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Cintas Overview

Cincinnati, OH
10000+ employees
Company - Public (CTAS)
Building & Personnel Services
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Cintas Corporation helps more than 900,000 businesses of all types and sizes get READY™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and ... Read more

Mission: We will exceed our customers' expectations, in order to maximize our long-term value of our shareholders and working employee-partners.

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Best Places to Work: 2010 (#42)

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Cintas – Why Work For Us?

Unified in our mission to hire military

Cintas is dedicated to hiring veterans, and we take this even further by providing support that helps ensure a successful transition from military service to a career with our company. 

In 1990, we established one of the very first dedicated military recruiting programs in corporate America - which has resulted in the honor of being included on GI Jobs Top 25 Military-Friendly Employer list every year since 2005.  We've also been ranked a Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer for 11 consecutive years.

All of these distinctions are part of our history, with our founder, Richard T. Farmer serving as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.  Today, we continue to make recruiting military veterans a top priority by recognizing their special aptitude for servant leadership, resourceful problem solving, and passionate, professional performance. 

The Spirit Is The Difference

You will notice a spirit at Cintas.  A spirit you can see throughout Cintas' unique history.  This spirit has become our most important competitive advantage. The culture at Cintas makes us truly different.  We've built our company on respect and dedication to one another. We foster strong, trusting relationships. At Cintas, we don't refer to each other as employees or colleagues.  Here, we call each other "partners".  The word partner describes the mutual trust and respect we have for each other and the values and culture responsible for our accomplishments.

Cintas Cares

Cintas isn't just committed to helping our employee-partners and customers succeed, we're also dedicated to giving back and making a positive impact in our communities.  Year after year, we partner with hundreds of non-profit organizations on a variety of projects to help better our communities - and we're involved with almost 400 local and national charitable causes and events across North America.

As our company's philanthropic arm, Cintas Cares embodies the fact that our generous employee-partners are always striving to better the world we live in.  Enhancing the quality of life by donating money, goods, services and time to organizations and causes that need our support.

Diverse experiences and perspectives make us who we are

Our diversity programming isn't limited to ethnicity, nationality, gender or age - it's also focused on recruiting military veterans and employees with differing abilities.  In addition, our robust Management Trainee (MT) program reflects our commitment, with a large number of trainees from traditionally under-represented groups helping us ensure that we tap into the best talent for our leadership pipeline.  

We also enrich our product and service offerings by relying on a supplier network that includes women-owned and ethnically diverse businesses.  Partners with these varied suppliers not only bolster economic inclusion and increases innovation, but it also makes us more fully equipped for a changing landscape and helps us better serve our richly varied customer base.  

Youth Engagement 

Cintas is widely known in the industry for providing professional development through our paid Scholar Internship Program. This respected well-rounded program encompasses a diverse group of college students - grooming them for corporate leadership positions, and helping them grow their network and master world-class business skills they need to be competitive and successful in their careers.

Disabled Employee-Partner Engagement

At Cintas, we know how important it is to create an environment that embraces the various scopes of creativity, perspectives and experiences all of our partners offer — and we firmly believe that those with disabilities are an underutilized talent market.



Revolutionizing the industry since 1929

Cintas began humbly, established by Doc and Amelia Farmer in 1929. To make ends meet during the Great Depression, the two out-of-work circus performers collected and laundered used rags from local factories and sold them back to businesses.  They called the company Acme, which would later become Acme Wiper and Industrial Laundry.  

In the 1940s, Doc's son Hershell took the helm and began replacing the old rags with newer shop towels. Hershell's son Richard T. Farmer came on board in 1957, and his drive was so impressive that he was soon given full control of the company. It was during this time that we ventured into uniform rental, opening plants across America. In 1973, the Cintas name came to be - and our logo began appearing on our trucks.  

Today, Cintas Corporation helps more than 900,000 businesses of all types and sizes get READY™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®.

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    Great work environment. Great pay scale. Great training with realistic expectations. Couldn't be happier with my job!


    None so far, going on 5 years now.

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Cintas (Greensboro, NC) in August 2018.


    The hiring process was extensive, but smooth sailing. The managers were very direct and very detailed on what exactly they were looking for in candidates. I was very pleased.

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Cintas Awards & Accolades

  • 2017 Fortune World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2017
  • Top 100 Military Friendly Employers, G.I. Jobs / Victory Media, 2015
  • Top 50 Military Friendly Employers for Spouses, Military Spouse Magazine, 2015
  • Top 100 Military Friendly Employers, G.I. Jobs / Victory Media, 2014
  • Fortune 500, Fortune 500, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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