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I applied for the position in accounts receivable and was contacted two days later to come in for an interview. I arrived at 11:30 for the interview and was told that I could stay for the other interviews or be contacted later to come back. Since I was already there I decided to go ahead and interview with the other management leaders. I interviewed with four different people and left at 4:30. I received a call from management ten minutes after I left the office. Went to take my drug test a couple days later and background check also came back quick. Was able to start that next Friday for orientation. About a two week process for me.

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I had 3 interviews spaced out for a month in a half. First one was with the HR rep and somebody who they were training to take her spot, then an interview with the service manager 1 week after that, got a call for a ride along that next week, then had the final interview about 3 weeks after the ride along with the GM. Drug and background check took about a week. The first two interviews had the same situational questions just worded differently and the final interview was reflecting on the ride along, the culture of the organization and the nature of the position.Just heard back from them yesterday and I got the job. The one thing they kept reiterating was that they wanted to find the best candidate possible, that’s why the process took so long.

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I had 3 interviews spaced out between 3 weeks, and yes they all tend to ask the same questions just worded differently. The longest interview was just under a hour. I guess it depends if you like bragging about yourself.

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Terrible. I had to talk to 6 different people who asked the exact same question 6 different times. Total from start to finish took 2 months. This.could be due to the fact that the Everett WA location is run by unqualified buffoons. Stay away.

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I interviewed with 2 people the first time I went. I was offered a ride along that same day. Ride along was the next week and I was interviewed by the drivers super after collecting the info about the day. A couple of days later the super of sales called to set up interview. Just had that and he said that I would know something within a week. An hour after I left I got the cal to proceed with references. After they come back if good, you will schedule a drug test and submit to a background check. If all is well, you’ll get the offer. Each interview is at least an hour long and behavioral in nature. My last interview was more along the lines of learning about the position, the company, the expectations ant the culture. All of the interviewers said that this is a very physical position and expressed the difficulty you might have. From my understanding, you have to want it just as much as they want you to succeed. I am super excited to start my journey with Cintas! I’m truly hoping that I do get the job and that they won’t pull the mat right out from under me! No pun intended!

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It is a waste of time you will go in five interviews even work a shift to try out and even if they all love you. They will lie and tell you they’re hirinf you then turn around and not hire you after wasting almost two
Months of your life. I have a felony conviction in my background for aggravated assault for defending myself against an abusive boyfriend when he was coming after me. The conviction is over ten years old. I told every single person I interviewed with at Cintas about my charges, I was forthcoming and honest. Even the HR woman I interviewed with, Mary baker. Aston Pa. and Brian Farrell the hiring manager told me it is his decision he doesn’t care about my past I am a great worker. Even Mary was on board with hiring me. I told her charges the situation even down to dates and docket number, nothing to hide. She called me congratulations we are moving forward with a drug rest and background check. As long as the background check matches what you told me, you will be starting work very soon. Background check comes back she calls me tells me they can’t move forward, pretends like I need to correct the background check with a dispute. Won’t tell me what the problem is. Call Brian Farrell the hiring manager who’s word also means nothing. No answer. No return call. No nothing. Disputed with background company who had some dates off but the charges right. Bottom line. He and hiring manager lied to me, strung me along, wasted my time and didnt even have the decency to be honest and tell me the truth. Defending yourself from someone who is after you and going to kill you is a horrible thing to experience. Having to do almost seven years away from your child b cause you didn’t want to die makes it worse. Being lied to and strung along by Cintas and then not given a job because of it- distasteful disgraceful and discouraging. Don’t waste your time with these snakes.

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Phone interview, 3 face to face, a lot of tell me about a time when..... questions, background check, drug check, reference check. It’s took about a month.

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Alot of people on here saying it takes forever to get through the interview process. All I can say is that it must vary depending on location and applicant qualifications. Personally I had a much better experience... hired within a weeks time. I had 2 interviews and a drug screen/background check following that 2nd interview. The very next day I was called and informed the results had already come in, and I'd been offered the position. From what I understand Cintas only wants to hire the best, so my advice is to go in with all the proper qualifications and a positive mindset. If you are what they are looking for they won't mess around getting you in the door. I myself am extremely happy with the Cintas interview process!

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Fast and layed back

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I met with2 job recruiters for about an hour long interview. We met at a Starbucks(got a complimentary beverage). Both men were very pleasant and thorough in their explanation of the company's history and products. It went exceptionally well and they proposed an offer for moving forward with interview process, which includes after mtg with recruiters, a phone interview with vp of sales, then a ride along with a rep and then, if the rep likes your abilities and personality, they have you meet supervisors. Finally, there are drug screening and background checks. If evetything checks out then you will be offered position.

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