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busy, but friendly environment
Stationary Engineer/Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON8 October 2018
operate, a steam plant,wastewater treatment plant,maintain equipment for it.
learned to work quickly and efficiently.
management ,very demanding but fair.
busy ,but friendly co-workers.
had to juggle too many tasks at once .
Relating to my co-workers(different cultures)
Pros
Engaging fellow workers
Cons
Long drive to work.
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5.0
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Very sales focused
Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC7 September 2018
I wish I was more experienced at outside sales when working for them and worked in a better territory. I know I would have done better and had a great support system behind me. The product/service is not super interesting but the company pays well, is fair, and does their best to help salespeople succeed.
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tough place to work out of school
Regional Sales Rep (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON14 August 2018
they expect a lot. micromanaged. tough job right out of school. no room for movement when i was there. Big company. Good people. early mornings. high goals.
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4.0
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Productive Workplace
Route Sales Representative jumper (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 July 2018
It was a very rewarding time working at Unifirst both as an employee and as an individual. The work was hard and strenuous at times but definitely beneficial non the less.
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Run for your life!
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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2.0
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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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4.0
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Fast paced and safe work environment.
Production Employee (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB1 April 2018
It was great to work there, everyone was friendly and focused on working, they all knew each other by name and cared about one another and helped each other with tasks around the plant similar to their departments, to make everyone's jobs easier.

I learned how to do multiple tasks that improved my motor skills and fitness, how to handle equipment as with machine operation.
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5.0
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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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4.0
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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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4.0
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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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4.0
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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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4.0
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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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3.0
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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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5.0
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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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3.0
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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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5.0
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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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4.0
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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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2.0
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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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3.0
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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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