Cintas Reviews

Updated 17 April, 2015
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Pros
  • As everyone else says 4 day work week is great loved the 3 day weekends (in 44 reviews)

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

Cons
  • High expectations, weekend paperwork required, not a lot of work-life balance (in 39 reviews)

  • Mgrs are expected to work very long hours with very little overhead support (in 46 reviews)

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  1. Excellent Experience

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    Current Employee - Service Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Service Sales Representative

    I have been working at Cintas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You put in to the job, what you want to get out. If you put zero effort, there is zero return. If you put in 100% effort, you will be rewarded. It's a strong company, that has strong leadership. If you drink the kool-aid, you'll exceed.

    Cons

    Job loss as a threat if you don't hit your numbers. They rule under intimidation.

    Advice to Management

    Stay committed to your believes, just lighten up on the job threats.

  2. Culture is weak. Competition is much better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cintas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They were nice during my first week. Told me I'd make over $150k. (I'll be lucky if I pull in $55k)
    Pop is pretty cold in the drink machine

    Cons

    Product is too expensive and tough to sell. Micro-managed, my manager is always on us and making us prove how many calls we make and follows me all over my territory in disguise

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-managing us and making us feel like you don't trust us!

  3. Helpful (3)

    Mad men

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facility Services Sales Representative in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Facility Services Sales Representative in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Cintas full-time (less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Ssrs work extremely hard to make the company look good. It's a tough tough job.

    Cons

    If you think Don Draper is cool. Work here. They exploit hard working admin staff (women & minorities), sit around and let egos explode, take advantage of everyone under them and screw over clients.
    Horrible compensation.
    Micro management to the max
    Toxic environment
    Hide behind cult like culture book
    No holiday time
    Republicans come to Canada. (Complete disregard for Canadian culture and values)

    Advice to Management

    Clean house with leadership teams. Need crisis management in Canada. PL statements will thank you.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Keep looking

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - SSR in London, ON
    Current Employee - SSR in London, ON

    I have been working at Cintas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Half decent pay, training ok, other employees are good guys

    Cons

    Will have broken back at age 50, they tell you to get job done in a day but it's an unrealistic amount of work. They act like they own you. Typical American greed company, owner probably wants to buy a 10th house!

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about getting your bonus and start worrying about happy employees.

  6. Great job

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Cintas

    Pros

    Good pay, great team all good

    Cons

    Long hours nothing else to say

    Advice to Management

    Stay awesome

  7. Good company, better pay for the effort

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Sales Representative in Prince George, BC
    Former Employee - Service Sales Representative in Prince George, BC

    I worked at Cintas full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits, good training , 3 day weekend. Good if you are in a bigger location with support staff

    Cons

    Hours can be long, if your truck breaks down you are expected to make up the difference on your own time.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure there is enough support for ssr's

  8. Great Training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facility Services Sales Representative in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Facility Services Sales Representative in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Cintas full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Training
    Good Commissions
    Well Established
    Room to move up
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Micro Managed
    High Quotas
    Dorky Corporate Culture

  9. good treatment

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

    I have been working at Cintas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefit , good assurance and good envronnement

    Cons

    I have nothing to say

  10. Helpful (2)

    There are better jobs for the money.

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    Former Employee - SSR - Sales Service Representative in Newmarket, ON
    Former Employee - SSR - Sales Service Representative in Newmarket, ON

    I worked at Cintas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stability, training, benefits, profit sharing, and

    Cons

    As a Cintas Service Sales rep you have great expectations placed on you. Your family life, your health, and the health of your family mean nothing to the leadership team. Most of the managers will not leave their office to help one of their team if the situation calls for it. Management is allowed to be lazy and unmotivated, while at the same time punishing or redirecting team members they feel are "slipping."
    You are considered a route manager but also have to drive a truck (often in poor repair), over strain yourself physically to try to get your day done in a reasonable amount of time, and ensure your customers remain happy with, and loyal to, Cintas. And also there are a multitude of long unnecessary meetings you do not get paid to attend.
    I've found their are many opportunities in the market to be a territory account manager for the same pay without the hassle of also being a "mat flipper". Why you would stay at Cintas for any length of time as an SSR baffles me.

    Advice to Management

    Your reps are your front line. You want them to be happy, positive, experianced and motivated? Cut routes, Change pay structures and fire lazy managers who have no observable motivation. They are simply blocking the positive growth that need to occur to maximize the long term value of Cintas for its shareholders and partners.

  11. The best company I've worked for so far.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Sales Representative in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Service Sales Representative in Edmonton, AB

    I have been working at Cintas full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Seems to actually care about it's employees, I get treated with respect, and they promote from within. My hard work gets rewarded.

    Cons

    Like any company, they run into a fair amount of problems. These problems usually result in certain positions needing to put in extra time to get things back on track. I personally don't mind putting in the extra time.

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