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"Terrible for sales professionals"

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Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Northeast, NY
Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Northeast, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

not many to list here

Cons

no support from management, antiquated everything including reporting tools and systems, churn for drivers who basically account for your sales is unreal. You're basically f'd if you work here.

Advice to Management

step into the year 2013 or at least 2000. Pay your sales people. Don't make them wait 13 weeks after install for a driver to drop the ball 10 times and lose accounts and lose your hard earned sales. Too much to write. But first, paper forms for orders in triplicate? Nothing at this company is electronic.

Other Employee Reviews for UniFirst

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Not a good company to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Warwick, RI
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Warwick, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They will hire anyone with a pulse and any sales experience on their resume. Pay is good for entry level. Lots of training most of it actually pretty good.

    Cons

    They make you watch videos about the dead founder. They make you watch anti union videos. The pay never gets better. The Route Sales (drivers) hate the sales staff. They see any account that is not a whale as a pain in the backside. Many inside staff have been there for 30 years and resist change. They treat Sales people like temps because they are. You are a thief if you want a sample towel for a potential client. They recruit recruite recruite even when they have a full staff, ask youself why??????? The dreaded Blackberry that they are obsessed with.

    Advice to Management

    None they are so sure of their business model that they will languish in mediocrity for the rest of their lives.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Over worked and under apperciated"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Marysville, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Marysville, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UniFirst full-time

    Pros

    Decent training program. Learned skills that will transfer to other occupations.

    Cons

    They don't give any administrative time. They want you cold calling from 8am to 5pm and you must work on proposals and presentations in your own time. You must also prepare for prep meetings in your own time. Everyone I worked with either worked 60 hours a week or was constently in trouble.

    Advice to Management

    Promote someone from sales to sales manager or borrow someone from another location so they understand what is going on. Take a look at your buisness plan and see the huge leaky faucet that is your sales departments.

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