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Found 695 reviews

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UniFirst CEO Steven S. Sintros
Steven S. Sintros
97 Ratings
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  • "Long hours at times but can be worth it(in 70 reviews)

  • "Ive been in Sales a while and feel that this place is truly impossible to be a successful sales rep(in 43 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UniFirst full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Phenomenal training! Excellent place to start your sales career in B2B sales. You can move up really fast in the company. If you work hard and put in the time, there is a lot of room for growth and pay raises.

    Cons

    You have to be willing to put in some hours if you want to do well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep letting your people know that they matter. My managers all let me know that they appreciate me and the time and effort that I put in.

  2. "Love My Job!!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UniFirst full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    I’ve been working at UniFirst for a few years and I enjoy that all aspects of my job and the people I work with. The management is excellent. All departments work really hard for each other and the customers. Our location year after year is one of the top sales and service locations in the entire company. UniFirst has great leaders who care about my success. I have never felt like a number, but always as a person who...

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    Cons

    I don’t have anything negative to say.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and thank you for everything you do!

  3. "Unifirst is a family and a great place to work !"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UniFirst full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Management is great. Team partners treated fairly, and family orientated.

    Cons

    There Are no cons for me.

  4. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UniFirst full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Vacation sick time holidays no weekends aeesome enviroment

    Cons

    Managment, very hot inside,no ac, management pretty tolerable

  5. "5-Star Company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UniFirst full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I think the best thing about working for UniFirst is the people. We are like a family here in Louisville and everyone is always looking out for one another. I believe we have full support from the top down and that is something that I think you need when trying to build a strong culture, which we have here at our Louisville location.

    Cons

    I have no complains or issues.

  6. "Don't be fooled"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UniFirst full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The only pro was that I got to meet and build friendships

    Cons

    Always angry customers due to shortages in uniforms and supplies.

    Advice to Management

    Let GR go back to the old laundry facility

  7. "Unorganized and Dated Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at UniFirst full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you are in sales you can work out of office 3 days per week, the office environment is relaxed if you can filter out drama well. The severance paycheck due to upper management's lack of competency.

    Cons

    UniFirst hired me and another Sales Associate and due to corporate cutbacks had to lay us both off before we even finished training. The level of incompetency in that alone is an example of the type of company you would be working for. Nobody had the foresight to understand they could not afford to hire new employees. Truly leaving that company was a positive for me and my career and did help me land a job in software...

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    Advice to Management

    Communicate and plan better so you are not hiring people you can't afford who you then have to lay off several weeks later.

  8. "Take a walk through the 1960's with the same wall paper peeling off"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UniFirst full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Drivers are the ones that keep this company above water. Without their hard work and dedication, our sales team would not exist.

    Cons

    Horrible pay. Horrible Benefits. You can only submit a certain about of mileage a week regardless if you drove more. The Company or branch didn't want to have to pay. The office is a bunch of older scrappy women that no one was nice to in High School and seems to take it out on the sales Team because they don't like to do any work. You can hear them talk about you when you walk into the back room. Timesheets? I work more...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to make these Calling Hours like Cintas. You are not Cintas. Take care of your sales team and they will get you to the next level.

  9. "Horrible Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Kernersville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UniFirst full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I have nothing positive to say about this company

    Cons

    Lowest pay in the industry. Expect to work between 60-70 hours a week. You will burn up your personal car driving around making sales calls for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Admit to yourselves that you will never be as good as your main competitor.

  10. "DONT DO IT"

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    Former Employee - National Sales in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UniFirst full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The pay was pretty good.

    Cons

    Sometimes have to wait a year for insurance, brutal hours, zero training, complete Machiavellian sensibility, draconian non-compete clauses.

    Advice to Management

    Leave the 19th century, skip the 20th, and join the 21st century.

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