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United Rentals Reviews in Canada

Updated Feb 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 3 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

United Rentals President & CEO Michael J. Kneeland

Michael J. Kneeland

(3 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • URI offers competitive wages, and a good benefits package(in 13 reviews)

  • Good pay, good benefits, mostly new equipment(in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • In my experience mid and upper management will not return phone calls unless emergency(in 14 reviews)

  • Micro management, discourage continuing education, etc(in 4 reviews)

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    A great work environment, fun, challenging & rewarding.

    Business Development (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsUR invests heavily in its people and lets you do your job. Even though it's a massive corporation you still get the feeling that your voice is being heard. This is especially nice when it comes to being part of the strategy side of a business.

    ConsThe only down side I have experienced so far is that for a diverse company we try to use a "one size fits all" approach to running the business units.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy only advice ( directed to the board level ) is to not settle or promote the "one size fitsa all" mentality. While I realize we need to focus on the overall health of the company I think this can be achieved by letting the business units have some autonomy in terms of how they operate.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Betrayed

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    ProsDon't have any at all.

    ConsSuper micromanagement. This branch has been set up to fail. First of the year they cut our wages and broke our contract, forcing us to work 8 days on, 6 days off at 12 hours a day. Transport equipment is older and constantly breaking down, severely short on mechanics so the guys on shift have to bust there ass all day to try to meet company demanded goals. Poor moral, everyone will be quitting soon.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone because they won't listen anyways.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, excellent training, drink the koolaid management mentailty

    Outside-Sales Representative (Current Employee) Saint John, NB (Canada)

    ProsGreat Salary+Commissions
    Nice Company Vehicle
    Good Benefits

    ConsOld Equipment
    Push back and lack of new equipment

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people, encourage and mandate an open door policy. When opportunities arise INVEST, and conserve on areas that are recessed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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