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UniFirst Overview

Wilmington, MA
10000+ employees
1936
Company - Public (UNF)
Consumer Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Think removing lipstick from your collar is tough? Try cleaning radioactive clothing and equipment like the folks at UniFirst. The company makes, rents, launders, sells, and delivers industrial uniforms and protective clothing (shirts, pants, coveralls, jumpsuits, lab coats ... Read more

Mission: UniFirst's Corporate Mission is to be recognized as the leading provider of quality uniform products and services. Our continuous customer focus enables us to grow, to provide an equitable return on investment, and to create development opportunities for our

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    UniFirst Wins Two 2017 Stevie Awards for Sales Training Programs

    UniFirst Corporation, an industry leader in the supply and servicing of uniforms, workwear, and facility service products throughout the U.S. and Canada, was presented with two Bronze Stevie ® Awards in the Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year category at the eleventh annual Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service.

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    Journey towards Technology Innovation in Textile

    Brad Whitehall, UniFirst Corporation’s Chief Information Officer, shares his thoughts on textiles of the future and how artificial intelligence and robotics will dramatically change how clothes are manufactured, warehoused, and distributed. You can read the complete article in the February 17, 2017 issue of "CIO Review".

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UniFirst – Why Work For Us?


UniFirst is one of North America's largest workwear and textile services companies. We rent, lease, and sell uniforms, protective clothing, custom corporate workwear, floorcare, and other facility services products to all kinds of businesses.

UniFirst's Corporate Mission is to be recognized as the quality leader in our industry. Our careful focus on serving each Customer's special needs and providing total satisfaction enables us to grow, to provide an equitable return on investment, and to create opportunities for all of our employee-Team Partners.

We serve more than 250,000 customer locations from sites in Canada, the United States, and Europe. And we operate nuclear decontamination facilities, cleanroom laundry operations, first aid service locations, product distribution centers, and our own manufacturing plants.

   

A message from our CEO

 
Ronald D. Croatti












 

In our eighth decade servicing North American businesses, all of us at UniFirst are working hard to maintain our Company's commitment to Total Customer Satisfaction.

We recognize that staying on top depends on the level and quality of our service, and we know to excel, we must be seen as exceptional by every Customer we serve. Each UniFirst employee-Team Partner understands this and it's their dedication and effort that is the driving force behind our continued success. 

- Ronald D. Croatti, UniFirst President and CEO
 

 

A UniFirst career can take you as far as you want to go. The truth is, uniform service is big business, and for the individual who is looking to roll-up their sleeves and get to work, a career with UniFirst can and will be tremendously rewarding. If you have the confidence and know-how to take a job from start to finish, you may quickly find yourself on the fast-track to success. The bottom line is, you'll control your own advancement opportunities. And we’ll make sure those opportunities are in abundance.

We are looking for bright, talented, energetic individuals who want to apply what they've learned in a dynamic and challenging environment. This is a chance to grow both personally and professionally in a company that has historically outpaced both the national economy and our own industry group in growth.

Many members of our management team have been with us for much of their careers, and through hands-on training and management practices, have become recognized leaders within our company and throughout our industry.

The fact is, it takes many different kinds of people to make UniFirst the success that is. Are you ready to do your part? Find out just how far a career with us can take you.

 

 There’s a reason we’ve become the billion dollar industry leader we are—because we’ve managed to attract and retain top talent. One of the many ways in we which do so is through our outstanding benefits package:

 

 

  • Job stability
  • Year-round employment
  • Continually growing company
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Quality reputation
  • Nationally recognized company
  • Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Learning experiences, team spirit
  • Involvement in decision making
  • Skill enhancement incentives
  • Knowledgeable mentors
  • Investments to facilities, equipment and technology ($40-$45 million annually)
  • Safety focused work environment
  • Competitive salary
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Open door policy
  • Participation programs (1st Teams, CAT teams)
  • On-the-job training
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid suggestion programs
  • Bonuses and incentives for performance
  • Attendance reward program
  • Caring management team
  • Job posting system
  • Annual performance reviews
  • Termination appeal process
  • No weekends
  • Drug-free workplace
  • 401K company match
  • Self-managed profit sharing
  • Direct payroll deposit
  • Discounted employee purchase program
  • Free uniforms
  • Long-term disability
  • Major medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Prescription drug card
  • Paid vacations
  • 8 paid holidays
  • Paid sick days
  • Paid bereavement
  • Paid life insurance
  • Paid short-term disability
  • Paid jury duty
  • Paid military leave
  • Casual dress days
  • Summer and Winter get-togethers

 

UniFirst is a rapidly growing company with opportunities available throughout its core business operations. All afford significant avenues for personal development and growth and provide for continuing career progression. Our Team Partners get top quality skills training, designed to enhance their performance and assist them with career advancement.

UniFirst Corporation has a strong history of promoting from within. In fact most of UniFirst’s senior managers have grown with the company.

Opportunities are abound for those individuals who possess a strong work ethic, a commitment to quality, and above all else, a passion for customer service.

At UniFirst, we believe that our employees should be as diverse as the customers we serve. So in addition to being an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, UniFirst encourages and supports diversity among its employees throughout North America and beyond. Here, you’ll find an environment brimming with different cultures, personalities and backgrounds. Not just because it is right, but because UniFirst believes a diverse workforce makes us a stronger company and allows us to better serve and understand our customers—people just like you.

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

    Pros

    UniFirst provides the opportunity needed to get started in outside sales. The training provided is excellent and it gives you to tools you need to be successful. You will go through the entire sales cycle from prospect to customer in all sales you make. There is no place that will top the experience that you will receive at UniFirst.

    Cons

    The only con would be that if you are not a self starter, driven and motivated for success then UniFirst is not the place for you. If you have all of those traits then this is the place to be!

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing the positive results minded atmosphere!

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UniFirst Awards & Accolades

  • 50 Best Companies to Sell For (#6), Selling Power Magazine, 2015
  • Best Companies to Work For (#8), Florida Trend, 2015
  • Florida's Best Companies To Work For (Uniforms), Florida Trend, 2014
  • Executive of the Year (Large Companies) - Gold, Best in Biz Awards, 2014
  • 50 Best Companies to Sell For (#8), Selling Power Magazine, 2014
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