United Rentals

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You can make a lot of money, but you do it by jumping from one crisis to another.

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Former Employee - Service Tech IV in Mickleton, NJ
Former Employee - Service Tech IV in Mickleton, NJ

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

Pros

Different stuff every day, lots (!LOTS) of overtime, interesting situations.

Cons

As an operations (driver or technician) employee, it is easy to get the feeling that corporate wishes they could just subcontract your entire department. Only sales and management get any recognition or development, and it can be very challenging to move from ops to sales. Also, when you rely on overtime, things like vacations or illnesses can devastate your income. You will always be running two steps behind, without the proper training or tools to do the job right.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize the profit potential and brand potential from doing a better job on the operations side of the house!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great opp for an aggressive college grad

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    If you are interested in seeing how all that theory in college applies to real world business, then apply for an inside sales position. This is not for the faint of heart. You will see first hand how a business is ran from top to bottom. Best in class industry leader. I spent a long time here and have seen it improve time and time again. Do not go into this company thinking you will be a manager or a sales rep. You work hard and the company will reward you with the challenge you can handle.

    Cons

    You can jump into a hornets nest if you aren't careful. Meet with as many "managers" as possible. You will likely work 60 to 70 hours a week in peek season(spring-summer-fall).
    Construction/Industrial industry is not very politically correct. They are ruff around the edges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your internal employment development is very poor. Reps are not given enough control over decisions and you are losing revenue because of it. We all understand that you all are trying to be more accurate in your forecasting, but don't turn into "Walmart," just so you can print out a score card.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Poor management. No Real incentive program for hourly employees. Poor safety record

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    Former Employee - Service Tech IV in Casper, WY
    Former Employee - Service Tech IV in Casper, WY

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

    Pros

    Good pay. If you suck up to the right managers.

    Cons

    Waaaaaay to many managers. Which makes all managers mostly lazy self centered bums. Managers receive quarterly bonuses. Hourly employees receive no bonus or any incentive program. Besides being allowed to work overtime. When it suits managers. Senior management speaks highly of values but when push comes to shove values go right out the door

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start taking better care of hourly employees .hourly employees make united a lot of money Incentive programs for salaried and HOURLY employees. Or at least some type of incentive plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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