United Rentals Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (9)

    Number one in the industry for a reason

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They are growing and there is a lot of opportunity to advance. The have really embraced diversity and have a program for veterans. Pay and benefits are one of the best in the industry.

    Cons

    The rules change as you go especially when it comes to commission and bonuses. I guess it's meant to keep you aiming higher but sometimes the goals are unrealistic. But the good pay balances it out so it's more of an inconvenience. The other downside is if you are a night owl. This industry is for early risers. 7am start time is the norm and sometimes earlier but thats the nature of the construction industry for most jobs. Sometimes that can be a problem balancing work with having school age kids unless you have support.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Typical Cold hearted Corporation

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    deep pockets and good at dangling a carrot in front of somebody when they recruit them.

    Cons

    MANY dotted lines. Too many Chiefs: not enough Indians. Too Political. Entirely too much bureaucracy!! Keep people not qualified. No training....no management; DC are slick talking do nothing managers who run all over trying to justify their position. Don't be deceived by this big corporation that doesn't give a rat about you...keep looking or stay where you're at! United Rentals ruined me!! Recruited me, caused my former employer to give me an ultimatum to go or stay then threw me to the wolves with NO training, consolidated regions, demoted managers then let me go with some lame excuse to make room for somebody who had been demoted. They're full of games and could careless about a person. Tumultuous environment that I'm certain it's better that I'm not with them! Just wish they had never contacted me and caused to the leave a perfectly good job!!!!!!! They almost destroyed my family's livelihood!! and they could care less!!!!!!!!!!! DON'T WORK FOR THEM!! BE WARNED!!!!!!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Know what's actually going on in the field; don't just run the company based on stats and KPI. Know your people!! Get rid of the useless trouble makers that hide behind a computer and have no customer service skills. Don't hire somebody and then just throw them into a horrible situation where there are no team players and people are being let go and demoted.


  3. depends on branch

    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    lots of personal owner ship, no weekends

    Cons

    some people are really grumpy


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  5. good pay and benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Rentals full-time

    Pros

    allowed to work as much as want, good pay and benefits. Seems top management has instilled policies to help employees

    Cons

    lower management (branch managers) is more about who you know than what

    Advice to Management

    forget about the good ole boys club


  6. Helpful (1)

    Outside sales rep , in several divisions 15yrs.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Rentals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits, great support team. Biggest in the market.

    Cons

    Unresponsive know it all uper management. A company with to many things you have to do for acountability. Leaving you very little time for production.

    Advice to Management

    Let the sales force work.


  7. Not a çareer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at United Rentals full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Potential to make a lot of money

    Cons

    Management is not very professional

    Advice to Management

    Don't show favorites


  8. Helpful (1)

    Ops manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ops Manager in Tupelo, MS
    Current Employee - Ops Manager in Tupelo, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work, is a joy some times

    Cons

    Work is streesfull some times

    Advice to Management

    Rates


  9. Great work environment that supports diversity and vertical growth.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong sales training program. Can work anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. Many different avenues for career advancement in sales, operations, and management.

    Cons

    Micro management with too much CRM. Too much push and change in direction with not enough support.


  10. Fantastic company to work for!

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

    Pros

    The benefits are outstanding! The management is always available to help. Corporate America with a "family business" feel. They care and family comes first!

    Cons

    I haven't seen any downsides to working for the company


  11. Helpful (2)

    Good location, good people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Recommends

    I worked at United Rentals full-time

    Pros

    Big company, lots of muscle in the market

    Cons

    Big company, way too bureaucratic hoops to jump through in order to get anything done

    Advice to Management

    You have experienced motivated people in your branches, allow them some freedom of initiative



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