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U-Haul Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
252 Reviews
3.2
252 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ability to work from home, free turkey for Thanksgiving, great work/life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • some of the other reviews say that part time doesn't get benefits but you do (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Will only give you part time hours even if you don't need health insurance (in 18 reviews)

  • Upper management not asking enough question upon dismissal of employee (in 15 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Purely and fully bottom-line driven organization with little regard for employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at U-Haul part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good GM with solid management skills at my location. Co-workers are friendly, professional and always willing to act as a team.

    Cons

    Company views employees solely as a means to an end. General philosophy is that any moron off the street can be a CSR and thus they are compensated in that manner. This has been clearly stated by upper management. Not at all competitive starting hourly wage as I doubt the company conducts any type of compensation survey of similar positions in the market. Work is very pysical and requires a good mix of technical, mechanical, customer service skills and an ability to deal with what are often difficult customers. Yes, this is retail and should be expected, however, there are other employers who at least value effort; this company does not. Employees are expected to take in-depth online training on their own time (at home) which is clearly a violation of Federal Labor Laws as your are not compensated for this requirement. If you're looking for interim work, have no expectation of a career and understand that you are simply a utility for uhaul, you would be a good short-term fit until you find something more suitable. Decisions are often made by those who have never worked a counter and employee input is implicitedly discouraged. Shut up; work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management doesn't care what anyone's advice is. Don't expect that your opinion will influence any decsion. Company enjoys success on the backs of their employees and a market in which there is no real competition with a similar business model. The culture, if you can call it that, resembles that of what existed before organized labor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It's Okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Denver, CO

    I have been working at U-Haul part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, great for college students, a place to make a buck but not a living.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are very limited. If you do advance, it will be demanding at the sacrifice of family time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people who work the hardest - this means monetarily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst Micromanagement Ever

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager/Uhaul in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - General Manager/Uhaul in Rochester, NY

    I worked at U-Haul full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good starting point for those needing work experience

    Cons

    Micromanagement on ALL levels
    Zero Autonomy
    Illegal labor practices encouraged
    Expectation of hours and effort worked not equal to compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow labor laws, and ensure employees are following it also.
    Do not micromanage. Instead, train management to do their jobs as autonomously as possible.
    Pay your employees what they're worth, and they won't leave.
    a jack of all trades is master of NONE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Man's Land

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at U-Haul part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Steady work, even if often mistakes are made. I have never seen such incompetence anywhere. Most people still manage to hang on to their jobs even after many mistake, such as opening the store 15 to 30 minutes late.

    Cons

    The company uses a cost-cutting strategy, therefore, the pay is very low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    flexible hours, fast paced,

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Wausau, WI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Wausau, WI

    I have been working at U-Haul part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great benefits for moon lighters. great training programs. lots of incentives and bouns. also fexible hours helps works around your personal sechdule.

    Cons

    gotta be fast paced to keep up with training programs. minium wage only goes so for a part timer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NEEDS FULL TIME POSITIONS i.e (CSR). mainly with this is because. work could be labor intesive for so little pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    MCP in montreal are very abusive . The company policies are not clear at all. ong working hours with no extra money.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager/Uhaul in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - General Manager/Uhaul in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at U-Haul full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    On every meeting lunch and gas money was given.

    Cons

    Mental torture at all times from upper management..Trucks not maintained properly.Abusive language of bosses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be professional and realistic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low pay Low hours

    Current Employee - Hiker in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Hiker in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at U-Haul part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Job is not hard. Get to travel.

    Cons

    Company will not alow employess to go over 25 hours a week but you wont even come close to it. You'll come in for 45mintues one day 1.5 hours the next maby 4hours another. They wont even call you the to let you know your not needed for that day untill you show up in the morning. They have plenty of work, but have way to many employees for the position. Employees dont care because of the low pay and low hours. Turn over is very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a better wage and keep the hours at 25 -30 for part time and you"ll to keep good loyal employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Long hours, pay does not match hours worked, & company politics are horrible.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U-Haul

    Pros

    You get to help people have as smooth as a move as they can have.
    Somewhat well maintained fleet.

    Cons

    Hours leave no time for personal life if you are part of management.
    Company politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect. Pay them what they are worth. Do Not make them wait months for their raises, and pay closer attention to your MCP's because when they make list of their employees that they want gone and then one by one find reasons to get those people gone it's not right.

  10.  

    Great company , flexible hours but low hours

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U-Haul

    Pros

    Great management, flexible, great company

    Cons

    Te hours are minimal during the slow season.

  11.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hanover Park, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hanover Park, IL

    I worked at U-Haul part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent people, Great equipment, friendly managers

    Cons

    Nothing everything is very good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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