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3.5
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59%
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73%
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G&K Services CEO Douglas A. (Doug) Milroy
Douglas A. (Doug) Milroy
308 Ratings
Pros
  • "G&K has a focus on its people and culture that is outstanding(in 38 reviews)

  • "Great Company Support for workers(in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "I'm on route so the long hours is almost expected not really a con(in 35 reviews)

  • "boring industry, company being sold to Cintas(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Loved working here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at G&K Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great learning experiece More widened area of growth Work is preplanned leading to no last minute headaches

    Cons

    Transition to new company wasnt properly planned No full disclosure of possible projects for the future which leads to being left out.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your team and involve them in meetings.

  2. "Manager of multi location operation."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G&K Services full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and company culture.

    Cons

    Very demanding in the number of hours required each week.

  3. "culture"

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    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at G&K Services full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    meet some very good people

    Cons

    high turn over, micromanagement lots of middle managers

  4. "Data Entry"

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    Current Employee - Data Entry in Laurel, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at G&K Services full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, decent pay,

    Cons

    no lunchroom/ break area, rude supervisors, they fire me when I was 7 months pregnant (for eating at my desk, which I had done for over a year, along with everyone else) I had no health insurance and could not find another job at 7 months pregnant. That was evil.

  5. "Loved it."

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    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G&K Services full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Good family work environment. I will miss.

    Cons

    Was closed down cintas didn't need.

    Advice to Management

    It was great working with yall

  6. "Don’t do it"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G&K Services full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    None! Everyone there looking for other opportunities

    Cons

    Way too many to count!!

  7. "Eat, sleep and bleed or become the misfit"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at G&K Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    benefits and salary are good.

    Cons

    only after you become management.

    Advice to Management

    equal training = better sales. Having a competitive team is healthy putting them against each other and singling them out is not how to run a group

  8. "Plant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Plant Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at G&K Services full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Small company environment in a large corporation

    Cons

    The unforeseen Cintas acquisition was unfortunate

  9. "Good company overall but bad experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G&K Services full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Overall a good company to work for Good benefits Corporate seemed to care for their workers

    Cons

    Had a distasteful experience with my branch where I was shorted on my commission Managers didn't communicate effectively at all When I went to corporate training, my branch seemed the most undeveloped

    Advice to Management

    Work on thorough communication throughout teams and managers

  10. Helpful (4)

    "13 Year Executive"

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    Former Employee - Upper Management in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G&K Services full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Cintas / GK I can give a perspective from both sides given I know both sides very well . The work and amount of things to manage takes a very different person .... Cintas will be up front at orientation , noting thier Culture is different and the expectations are high . Like most ,You either perform quickly or your gone . Yes the 3 month rule is in effect for both sides . You are expected to Maintain /Grow...

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    Cons

    Worked my way up From Driver to Executive level , my days on route sucked !! They were brutal beyond imagination , loads were aweful , Management was Great , Sales was Great , you had all the freedom in the world but you had better hit your numbers !! In Management you could finally make a difference given you were on the same playing field as the plant manager who you always had to battle with as a Route Rep .. ...

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    Advice to Management

    Good Luck ...

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