Working at Alsco: Company Overview and Reviews

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2.8Work-Life Balance
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2.6Job Security & Advancement
Salt Lake City, Utah
5,001 to 10,000
$500M to $1B (USD)
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Overall Reviews at Alsco

Driver | Florida | Oct 13, 2019
Honest RSR Review
The job can be tough. It is very laborious work but also rewarding. They pay you a good wage (I am currently at $20/hr) with annual increases every year. Excellent benefits for myself and my family at a very good price. We are union backed so after your 90 days there is lots of job security. You have the opportunity to sell on your route that can pay 10/1 on some items and 5/1, 3/1 and 1/1 on other Items. There is lots of paperwork to be done at the end of the day which can be quite cumbersome, however, we are paid by the hour! Loading the truck can take on average of 90 minutes, make sure all invoices for the day are correct and I hit the road. Typically I have between 10-15 accounts per day. At every stop I talk with staff and management, I keep it friendly and smile while we work together on what their needs are for the week and future weeks to keep their business running smooth. One huge perk of the job is free lunch wherever you go. On top of that, many restaurants will treat you to a complimentary dinner when you bring your family out. It's all about service. You do right by your customers and they do right by you. Picking up soil can be the toughest part of the job as it is quite nasty!... Yes, you will see maggots (and lots of them) spiders, rats and other critters. If you can look past those and keep your hygiene a top priority you will be fine. Yes, I come home with aches and pains sometimes but I also get a good workout during the day. I feel like so
Customer Service Manager | Spokane, WA | Jan 4, 2019
Stressful, demanding, and fast-paced workplace.
Working for Alsco in Spokane has its pros and cons. I have worked at Alsco less than 60 days, so I have not received any health insurance benefits or paid time off. That has been frustrating, because I have a spouse and a young child. None of us have been able to go to the doctor yet. Plus, for me, going to work sick and not being able to take the day off hasn't been pleasant. Additionally, there isn't a formal maternity leave policy that consists of paid time off. Alsco is not a good workplace for women who a) have children or b) plan on having children. You will be offered unpaid leave, especially if you are not in upper management. The pay is not enough to provide for a family anyway, so imagine how much it would suck to not be getting paid at all while you're out recovering from having a baby. I don't believe that the pay for my position and educational background (two degrees-Bachelor's and Master's) is fair. $16 per hour and not being allowed to work more than 40 hours per week is unfair, and the salaried management team doesn't seem to care. They put in 45-60 hours per week probably, which I would gladly do for $16 per hour. I have no problem working long hours, because then I'd make more money. But working just 40 hours per week at that hourly wage is less than $550 per week after taxes are deducted (payday is every Friday). I have to save up two checks at a time just to pay my car note, and then another two checks so I can pay rent. The only things I liked about work
ProsFriendly coworkers, free catered lunch for Christmas.
ConsNo benefits until you've worked for 60 days, overtime not allowed/frowned upon.
Driver | Salt Lake City, UT | May 7, 2013
The worst of the worst
This is a place to work until you get a better job, plain and simple. If you choose to stay here they will gradually push more work on you and run you into the ground. Unethical Managers who spend alot of time whining and complaining about low paid workers they arent even taking care of. Unless your somebodys buddy, kid or mistress (which is very common at this dump) dont expect to go anywhere. There was a female driver who had "relations" with 4 people in management during my time there. 4 PEOPLE! Because they have so much turnover as well they are likely to keep you where you are at as "insurance". Plant workers here are probably the most exploited Ive ever seen at a business. Low pay, no benefits, no incentive, on your feet all day performing dirty, physical labor in a hot loud steamy sweatshop. Pretty pathetic. Alot of them are also illegal by the way. Others are criminals. Child Molesters are common here. You wont learn anything here other than what its like to work for a really bad employer. Working here is like going back in time to the 80's. This company skimps in every area possible. Product not available. Broken down trucks. etc. etc. etc. And of course the employee will be blamed for all of this, not the managers. There should be laws against companies like this being able to use the word "American" in their name. This place is embarassingingly bad. I made less than 60,000 dollars (total compensation, before taxes) for the 4 years I wo
Warehouse Associate | Jacksonville, FL | Oct 14, 2016
Working with Alsco.
I worked at Alsco I disliked the job because there were no advancement opportunities. People had been working there for 16-20 years and still made the same amount of money and did the same jobs. They showed favortism toward certain employees instead of enforcing rules and fairness. It would be extremely hot and they wouldn't want to provide us with fans. When offered the job I was told the schedule was monday-friday from 5am-1pm. After hired, I worked 5am-5pm. They made Saturdays Mandatory instead of optional after promising many new hires that they would have weekends off. A typical day at work would start at 5. You would be standing in a line for 4 other people all day putting napkins on a conveyor belt. They would come get you out of the bathroom if you were gone for over 3 minutes. We would get 10 minute breaks that were actually 7 minutes. Management didn't care about the heat. They would want you to work even if you were sick and throwing up. They really didn't want to give breaks. The hardest part of the job was the schedule. They expect you to not have a life and would create mandatory work because they knew everyone needs their job and wouldnt stand up to the unfair treatment and lies. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people. They are some of the nicest coworkers you could ask for.
ProsWorked early, rotating holidays, sick days.
ConsManagement lies, short breaks, extremely hot environment, no advancement opportunites, terrible benefits
Warehouse Worker | Laramie, WY | Jun 30, 2020
Unsafe work environment with poor leadership
I was a college student working here for the summer, and I have never had such a bad experience at work in my life. First off, I was harassed for two months by the same guy, who was also harassing other women there, before management would fire him. They did not want to get rid of him, despite his criminal history, because management did not believe any of us until enough of us would complain about him, which then they fired him. HR never wanted to speak to anyone because they don't care about their employees, and the leadership here was non-existent. Business cannot thrive without leadership, and for some reason they would not hire people into management that would be the best fit for this. Everyone was always stressed out and grumpy, so it made your life even more miserable while at work. You started work very early in the morning, only got one break that was only 30 minutes, and worked until late in the evening. Pay was very minimal, and should have been more with how physical this job was. Retail employees get paid way more, so you would think for this type of work environment, they would want to be more competitive. The turnover rate was so high that the average time an employee would stay was one week. Overall, the worst experience and would never recommend working here to anyone.
ProsSome of the people I worked with
ConsOnly one short break, long work days, negative working environment, and pay.
Office Manager | Alexandria, VA | Sep 16, 2016
Face paced workplace with opportunites to grow
A typical day at Alsco included but not limited to checking in with all staff upon arrival for greetings and updates, checking with the GM for special projects, checking emails and fulfilling daily operations duties from a daily checklist and assignments from the GM. It would also include handling difficult employees and customers, troubleshooting computer issues ( with IT support from Salt Lake City, UT), answering phones, sending faxes, updates for payroll, reviewing customer contracts, daily updates to the budget & weekly P & L, overseeing front office processes as it relates to the SOP, Accounts Payable/Receivable and updates to NAPA for the DOT. The hardest part of the job was handling the stress and most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with my staff and ALL team members. Dealing with management on this level taught me a lot of patience, diverse ways to trouble shoot, caused me to utilize my spanish, I enjoyed my co-workers and we had a lot of fun but set boundaries that were acceptable for a workign relationship. It was the first time I experienced a micro-manager for a boss and it was quite a challenge for me. We often disagreed but for a way to tolerate each others personality in order to perform at our best.
ProsGreat staff, free lunches, renovated office, large hard-working team
Consbenefits package, low salaries, micro-management, stress
Feeder | Memphis, TN | Sep 1, 2016
Review of WorkPlace
You definitely learn about and experience repetitive hard work ! The working conditions can get unbearable at times due to the old building .EX: Seasonal Temperatures ; Extreme Heat(summer) Cold (winter) .. The job allows you to be there as long as YOU allow yourself , depends on if you can handle the work/ work environment ! The job is a no brainer just have to be able to handle it ! Sometimes , you do not know the set time you will get off , it can be different every day depending on the management and or workload / speed of the workers ! The pay can definitely be way better , I mean the work and its' conditions is long and repetitive especially for the loyal employees that have been there for many years also the ones planning to be there for long periods of time ! It is a Mon thru Fri., job so that's a plus ! The co workers , well many have been there for many years .. So it's kind of a respect the vets type of environment ! It can get childish at times with the other co workers but you have to know the reason you are there and whether to indulge or not indulge in what is going on around the building ! The most enjoyable part of the job is going home (lol) and just getting the satisfaction from a hard days work ! The hardest part is getting used to a job like that especially if it is something you have not quite done before ! Another plus , is that it is a union job even though I'm not quite sure the exact benefits of it being a union job !
Driver | New Castle, DE | Mar 25, 2022
Great Pay but they hire outside management to run their business
**ONLY SPEAKING FOR THE CINNAMINSON,NJ/NEW CASTLE,DE BRANCHES ** I've been to a few Alsco branches across the country (Miami,Orlando,Pompano, Charleston and Los Angeles) and they are ran VERY WELL, totally different case here with these 2 buildings. Alsco inc is a well paying opportunity ONLY as a District Manager or DRIVER(RSR). You are out there on your own for the most part of your day, so if you are a hard working individual its almost like having your own company in a way. The only down fall is dealing with management that runs the department. They don't promote the direct managers that the drivers deal with, instead they hire from the outside which in this line of work is ALWAYS BAD only because of the lack of experience and repport with the drivers. Overall the pay is competitive but you will soon see that the grief and headache from dealing with the management just isn't worth it. Job is VERY HEAVY as well, its like being a Delivery Driver and Trash man at the same time. The laundry bags are HEAVY because they sit outside getting soak and wet at times. Don't let them fool you during the interview. Take this review for what it is. If they hire with in.... it'll be a whole different ball game and that building can see the change and finally make money.
Route Sales Representative | Spokane, WA | May 27, 2015
Horrible, dishonest people
Management constantly lies to customers and employees, little to no recognition, you're only as good as your last sale. If you don't keep a very close eye on your commissions and pay management will deliberately underpay you, look up the numerous lawsuits against Alsco. Building a good relationship with your customers is rewarding, but having to cover for management's dishonesty is difficult if you have integrity and morals, if you don't management will recognize this and move you into management alongside their team of liars. Trucks are very dangerous and they will not fix them until they absolutely have to. Upper management protects local managers, I was threatened by a member of management and was encouraged to withdraw my complaint, when I refused management came after me. Regional and corporate managers do not care about employee safety, or the integrity of their managers. Regional human resources will ask your opinion about management and insure you your statements are anonymous which is a lie. If you don't mind working for an extremely dishonest corporation you can make good money, the pay and customer relations are the only positives
ProsPay, customer relationships
Folder | Laramie, WY | Dec 28, 2016
Solid work for the level-headed and patient
Working at Alsco required me to take a lot of effort and restraint when it came to interacting with co-workers, and approach them with a lot of patience. Take it from a hypocrite when I say that co-workers will assume what you know based on how long you've worked there and whether or not you've been involved working with the position or linen before. What lead me to quit was an event which involved such a situation and a co-worker assumed my knowledge of properly relocating some materials, and threw them at me. Beyond that, peers are rather kind and friendly. Upper management is good and kind, and though may not listen to most suggestions or complaints based on what has been heard from other peers, they do take time away from their own work to assist you if you ask or find a solution of some description. Keep in mind the work day in and day out is a grind, you wake up early, go to work, do the work, have breaks that are far too short, go home, and if you're not mentally exhausted you can then go on with the rest of your day. What was difficult? Doing that every day, this job is monotonous. Enjoyable? Very sparse, and I found enjoyment from the mild sense of independence in the area I worked.
Accounts Payable Clerk | Burlington, ON | Feb 20, 2014
Busy office environment
As a person that wears many hats my day usually flies by. Since I am the receptionist, payroll coordinator, accounts payable clerk, and back up for customer service I need to be able to be very organized and prioritize my tasks each day. Some times it is difficult to stay on task with the distraction of the telephones, but I am someone that can refocus to the task on hand with ease. Each day comes with its own challenges and hurdles to get over. In an office environment there is always some degree of office politics, but the team I work with work well with each other. Great sense of humour within our office and makes it easy to get along. Since I work for an international company we have service operating policies that includes segregation of duties and we are not able to really fill in for someone when they are off. The office manager is the only one that can do this, and my job is difficult when I return from vacation as I usually have things to clean up due to the fact she does not pay attention to detail the same way I do. I enjoy the majority of my tasks, except that when I was asked to take on the responsibilities of reception duties with no increase in pay. There were cut backs in the office with eliminating the receptionist the duties were not divided equally with in the office.
ProsBenefit and Pension Packages
ConsWork Hours/Commute

Questions And Answers about Alsco

What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at Alsco?
Asked Sep 19, 2016
Interview goes well the job may be offered on the spot.
Answered Jan 1, 2022
My experience with ALSCO on a rating of 1 to 10. It would be a 2. Production workers are lowest paid in plant. Managers are paid decent but they are required to work 10 to 12 hours a day 6 days a week. If you are looking for a career this isnt the place.
Answered Jun 24, 2021
How often do you get a raise at Alsco?
Asked Jul 7, 2022
Once every 3 years . Just a few pennies
Answered Jan 23, 2023
6 Months
Answered Dec 2, 2022
What is a typical day like for you at Alsco?
Asked Mar 19, 2020
Great day all work no play
Answered Nov 11, 2022
Easy for the most part every day is different
Answered Nov 6, 2022
What is the most stressful part about working at Alsco?
Asked Oct 14, 2016
I did work over there the manager ,supervisor and all staffs are good and take care for you the bad things is employers who have racist special if you are black cause we work hard and faster they don't want to see you have points than them they will start lies in your name accuse you to Supervisor that can fire you when you see that I quit before I get fired for accusation I wish this problems will get fix it
Answered May 12, 2020
If you're not a unionized worker,you're under the constant threat of being fired. Your tenure means nothing to alsco. Give years of loyal service and the ex convict they just hired is treated with more kind regard than you. Make alsco your last resort.
Answered Aug 4, 2019
What is the promotion process like at Alsco?
Asked Jul 5, 2022
There is none
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Answered Jan 10, 2023