Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 January 2019
Being a sales representative for over 5 years here is what I've experienced.
Sales managers are mandated to interview 3 new people a week even when they are not hiring. Keeps potential good new hires guessing if they are going to get a job. Poor compensation pay Targets in sales unrealistic to hit PC To get promoted you need to pretend everything is great and that you have the best job in the world Sales salary below standard. 3rd paycheck of every month in sales in almost zero Need to rely on the competency of your Sales manager to approve expenses on time or you get a zero paycheck every 3rd week. Sales schedule start at 7:30a - 5pm Managers only look at the sales numbers and when top performers stop producing they ignore and go to next rep who is the flavour of the week. Service reps are told by managers to short customers and to throw additional items or products on a bill to grow the business without client knowing. Huge Price increases over CPI and hope customer doesn't notice. Cintas bought a major competitor in North America which impacts selling new business If you are a top performer and want to move to a different division outside your current role they will hold you back and make your job harder. You are as good as your last week.
To become part of this prestigious cult you need to wear a Black or navy suit, white shirt and blue or red tie and clean shaven .
Cintas has constant production and supply issues in which make selling impossible.
Former Employee (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 December 2018
The most enjoyable part of the job is working with great people side by side. The hardest part is the tremendous workload. Not enough employees to complete the task. Unable to speak freely on how to make your processes more efficient. Systems are archaic. Young management team is not experienced enough thus creating a lot of unnecessary problems based upon trial and error methodology. It is a shame...such a big company they will say it's confidence but actuality they are full of arrogance.
Salary is very low, and Management needs to understand the business in each dept to be more successful
Service and Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 November 2018
I worked for Cintas as a Facility Services Service and Sales Representative in Toronto for a short period time. I regrettably had to leave because of my schooling schedule, but I enjoyed every day of my time there.
The managers there value work ethic above all and are very good at rewarding those who work hard. They are always there for support and provide valuable feedback both during training and on a regular basis afterwards.
If you are willing to roll up your sleeves and go to work, this is an excellent place to work.
Washline Operator (Former Employee) – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – 2 November 2018
Preceived themselves as a company that cared about their employees (partners), however when the minimum wage went up in Ontario, even though the Cintas had bought G&K after our contract had been made, waited until the 1st of January 2018 to put it in court and not up the employee wage. After months of fighting the arbitrator sided with the company and now a washline member would be paid only 22 cents more then a general labour. When I first worked the washline, the job paided 2 dollars more then a labourer. Glad they saved themselves some money, but cost them some employees, including me.
Route Service Rep (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 28 October 2018
I worked at a branch that was a company called GK. Once cintas bought that company the branch quickly changed from employees first to managements numbers first.
You may think 4 day work weeks are great and they are. The only problem being you could be help up for any type of reason and instead of a 10 hour day you come in at 14 hours. Not only can you not have a life outside of your working days but you will get in trouble for working overtime.
That company is a joke and if you're applying to Hamilton you would be better off selling your soul to profit Instead of selling it for cintas to profit.
Thanks for reading.
Good pay, on your own
Its a sales job, no one to help you, you're a number
Amazing place to work. Easily the best company I ever worked for.
Service Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 11 October 2018
From the salary to the 4 day work week to the free benefits to monthly lunches and most importantly the amazing people that made everyday working there one of the most enjoyable work experiences of my life. You'll be hard pressed to find a better work environment with a first-class organization that really cares for their employees (and shows it everyday) like Cintas. I worked at the south Etobicoke location for almost a year but had to leave for personal reasons. Otherwise, I would proudly still be working and looking to retire there. Yes, the job of a Service/Sales Rep at Cintas is not an easy one, but everybody in management including other SSR's, always have your back. It is a very physical job but trust me, you get used to it. If you can get your foot in the door, stay there. You won't find a better group of people to work with.
the people, 4 day work week, support from management, free lunches
Service and Sales Rep (Former Employee) – Prince George, BC – 14 August 2018
I wouldn’t recommend this toxic job. If you want to be treated like garbage every day and yelled at. Than this is the job for you. The managers treat you like dirt if you on the road or in the plant. You don’t have friends their. They are all liars. Don’t work here. Run!!!
4 days on 3 off.
Managers, long hours, bad pay, bad managers, Drama, bad staff, a lot of dumb people