UniFirst Reviews

Updated August 29, 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 (4)

    Great place to work

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

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

    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. Helpful (1)

    Loyalty Earned

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture and family atmosphere. A company that truly rewards success and promotes from within.

    Cons

    Still growing and with that comes growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    Be flexible as the company grows. New talent brings new ideas that can carry us into the next 80 years.


  3. Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UniFirst full-time

    Pros

    Good training program, good benefits, very strong company with a great reputation and growing at an impressive rate. Strong leadership and well respected in the industry.

    Cons

    The sales role is demanding and the sales process rigid. You are expected to produce sales on a weekly basis.


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  5. Great People

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UniFirst full-time

    Pros

    Great People at all levels. Management is very helpful

    Cons

    Not everyone does their job daily

    Advice to Management

    Make sure everyone is doing their job.


  6. Helpful (2)

    My Opinion!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UniFirst full-time

    Pros

    I've been at UniFirst for 30 years. I've held two different positions. I've been treated far more than fairly, made good friends and had every chance to advance myself within the company! The schedule is fair and the benefits generous! The management has been great and shown concern for my well being. I had an incident requiring emergency surgery and received cooperation above and beyond what I expected! This is a corporation run as a family business and feels that way!

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind! I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the people I work with!

    Advice to Management

    Continue treating people as you'd like to be treated!


  7. route sales rep

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great career, great pay, u get to have a business relationship with alot of people. u also get to travel alot in and out of town...

    Cons

    no hourly pay, only a set base pay so regardless of how many hours u work and there are very long hard hours u will still get the same pay. unless u earn commission...


  8. Account Executive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UniFirst full-time

    Pros

    Let you run your business, lots of support

    Cons

    lots of tedious work... length of sales... do not support selling outside 65/35 uniforms.


  9. Helpful (1)

    District Service manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company! I spent 26 years with them

    Cons

    Hours can be long, but it still is a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    You will work hard and deal with a lot of customers.


  10. production worker

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Worker in New Kensington, PA
    Current Employee - Production Worker in New Kensington, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mon thru Friday work

    Cons

    Very hard company to work for. They push you and then push you more for little pay. Wages really suck. Company does not respect their employees at all. They push you and then push you more. The wages really suck, especially those employees who have been there along time. NO RESPECT

    Advice to Management

    Get your supervisors trained on how to treat their employees as humans.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Sales Representative

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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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