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Cintas Reviews

Updated 14 August 2014
Updated 14 August 2014
680 Reviews

3.3
680 Reviews
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Cintas CEO Scott D. Farmer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • As everyone else says 4 day work week is great loved the 3 day weekends (in 40 reviews)

  • decent pay with opportunity for advancement (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • High expectations, weekend paperwork required, not a lot of work-life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • High Expectations, Long hours, No technology for Sales Reps, Internal struggles (in 42 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good pay, good people and its a career

    Cons

    hard working conditions but its all worth it at the end

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Strong Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    Pros

    Great training, great culture. Company is focused on developing leaders and has figured out how to do it. Great place to work if you're looking to grow your career

    Cons

    Tough work-life balance in certain roles. Sales organization is demanding and requires high activity but most reps and managers are well compensated for their efforts. Highly respected company.

  3.  

    Very customer based company with a few management pitfalls.

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    Current Employee - Scholar Intern  in  Greeley, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Scholar Intern in Greeley, CO (US)

    Pros

    Best reason to work here is the people that you work with. Cintas will only hire people that fall into their corporate culture and that makes it a good place to work.

    Cons

    The management is not very impressive. They are over paid for what they do because they underpay the general labor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the people that are doing your day-to-day operations more. They are the real reason for the company's successes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    good treatment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Worker  in  Boucherville, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Boucherville, QC (Canada)

    Pros

    good benefit , good assurance and good envronnement

    Cons

    I have nothing to say

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Best company I've ever worked for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - First Aid & Safety Service Sales Representative  in  Lenexa, KS (US)
    Former Employee - First Aid & Safety Service Sales Representative in Lenexa, KS (US)

    Pros

    Cintas is an amazing company. I LOVE the Corporate Culture that runs through the veins of Cintas! There is so much opportunity to advance. So many bonus money opportunities! I've never made so much money in my whole life!

    Cons

    Overall, there really are no cons. There are an awful lot of little details in the pay plan that make it not so easy to understand fully. But management there is very patient and will explain every detail until you understand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ever forget about Competitive Urgency! Attention to detail!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Well compensated B2B sales job but must have hunter mentality.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

    Pros

    Pays well if you are hitting your bonus.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape. Cintas trys to make things black and white and ignore the grey areas. Like any job choose your boss wisely.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great job if family is not important...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Manager
    Former Employee - Service Manager

    Pros

    Good starting pay, chances to advance in the company, innovative products and a well established profitable company, great benefits and good talented people, great corporate culture.

    Cons

    Hard to balance family/work life, stressful job, always changing KPIs so they are out of reach, will restructure pay plans if a SSR is performing well so they are less compensated, once they identify someone is not meeting expectations - they become a target instead of trying to work with the partner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run a route if you didn't come up that way into management...and if you did, remember how difficult and demanding it was.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Customers, Terrible Office and Management Staff

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - First Aid & Safety Service Sales Representative
    Current Employee - First Aid & Safety Service Sales Representative

    Pros

    Customers are great and appreciate the service and products. There's a lot of freedom as long as you're seeing all your customers and hitting your numbers. The pay is decent for the work and the skills needed.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is non-existent. You're expected to "work as long as you need to get your work done." You are reliant on the warehouse and office staff, and in my case, both are ineffective at their jobs. Also, upper management doesn't realize that what may be an effective policy in Ohio may not work in other places (i.e., not every company wants tablets).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility with policies. Clean out the dead-wood staff and management and watch us SSR's shine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good to have on a resume, but don't stay too long

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    Current Employee - Style Consultant
    Current Employee - Style Consultant

    Pros

    Decent pay, good to have on your resume

    Cons

    Knee-jerk response to operating business. Management is living in a fantasy land and plans business without hard data to support goals. Once the plan doesn't work they shuffle leaders around like musical chairs. Poor leadership has led to having to sell some of the most profitable divisions. They make promises to customers they don't intend to keep and have fallen from grace with some of there best accounts . Most unethical company I've ever worked for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of just looking at the surface, study great companies in detail to learn what works. Take the time and money to build a solid growth plan based on data, trends, etc. instead of what might sound good to the "street"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Service Rep

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Service Sales Representative

    Pros

    Pay/bonus structure, lower level management and want you to become a better rep

    Cons

    Upper management is unimpressive with decision making.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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