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"Lack of Business Ethics"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, AL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, AL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at UniFirst full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Benefits are OK
Plant Personel work hard
Quality of Products are OK
Service is OK
For the most part, RSR are some of the hardest working people

Cons

Inexperience management who like to use intimidation
No knowledge of what is true customer service
More worried about getting contracts signed without building relationships with potential clients
Bordering ethics when attempting to add new clients
Sale Reps are treated like dirty
Sales and Regional Sales have very little knowledge of managing sales reps
This is a low-down industry where there is little difference between the major players. All of them are train to mislead the end user. UniFirst is no different.

Advice to Management

Get rid of the good old boy management team and hire EXPERIENCE Sales Reps and Managers which reputable companies outside of your industry. This excludes car dealership sales and managers(include so called football coaches too!). And if you really want to know what is happening in the market, met and talk with your sales representatives, instead of making decision strictly off of your numbers. Quit blaming and cutting down your competition, because of what I know, UniFirst is no better.

Other Employee Reviews for UniFirst

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Sounds good at first..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Floral Park, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Floral Park, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    District Service Managers get free gas. Pay was decent. Guys atmosphere. Not politically correct. Didn't have to worry about hurting anyone's feelings or corporate sensitivity training.

    Cons

    Upper management is HORRENDOUS. Completely disrespectful towards employees. I mean actively insulting and demeaning. Leadership doesn't care to actually solve problems. I'm not sure if they're incapable of it or if they just don't want to. They refused to believe that their methods weren't working and just plowed ahead yelling at everyone underneath them when their master plan didn't work out.

    Advice to Management

    First of all, respect your employees and their lives outside of work. This will drastically change the work atmosphere and morale. Your employees are miserable because they think you see them as slave labor. Secondly, be more open to feedback. Your employees have good ideas about how to fix problems, if you would only listen. Immediately dismissing them just adds to the consensus that you don't care and think you're above them.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fair pay but micromanaged at corporate level and must play golf and be a brown nose to get advancement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Croydon, PA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Croydon, PA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair pay scale, Great training, Corporate is still a family run company that seems to care about customers needs and overall satisfaction.

    Cons

    Disconnect between the corporate and regional management. They do whatever it takes to get ahead even if goes against corporate values. They just want to cover their own butt.

    Advice to Management

    Ron and Cindy, Keep your fathers values alive. Talk directly with some of your sales people in different cities and skip the regional sales managers and local sales managers and you will see the true disconnect.


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