United Rentals Interview Questions

Updated Oct 8, 2014
Updated Oct 8, 2014
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    Credit Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at United Rentals in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial application online......received email invitation for online assessment ...after assessment received email invitation for a phone interview..then almost a month later received phone call to schedule a in person interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever work with liens & bonds?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    They tried to lowball me at first then took my counter

    Declined Offer
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    Outside-Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    • How did you handle a previous issues with difficult customers.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Marketing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Auburn, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Auburn, AL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at United Rentals.

    Interview Details

    Long day of interviewing with EVERYONE in the department

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at United Rentals.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Area of needed improvement, typical interview questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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