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UniFirst Overview

Wilmington, MA
10000+ employees
1936
Company - Public (UNF)
Consumer Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF), headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., is a North American leader in the supply and servicing of managed uniform and workwear programs, as well as in the delivery of ancillary facility services. Together with its subsidiaries, the company also ... 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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Company Updates

  • http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQe6f

    UniFirst Honors Two Great Leaders at 16th Annual Founder's Day

    This year's celebration had particular meaning, as they also honored Aldo Croatti's son, Ronald D. Croatti, UniFirst's most recent chairman, CEO, and president, who passed away on May 23, 2017.

  • Check out footage of the UniFirst Racing No. 5 Chevy/Hendrick Motorsports driver, Kasey Kahne, and his performance at the NASCAR Daytona 400 at the Daytona Speedway on July 1. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQeLz

    THE COKE ZERO 400 at Daytona International Speedway July 1, 2017

    Featuring UniFirst Racing, the No. 5 Chevy/Hendrick Motorsports driver, Kasey Kahne.

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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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    "Great Place to Work!"

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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 Photos

UniFirst photo of: Look for the #UniFirstFamily to see what it's like to be a UniFirst Team Partner!
UniFirst photo of: Team Partners from our Wichita, KS Location recently participated in the 2016 QuikTrip Charity Golf Tournament and showed their ‪‎UniFirst‬ pride as a tournament sponsor.
UniFirst photo of: Move over "Bad News Bears," there's a new team in town! Our Springfield, MO Team Partners joined a local city softball league.
UniFirst photo of: Team Partners celebrated the retirement of Production Manager Grantley Adams after 30 years of service.
UniFirst photo of: Our Pompano Beach, FL Location once again sponsored the Palm Beach County Golf Course Superintendents Association’s (PBGCSA) 37th annual “The Future of Golf Tournament”
UniFirst photo of: Team Partners surprised Stockroom Associate Charlayne Harris with a celebration to congratulate her on a milestone 30 year anniversary with the company.
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UniFirst Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at UniFirst (Memphis, TN) in March 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was, as I had read, a bit more cumbersome than one would expect. There was an initial interview with both the sales manager and branch manager together, then a follow-up during which I had to give a presentation on material I was given (to test my "stage presence" and comprehension ability). Following that, there were two phone interviews, one of which was much more in depth (quite enjoyable, actually) before I was done with the process and received an offer. None of the interviews were onerous, few of the questions were redundant, and I was able to get a very good feel for the people for whom I would be working during the process, so I knew it would be a good fit from my perspective; my interviewers knew that I was interviewing them, too, and were very forthcoming in offering information and explaining how thing actually worked in the real world, versus just giving me an idealized picture that was all rosy. I accepted the position because I liked what I heard and now that I am into the rather extensive training, I am eager to start selling.

    Interview Questions

    • How will I adapt to a sales position that is out of the office   Answer Question
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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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