United Rentals

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United Rentals Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
166 Reviews
3.7
166 Reviews
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United Rentals President & CEO Michael J. Kneeland
Michael J. Kneeland
127 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Awesome Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Awesome growth potential
    Compensation
    Great outside sales commission
    N/A

    Cons

    Politics
    That is
    the
    only
    con

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's completely about who you know.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    inside sales rep

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - great place to work
    - you are apart of a team
    - promote from within

    Cons

    none at this current time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very Sexist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very relaxed atmosphere, until they started mico- managing

    Cons

    Training was minimum, not very caring about employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Branch Manager

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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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    URI is a fast paced, constantly evolving company that is always driving poistive change!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The safety culture is second to none.
    The diversity in the workplace is awesome, and the senior management support in this area is strong.
    Operations are performing very well with much more room for continued profitable growth.

    Cons

    Work like balance can be tough to manage as we all work very hard, but it is fulfilling work.
    The industry is cyclical, while things are great now there will eventually be lean days again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work, and don't forget to pat people on the back some more. Celebrate your victories!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    What a Fantastic company to work for. You can learn and grow what working hard and having fun.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager  in  Midland, TX
    Current Employee - District Manager in Midland, TX

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    This company is aggressive, drive with clear direction on what we want and how to get there. We work hard, have fun and get the job done.

    Cons

    The is not enough hours in the day to get everything done in the manner we would like it done in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We all need time management training and we need to kaisen every position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Laid off after 11+ years in 2009 & wish URI would rehire laid off employees!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Fairfield, CT
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fairfield, CT

    I worked at United Rentals full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I loved working at URI because of the company benefits, values and mission. I knew that Mike and Matt would take this company to the top, which they did. My skills were honed at this company. I had a great manager who taught me so much. Working at URI were the happiest and proudest days of my life.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement for women at our location. I honestly thought URI genuinely cared about long time employees but I believe the old adage "out of sight, out of mind" applies now that the company has grown so large.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire back employees who were laid off during the economic downturn. Women need more opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Always Part of the Team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    United Rentals is an amazing company to work for. Not only is my salary higher than the Industry standard but I have excellent benefits as well! I also appreciate the team oriented culture my opinion is frequently sought after and considered in the decision making process.

    Cons

    Sometimes important decisions about new initiatives or practices can take too much time to move through the corporate chain of command.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be to continue reaching out to the field for feedback on corporate practices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company that keeps all employees trained and keeps pushing for employee development for future opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager  in  Flowood, MS
    Current Employee - District Manager in Flowood, MS

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company has action plan in place for future growth. United Rentals is an Leader with employees and their customers.

    Cons

    At times it's seems to be more about the metrics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At times there's too many training on going at one time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Unlimited Exposure to new things with limitless opportunity for development and advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager  in  Saint Rose, LA
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Saint Rose, LA

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    United Rentals seeks to promote those who work hard and are looking for long term career opportunities. The have training programs designed to develop their employee's and create bench strength for future growth and change. They are on the cusp of technology and are leading industry change for our business..

    Personally, United Rentals has given me the training, support and development to help me advance in my career. I have experienced so many new things and have been exposed to so many new areas of the country and people because of United Rentals. I don’t believe I would ever had these opportunities and experiences with another company within our industry

    United Rentals is a family friendly and safe company that provides me with the peace of mind I need to be a good provider to my family both from a financial and presence perspective

    Cons

    I honestly cannot come up with any Cons with working for United Rentals. You get out of the company what you put into it. Works hard, be patient and the benefits will far outweigh any obstacles you may encounter along the way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to put focus on our team of employees; i.e. Employee Benefits, Bonus programs, Recognition programs, Communications, etc. Happy employees are the most productive and efficient employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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