UniFirst

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UniFirst Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
282 Reviews
3.2
282 Reviews
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UniFirst Chairman, President, and CEO Ronald D. Croatti
Ronald D. Croatti
212 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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst nightmare

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Service in Boise, ID

    I have been working at UniFirst as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is not bad for the area. Small group of people sales and service work together.

    Cons

    Hours (60) per week. RSR/DSS is blamed for everything wrong.Branch Manager plays dumb. Uses a language barrier as a fail safe.Garments are poorly shipped. Cross contamination is never ending. Location can not keep staff. They walk off without notice. Broken down trucks all the time. Pay is always wrong. No support from corporate due to management hiding issues. RSR running route without heating or a/c in trucks. Was -11 this week. On and on and on issues never end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customers should not be more focused on then your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Save Yourself The Time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Lake Charles, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Lake Charles, LA

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

    Pros

    Good Pay...Work/Life Balance. paid weekly, off weekends

    Cons

    poor management at branch, only concerned with big clients, cannot compete with cintas due to outrageous minimums. takes too long to get orders keyed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire the person handling customer service

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Easy going place to work. Management pretty laid back

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
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    Sales Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    UniFirst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  7.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • 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
  8.  

    Can move up

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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.

  9.  

    Good place to start, but could be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  10.  

    outside sales

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

    I worked at UniFirst

    Pros

    Great core group of employees and work environment.

    Cons

    Upper management lacked as well as employee advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Good Starting B2B job

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Decent pay
    Car allowance
    OK benefits
    If you have a good manager and a good route guy you will be fine

    Cons

    EXTREMELY OLD FASHIONED
    Upper management is basically a bunch of bully's
    Micromanage
    Lackluster training
    Service is actually horrible
    very limited product mix in comparison to competitors

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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