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United Rentals Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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26 candidate interviews
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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience



Interviewed at United Rentals

Interview Details – If you know someone its easy otherwisy very difficult. Also very much depends on manager and if he is in an approved crowd and can make a management descision on his own!

Interview Question – none   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – They tried to lowball me at first then took my counter

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Outside-Sales Representative Interview

Outside-Sales Representative

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at United Rentals.

Interview Details – Took 2 months. Did phone interview, district manager interview, branch manager interview. Took personality test, did drug screen and background screening got hired. Interview were fairly standard. They are very strict about their personality test. The background check took forever.

Interview Question – Taking the personality test was the hardest because you have to score %90 or above or they won't hire you.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – they gave me a 6mo guarantee commission of 2k per month + salary of 2k per month. I opted out of the guarantee the first month I was in the field though.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Inside Sales Representative Interview

Inside Sales Representative

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at United Rentals in May 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online. Had to take a test during the job application. I was called a week after I applied to set up an interview. During the interview with the Branch Manager, we went over the test and what kind of experience I have. Honestly there were no STAR questions which I really liked.

After that a second interview was set up with the Regional Manager. Asked similar questions that the Branch Manager asked, however they were more how I would fit in with the team and how I do with team environments as well as multi-tasking. After that interview I was called a week later and I got the job.

Overall the interview is not that bad. Make sure that you are yourself and you explain to them how you approach situations. Like I said I didn't have to explain any past experiences (Star Interview), they just wanted to know how I would react to certain situations.

Interview Question – There were none. You only make the questions difficult on yourself if you don't have the experience they are actually looking for.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I might have been able to negotiate. However, I just took the offer as it is mainly because I am still somewhat entry level.

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant

Interviewed at United Rentals

Interview Details – My interview and hiring process was many years ago. I recall it being very pleasant and informative. My job description was presented by HR and I met with several managers. The very next day I received a call from HR and was offer the position.

Interview Question – How did you handle a previous issues with difficult customers.   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Service Manager Interview

Service Manager
Omaha, NE

I applied in-person - interviewed at United Rentals in June 2013.

Interview Details – We have you fill out an app. We will review the app. Contact the person after reviewing. At that time we will call the individual and have them come in for an interview. If we approve they will be sent in for a drug test and back ground check. If all passes we will make them an offer.

Interview Question – we will ask what your mechanical experience is in the field. What basics do you know. are you willing to train and go further with your careerer. Can you pass the tests   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It was a very easy process. I was already with the company.

Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Marketing Coordinator Interview

Marketing Coordinator
Orange, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at United Rentals.

Interview Details – Interview went wonderful, loved everyone. Was made an offer, signed the paper and then they recinded the offer. Left me high and dry.

Interview Question – As it was quite a few years ago, I do not remember.   Answer Question

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Inside Sales Representative Interview

Inside Sales Representative
Auburn, AL

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at United Rentals in November 2013.

Interview Details – I first learned of the position from a career fair at my college. I was asked to come in for an initial interview with the branch manager and then a follow up interview with a regional sales director. I personally found the initial interview had more challenging questions. I felt confident about both interviews but another candidate who had more experience was chosen.

Interview Question – What is the key to negotiations?
Are you more oriented towards a management or sales role?
Strengths/ Weaknesses?
How did you handle a problem at your last job?
Several questions relating to how you handle conflict and getting along with coworkers.
  Answer Question

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Outside Sales Representative Interview

Outside Sales Representative
Denver, CO

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at United Rentals in September 2013.

Interview Details – First interviewed with the local Branch Manager, went well, questions about dealing with unhappy customers, sales expectations, and account development. Had a 2nd interview with regional manager, was shorter but similar questions. "Tell me about what you did at....."

Was a bit disappointed in how long it took to hear back after the 2nd interview regarding if I would need to complete a 3rd interview. As I am still employed, the lack of communication was frustrating. Took several calls and emails to the manager to get any response. Something as simple as a "we are still interviewing, or any other type of a response" would have been better than ignoring calls and emails. After all, you want a persistent sales person, don't you???

Interview Question – Area of needed improvement, typical interview questions.   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Analyst Interview


I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1 week - interviewed at United Rentals.

Interview Details – Long day of interviewing with EVERYONE in the department

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Human Resources Interview

Human Resources

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at United Rentals.

Interview Details – The interview process was very smooth and handled professionally and in a timely manner.

Interview Question – Interviewer gave an example of a specific situation and asked how I would approach it. This is standard for behavioral interviewing. The specific situation I was asked about was a challenging one and I think provided the interviewer with a good sense of my experience.   Answer Question

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