United Rentals
3.3 of 5 155 reviews
www.unitedrentals.com Stamford, CT 5000+ Employees

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All talk and no action.

Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

ProsIf you produce results you will keep your job. Good job to have if you like weekends off and don't want any hassle when it is time to request vacation. Set work schedule so planning off work activities is easy. The benefits are decent.

ConsMost of the management all the way up to regional level is unaware what it really takes to grow market share in this very competitive industry.

Very subpar equipment compared to most of the competitors.

There is a good old boy culture that doesn't realize or understand the intelligence and needs of the current customer base.

Very shady hiring and firing practices. They will hire your replacement before you know your employment is terminated.

United is infested with people that produce no results and do very little on a daily basis but are still employed because they were hired when the money flowing in the door and they were able to take credit for the major economic growth.

The system of general rental and aerial divisions servicing the same projects and customers is a complete mess. If you work for general rental, the aerial division IS your competitor regardless of what management tells you.

The branches are hurting for fleet and are severely understaffed.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey know it all.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at United Rentals


    Pros: UR is ahead of the industry. They are very focused and… Cons: The industry itself is very fast paced and every day technology and systems are… Advice to Senior Management: Everything seems to be going very well. I am… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    UNITED RENTALS..only interested in Stocks and their Stock Options!!!

    Service Tech IV (Former Employee)
    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.… 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.… Advice to Senior Management: 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… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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