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Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 May 2018
Upper management doesn't give a darn about employees or customers. All the perks promised are for the American side of the business. This company is heartless.
Pros
Quit and didn't feel even a tiny bit bad.
Cons
Nothing good to say.
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Toxic
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Langley, BC9 April 2018
Management is awful, leardership is poor, over worked and under paid. Turn over is very high. On average people work here for about 6-9 months.
A majority of their customers want to leave, but are stuck in expensive contracts, and receive poor service.
Pros
None
Cons
Log hours
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Super poor salary or wage.
production (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 April 2018
Very friendly and good people. Nice supervisor and management, fast and dynamic working environment. the salary is poor, very poor. Most of people make minimum wage.
Pros
good people
Cons
very bad wage or salary.
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great benefits
Warehouse Labourer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB26 March 2018
Friendly staff and management. Great benefits with great work/life balance. Great company to start with and could stay for quite a long time. Would recommend this job.
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Excellent work life balance
Senior Sales Consultant/Mentor (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB19 March 2018
UniFirst values all of their employees. It is not a company that has a sink or swim mentality. It invests training and resources into all levels of employees. Presidents Club for UniFirst is amazing and if you can get their, it will be the best time of your life.
Pros
Presidents Club
Cons
Saturated data base, sometime too difficult to manage effectively
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Fun workplace
Payroll and Benefits Administrator (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON30 January 2018
One of the better companies to work for.
Very comfortable firm to be part of
Nice atmosphere. Learned many things here an met a lot of nice people
Great Xmas lunches
Pros
Best boss ever
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Great Company
SALES REPRESENTATIVE- B2B Contracted Sales (Current Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB7 January 2018
Great Training program
Motivationally challenging
Good variety of Office to Field time
Good communication with management
Good Acknowledgment programs for achievments
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clean environment
Safety Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 January 2018
Developed and implemented safety program specific to their needs. Created safety manual with policies and procedures / practices / hazard identification meetings etc.
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Great work experie
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON3 January 2018
Good company, management knowledgeable and hard working. Enjoyed my years there and learned much over my 10 years of employment. Learned how to operate in a corporate culture.
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Great company for those who work hard
District Manager (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB3 January 2018
If you want to work hard you will get rewarded in turn. Those who are looking for an easy enviroment to coast by will be sorely disappointed. You put in the effort you will see doors open and wages increase, the job becomes easier every day.
Pros
Lots of opportunities to grow
Cons
sharp learning curve
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never slow always busy
District Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Langley, BC25 October 2017
tough job, but is a good career for someone who like hard work. Great training program. Always full time, there is never any lay offs. Plenty of room for advancement.
Pros
full time
Cons
long hours
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Amazing place met so many great people
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK22 October 2017
Staff and management always accommodated to needs I needed out side of work. Where always around to talk when personal issue came up. Miss the guys and gals dearly.
Pros
Monday to Friday. Holidays off. Lots of staff functions for fun
Cons
Heavy work load. And out of town overnights
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Great office to work in
Sales Rep (Former Employee) –  Woodstock, ON21 September 2017
Had a great experience with this company, excellent sales training and support constantly throughout your daily work to achieve anything. The best sales team I worked with.
Pros
Got along with everyone and always had a great day/support
Cons
only focus is meetings and closes
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Run away unless desperate
Outside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Canada15 September 2017
Sink or swim environment. They will talk about how it takes 3 years to succeed,yet the turnover within first year is astronomical.

Company has a superior product compared to competition, yet it is hard to always justify the cost
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Great hours
Industrial Seamstress (Former Employee) –  Taber, AB1 September 2017
This establishment has great hours & are flexible to a degree depending on the department you work in. They have fun incentives & are quite easy to work with.
Pros
Free lunch once/mo, no work on holidays
Cons
Low pay, most jobs are quite physical
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busy and physical work
Production Staff /Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB30 August 2017
it used to be a very busy company and multi cultural worker,hardest part when theyre starting laying off people and losing their jobs and very physical job
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Rewarding, team environment, room for advancement.
Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB12 June 2017
Working for Unifirst Edmonton has been a fantastic experience. The willingness of of the management as well as the other employees to train and help you succeed is more than I've seen in a long time. I find Unifirst has a balance view when it comes to work and family shown by having evenings and weekends off.
My position of Route Sales Representative is physical yet rewarding at the end of the day. The amount of money to be made is reflected by the effort put into this position.
If your looking for a job that can turn into a career that you can be proud of, l would highly recommend a position with Unifirst.
Pros
In door/ Out door, Weekends off, Team Environment
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Productive place to work, Monday to Friday.
District Service Supervisor/ Route Sales Rep (Current Employee) –  Red Deer, AB6 June 2017
A corporation that has been in place for close to a century. Respect and value of there core principles. Over my five year tenure I always felt appreciative of my place in the company and was treated like family. I would recommend Unifirst to anyone that has an ability to self motivated and career driven.
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Unifirst
Outside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Vaughan, ON11 May 2017
Acquired new business accounts in a specified geographical territory
Developed personal sales strategies and maintained a high productivity level
Cold Called on businesses in person from major corporations to small companies
Conducted Sales Presentations meetings with potential clients as needed
Negotiated sales contracts and was there to oversee new account installations
Proficient in CRM and Microsoft office suite
Pros
Great training
Cons
Micro management
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Okay, not great.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 March 2017
Unifirst is an okay company, great way to get some sales experience. The salary is not that great and the commissions could be better as well. Some locations have incredible management teams and others really need to work on theirs.
Pros
Make your own schedule
Cons
Hard product to sell, better competitors out there.
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