Production Worker (Former Employee) – Maplewood, NJ – June 7, 2016
This place doesn't even pay ,what fast food restaurants pay.The other employees don't never seem to be happy.The work isn't too hard though,but the pay is basically for high school students working during the summer.Please apply as a last resort.
I worked with a great management team willing to help in any way possible. But it is a very, very challenging job. Constant turnover. Every business you go to is either already in a contract, not willing to talk with you, or just plain rude because they get sick of sales reps constantly bugging them. If that's not the case, and you feel you have a fighting chance with a big sized company, think again. Chances are their headquarters is in another state and "they don't make the decisions at this location" or a national sales rep handles the account leaving you high and dry stuck to dealing with small auto repair garages, etc...making you very, very little money. It was the easiest, yet without a doubt the most stressful job I've ever had.
The freedom of planning your own day, management always willing to help.
Constant stress, limited accounts depending on territory, unable to sell to money accounts because they are corporate limiting your potential.
Shipping (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – October 9, 2016
I love working at Unifirst because the hours are great and the work isn't stressful. I work morning shift so the hours basically fly by. I enjoy working with my co-workers because we all work together.
District Service Supervisor (Former Employee) – Louisiana – June 19, 2016
I worked for about a year as a District Service Supervisor (DSS) in North Louisiana. It was awful. I worked from about 6 am to 6 pm most days, and 4 am to 8 pm more times that I could count. As a DSS, my job was to pick up any slack in the service department, which was a daily ordeal considering how high the turnover was there. Most of my time there, I was the only DSS. There were supposed to be two, but they couldn't keep anyone.
The branch manager sold me on the job by making it sound like a good stepping stone into management. I am sure that is what it could have been, but I would still have the same responsibilities plus more while the location was shorthanded (which it ALWAYS was).
If you're willing to get dirty and work long hours on a truck that will break down weekly then this is the job for you. It pays decently for entry level employees, but don't let that fool you if you want to make a career out of it.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Lebanon, NH – May 3, 2016
I enjoyed the people I worked with everyone worked really hard at there job. The higher-ups pushed numbers and encouraged us to be at a consistent fast pace. The heat of the factory was a bit much to handle in the summer time but staff hydrated us well and gave breaks when they were needed.
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – March 16, 2016
At UniFirst, I was able to learn a ton on how to handle customers face to face, particularly when faced with problems or concerns. As a daily route sales representative (rsr), you are in charge of delivering the clean product, and responsible for collecting the dirty/used, as well as collecting payment at each stop.
Wilmington, Ma. - AS/400 Technical Specialist (Former Employee) – Wilmington, MA – July 31, 2016
Fast paced service company with over 10,000 employees nationwide. Worked as the only AS/400 technical specialist in the IT department. Spent 25% of my workday insuring the integrity of 7 AS/400 systems, 4 local and 3 remote. Maintained the High Availability application for the company for another 25% of a typical day. The rest of the day provided 2nd level support for remote locations with application issues that the service desk could not correct. Spent many weekends upgrading numerous software applications on the 7 AS/400's. Was on call every other week for the 15 years. Performed disaster recovery testing at vendor sites until installing iTera HA internally. Great staff to work with on day to day issues and problems. Hardest part of job were calls in the middle of the night and weekends that required vendor support. Most enjoyable part of job was the satisfaction in helping our remote locations get back on track.
Distict Service Manager (Former Employee) – Odessa, TX – April 12, 2016
As a Route Manager I was busy with customer relations and making sure the route drivers had everything they needed to keep their customers happy. I also worked on bringing in potential customers and then following up with the sales process.