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Good company
Sales (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, MAMay 8, 2017
Quality service that employee a lot of hard working people. They are growing into a large company, but has the founding family still running the company. That helps keep the small company feel.
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Awesome with employees
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Puyallup, WAMay 8, 2017
Can be stressful but they defiantly work with employees. Job is not for everyone but if it is for you it can be fun and you can advance in the company.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Strict.
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Lots of hours, TERRIBLE management.
District Service Manager / RSR (Current Employee) –  AlabamaMay 7, 2017
I was a DSM and an RSR. Straight commission which doesn't match the hours you put in. Dependant on the distribution plant for your product which hires minimum wage workers. Shorted every day on product for your customers. No quality control. Branch managers are afraid to call GMs with issues. Always get the same 2 responses when you have a problem "it's been like that forever" and "can't throw stones at the plant, you may need them." Managers will tell you that your route is your business so run it the way you want but will then turn around and dictate what you can/can't do. You get paid a % of what each invoice amount is but upper management has no problem dropping prices for customers or signing up accounts that pay pennies on a dollar. Good routes consist of customers who have high dollar amount invoices and take little time to work. But those are and few in between. Invoicing system is HORRIBLE. It's a $2 biion dollar company and they still use paper invoices and a computer system from the 90's. Trucks are trash, major safety issues but only thing management cares about is you finishing your route. Bottom line, they only take care of people who are Branch managers and up. Anyone under that gets overworked and underpaid.
Pros
By yourself, decent benefits
Cons
Long hours don't match the pay, broken down trucks, no backing from management.
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Great Career
Outside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAMay 5, 2017
This is. great place to start on continue a sales career. management is great. The culture is awesome and benefits and pay are competitive. I would recommend this job to anyone.
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Hard work good pay
Driver, Route Sales Rep (Former Employee) –  Stockton, CA 95204May 5, 2017
Hard work good pay, This is a good job for a young fit person. Alot of lifting bending stooping and walking upstairs. Hot work environment and good pay
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high stress
Customer Service Leader (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMay 5, 2017
very harsh work environment Boss was very load yelling cursing all day high work load low pay no room for growth no appreciation no training and high exceptions.
Pros
no weekends good work hours
Cons
no ladies bathroom on floor had to go down stairs
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Horrible Sales Department
Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Whippany, NJMay 4, 2017
HORRIBLE SALES DEPARTMENT
Do not accept more than half of sales brought in
NO LEADS and if you get one its a blank lead
HORRIBLE SALES MANAGEMENT FROM THE VP DOWN
No Help just scrutiny
Pros
Base Pay
Cons
Everything Else
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Poor work environment
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Altoona, PaMay 4, 2017
Very poor management that changed contracts after they were sold. Constantly threw reps under the bus to further his own career. Also very poor work atmosphere with a harassment and bullying culture. Very poor reimbursement for company related expenses.
Pros
Discount clothes
Cons
Very little expense reimbursement.
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UniFirst in a nutshell
Outside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Missouri City, TXMay 3, 2017
UniFirst has taught me a lot about how to be a professional in the workforce. The sales training program has been ranked in the Top 10 for 2 years in a row, so if you're worried about not having the training you need, don't look any further. It also has the tools and scripts you need in order to be successful.

The downside is the amount of work you do, the lack of follow through with management, and being highly underpaid.
Pros
Gas allowance, discounts on products
Cons
long hours, underpaid, occupation
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deceptive on pay and job duties
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Longview, TXMay 3, 2017
Want to do sales? Go here and pick up dirty laundry instead! Do you like to memorize mountains of bogus cold call scripts? Than don't go here. Bad language company. They lie. I quit on day two. I am a sales guy, not an inmate.
Pros
lie about wages
Cons
lie about job duties
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like my job
Shuttle Driver (Current Employee) –  Ontario, CAMay 1, 2017
Good company to work for. The leadership understands how to manage their employees. growth within the company is possible if you are willing to work for it.
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Industry leader
Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZApril 30, 2017
Great people and leadership.
Industry leader with top quality product.
Very customer oriented.
Service is the main priority.
Plant tours open to the public.
Superior sorting system to fight against any loss or misplacement of product to ensure a superior customer experience.
Pros
Very openimnded
Cons
Old building
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Maintenance Manager (Former Employee) –  Dorchester, MAApril 29, 2017
Even in uper managment at the location I worked at salary was low. I saw little room to grow. However the I had was full of talented and pleasant individuals.
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Good place
Dock Worker (Former Employee) –  Lebanon, NHApril 24, 2017
This was a good place to work to gain work knowledge and work experience. But, there just was not enough action for me, the work I did was slow and usually boring.
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good hours, but poor pay,
Employer (Current Employee) –  Nashua, NHApril 24, 2017
poor pay for the amount of work we do, and poor recognition for employees that have been there for decades. I feel like we are treated more like slaves
Pros
hours
Cons
pay
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Great People, great pay. Just not organized
Outside Sales Consultant/Rep (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CAApril 19, 2017
This company is a great company. There are no complaints other than they promote managers too quick. There is much autonomy with every position and the lack of guidance for managers hurts new managers and inhibits them from doing their job properly, which is training new people.

Other than that I would highly recommend working here.
Pros
Great pay and great people
Cons
not organized
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Productive and a fun place to work.
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Lebanon, NHApril 14, 2017
I loved all my co-workers and the staff was very easy to get along with. They were always there to help you when you needed the help. never did anything alone. You always worked as a team.
Pros
The monthly meetings we had and the lunches they put on
Cons
the short breaks before the lunch break
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good job
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Goldsboro n.cApril 12, 2017
Good job to work good benefits its a family type job they work as a team to get the job Down I been there about ten years and love it only reason I left was to move out of town
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No more Christmas parties
RSR Driver (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCApril 10, 2017
Don't really have to much to say on this note great company to work for but the front office was not on the driver's side..We use to have Xmas parties
Pros
Free gatorade no weekends
Cons
Mgmnt was horrible
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Factory work
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Cave City, ARApril 10, 2017
It's normal factory work, get paid on time every time and are expected to do your job. You work with your hands and need to be able to take the manual labor. Gets tough on your back and feet, helps to have good shoes.
Pros
Simple, Factory work, paid on time
Cons
Manual labor, risk of back pain
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