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Busy, Busy, Busy never ending work...

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Mechanical IV
Current Employee - Mechanical IV
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

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.

Other Employee Reviews for United Rentals

  1. Helpful (2)

    managers are despicable. Look out for their little group

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pay , benefits, company vehicle

    Cons

    verrry long hours and all weekends. Managers will bury you to save their own skin.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up your feet on the street cant be all bad??!!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Tough Work, lots of stress

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cheyenne, WY
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cheyenne, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Rentals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots to do all the time, great opportunity to develop relations with customers on a daily basis. Very busy constantly. Lots of opportunity to learn new things about a diverse industry. A somewhat reliable bonus program quarterly.

    Cons

    Management is in complete disarray. Supervisors have a hard time balancing being a friend or being your boss, employees are hired simply to fill a space in order to help get things done even if that employee has no business being hired. Work constantly, from dawn till dark, and then on-call on the weekends. Bonus program is great when you hit all the marks, but one of the marks relies solely on the branch manager to set the bar for the quarter. If he/she sets the bar incorrectly, you are out of the money just like that, with no chance to get that extra money back. Tons of stress on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to make sure your lower supervisors and branch managers actually have spines. District managers are great but are stretched too thin, especially in this region. Be concerned about quality employees who have been hired with educations. In my experience I saw the smart ones get out as soon as they could, usually with no attempt from management to hold on to them.


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