UniFirst Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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UniFirst Chairman, President, and CEO Ronald D. Croatti
Ronald D. Croatti
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Pros
  • Personally I didn't get much from the training program but learned a lot from my two years working here (in 16 reviews)

  • There are great training programs in place for each position to help you succeed; it is up to you to take advantage of it (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours, living under micro management (in 19 reviews)

  • average sales rep tenure is less than 2 years meaning you don't have any mentors to help you along (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, WA

    I have been working at UniFirst full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, Family Culture, Great opportunity for anyone looking to develop skills needed for future opportunities.

    Cons

    If you consider giving it your all everyday, a con, then this is not the place for you!

    UniFirst Response

    Jun 24, 2015Sales Training Specialist

    First off we’d like to say thank you for the years of service you’ve given to UniFirst and thank you for the great review!

    We are glad to hear that you are taking advantage of the many benefits
    ... More


  2. Great 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 UniFirst full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Hard work but they reward those who work hard. Great benefits, great pay and the people are second to none.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. If you're lucky enough to be at a great location you've got it made. They really care about their customers and the service they provide.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at UniFirst full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    1) Detailed training program that provides knowledge and skills that are transferable to the sales position
    2) Managers who have succeeded in the positions they are now supervising
    3) Competitive base pay and benefits
    4) Friendly and energetic office culture
    5) Room for growth

    Cons

    None thus far
    If you do not have a strong work ethic it might seem tough


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  5. Superior Organization with Exemplary Leadership

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

    I have been working at UniFirst full-time

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Ownership - CEO has a tremendous vision for the Organization and displays exemplary Leadership...Family owned company driving "family based culture" throughout the Organization. UniFirst takes care of it's people. Fleet of benefits that continues to grow and improve, including longstanding 401K Profit Sharing "match" that many Organizations do not offer.

    Cons

    I have no negative feedback to leave. We face internal and external challenges each and every day just like all other businesses do. It is up to us as Leaders to "make the difference" both in our personal and professional lives. UniFirst has been nothing short of a superior Organization to work for during my 24 year career.

    Advice to Management

    Ron does a fantastic job Leading our Organization. Our Senior Executives are fantastic Leaders as well. Stay the course and drive growth while continuing to take care of our Team Partners as you have since 1936!


  6. It was a new experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse/Loader in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Warehouse/Loader in Jackson, MS

    I have been working at UniFirst full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    If you love the heat, then this job is for you. If you love manual labor, then this job is for you. If you do not mind getting dirty and dealing with bad customers, then this job is for you.

    Cons

    when it is hot, you will sweat a great amount. When it is cold, your fingers will be freezing. When it rains, you be be wet from head to toe. If a truck messes up and you are forced to unload it from the side, you will curse your job.

    Advice to Management

    Come down and watch over how things are ran in the smaller branches.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Outside Sales Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at UniFirst full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    I am new employee with the UniFirst Corporation. I began about 4 months ago as a part of the sales team and coming from a history in sales, I can confidently say that UniFirst is a great company to work for. The Pittsburgh location is very team oriented - the management staff does a great job to find the right people for hire who get along with one another - so much so that we have all became friends and spend time together even outside of office hours. Salary, commission and benefits are all great.

    Cons

    A lot of information to learn and understand before really succeeding but I've seen the results pay off for my team members and will just need to work hard to get there!

    Advice to Management

    Learning the sales process throughout training is VERY helpful - my only advice would be that tactical processes that need to be learned to be successful in the field should be more integrated into the in-office training.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Sales Consultant

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

    I have been working at UniFirst full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    awesome company, family culture, good benefits, ability to earn, great training, many perks, ability to relocate or advance career

    Cons

    A lot dependent on territory for opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Continue family culture, and work on scenario role plays more often.


  9. Outside Sales Representative

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

    I have been working at UniFirst

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

    Pros

    Very thorough training, management very helpful, great company culture. Pay is decent if you put in the hard work. Ramp up bonuses are a plus if you hit your quotas.

    Cons

    Account lists have been called on a thousand times. Due to contracts, it can be a few years before you can go into an account again.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage sales reps to ensure their not getting discouraged from constant rejection


  10. Sales Manager

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

    I have been working at UniFirst full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome company with great family culture environment and great benefits. They have awesome training programs and coaching. They love to promote from with in and encourage employees tenure

    Cons

    It is very demanding of your time to get trained


  11. Sales Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in New Kensington, PA
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in New Kensington, PA

    I have been working at UniFirst

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

    Pros

    Working in a fast pace working environment that is expanding each day. There are always new prospects looking for a way to enhance their business image. Everyone on the sales team is close and there to help you, but you also work for a large company that wants you to succeed just as much as the people around you day to day.

    Cons

    Hours - You have to work from 7am to 6pm to put in the hours to get your feet wet and work ahead. It all pays off within your first 6 months, but you have to understand your work ethic and push it to your full potential.



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