United Rentals

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United Rentals Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
168 Reviews
3.7
168 Reviews
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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 12 reviews)


Cons
  • In my experience mid and upper management will not return phone calls unless emergency (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company in a fast pace environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hidden treasure of a company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 (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
  7.  

    I am proud to work for the industry leader.

    • 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

    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
  8.  

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

    • 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 (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
  9.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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
  10.  

    A good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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

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