United Rentals
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www.unitedrentals.com Stamford, CT 5000+ Employees

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Work 50 to 60 hours a week for a less then the industry average paycheck.

Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)

I worked at United Rentals

ProsGood benefits, a lot of freedom, set your own schedule. Good sales meetings, one of the largest in the industry, a lot of good people to work with.

ConsUpper Management is not in touch with the field, United is very slow to adapt to market trends. United’s rates are too high they are trying to rent gear and get the same rates they were getting 2 years ago when construction was still rolling. Sales reps are only as good as last month’s numbers. It’s very hard to get answers on important issues. It often feels like you are own a drifting ship. If you have a bad branch manager you will get almost no support. Expect to work 50 to 60 hours per week for a less then the industry average pay check. There commission plan is still largely based on a booming economy and not today’s economy. There rental fleet is aging and is starting to break down a lot. They have gone to the big brother system with there outside sales reps and delivery drivers. They track there sales reps every move via the laptops in there sales trucks.

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management should not be spending Millions on the big brother tracking systems. Instead they should take some of this money and buy new equipment. There rental fleet is aging fast and this is going to cause more and more break downs. This leads to very unhappy customers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Pros: In the early years we did what it took to take care of the customers. The benefits are good and… Cons: Upper management does not care about you. I was told that my position was eliminated and that for my new position I needed… Advice to Senior Management: Need to communicate with your employees. I understand that cutbacks are needed but when it effects long term employees that are still working with company… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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A culture of favoritism, and cover-ups.

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I worked at United Rentals


Pros: The salary and benefits are good. Cons: The upper management thinks they can set nationwide policies and procedures that will fit all 600 branches of the company, regardless of the markets. They… Advice to Senior Management: Figure out what you want to do, and stick with it. Get back to the basics. The ability to manipulate… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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