United Rentals Reviews

Updated March 15, 2015
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  1. Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Rentals

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

    Pros

    Pride in work and brought success

    Cons

    Some Management staff were not fair

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

  2. Great company if you are in the right location (management wise).

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at United Rentals

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good opportunity for advancement if you are willing to lead the right way. Strong company vision is shared from top down. High wages compared to the competition, but a lot more is expected as well. Safety culture is very strong.

    Cons

    Too much disparity between leadership from region to region. In the South (TX, OK, AR,) upper management is comitted to open communication, training, employee first management, and was still able to deliver company financial goals. In other areas management governs with an iron fist, zero tolerance, and fear. The latter being very disappointing when one has been party to the former.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management needs to be more heavily rated on turnover and employee relations. I realize publicly traded companies are beholden to shareholders, but financial performance is only tied to short term success. Employee engagement and quality of life is key to long term success.

  3. Wonderful place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Rentals

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

    Pros

    Everyday is a different day with new challenges.

    Cons

    Some jobs require a good deal of travel.

    Advice to Management

    Have integrity to tell people the truth. Even if it is not so good news, the truth is easier to take and understand in the long run

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Challenging.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking, growth minded, innovative industry leader.

    Cons

    Compensation changing too often, discouraging to those who drive the business day to day.

    Advice to Management

    Share the profit with those who drive the profit.

  6. Working in a fast pace environment with power an HVAC

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Rentals

    Pros

    Strong diesel mechanic. Good with hvac. Certified in electrical ARC flash safety and training. Ives OSHA forklift and aerial boom lifts certified. Maintain a DOT physical. Complete work orders in a timely manner. Great working with customers. Strive to meet customers demands.

    Cons

    Not a lot of over time.

    Advice to Management

    Will meet employer's needs and be and outstanding employee.

  7. Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Clairton, PA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Clairton, PA

    I worked at United Rentals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Care about employees and really serious about safety and getting you home everyday.

    Cons

    No major cons during employment except for cutbacks.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Was there for 3 years from driver to inside sales rep

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Donaldsonville, LA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Donaldsonville, LA

    I worked at United Rentals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing and loved the company. I would tell friends and family and others about employment here

    Cons

    Sometimes overwhelming and many nights taking work home with you but that's how things fall I guess

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within a little more

  9. Answer phone

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Rentals

    Pros

    Day goes by fast and the pay is on par with the job!! Also advancement is always an option

    Cons

    Have to do everything never enough

    Advice to Management

    Ok

  10. Busy, Busy, Busy never ending work...

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    Current Employee - Mechanical IV
    Current Employee - Mechanical IV

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    #1 The benefits - full dental, eyes, medical 401k, paid vacations, six paid sick days, three floating (birthday, Anniversary DOH +1 more). Mediocre annual training. Fairly competitive pay.

    Cons

    Must own tools, inability to take vacation when company is busy (summer). No real opportunity for advancement, once you have a job it's hard to transfer to another location or level ie sales. Feel stuck, need to be "customer oriented" when dealing with ignorant users (read: Dumb people). Pay raises seem to be mere cost of living adjustments versus raise. Must have two sets of tools (you are a shop and road tech)

    Advice to Management

    Maybe a program which allows technicians to rotate between branches. More regional town hall meetings so the lower techs can address some issues with management.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Good company, decent pay.

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    Former Employee - Outside-Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside-Sales Representative

    I worked at United Rentals full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    job security, biggest rental company in united states. Great stock. Have made some good moves over the last five years and have put themselves in position to succeed.

    Cons

    No matter how hard you work as a territory manager your pay will not go up because they are constantly changing territories and commission structure. Management is bad about putting equipment sales in house accounts so they don't have to pay the reps a commission on it.

    Advice to Management

    you have to spend money to make money.

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