United Rentals

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United Rentals Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
174 Reviews
3.6
174 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Challenging, open, exciting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time (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
  10.  

    Great culture

    • 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

    Enjoy being part of the industry leader. Always get the sense that Senior Management genuinely cares about its employees.

    Cons

    Administrative overload. The documentation and paperwork practices detract from operational efficiency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    United Rentals, a dynamic environment that is filled with positive opportunities every day.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Rochester, MN

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

    Pros

    Every day at United Rentals is different. You really apply core business principles on a daily basis. A great environment to establish long term relationships with fellow staff and clients alike. People who thirve on a fast pace environment and embrace change will love United Rentals.

    Cons

    Change at United Rentals is constant. United Rentals measures and tracks performance at all levels, all the time. It's an environment that keeps you on your toes and makes you bring your "A" game to work every day. I wouldn't have it any other way!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are great career advancement opportunities for the go getter. If you are the type of person that wants to drive your future, United Rentals is your sports car to success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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