Cintas Reviews

Updated 27 September, 2014
Updated 27 September, 2014
687 Reviews
3.3
687 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 35 reviews)

  • You work long hours, no opportunities for growth and management is awful (in 44 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Training

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Micro Managed
    High Quotas
    Dorky Corporate Culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good treatment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Worker  in  Boucherville, QC
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Boucherville, QC

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

    Pros

    good benefit , good assurance and good envronnement

    Cons

    I have nothing to say

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    There are better jobs for the money.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SSR - Sales Service Representative  in  Newmarket, ON
    Former Employee - SSR - Sales Service Representative in Newmarket, ON

    I worked at Cintas full-time for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    The best company I've worked for so far.

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    • 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 for less than a year

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    They call you "PARTNERS" (really?!?)

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance  in  Langley, BC
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Langley, BC

    I worked at Cintas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good starting salary but I doubt you will ever get a raise after that.

    Cons

    -No perks for any production employees at all. ( maybe the management do)
    -Managers and supervisor cheat and lie in front of your face
    -Any production employees who work here for more than 8 years have the industries lowest pay. (Ask around)
    -They pretend to be one of the safest place to work and the have a lot of BS paper work to prove it but in reality the are NOT.
    -VERY HIGH TURN-OVER RATE for both office and production employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Get rid of your CORPORATE culture and stop making Scott Farmer making loads of money of you. Take care of your production "PARTNERS" a lot of them work hard for this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Cintas A Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cintas

    Pros

    Great development, close team almost like a family

    Cons

    no work life balance, personal growth is limited quickly within Canada, no perks to job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    adapt to the changing times and understand the generation you are hiring or you wont be able to retain people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I worked in the sales department at Cintas

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facility Services Sales Representative  in  London, ON
    Current Employee - Facility Services Sales Representative in London, ON

    I have been working at Cintas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, you are rewarded for your performance . Great products and services . Excellent sales training.

    Cons

    Horrible Culture. Your opinions are not valued Departments are in constant conflict with each other which creates a difficult work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a way to create an alignment between service and sales . You should start by asking your employees for input .
    Create a career path for sales to reduce to constant turnover of sales staff.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Cintas does an excellent job of recruiting top level talent, but a poor job of retaining them.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cintas full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent training programs, relatively recession proof industry, good communication of corporate vision to partners from CEO (and VPs, executives)

    Cons

    Work life balance is not valued at this company. Compensation is never adapted to the market, or talent level. Corporate vision is not followed at local/regional levels. Making bonus at any cost is the name of the game, even at a sacrifice of ethics or employee well-being.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scrutinize location/regional business practices more thoroughly. Audits are done to ensure compliance, but as with anything else, loopholes have been found to help ensure bonuses are more easily met.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work and plenty of opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Cintas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth and great people.

    Cons

    American based and not much Canadian material

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constant communication with frontline partners

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Biggest and best but managers are weak

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    pay, partners, culture, product range can not be matched by anyone in the industry

    Cons

    Management is always turning over, as soon as you get used to one they are gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your team! we sell/service for you and you make commission because of YOUR team. REWARD us!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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