UniFirst - Low pay, poor working environment, intense labor | Glassdoor
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"Low pay, poor working environment, intense labor"

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

I have been working at UniFirst full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Offers 401k to full time employees

Cons

Terrible health insurance, LOW pay, number quota system, hot working condition

Advice to Management

Offer fair, living wages and decent pay raises to laborers. Please SWITCH to a better health insurance and get rid of Cigna because they are horrible: does everything to deny claim, make mistakes in their favor, bad customer service. Stop the quota system and pressuring workers to meet high numbers or get fired. Give cash bonuses to labor workers. Improve working environment -- unbearable heat during summer. Build morale and go back to offering company catered lunches for special occasions/holidays. Give everyone Christmas bonuses based on percentage of yearly wage -- would be really appreciated by many workers who earn slightly above minimum wage. Provide free on site massage and occupational therapists for laborers. Happy workers increase profits and loyalty so take a look at why there is such high turnover at Unifirst. CEO, executives and upper management should be mandated to work on the floor along with laborers for at least 3 days for the entire 8 hour shift so that you can experience how labor intensive it is and provide better working environment.

Other Employee Reviews for UniFirst

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Family culture
    - Good management support
    - Quality products and company reputation

    Cons

    - Low base salary
    - Commission caps at $10K per account
    - National Accounts comes in and steals the show if you give them a lead

    Advice to Management

    Switch up commission structure to be more in the best interest of reps making you the money, instead of in the best interest of the company.


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UniFirst full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Always new training and lots of help along the way. Really work with a lot of talented people that are about making money.

    Cons

    Work in an industry where what you are selling is something everyone needs but dont care if they are getting good service or not.. mostly everything is price.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing.


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