Corporate Service (Former Employee) – Massachusetts – June 7, 2016
The Coyne third generation of siblings have absolutely decimated this once respected company.This once reputable organization has since gone out of business after once have been a powerhouse organization.
The Manager I had Acted like he was God. Was Transferred in to "fix" things my Manager messed up.
District Manager (Former Employee) – Syracuse, NY – January 31, 2016
Get there at 4 a.m. look through work orders. Organize my day. Talk to my drivers see if they need me or anything from me. I learned deposits, balance sheets, route sheets and customer service. Hardest part of my job was being gone 60-70 hrs a week from my family. Enjoyable part was weekends off
DISTRICT MANAGER (Former Employee) – York, PA – January 9, 2016
Your growth potential was strictly controlled by your willingness to suck up to the Old Boys. They could do no wrong (there was more than one inappropriate conduct lawsuit settled) but promises made for advancement based on your work quality and dedication were kept or ignored at their whim. The company was top-heavy with presidents galore which financially hurt it. Revenue shortfalls were made up by constantly raising prices or adding new charges to existing customers, often against what contracts allowed. Overall I regret having dedicated two decades of my life to Coyne, only to get screwed on a promotion for which I had been allegedly groomed for years. I worked arduous hours, lived and worked out of town with a promise of "extra pay" for my efforts (which, amazingly, never materialized), and even had my per diems cut because too many upper-management travelers were abusing the arrangements. The most valuable thing I learned was to always get promises in writing from your employer, because in this case they were seldom kept.
Great job with flexibility of start times due to getting kids to school
Service and Sales Representative (SSR) (Current Employee) – Cleveland, OH – November 24, 2015
8-10 days learned custome rservice skills and customer retention great tem of leaders and dept heads best group of people I ever worked with, like a family dealing with the elements/ driving conditions when operating a large vehicle the customers and my co-workers
It would have been a good job with potential if not closing
MERCHANDISING CONTROL MANAGER (Former Employee) – Duncan, SC – November 17, 2015
It started out like it was going to be a great job with good benefits. Then the word of bankruptcy came in to play. This was a uniform rental company and we had some very satisfied customers and the plant in Duncan was really growing.
Merchandise Control Manager (Current Employee) – Cleveland, OH – November 5, 2015
A typical day at work would consist of responding to all emails that have been sent, transferring work orders, ordering emblems, making sure all product is getting out on time. Servicing the customer with the upmost capability.
Making sure the warehouse is properly stocked with enough product to service customers.
Responsible in being a leader to my team of workers.
I've learned that hard work does pay off in the end as long as you keep at it and don't give up you will succeed.
The enjoyable part of the job is when you are able to show and prove to the person that hired you for the position that you can do the job/work.
Route Salesman (Former Employee) – New Bedford, MA – August 20, 2015
This job was the first job in my career. I was able to grow accounts and establish long term customer relationships. Although management was difficult at times we were able to maintain a good working relationship.
Merchandise Manager (Former Employee) – Colonial Heights, VA – December 14, 2014
The day started Tuesday- Friday at 5AM til 5PM some days later. I learned alot on my own by exploring Great Plains and /Smart Net. I actually loved it for the fact I was learning something new everyday. Co-workers where friendly as well as not so cord-gel. The most challenging was to meet dead lines that I created for delivery of New accounts. The more challenging the better for me. I feel I do my best work the more I have to get done.
Load Puller (Former Employee) – Colonial Heights, VA – November 6, 2014
Poor pay, no reward for doing exceptional work.The only way to get ahead is to suck up to bosses. Management only seeks to cover their behinds and will drop anyone they perceive as a threat to their position. Theres a reason the Colonial Heights business is being sold, and it isnt the plant employees.
Merchandise Control Manager (Former Employee) – Lakeland, FL – November 4, 2014
Long days and challenging work. Loved it. The process of merchandise. Management needed to work a little harder to communicate to make things run smoother. Great co-workers and employees. Communication with some departments. Seeing hard work pay off was the best part of the job when everyone came together.
Assistant to GM (Former Employee) – Syracuse, NY – August 10, 2014
I took the job thinking there was great opportunity and how nice it would be to work for a company that has been around for quite a bit of time. I quickly realized after taking the job that the place has a lot going wrong for it. First, the technology and phones are from the 80's, and the software used to manage all the customer accounts is out of date, and difficult to use. Secondly, there is a huge lack of proper management and leadership. Leadership is uneducated on how to manage in the 21st century and is quick to fire employees without giving them reviews and setting goals and objectives so they know they are meeting expectations. The company has no goal or vision for the future of the organization. If I could turn the clock back, I would have never accepted the position to work for this company and stayed at the job I was at.
Rsr and district manager (Former Employee) – Syracuse New York – May 16, 2014
I worked out of syracuse ny my dad also worked for company.i found the owners were very fair and wouldnot ask you to do anything they would not do or have not done there self I would still be working there if you did not have to start at bottom again.based on seniority not job performance but would be good place to get into management where they can base you on performance not seniority.i really enjoyed my time there.i worked there on a few different occasions and would go back if it was not a seniority type job.