UniFirst

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UniFirst Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
274 Reviews
3.3
274 Reviews
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UniFirst Chairman, President, and CEO Ronald D. Croatti
Ronald D. Croatti
210 Ratings

Review Highlights

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
  • You put in long hours anywhere from 55-60 hours a week and the pay for that amount of time is not good (in 19 reviews)

  • Every single sales rep hits a wall around 39-52 weeks and have to push through it (in 18 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    general office assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Office Assistant in Titusville, FL
    Current Employee - General Office Assistant in Titusville, FL

    I have been working at UniFirst

    Pros

    In plain words what the position was all about

    Cons

    I did not fine anything I would dislike.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The advancement is there.....which is good to know

    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great job and an amazing amount of upward mobility!

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

    I have been working at UniFirst full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Upper Management recognizes talent and is quick to promote. Easily spelled out objectives and attainable goals.

    Cons

    It's sales, if everyone could do it they wouldn't pay as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Money, but you will pay for it!!!!!

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

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

    Pros

    UniFirst gives you an open check as a RSR, you can fill in the blanks on how much you want to earn during Power Routes, and Sales leads.

    Cons

    To many HOURS!!!!!! No home life Mon through Friday, too many National accounts were you work hard and make pennies per stop, while Corp looks at as a whole when it comes to there bottom dollar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must be some kind of balance of life and income, also benefits are good but way to much expensive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UniFirst

    Pros

    Decent benefits, great pay, and great corporate training

    Cons

    Office culture, scheduling difficulties, too much micro-management and lack of support

  6.  

    Easy going place to work. Management pretty laid back

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Stockton, CA

    I worked at UniFirst full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Earn 401k distrubution every year from company profiting

    Cons

    They hire criminals. Most employee are illiterates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Starting pay for warehouse position should be different from one job to the other. Some position do more work yet get pay the same as another position which doesn't required much labor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    UniFirst

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

    I have been working at UniFirst full-time

    Pros

    Good hours, easy going, weekends off

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement, pay could be better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for!

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

    I have been working at UniFirst full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have worked for UniFirst for 7 years and it has bee a great journey. Great company to work for from a corporate and local level. Challenging industry, but with the training UniFirst provides, ongoing management involvement, and the product UniFirst offers, success can be achieved.

    Cons

    Total compensation plan for sales reps is a little low and not as competitive as it needs to be to keep reps long term.
    Very high turnover in the sales department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Can move up

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UniFirst full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Takes time, like everything else.

  10.  

    Good place to start, but could be better

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

    I have been working at UniFirst

    Pros

    Thorough training for new hires. Good teamwork with in each department.

    Cons

    Inconsistent standards and expectations. Communication between service and sales is aweful. benefits are terrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to grow!

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

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

    Pros

    You can move up the ladder and make a rewarding career out of UniFirst. I have made this my second home and it has been very rewarding and met some great people along the way. Benefits are great and expect to be well off by retirement time.

    Cons

    It takes time, patience and hard work. There is a lot of training available for any and every position but you have to take the time to get through it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better ways to reward locations and/or employees for doing a great job on all categories.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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