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Reviews for G&K Services, Inc.

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
2.65
Support from management
2.24
Teamwork
2.48
Freedom to work independently
2.90
Internal Communication
2.25
Office / Work Environment
2.47
Environmental Friendliness
2.65
Work-Life Balance
2.65
Challenging Work
2.11
Inclusive / Diverse
2.24

Career factor

Gender Equality
2.25
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.90
Career Development
2.52
Overall compensation for your work
3.05
Company Image
2.62
Job Security
2.90
Handicapped Accessibility
2.95
Workplace Safety
3.29
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 1 of 21 reviews Parking in 14 of 21 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 2 of 21 reviews Stock or equity options in 4 of 21 reviews 401(k) in 12 of 21 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 1 of 21 reviews Desirable office location in 1 of 21 reviews Tuition assistance in 5 of 21 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 3 of 21 reviews 401(k) Match in 8 of 21 reviews Flexible spending account in 7 of 21 reviews Paid time off in 14 of 21 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 12 of 21 reviews Relocation allowance in 3 of 21 reviews Life insurance in 11 of 21 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 5 of 21 reviews No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 7 of 21 reviews Employee discounts in 12 of 21 reviews Vehicle allowance in 2 of 21 reviews Employee events in 5 of 21 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site Free Snacks/Drinks in 1 of 21 reviews
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  • 13.Sep 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

There's a mixture of different cultures that work there.

Support from management

Management just sucks now your supervisor may help you out because you're on his team but for the most part they won't either

Teamwork

There is no teamwork ,if you don't get it done it wont

Freedom to work independently

U have no other chose because they're not gonna give you any help

Internal Communication

They never inform you of anything

Gender Equality

Equality is there but they haven't really hired a woman to be a RSR

Work-Life Balance

There's no work life balance because you have so many customers you have to take care of

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better management and supervisors

What I like about the company

The pay and the freedom also all of the route guys have each other back

What I dislike about the company

They never have your back they never help you and they don't do for the Route guys even tho they're the ones who make the business run

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    G&K Services
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others
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  • 08.Mar 2017
  • Employee

Sales

1.33

Company Culture

Non existent.

Support from management

They would rather be out golfing. A lot of asked if you but no support.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Don't see may older employees there.

Handicapped Accessibility

Not one part of building is handicap accessible.

Workplace Safety

Safety is a joke. GM and other managers will tell you it's important but do nothing to keep you safe. In fact if you get hurt they will ride you out of company. The building is old and unsafe. No painted walk ways and pillars in plant have no color or padding on them.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Listen to your employees. Be there for them. Walk the talk. Stop letting good managers go. And make it a safer place to work.

What I like about the company

Some managers are better than others but if you are not liked by Regional Leadership you are gone. Seen some great managers go because politics. Even if performing you can be gone tomorrow.

What I dislike about the company

Talk out of both sides of mouth. They like to throw mud at wall with little direction. Expect you to get it done with no support from upper level Mgmt.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered
  • Company
    G&K Services, LLC
  • City
    Rockford
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered
  • 19.Jan 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Sells culture do whatever to make the sell.

Support from management

Mgmt team together for years and form high school type clicke

Teamwork

Only when placing blame there is teamwork or sleeping with each other

Internal Communication

Considered a foreign language

Office / Work Environment

Hostile, Brutal, immature.

Work-Life Balance

None expected to work regardless of family/work balance.

Challenging Work

Challenge is to survived day to day.

Inclusive / Diverse

NONE!

Suggestions for improvement

  • Fire the whole management team and start over.

What I like about the company

Location.

What I dislike about the company

The high school click from management. They promoted and are proud of it. It is only the older timers that get to grow, speak, bring ideas or do their jobs!

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    G&K Services
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2012
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Human resources/recruiting

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 07.Oct 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Change GM

What I like about the company

Good and stable company.

What I dislike about the company

Team work ,

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    G&K Services, Inc.
  • City
    Denver
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 31.Aug 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Need to do more teamwork and stop focusing on just on service and only their needs

What I like about the company

The insurance is good

What I dislike about the company

No teamwork

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    G & K Services
  • City
    Manchester
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 29.Jun 2016 (Last edit 01.Jul 2016)
  • Employee

Company Culture

bully culture - only way to succeed is to figure out how to outbully the bullies, but in a passive aggressive way.
Back stabbing, behind the back - be aware of any company where emails are bcc'd the standard mode of operation - definitely in conflict with a transparency.
Also - every leadership talk has to do with sports, and mostly football. And they talk about hiring football players - strong, burly, tough men.

Support from management

Told by a senior executive that he didn't give a you-know what about the customer promise, all that matters is REVENUE REVENUE REVENUE

Gender Equality

Male dominated, male preference.

Office / Work Environment

if you want flexibility, this is not the place for you - pride themselves on the longer the hours the better.

Company Image

The long timers talk about "bleeding orange"; again, just not a positive image or

Job Security

They have a "no quit" policy. What that really transfers is they let people go left and right. I saw people that were driving revenue, results and people be let go because one executive didn't "like them". They use "likability" as a performance review measure. It is like Project Runway, but without a kiss on the cheek from Heidi Klum. I am serious - one day you are on top, the next day you are not. And much of it is driven off of rumors and competitiveness internally.

Handicapped Accessibility

At corporate, you can get to the 4th and 5th floors. But to gain entry to where you actually work .... no handicap access whatsoever. Need to trust in the kindness of others. Plus, if you need to use the restroom during the day, you have the same predicament to get out and in.

Workplace Safety

Installed telematics devices as a "safety" move. Not monitoring for tampering and much discussion about removing due to not enough cost savings.

Inclusive / Diverse

really have tried hard to get women in executive leadership positions, but only if they behave like men. And, by the way, where are the people of color? At G&K, you will find them in the lowest paying jobs, washing and folding laundry, plant floor.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Culture Leadership Learn how to coach people Treat employees with respect Find a strategy other than "price sweeps" to customers

What I like about the company

For upper level executives (directors and above), they pay well over market rate, so compensation is excellent at that level.

What I dislike about the company

Just about everything. I have never worked at a more unprofessional company with such a prominent bullying culture. And while the CEO / Chairman of the Board is charismatic, there is almost an eerie hero worship and adulation of him. I think this has blinded him from seeing the dysfunction around him and the complete and total lack of transparency. Either that or he really doesn't care.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    G&K Services, LLC
  • City
    Minnetonka
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 10.May 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

Systemic ideas are in place to achieve everything an employee could expect in fairness, trust, and otger aspects of maintaining a healthy work climate. However, on the local level, the ideas are not always carried out well or implemented well. Too much work to be done and not enough time to focus on the peripherals of employee relations.

Support from management

Management team, on the whole, is very professional. No overreaction to problems. Solutions are found and situations diffused, often without needing to resort to disciplinary action. Disciplinary sanctions are viewed as a last result. Company strives to maintain a professional workplace at all times.

Teamwork

Colleagues often adjust duties according to workload and maintain flexibility so that no one person is carrying a significantly greater work load.

Freedom to work independently

Little or no say in this area. "This is your assignment; get it done." Granted, for the most part the means and structure are there to carry out such tasks, but it is very much workers work, managers manage.

Internal Communication

There is no communication between management and rank-and-file employees regarding results, successes, and profits. Below management employees are left in the dark.

Gender Equality

I will not comment on the equality of women because I have no experience in that, being a man. But, there is no racial equality. Hispanic employees are shown significant preference in advancement opportunities, work area transfers, and other aspects of employee relations. All information is disseminated in Spanish first and some time after provided to English speakers, sometimes as an after-thought. Have had instances where information was never provided in English after being distributed in Spanish, referrig to matters affecting all employees.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Senior worjers are celebrated with this company. No age discrimination at all. No forced retirement. No refusing to hire senior appplicants. "Can you do the job?"

Career Development

Perhaps in some areas this applies, but in my area of the company, I don't see it. So, I just don't know.

Overall compensation for your work

Wages are competitive with the market, and benefits are what every major company used to offer 20 years ago. One of the last holdouts on great benefits.

Office / Work Environment

The company preaches ergonomics, but in my location, there is little application of this ideal. Employees routinely adjust to the environment, tools, resources, rather than these being made to adjust to employees. Hazards are plentiful and too often go unaddressed.

Environmental Friendliness

The company takes pride in these values and it shows throughout the work area.

Work-Life Balance

Production demands determine work hours. Requesting time off for valid reasons is frowned upon and can lead to disciplinary action. Co-workers are highly pushy in getting otgers to work overtime. Don't call in sick, unless hospitalized.

Company Image

In my area, we feel pushed too hard to produce, like that is all that matters. Lots of bitterness. In other areas, there is company pride, for good reason.

Job Security

Once hired, it is only by one's choice, or a disciplinary action that results in cessation of employment with this company. In my area, an employee really has to make an effort to get fired. Turnover is nearly all from voluntarily quitting.

Handicapped Accessibility

Probably in violation of many ADA requirements, at least at my work location.

Workplace Safety

Training is unfortunately lip service. It is provided, but the mrans to practically apply the training provided does not exist. Tons of OSHA violations all over the plant. Individual rank-and-file employees are apathetic. Potential hazards and situations of imminent danger are dismissed, almost like "worry about it when something goes wrong." Severe injury or death has not occurred more by luck and fortune, as opposed to planning and safety measures in place.

Challenging Work

No sense of accomplishment. No rewarding aspect to the job. In my area, it is entirely repetitive, menial tasks. No thought process involved, really.

Inclusive / Diverse

This seems to be the case, at least I have not observed to the contrary, as to embracing diversity and welcoming opinions with it.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better communication. Supervisors in each area of production, beyond an hourly employee with lead status tag. Implementation of what is presented in safety training, beyond just doing the training as a legal protection from lawsuit.

What I like about the company

The benefits, the ability to work 2nd shift, the approachable attitude of most managers, and the steady hours. At least 40 hours/week is guaranteed.

What I dislike about the company

Safety is preached, but not given action. Issues are presented, management acknowledges, plan of action is determined, then nothing is done as the problem continues. Non-management give themselves supervisory status and management does nothing to prevent said employees from being lording over other employees. These are not lead position employees, just ones with type-A personalities. Lots of conflict as to instructions given, then other employees undermining said instructions.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    G&K Services, LLC
  • City
    Coppell
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 09.Feb 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

Very poor!

Office / Work Environment

Toxic environment. Most every employee always unhappy.

Inclusive / Diverse

Lots of clicks.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    G&K Services, Inc.
  • City
    Kansas City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Production
  • 20.Jan 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • NEED DOUBLE DRIVERS VERY HEAVY WORK

What I like about the company

use to be employed there my boss GREG BURNY GREAT MANAGER. BOB AND GUS BOTH GREAT TEACHERS .

What I dislike about the company

HOT TRUCKS SOME DONT HAVE AIR CONDITION .

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    G&K Services, Inc.
  • City
    Fort Lauderdale
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 20.Jan 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Hire more people and support your top reps

What I like about the company

I was always paid when I was supposed to be

What I dislike about the company

lack of management and support

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    G&K Services, Inc.
  • City
    Romulus
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2013
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered