United Rentals

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3 people found this helpful  

United Rentals ruined this company

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, OH
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, OH

I have been working at United Rentals

Pros

This was a great place to work. Corporate culture was all "family"

Cons

When United Rentals bought this company they ran it into the ground. Employees are unhappy and so are customers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Tell the truth

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at United Rentals

    Pros

    UR is ahead of the industry. They are very focused and driven on staying ahead of the curve. Great place to work.

    Cons

    The industry itself is very fast paced and every day technology and systems are changing. Government regulations tend to make this industry more complicated than it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything seems to be going very well. I am happy with our leadership and proud to part of hte team.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    UNITED RENTALS..only interested in Stocks and their Stock Options!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Tech IV in Chico, CA
    Former Employee - Service Tech IV in Chico, CA

    I worked at United Rentals

    Pros

    If you are an out-going person and like working with equipment and the people who use them, you will gain alot of contacts working here. If you are blessed with a managment team that gives you direction and allows you to get involved with every aspect of operations, as I have, you will gain knowledge and skills that will carry you through more possibilties that you can imagine. The best part is if you are a mediocre worker, and are employed there just for a paycheck, you only have to show up on time and do the minimum to keep you job... until you die or get let go for reasons that have nothing to do with you. Oh, and if you are let go, down expect ANY NOTICE.

    Cons

    You will learn how to get around micro-management so that you can actually help the customer and do the job that keeps the doors open. You will have to justify every minute you are on the clock which will slow down your productivity. You will be asked to get something done immediatley and then be bogged down in red tape. You will have to work with people who create an un-safe work environment, until, after months, they are fired. You will have to deal with your daily priorities being changed every fifteen minutes. You will have to deal with management's daily attitude swings. You not be able to trust anyone..expecially human resources to side with you in any conflict. If you start at a bottom position, you will have to be taught "on the Job" and take the consequences for inefficiency or bad desicions. You will only be praised during store meetings. You will have to eat alot of corporate propaganda, or what I call BS. No matter what anyone says, you will only be making a wage, pay for your own retirement, (if you are lucky), and health insurance. No other incentives will actually come through for you. The best part you can look forward to is deteriorating health due to MAJOR daily stress. So, when the day comes you have worked four hours and you feel it was like ten hours....it's time to move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Kneeland. Most people don't know that when UR got hit with the fourteen million dollar fine from the SEC, he was the CFO. Now he's the CEO and the company is going down the tubes FAST! See the correlation? Go back and look at the way US Rentals was run. It should be the model that should be STRICKLY adhered to. Look back in RER magazine, ther was an article about the owner of a major rental company that retired but still held the majority of the company. After a couple of years, he noticed his income declining. He went to the headquarters and found those running the company built a huge bureaucracy that was eating away at major profits. He fired all but four VP's all the way down to the Store Manager. He then made himself available to those managers if the vice presidents were not helping them. That company recorded the largest turn around and increase in profits since it's beginning in six months...A LIE? Check it yourself. Just like today's government, if you never hear any critisism, you are not getting the whole picture! Finally, "CORPORATION" is the number one most filthiest word in the english language today, cwatch the news, and same-o-same-o is not helping build good relations with the customers you are ignoring but expect to get money from.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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