UniFirst

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UniFirst Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
270 Reviews
3.3
270 Reviews
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UniFirst Chairman, President, and CEO Ronald D. Croatti
Ronald D. Croatti
206 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 17 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    general office assistant

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    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.  

    Sales Consultant

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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

  3.  

    Easy going place to work. Management pretty laid back

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    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
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  5.  

    UniFirst

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    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
  6.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • 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
  7.  

    Can move up

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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.

  8.  

    Good place to start, but could be better

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    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to grow!

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A wonderful environment to work in and be part of.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UniFirst

    Pros

    Family type atmosphere with a support staff second to none.

    Cons

    Keeping up with competitor information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mike and Ron are fantastic supervisors who put the needs of their employees first and foremost.

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    The 10 and 2 Company. First glance it looks great... but soon you will be chewing off your own hand to break free

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Last Chance, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Last Chance, NC

    I worked at UniFirst full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I met a lot of great contacts; learned a ton about B2B sales; new account only sales led to huge funnel that I took with me; big name with the impression of big results; NJPA connection will get you in many doors.

    Cons

    Empty promises, capped income, if you kiss enough butt you will move up the ladder but while you are doing that you are stepping on a lot of toes. Oh, and they are not friendly to women. They want the young, spunky anatomy hanging out women to attract business. A woman with character that stands up to the MEN, well.. they figure out a way to get rid of you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to reviews, exit interviews, and fire every dang manager you have in place now. Upper management doesn't have a clue how corrupt the branches are. Or either, they choose to turn a blind eye because of the money they are making their shareholders. HA! Ron Croatti ain't even in the game.. Look at what Cintas and Aramark CEO's are making? Unifirst is small potatoes compared. But oh how you make people feel like you're one big happy family owned and operated company. Happy when you cash that big fat bonus check. Happy that the shareholders are being deceived.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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