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Great place to work
Job is great as long as your able to follow and abide by what management wants. They do ask a for the work to be done a certain way and it's usually best to follow suite. If you dont want to work hard and keep pace everyday this is not the job for you. Accuracy is a must. Staff overall are friendly. Biggest downside to this job is the heat so be ready to loose a few pounds.
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skill improvements
while working at unifirst i learnt so many things. It was my first job so in my first experience i learnt management, handling multiple tasks, details orientation, team work and meeting the deadline.
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Complete management failure
This company does not follow it's own cultural rules and ethics. Management creates hostile environment for supervisors and employees. Double standard
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Great coworkers and good management
very independent job on the road but management always had your back as long as you did your part. be on time. have to be fit and be willing to work. task and goal oriented but not overwhelming.
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Good pay long hours and unorganized
Wake up at 330 or 4 am drive to the plant load your truck up, go on route, come back and do all your paper work. Stuff is always unorganized, managers are always too busy to help or give guidance, everyone seems to hate their job. On the plus you make good money but not worth the hours and hard work you put in.
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long days
the job itself is enjoyable but the bosses here doesnt like it if you take time offs, even though they are on holidays 2 weeks every month. youd be lucky to have 2 paid holiday weeks in a year. they are very pushy.
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productive and fun place to work at
Work starts early, where one loads his truck a day before or early in the morning. You visit customers and service their accounts and tend to their needs and solve any issues or problems. When you finish the day you get back and cash out with management and go home.
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that was one of best experiences of my life but i wanna do job in my study field
Company has great bond between employers. Every employer takes care of other work. There is fast faced environment but every person help each other.that was all fun in work there.
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Hard work and management isn t the greatest
Not the best company I've ever worked for decent salary pay management could be a lot better as for the actual job it's doable lot of work sometimes they ask for more than you can give
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You’re just a number
The training is good, the environment is terrible. Their expectations are so high that only one in a hundred people will survive. They expect you to be working all the time. I saw an insane amount of employee turnover when I was there. 1 year is about the average for employment here.
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got to hit quota
stress to hit quota, good managemant, good team. if your already in the industry it is a huge advantage if not there is a bit learning curve, which they dont have the best patience for
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Challenging and rewarding.
The job pays well if you are good at it. Yes, the hours are long, the work is dirty and stressful, and sometimes you go home and fall right asleep from changing 150 plus mats and a truck full of uniforms. If you work a 9-5 desk job or are lazy, go find a job somewhere else. If you like to work hard on your feet and feel like you're accomplishing something, then it's a great job. Pay and benefits are great.
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wouldn't work here again
poor management
lack of crucial & necessary communication

poor system

unrealistic standards

expected to work overtime everyday

hypocrisy

language barrier

poor quality of equipment

forced to pay for health care benefits

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Not a great place to try to make a living
The wages are way below scale for all technical staff. Management expects the employees to be out of pocket for certain expense ``because you should be grateful for the job``
The benefits are there but cost way more than equivalent plans from other providers, for less coverage. The RRSP plan is OK, if you actually make enough to contribute.


Basically, if you are a route rep or management, you might make a living there, if you are in production, you wont`.
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None
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Lousy pay, Lousy management
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Worst managed company
This company only cares about making money on the backs of there employees. Vehicles are extremely unsafe. Management will completely lie to your face to get what they want. This place is a DOT disaster. OH&S would have a field day with this company.
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Place is a joke
The place is a joke, Plan and simple. Management sucks. They promise you everything but they never stick to it. 75% of their customers have major complaints about them. You’re very over worked and you don’t get paid any overtime. Once you hit 8hrs in a day you aren’t getting paid anymore but you’re still expected to keep working until the day is done.
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nothing to say
no recommendations for this company. If you work outside of a major city centre you will never meet any of their sales targets and receive no bonuses. There are also additional delays to have clothing arrive to areas outside of a major city centre and try explaining that to each customer over and over again.
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Management has no idea how to run a business
You will be constantly overworked, and underpaid. Don’t bother asking for a raise because they will tell you company policy is no raises. Expect to work no less than 12 hour days and only get paid for 8. Expect management to go behind your back and disregard any promises they once made to you, and once you give notice, they will fire you via text message. Embarrassing company to work for.
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Working alone
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Overworked
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nice place
a good environment to work, very nice staff and good pay , free food occasionally, teamwork, beautiful cafeteria to relax, enjoyed working with them.
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Stressful, heavy workload, long hours, no security
Early morning start, really long hours, pay works out to less than minimum wage, and didn’t receive any holiday pay when I left. Had to file a complaint with Employment Standards and still waiting for it.
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None
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Everything
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An acceptable place to work at. Strictly business and working with peers not promoted
Overall a good place to work with lots of opportunities for growth. Very big territories assigned, resulting in basically no time to complete the daily tasks even after working from 8 to 7 everyday. No time for family.
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Opportunity for growth
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Long hours
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