G&K Services Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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G&K Services CEO and Director Douglas A. (Doug) Milroy
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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.

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

    I have been working at G&K Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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. Intern

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

    I have been working at G&K Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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


  3. Very Dynamic

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

    I have been working at G&K Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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!


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  5. Culture

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

    I have been working at G&K Services

    Pros

    Good leaders and Visio.

    Cons

    High dandss on your time.

    Advice to Management

    Customer focus.


  6. Amazing place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people here are caring, hardworking, and personable. The company often hires from within making it easy to move up with hard work and dedication. The CEO is especially caring, he takes the time to learn everyone's names and to meet everyone personally. He also values safety over everything else.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons for working with this company. I believe I am always treated fairly and that I have been receiving great feedback from the executives in the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good Company, Poor management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    GK Services Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative, Field Sales Manager in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative, Field Sales Manager in Memphis, TN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing company led by great CEO

    Cons

    Local management at some locations is inconsistent with the Core Values and Customer Promise


  9. Great Company

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

    I have been working at G&K Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great support, friendly, want to grow potential, always looking to help out in some way.

    Cons

    none that I have seen


  10. Mostly good

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, open culture, decent benefits

    Cons

    Constant reorganization, some accountability issues, sink or swim mentality

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent to employees, helps foster trust, training is important


  11. Helpful (1)

    Sales at G&K

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Executive in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Executive in San Diego, CA

    I worked at G&K Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Willing to spend on employee training and on boarding. Did have a legitimate sales and product training program, paid commissions immediately.

    Cons

    Constant turnover as it did not pay real well from a base standpoint. Constant push back from senior management when trying to close a deal and bend a little on price for the client. Their idea of market penetration was to charge more for the same service as 50 competitors, when the clients were all looking for the cheapest deal. Bad approach to the target market.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your reps more and they won't all walk out after 6 months. Change your strategy to be more realistic with your target market.



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