United Rentals Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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United Rentals President & CEO Michael J. Kneeland
Michael J. Kneeland
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Pros
  • Good benefits for the most part (in 13 reviews)

  • Good pay, good benefits, mostly new equipment (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • gt;Senior Management tells everyone what they want to hear (in 5 reviews)

  • verrry long hours and all weekends (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Management

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Rentals (More than a year)

    Pros

    Military friendy, and great co workers

    Cons

    Local & Regional management seems to hold people down due to personal reasons, and can't recognize talent.

    Advice to Management

    Double check resumes and experence of staff throughout their tour with UR


  2. Service

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, training, room to grow

    Cons

    hiring process can take a while

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. The company is great to work for, many benefits. It is a little top heavy, and sometimes hard to get decisions made.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Equipment Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits plan is great. Also cannot complain about the Vacation pay.

    Cons

    Management can be a little disorganized at times. Too many managers leads to chaos and confusion

    Advice to Management

    Work together, make sure that you are on the same page as your other managers so that different messages are not sent around to the employees.


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  5. Deliver tools and equipment to site

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rental Agent in Airdrie, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Rental Agent in Airdrie, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Its awesome to work here

    Cons

    none that I am aware of


  6. A great work environment, fun, challenging & rewarding.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Development in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    UR 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.

    Cons

    The 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 Management

    My 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.


  7. Betrayed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Don't have any at all.

    Cons

    Super 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 Management

    None because they won't listen anyways.


  8. Great company, excellent training, drink the koolaid management mentailty

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside-Sales Representative in Saint John, NB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Outside-Sales Representative in Saint John, NB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Salary+Commissions Nice Company Vehicle Good Benefits

    Cons

    Old Equipment Push back and lack of new equipment

    Advice to Management

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



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