The sales cycle is very long, most prospective clients have a uniform program and are in a 5 year contract. A typical day is driving door to door in your territory to present information about uniform services. Contracts must be handwritten and signed by multiple people up at the office in Coppell. Artwork is turned in with the coordinator and samples can be ordered for potential customers that want to see the emblem on a shirt.
flexible schedule since you are in outside sales
very long selling cycle, not a leader in the industry
GMO/Branch Manager (Current Employee) – FL – August 16, 2017
Company painted a great picture. However they never lived up to the talk. The people that actually worked there lived the culture but the executives never did. It was a shame. I came to be a part of what I was sold on.....That never happened
Before the merger G&K seemed to be way advanced when it came to procedures and processes to get things done. Handheld system simple and easy to use. Able to start any time in morning to get the job done which gives you more work family life. Facial hair and tattoos were accepted which made the work place such a better environment to be in.
benefits, work / life balance, bonuses, facial hair accepted, tattoos accepted
no plant in Jacksonville causes some missing items at times
RSR (Former Employee) – Charleston, SC – August 11, 2017
Whole experience was awful. Up at 3:30 am. I didn't get home until 7 or 8 at night. Customers hated the company. Out on medical leave for back fusion surgery. Was fired for being a burden to the company. I was actually given a promotion while I was on medical leave. I was told hope you feel better after being called a burden. Feel free to apply to your old job or any job when you want.
Good company to work for! Fair compensation and health benefits. Nice balance between work/family life. Very fast pace and different everyday. The location has an upbeat culture of success and winning.
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Romulus, MI – July 19, 2017
If being efficient, quick with resolutions and keeping a strong moving pace, this job would be great for you. The work day could be shorter if you get done faster, but cutting corners will get you in trouble. A LOT of face to face customer service on all types of levels. Being great with making the best out of any situations could benefit you as well. Very rarely are you working with someone else, so you're going to be by yourself. A LOT of lifting, most of the time it's heavier loads, so being in better physical shape will also be beneficial. Last thing is having a clean driving record, most of your day is driving.
Relief Driver (Former Employee) – Green Bay, WI – July 16, 2017
drive work truck to deliver product to various customers learned a lot about route delivery management helpful and informative energetic and pleasant work place hardest part when trucks weren't loaded correctly most enjoyable being able to work with a variety of customers
Good company overall, decent pay for reasonable work
Loader/Unloader (Former Employee) – Eau Claire, WI – July 12, 2017
I worked at two different GK plants over a couple years. The first was well run by attentive management who had an eye on safety and productivity. They made the employees feel valued and would even work the wash floor if we were short handed.
The second plant I worked at was run by an apathetic, disorganized manager who didn't have a firm grasp of how his branch ran, and was more concerned with being buddies with the drivers than ensuring acceptable working conditions for the rest of his staff.
Like any company- if the middle management is garbage, the production workers are the ones who will pay for it.
Not sure how the recent merger will affect working conditions on the ground.
Loader/Unloader (Former Employee) – Coppell, TX – July 11, 2017
it was a good job also helped me gain a lot of experience I think the first couple of days are the roughest but once you get the hang of things and understand what's going on things start to work out way smoother