G&K Services Reviews

Updated April 23, 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
  • 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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  1. good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at G&K Services

    Pros

    Management are very Good people

    Cons

    There are None at all

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  2. industrial sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    excellent training, continued support, great place to learn sales, new business development.
    Teaches one to be disciplined, and organized with their time. The position in sales, if successful can open many opportunities for you in the future.

    Cons

    Once you are up and running, the pressure is really on. It is really hard to sell around all of these contractual agreements that these laundry companies lock people into. It becomes harder and harder, not easier. every quarter you start all over, and you had better keep your pipeline not only full, but overflowing, that requires an enormously high activity level. it is not for the weak.

    Advice to Management

    management needs to travel and continue to be , stay engaged with the sales reps. Leaving them on their own when it gets discouraging can really make one spiral and think they took the wrong job. Also having compassion and being realistic about the contract issues, don't just pretend that they are not there, and continue to teach how to sell around those.

  3. Helpful (1)

    What a class act organization

    Current Employee - National Account Executive
    Current Employee - National Account Executive

    I have been working at G&K Services

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Truly values the customer and employee, and wants to do the right thing for both.

    Cons

    Work load, but what position does not deal with this in today's world.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on course with the positive mentality, and the employee base will continue to stay motivated to deliver on the results.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great place with money to be made and good benefits.

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Portland, OR

    I have been working at G&K Services

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Having a route and taking care of customers

    Cons

    Heavy work and long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Pretty good job. Only left because I got a job at Google.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Curl Tex Colonia, TX
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Curl Tex Colonia, TX

    I have been working at G&K Services

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

    Pros

    Great people and benefits, I have enjoyed my time and will continue to be a loyal employee. Employees treated fairly

    Cons

    Sometimes there's not enough work to go around. Voluntary time off is great when you want it.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with what you are doing. Motivating and developing employees keeps the company strong. Enjoyable workplace

  7. Helpful (1)

    Exceptional company that is thriving because they treat their employees and customers with true respect

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at G&K Services

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

    Pros

    There's a spirit in G&K Services that is beyond special. It's contagious. It makes you feel like a lucky person to find a company like this to thrive in and build a career. Big enough that there are abundant opportunities, but not overly massive that you don't matter and can't make a different. Dream place to work -- truly.

    Cons

    Industry gets a bad rap.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Need more companies like G&K where people matter.

  8. Glad to be gone

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a way to keep a check coming in until you can get something else

    Cons

    The daily stench of dirty cloths and towels with no ventilation or AC in the truck
    You never work less than 50 hours a week unless you take a couple of days off

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade your trucks and actually encourage people to stay instead of threatening their jobs and encouraging them to leave

  9. Helpful (6)

    Overall it was a good experience very fast paced and quota driven.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at G&K Services

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

    Pros

    A great place to learn about the uniform rental business all the good and all the bad. It is excellent entry level sales position.

    Cons

    Very competitive market place and not a lot of Independence.

    Advice to Management

    Give Sales Representative more individual freedom.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly and energetic staff and employees

    Cons

    There are no major issues from my perspective

    Advice to Management

    None

  11. Helpful (2)

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

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    • 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

    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

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