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BBJ Linen Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2019

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  1. "Good things ahead"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BBJ Linen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very exciting time to be a part of this organization. Lots of growth and modernization.

    Cons

    Sales goals are steep but attainable in the right markets. Really not a lot of bad to say about BBJ. Really enjoyed my time with them.

    Advice to Management

    I wish you all much success. It's well deserved for all of the work to improve done hard, but smart.

    BBJ Linen2019-04-18
  2. Helpful (2)

    "From a "seasoned" long term employee......"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BBJ Linen full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Great people, Great product, Great new structure. I have been with BBJ for close to 20 years, and I can honestly say that I have never been happier. The new Executive Team has made amazing changes in a relatively short period of time. The new CEO (not the one you have listed below) actually CARES about his employees and interacts with all. (Neither were true in the past, 2 CEOs ago....). The New...

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    Cons

    Pressure, not from management but from clients. In the Event Industry you MUST be creative, very organized and be able to work under pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Looking forward to more changes coming!

    BBJ Linen2018-10-25
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lot of changes... for good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niles, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BBJ Linen full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I have been an employee when this company was "privately owned" and now "private equity." i can honestly say that things have greatly improved over the last year. This company has gotten back to the basics to what make us successful in the first place: offering more collections of linen than in the past, upgrades in operations, and giving employees more tools to do their jobs better. I think the overall work environment...

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    Cons

    This industry during peak season can get hectic. Growing pains could be managed better. Overall communications still needs some work.

    Advice to Management

    We have a lot of long term employees that know the ins and out of the industry. They're a your best resource.

    BBJ Linen2018-06-20
  4. Helpful (8)

    "Not That Great of a Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Niles, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BBJ Linen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salaries are being paid on time.

    Cons

    The BBJ I knew for years has changed. In mid June of 2016 BBj was aquired by a private investment company Dubin &Clark. This investment company buys companies runs them for a while then sells them for a profit. They need to increase profits so they can get top price and move on, BBJ has become a stressful place to work in. It’s because numbers matter more than workers, making us do more and getting yelled at if...

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    BBJ Linen2018-06-20
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Company CHANGED for the worst"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BBJ Linen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Multiple locations. Great industry with happy customers.

    Cons

    Since our company was bought by a private equity firm, we no longer feel the need to stay there. A lot of my peers are working for a paycheck. We wait for opportunities elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    No CEO and management is not there when you need them.

    BBJ Linen2018-06-15
  6. Helpful (6)

    "BBJoke"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Niles, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BBJ Linen full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    love my co workers. They are my best friends. Keeps me going in this hostile atmosphere.

    Cons

    This is how some of our customers call us now. After 35 years being the BEST linen rental company in the US, we became a Private Equity investment that is going to be sold soon. No more home for us but a place of work. Huge difference. Management with hardly any industry experience and linen rental experience. It’s all about the profits. Not us the human being.

    BBJ Linen2018-06-15
  7. "Account Executive with BBJ Linen"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BBJ Linen full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    BBJ Linen puts extensive time and effort into effectively training their staff and giving all the tools necessary to be successful! The management team is incredibly supportive and the company has an open door policy when it comes to asking for help or advice. Its great to be part of a company that really focuses on and values it employees.

    Cons

    This is an outside sales position and takes a lot of self-motivation and discipline to be successful. It is also a slow ramp up and can be defeating if you do not accurately set your expectations. However, with patience and perseverance the position can be very rewarding.

    BBJ Linen2017-07-05
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great people... Stunning products!"

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BBJ Linen full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    BBJ is a great company to work for! My favorite part about BBJ is the commitment and loyalty of the leadership. All of the Directors throughout the country have an amazing synergy and work so hard to make sure that you and the company are succeeding. In addition, it is obvious that our CEO is completely invested in the brand and its employees. On a logistics standpoint, many processes and procedures have been implemented...

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    Cons

    Because BBJ is nationwide and there are reps in all areas of the US, the sales territories (or lack thereof) can be kind of confusing. In addition, there is expectation to do high volume activity, which can cause burnout if you are not a true sales person . If you are not driven by your own success or not a “people person”, an Outside Sales position is not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a better solution to the territories. Although the training was very fun and informative, it was very long. Spreading it out would have helped me retain the knowledge a little better.

    BBJ Linen2017-06-05
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at BBJ Linen full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Having years of experience in this specific field has given me a special insight into just how well this company is run and I can say with the upmost confidence that BBJ is an organized, caring, and supportive company to work for. The attention paid to training up front and continued support of regional managers is very helpful during your first few months. A great number of employees have been with the company for...

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    Cons

    Though the two week training period up front is extremely helpful, it can be overwhelming to process such a high concentration of new information immediately, however I will say that management is understanding and sympathetic to this. If you are not good with change this may be difficult as changes to processes occur somewhat regularly – though well thought out by management in advance, it’s best to get on board with...

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    BBJ Linen2017-02-02
  10. "Executive Director of Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Executive Director of Human Resources in Niles, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BBJ Linen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company that values creativity and rewards contributions. The linen products are par excellent and competitively priced. The processes from end to end are cutting edge and are executed with exuberant excellence.

    Cons

    None to report at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide excellent product and customer service.

    BBJ Linen2016-11-03
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