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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 (1)

    "No support, feedback, planning or direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent corporate philosophy, quality products and service

    Cons

    Overworked local management, no support for sales staff, poor technology

    Advice to Management

    Get on the same page.


  2. 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.

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