UniFirst Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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UniFirst Chairman, President, and CEO 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 (2)

    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, 2015 – Sales 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. Overall Good Company

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

    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

    Has great benefits program, good quality products and services which makes it an easy company to back.

    Cons

    Not alot of cons as a whole, some locations have exessive turnover but that probably has to do with management/hiring. Work/Life balance is hard to get

    Advice to Management

    Keep schedule changes to a minimum and trust your employees


  3. Helpful (1)

    Sales Representative

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

    I worked at UniFirst

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

    Pros

    FANTASTIC Office Environment - Everyone from the guys unloading trucks to the General Manager of the entire office was fantastic to work with!

    Cons

    It's outside sales, and the truth of such a position is that it's results driven. I was given a very small territory in terms of average income per resident, and opportunities for new business. Plus, the stress of the job affected preexisting health issues. Since I was unable to perform the job properly without risking my health, I had to walk away. Cold Calling is not my favorite by any stretch, but I was willing to try it.


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  5. Little Guidance

    • 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
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, profit sharing, 401(k) company match, 8 paid holidays, free yearly physical, etc.

    Cons

    Management will tell you one thing then turn around and point you in another direction. The big whigs are always changing their minds which leaves you abandoning progress (I find that very frustrating).

    Advice to Management

    Prepare better directions for employees.


  6. Hard working, heavily driven company.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Hard working people. You will never feel like you are the only one pulling your weight. Pay is ok. Lots of upward mobility.

    Cons

    It's a start at the bottom and show us what you can do company. Long hours and the work is never done. Every position at one point in time was covered by 2 to 3 people, they now expect more and pay less.


  7. A/R

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative A/R Clerk in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative A/R Clerk in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at UniFirst full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The people are fantastic and very helpful. The company is a true honest company honored to have worked there.

    Cons

    A few bm that need a reality check regarding how to interact with other people of ethnicity and class level.

    Advice to Management

    Should have kept the csr from Sacramento office.


  8. Helpful (4)

    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

    UniFirst Response

    Jul 6, 2015 – Sales Training Specialist

    Thanks for the great review!


  9. A Good Starting Point

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

    I worked at UniFirst full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, the office is laid back, the other sales reps are usually good people.

    Cons

    Some micromanagement, senior management lacking


  10. Training Administrator

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA

    I worked at UniFirst

    Pros

    Great People Good Benefits My manager was hard to understand exactly what she wanted from her group. We would all chat among ourselves and try to figure out what exactly she was looking for.

    Cons

    I was layed off due to a cutback across the board. It would have been nice to be given a bit more assistance in finding a new position.


  11. Helpful (1)

    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!

    UniFirst Response

    Jul 6, 2015 – Sales Training Specialist

    Thank you for the great review!



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