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
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hidden treasure of a company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I started with United Rentals a few years ago - from outside the industry. Best move ever. After finding out more - I wanted to be a part of this - an organziation full of smart, hard working people. I've seen consistant improvment and refinement - each year gets more exciting.I have a huge sense of pride being a part of this group and can't wait to see what happens next.

    Cons

    Not alot of turn over

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company in a fast pace environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager  in  Aiken, SC
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Aiken, SC

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

    Pros

    Very strong and growing company. Lots of advancement opportunites within the organization. United Rentals is a fun company to work for and they are always challenging you to become a better leader.

    Cons

    Too many initiatives at one time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes there are too many goals to focus on and we loose focus on the important goals of renting equipment and satisfing customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work For

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager  in  Cross Lanes, WV
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Cross Lanes, WV

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong Leadership, Clear Vision, Veteran Friendly, Tons of Opportunities

    Cons

    Can't find anything to say that is negative, I love this company!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I am proud to work for the industry leader.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Rentals

    Pros

    Challenge of being the leader and actually driving change within the industry
    Promotion Opportunities
    Technology Advancement within the Industry

    Cons

    Large organization structure
    Challenge of networking due to certain levels of turnover/change in position

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    United Rentals is the Equipment Rental Industry leader in technology, employee development and customer satisfaction.

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    • 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 10 years

    Pros

    United Rentals offers a safe work environmnent, opportunity for career advancement and a competetive compensation package.

    Cons

    Internal politics and intercompany issues are challenging at times when trying to take care of customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to what the true metrics are and embrace that some processes are not cookie cutter and should be modeled to ultimately take care of and support customers in the local market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Manager  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    You always have room to move up in the chain.

    Cons

    None at this present time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Largest equipment rental company - United Rentals - Join a winning team!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    At United Rentals, people can truly make a difference in their jobs. The Company continues to grow which leads to career opportunities for its employees.

    Cons

    Reminder of the work/life balance. People are so committed to this company, they work long days to get the work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the appropriate investments to be the Employer of Choice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager  in  Perrysburg, OH
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Perrysburg, OH

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

    Pros

    Work environment, wages and benefits.

    Cons

    Long days - demanding since it is a customer service orientated company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging, open, exciting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager  in  Cross Lanes, WV
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Cross Lanes, WV

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

    Pros

    There is always opportunity... no matter what you are looking for, advancement, relocating, title change... United gives you the chance and the direction to make it happen. If you willing to work hard there is no limits

    Cons

    This is a large company and nothing will be just handed to you...it takes hard work and self motivation....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the lines of communication open, keep the momentum going, stay on target

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    working at united rentals has allowed me to be a part of a fast growing innovative company with a bright future.

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    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    benefits, salary, open enviroment, opportunity for advancement, continuous education via e-learning for safety etc.

    Cons

    sometimes availability of equipment hinders being able to meet the customers needs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to engage with employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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