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G&K Services Overview

Minnetonka, MN
5001 to 10000 employees
1902
Company - Public (GK)
Consumer Services
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Uniform and Facility Services Solutions for Rent or Purchase

G&K Services is a market leader in branded work apparel programs and facility services. For more than 100 years, we have been committed to enhancing image and safety in the ... Read more

Mission: Our Customer Promise:
G&K Services enhances your company's image and safety by consistently providing superior customer service and high-quality work apparel and facility products and services. Our commitment to Service Excellence ... Read more

Company Updates

  • For the second time in a row, G&K was named to SellingPower Magazine's "Best 50 Companies to Sell For" list!

    Press Release | G&K Services

    MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- G&K Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GK) a leading provider of uniforms and facility services programs, is pleased to announce that for the second straight year it was named one of the "50 Best Companies to Sell For" by Selling Power magazine, a leading publication for sales professionals.

  • “Our team delivered another strong quarter with double-digit earnings growth, significant margin and ROIC expansion, and increased cash flow,” said Doug Milroy, Chairman and CEO.

    Press Release

    Company Release - 4/26/2016 7:00 AM ET Adjusted Earnings Grow 10 Percent to $0.89 Per Diluted Share Adjusted Operating Margin Improves 70 Basis Points to 12.7 Percent Return on Invested Capital Increases to 12.4 Percent Year to Date Cash Flow from Operations Grows 18 Percent to $96 Million MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- G&K Services, Inc.

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G&K Services – Why Work For Us?



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G&K Values Diversity

Our commitment is to cultivate a diverse, respectful and inclusive environment where employees are able to reach their full potential and business results. Diversity at G&K is viewed holistically and goes beyond race and gender. It also recognizes and embraces the value of education, experience and background, as well as different ways of thinking and work styles.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Careers at G&K.

G&K Services employs approximately 7,800 employees. Each employee brings individual talents, experiences, and skills, but all 7,800 individuals create oneteam with a single focus: to deliver on our Customer Promise every day. Part of that promise is a commitment to Service Excellence that allows customers to focus on what they do best while we focus on what we do best. It is this commitment to Service Excellence that sets us apart from our competitors. Every G&K employee has a role to play in guaranteeing Service Excellence.

We offer careers in the following:

  • Sales
  • Service:  Video: Become a Part of Our Facility Services Team
  • Production/Operation 
  • Office/Administration
  • Corporate (Information Technology, Human Resources, Engineering, Accounting/Finance/Tax, Intenral Audit, Marketing, Environmental Engineering, National Accounts, Supply Chain, Procuremnt, Fleet Management, Safety and Compliance, and Legal)
  • Management/Leadership

G&K values developing people and teams.  One way we execute on this core value is by attracting and retaining strong and diverse talent with the ability and desire to excel and build a career.  Joining as an intern to gain real-world experience or as a new college graduate is a great way to build your foundation for a great career! 

Fulltime Positions: 

Management Trainees
Fast track your career in leadership by gaining hands-on experience with mentor-led, on-line, and classroom training to prepare you for a front-line supervisory role in an area that best matches your interests, skills and abilities, and our business needs.  Our trainee role provides rotations through our Production, Service and Sales departments over 18 months, including exposure to our senior leadership team!  

Territory Sales Associates/Representatives
High energy, ambitious and results-oriented individuals excel on our sales team!  G&K provides a best-in-class consultative sales training program, professional development, career advancement opportunities, recognition and rewards - including an annual trip with a guest for top performers.  

Route Sales Representatives (RSRs)
Delivering products and providing exceptional customer service, our RSRs are empowered to make decisions that truly make a difference for both our business and customers. In addition to a competitive compensation and benefits plan, your success will be rewarded with company recognition and outstanding opportunities for growth and advancement.

Internships: 

Corporate Headquarters (US and Canada) Internships:  Work on meaningful projects in your chosen field – information technology, accounting and finance, internal audit, engineering, or supply chain to name a few – that prepare you for your new career. 

Plant and Branch Internships:  Interns are assigned a business problem to solve by the end of the internship.  To develop your solution, a mentor will guide you on your path as you gain experience in sales, service and production. 


Learn How To Start Your Post-Military Career At G&K Services.

Your military background is a great fit at G&K Services. Our core values line up very well with your military experience, and more than anything we value your leadership capabilities - it's a defining characteristic in the military and it's a defining characteristic of success in our company. We hope you'll give G&K a serious look, we'd be glad to have you as part of our team!

Emily V. said, "Transitioning from the military to G&K was easy because its structure is very similar to the military at the individual business-unit level.  Also, from my first day, my training program as a Management Trainee was clearly laid out and easy to follow.”

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Training and Development.
From your first day at G&K, you will have the guidance and support of your manager to ensure you receive the training you need to achieve success. In addition to detailed initial training, G&K utilizes a variety of training tools and methods designed to help you continue to learn throughout your career in a way that is most meaningful to you.

We also know it’s important for you to take ownership of your own career development. Starting with your first day, your manager will work to get to know you and your individual talents. Together, you will create a development plan that supports your career aspirations.

Center for Leadership Excellence.
Developing highly skilled leaders is the sole focus of our Center for Leadership Excellence because solid leadership is at the core of our success. Our Center for Leadership Excellence provides meaningful and engaging development for leaders throughout the company.

Here's what Blane McClennan, our Branch Manager in New Orleans, said about his experience with our leadership training:

"The leadership training I received through the Center for Leadership Excellence was a great opportunity for me to step out of my daily routine to connect with other leaders in the company. Sharing best practices and learning new leadership skills gave me some new ideas on how to inspire my teams. It was an outstanding experience. I am proud to work for a company that really wants to develop their leaders!”


G&K Services Reviews

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G&K Services CEO and Chairman of the Board Douglas A. (Doug) Milroy
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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G&K Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family-like work environment, dedicated employees

    Cons

    The company was bought out and the whole corporate office let go.

    Advice to Management

    It was a pleasure.

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G&K Services Photos

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G&K Services Interviews

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    Supply Chain Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at G&K Services (Minneapolis, MN).

    Interview

    a phone screen with HR followed by on-site interviews with 3 people. Each was an hour long. People were all very nice. it was standard "tell me about a time when..." type interviews

    Interview Questions

    • tell me about a time when your attention to detail saved the day   Answer Question
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G&K Services Awards & Accolades

  • 50 Best Companies to Sell For, Selling Power Magazine, 2016
  • Honor Roll of the 2015 Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership, Twin Cities Business Magazine, 2016
  • Selling Power ‘‘50 Best Companies to Sell For", Selling Power Magazine, 2015
  • Best employers in Canada, AON Hewitt, 2015
  • Best Employers in Canada, AON Hewitt, 2014
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