United Rentals

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3 people found this helpful  

No original thinkers wanted, only sycophants need apply

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Current Employee - Operations Manager in Middleburg, VA
Current Employee - Operations Manager in Middleburg, VA

I have been working at United Rentals

Pros

The salary structure is competetive. The medical, dental and vision benefits are very good. The large number of locations provides opportunities for advancement and also the ability to relocate.
There are areas where the company has benefitted from good personnel and strong leadership, it is in these locations where it is possible a enjoyable and successful career with a single company.

Cons

In some districts advancement depends on favoritism and kowtowing over ability and experience. This company is losing a lot of talented employees to their competition because of poor management.
Policies are selectivly enforced. Safety is preached but often overlooked when it conflicts with profitability or expediance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Eliminate the aerial division, the aerial stores don't rent anything that isn't carried at the general locations. The extra locations only serve to increase costs and inter-company competition.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    All talk and no action.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX

    I worked at United Rentals

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

    Most 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 ManagementAdvice

    They know it all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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
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