work for this company and you are surrounded with mentor ship 24/7.

    Cons

    Pay structure can use some more work. Sales expectations should be more realistic and in alignment with productivity.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good opportunity, a lot of training and resources to be successful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Plenty of training, if you work hard you get compensated for it

    Cons

    constantly trying to catch your breath to keep up with sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more realistic expectations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Things are not always what they seem

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Soon to BE Former Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Soon to BE Former Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at G&K Services

    Pros

    The pay is not bad if you want to be micro-managed and never want to think for yourself. The benefits are not bad but the insurance costs the employee too much.

    Cons

    Plant management only care about their bonuses while the plant employees are losing benefits, They just took away all of our paid holidays and they are about to lose some key employees from our plant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about the employees and less about the bottom line, stop taking away benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at G&K Services

    Pros

    Great pay but bad benifits

    Cons

    Long hours and horrible benifits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer to employess

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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