UniFirst
3.2 of 5 177 reviews
www.unifirst.com Wilmington, MA 5000+ Employees

UniFirst Reviews

Updated Apr 3, 2014
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3.2 177 reviews

                             

74% Approve of the CEO

UniFirst Chairman, President, and CEO Ronald D. Croatti

Ronald D. Croatti

(137 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
177 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Personally I didn't get much from the training program but learned a lot from my two years working here"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Add to the mix the opportunity for advancement that comes with working for a growing, thriving company with 200"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "There can be long hours but that is true with any career"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Can't buy Unifirst stock until you reach upper management"
    in 6 reviews
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Great opportunities for advancement

Branch Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsNo matter what position you start with there in an opportunity for advancement. Get in at the ground level and work hard You will be recognized

ConsIf working hard isn't in your heart then this isn't the place for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep hiring from within. It is recognized by all of the team members

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Launch your Sales career at UniFirst

Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)

I worked at UniFirst full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWorld Class Training
Competitive Environment
Selling to all types of Industries
Advancement Opportunities
Solid Company
Rewarded for Success

ConsOutside Sales is not for the faint of heart

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep driving to be a Sales Company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Challenging, sale cycle can be tedious

Account Executive (Former Employee)
Fairfax, VA

I worked at UniFirst full-time for less than a year

ProsGood people, training and base salary

ConsTerritories for new people are usually territories that have been worked by seasoned veterans who have moved to fresh new territories..

Advice to Senior ManagementSet new sales people up for success in a territory that is either new or has untapped business

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great sales culture and competitive structure

Outside Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Cleveland, OH

I have been working at UniFirst full-time for less than a year

ProsEthics and customer service are highly regarded. Company is known for doing what is right. Great leadership from the top down, always striving to improve. Great way to find out if you are right for sales or not. Lots of room for advancement and promotions come from within. Ability to help companies improve their image and decrease their costs all while providing top notch customer service!

ConsTough industry, prospects can be negative and tough to deal with at times. Have to be able to shrug off the no's you hear and keep on plugging away, whether on the phone or out cold calling.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep focusing on goal oriented management that want to move this company in the right direction like it has been going for over 75 years

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at UniFirst full-time for less than a year

ProsGood pay and bonus oppourtinity

ConsLong hours, early mornings, bad weather, long drives

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Honest company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at UniFirst

ProsStable, dependable, a place to work, longevity

ConsDepends on department. Drivers work very hard. Sales big competition.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Happy to be on the TEAM!

Sales Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at UniFirst for more than 5 years

ProsGood working environment. Sales Manager spends time in field with you to show you how to overcome objections!

ConsIt is a competitive industry, but what isn't now a days.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to your branches especially the ones making you good money... Give some back to them !! Florida has one heck of a team!

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Fair and Honest

Branch Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at UniFirst full-time for more than 8 years

ProsUniFirst is no different than anything else in life. You get out of it what you put into it. If your a hard worker and have some smarts you will succeed. If you want everything to be handed to you this employer is not for you. If you don't have success you only have yourselves to blame. If you felt like your training was inadequate did you ask questions, did you study after hours, did you educate yourself with all the resources available to you, did you truly take the job seriously, was it a job to you or a career? At UniFirst the sky is the limit but if your not a hard worker you need not apply. It is the most honest large uniform company out there to its employees and it's customers.

ConsThe pay is a little below industry average in some positions at the company but it's getting better and the company is constantly growing and making changes where needed to better help their employees in all aspects of their salary and benefits.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what your doing and changing with the times and listening to your ground level employees for suggestions on how to make things even better.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Boys Club

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsIf you are a man, you will be hired, re-hired and/or promoted to positions that you are not qualified for.

ConsCertain departments are expected to follow all the rules while others are treated like kings and that they can do no wrong no matter which policies or procedures they break on a daily basis.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet out of your office and get involved. Take an active part in your location and make sure stuff is actually being one.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Horrible Experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at UniFirst

ProsBenefits Package, Work life balance

ConsLack of Management Help, Training, Work Enviroment

Advice to Senior ManagementStore manargers needs to be evaluted monthly. Need to enforce better work enviroment.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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