United Rentals Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated April 22, 2014
Updated April 22, 2014
164 Reviews

3.7
164 Reviews
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United Rentals President & CEO Michael J. Kneeland
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Review Highlights

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

  • Offer good pay with the option for overtime (in 11 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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    Branch Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at United Rentals full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. There is a lot of opportunity if you are open for it. Many different directions to move your career. This is a company where you are truly measured by your accomplishments and the only limits are those you set on yourself.

    Cons

    If you don't like change this is not the place for you. If you don't like the way things are, wait a month or two and it will probably change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the bonus program more consistent. Once you get it figured out it too changes and it seems that it is designed to pay out on a two year cycle. Meaning you see a substantially larger bonus about every two years due to the matrix changing that determines the payout.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Inside Sales Representative  in  Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Inside Sales Representative in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at United Rentals

    Pros

    good people, the oppertunity to get to understand the business from the ground up all aspects of thr rental business

    Cons

    downsizing is the biggest problem i see, they also have changed the insurance they had in the past which has been unfortunate

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Can't get far enough away!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at United Rentals

    Pros

    Large Footprint
    Large Fleet
    Most recognized name (McDonalds of rental industry)

    Cons

    Management untrustworthy
    No direction
    No ability to make field decisions without multiple approvals
    Horrible moral

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the people you have do their job and remove the leash!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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