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Poor management
Went through 3 General managers and countless supervisors when I was there. Supervisors treated like slaves. No reason to get promoted. To much infighting.
Pros
Union job.
Cons
Union job. There 20+ yrs. Raise of $6.00 /hr.
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Good
It is a job and that's it, just a job and not a future! No structure in place and management is confused most of the time! The pay is ok but not up to par! And no pension plan!
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Mentally draining, Overloaded routes and high expectations
The job of CSR is actually a lot of fun, meeting new people daily, learning about different industries and interacting with owners/managers of places as small as a take out restaurant, to a billion dollar manufacturer.
A lot of pressure is put on the reps, you have to basically run all day long to complete your route, and even then it is sometimes impossible with the amount of stops, and the "desired" management end of the day.

The job is in no way a cake walk. Its constant movement the entire day, 30-40 stops a day, some take 5 minutes to change a mat, put a bag of towels and aprons on the shelf, and change out the laundry bag. Some take an hour to change a dozen mats, bring in 50+ linen bundles and towels, and tag and load 30 bags of dirty laundry to take back to the plant.

The bags are heavy when fully loaded with wet and dirty items, and the smell at the end of the day is revolting at times.

The customers never seem to be happy because the product counts that they signed a contract to pay for every week never seem to be what was sent in to be cleaned the week before. Missing garments, no or the wrong linens sent back, poor quality items and the their seemingly endless calls to the office to air their complaints that seem to fall on deaf ears, have left a bad taste in their mouths.

Some of the managers are outstanding and go above and beyond to help their staff and the clients, others shrug off any grievances and don't seem to care a bit about anything but towing the corporate line, and making staff feel like they mean nothing.


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Pros
Decent pay and union benefits, occasional free meal from clients
Cons
Just about everything
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Bad experience
Title of engineering is deceiving, more of a labor and maintenance background. Hated every minute of my experience and hated showing up everyday. Probably the most depressing experience of my life and not at all what I went to school for.
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Management was terrible at there job. Union does nothing for employees
Dont go....you will regret it.
Management does not know how to manage and employees are very lazy and back stab.

The overall experience was awful...was there for a year got laid off twice.
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fast paced work enviroment
it was a fast paced work environment. i enjoyed the work cause there was always something to be done and the pay was good and the work shifts were excellent./
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Very good work environment
Canadian Linen provided me with the foundation of the work I continue to do today. The work environment and culture is very team oriented and provided a healthy and satisfying employment experience. Although a fast paced work routine, the position of driver was both rewarding and met my employment expectations
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Negative Environment and Stressful
The management are not educated for their positions. Organization/distribution of work unfair between workers. Employees are expected to stay and not get paid for overtime work.
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Fun employees slow management
-people to work with were great but management was poor and very lacking.
- willing to train you for everything you have interest in learning for any part of the company
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Don't waste your time
You're basically a Janitor in a delivery truck, servicing 30-40 businesses per day, picking up dirty laundry/towels and dirty wet floor mats and changing mop heads.. Half the customers/businesses you service are rude to you because the Plant doesn't provide you with enough product..
Most of the time there's nowhere to park your truck.. so you may have to walk a block or two with dirty laundry bags... And once you've finally finished your day, thanking god you're finished, you have your Managers complaining that you could have finished faster.
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Hard work, no training
Frustrating place to work, training is just ride along, which is so face paced there isn’t much time to explain things, everything is moved by hand. Don’t work here if you have issues with strong smells.
Pros
Pays not bad
Cons
Bad training
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Horrible
Terrible company to be involved with in an way shape or form...
Management are evil SOB’s,

Stole from clients and abused and intimidated employees.

Never again.
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Best place I worked
Very clean, management is respectful, engineer team is very professional and nice, be very patient to new guys, working time is good, a lot of workers spend all of their career here, very good place
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Exciting experience
A good place to work with good management. Great work environment a good place to learn for new graduates. Friendly co-workers, well-updated facilities, safety first, good communication, better work-life balance than most organizations
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Intense and Fast paced
Great place to work. Hard work but very rewarding. Amazing chance to make great relationships with customers and make excellent money while doing it. Get in shape and make great friends.
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Great culture
everyone is very supportive and nice. good work life balance, very few working long hours except for one or two days during month end. rotational experiences are possible.
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Good job
Good work fast paced if you pay close attention it is easy. Have to be on time to the second on breaks. Got to have good decision making. Working with mop heads, sorting out mats that have been washed.
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fast paced work, great management and staff
delivery and pick up of mats and garments on a specific route.
Excellent management staff and co-workers.Lots of lifting and bending.

Dealing with customers on an hourly basis. Good pay and benefits

and 4 day weeks for customer service reps
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Environnement agréable et dynamique
Très bonne compagnie pour qui est vaillant et respectueux, possibilité de primes, avantages sociaux de premier ordre, horaire 4j/semaine, collègues et hiérarchie professionnels et sympathiques.
Pros
40 heures sur 4 jours
Cons
Pauses rares, journées très chargées.
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Overall a great place to work
Only real downside for management is very, very long hours. Not enough production staff and the management team was expected to take up the slack. Otherwise most staff were easy to work with.
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Poor Work Environment
Canadian Linen is an EXTREMELY poor managed and run company (Hamilton Office) with a very negative work environment.

The work load and expectations on the Data Entry/Customer Service dept is VERY unrealistic. They have no knowledge of how to manage their team - giving NEW hires the largest branch/workload. If you ask for support from your supervisors or let them know you are overwhelmed, you denied help and told 'JUST GET IT DONE'.


The salary is very, very poor for the work expectations and demands on the employees - employees are NOT HAPPY that work there. The turnover rate is extremely high.


Don't jeopardize your mental health, your self esteem or time working here.


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