Best Places to Work: 2010 (#42)
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas Corporation helps business of all types and sizes get Ready for the Workday®. We do this 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.
We’ve built our company and culture around the concepts of positivity, respect, motivation and caring for our customers and our employee-partners. They are the key to the success of our company. We invest in their career development, offer competitive pay and affordable health and welfare benefits.
Our employee-partners always go the extra mile to help our customers, so they can focus on their business. We work diligently to keep their workplaces clean and well-stocked with supplies, their operations safe and up-to-code and their employees at their professional best with the industry’s finest retail-inspired uniforms.
If you’re looking to expand your career opportunities through professional training and development, Cintas is the right place for you.
The engine of Cintas’ team driven approach is our culture. At Cintas, our culture is no accident. It is part of our business strategy and drives the meaningful performance and behavior standards expected from each and every partner.
Working at Cintas requires an intense desire to succeed both as an individual and as part of a team. We hire professionals in all fields, including administrative professionals, corporate staff, production, management, sales representatives, human resources, marketing, information technology and more.
Cintas operates more than 400 facilities in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America, including six manufacturing plants and nine distribution centers. The company’s corporate headquarters is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Cintas is likely most recognized by its iconic white truck.
Behind the white trucks is a team of more than 30,000 employee-partners working in areas ranging from sales to information technology. Why do we call ourselves employee-partners? Because a partner is a term that describes the mutual trust and respect we have for each other. It’s a term that signifies our shared values and culture. We all work together to drive results and achieve goals. Succeeding is important at Cintas, and we’re proud of our record:
Our financial track record is just as impressive. Cintas is a stable company in a somewhat challenging and unpredictable economic environment, generating $4.1 billion in sales in 2012, with net income of $297.6 million. Cintas has paid a dividend to its shareholders every year since going public in 1983.
Cintas expects a lot from its employee-partners. It’s how we’ve established stability in often unstable economic times. In return, we recognize our employee-partners for their hard work by providing competitive health and welfare benefits and retirement plan contributions.
As a Cintas employee-partner, you’ll enjoy the following health and welfare benefits:
Cintas’ Team Driven philosophy is key to our success. It‘s how we have grown to be a company comprised of more than 30,000 employee-partners, surpassing $4 billion in annual sales, and operating more than 400 facilities across North America and abroad.
A diverse workforce is a critical characteristic of our winning team. Our employee-partners come from many countries around the world and speak more than 30 different languages. We have given many of our employee-partners their first jobs in America.
To ensure our workforce remains strong and diverse, we actively recruit students from various historically black colleges and universities. We do the same at The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.
Our diversity and inclusion efforts extend far beyond our workforce. Cintas is a proud supporter of INROADS, a national organization that assists businesses in the development of talented minority youth for professional careers in corporate America. INROADS client managers place college students in two- to four-year internships with participating organizations such as Cintas. As a participating business, we strive to prepare INROADS interns for corporate and community leadership. We have partnered with INROADS since 1996.
At a local level, Cintas’ facilities are developing initiatives with multiple community organizations that include the YWCA and YMCA, the Hispanic and African American Chambers of Commerce, the League of Latin American Citizens, Jewish Vocational Services, Goodwill Industries, 100 Black Men, NSHMBA, NBMBAA, InRETURN and more.
A career at Cintas is rife with opportunities, but career development takes hard work. For those dedicated professionals that operate with competitive urgency and are driven by positive discontent, career development and potential are limitless.
Cintas is committed to developing America’s best talent. We offer unprecedented opportunities, including rapid advancement, ongoing training and development, individual mentoring and the opportunity to develop world-class business skills.
And our career development opportunities are just not applicable to specific job functions or titles. We drive the career development of our employee-partners through our strong culture, which is not based on what we do, but instead, how we do it.
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The Cintas team is committed to winning, and this unified goal has earned us a spot on FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” list. We also were named the #1 Service Company to Sell For bySelling Power Magazine.
Incredible people. Incredible opportunities. Incredible place to work. So where is it you want to make your career? An inclusive company where every individual is treated with respect and their contribution is both valued and vital to our success? A growing company that invests in our management candidates and advances them quickly into roles where they're most effective? This is just how we do business at Cintas
Cintas is everywhere!
I have been working at Cintas full-time (More than 5 years)
Fantastic company to work for. Excellent hours with great flexibility. Great people, great products, excellent service.
If you go through the MT program you're treated like gold. Problem is those individuals are promoted before others that are more qualified just because they went through the MT program.
Advice to Management
Promote you're top performers before others otherwise you'll keep losing good people.
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cintas (Tulsa, OK).
Welcoming environment with very friendly people. They were looking for people who were self-motivated and who could be excited to work for their company. They are very passionate people, so show your passions as well.