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"Just not good at all."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Route Sales Representative
Former Employee - Route Sales Representative
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

I worked at UniFirst full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

There is unfortunately just not very much I can say about this company that is good. It may only be certain locations that are not good to work for.

Cons

Overworked and underpaid. I worked 13-16 hours a day with this company for 6 years. My customers all loved and praised me but the company refused me of any opportunity for advancement. Their response to my attempts at advancement were to increase my workload and hours. Regrettably there was no pay increase involved with the increase in workload.

Advice to Management

Please review your company values and how you treat your employees. If I recall, there were parts within it that encouraged advancement from within. As I said before, this could be a localized issue but it would benefit the corporate office to perhaps eliminate some positions or move those in supervisory roles to other locations. Morale tends to wane within the company among its employees.

Other Employee Reviews for UniFirst

  1. Helpful (3)

    "This company does not stand behind customer service."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Working independently, co workers and most customers

    Cons

    poor pay for hour spent, management unstable, GM worse. Equipment is not safe especially the trucks. The company shorts customers their merchandise the charges them a premium cost to have it.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management


  2. Helpful (7)

    "A Revolving Door in Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides initial and ongoing training.

    Cons

    Management applies same sales metrics for all territories regardless of market opportunity. Always assumes the problem is the Sales Rep, not the territory. Sales cycle can be long, yet Sales/Branch Mgrs can change territories on a whim. Sales Mgr turnover high as well (think 18 mos). Emphasis on "boots on the ground" which can result in fewer sales opportunities per Rep.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge local market dynamics.

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