Video Equipment Rentals Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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  1. Bust your butt, get a serious education, burn out!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Video Equipment Rentals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    What I though I knew about equipment was eclipsed by this place. If you are motivated, you will learn so much about any market you'd like whether it be AV, broadcast, touring, etc. The company is always leading in technology and has enough purchasing power to sway the industry. A majority of the engineers are really bright and motivated to help you. You have all technical resources a phone call or email away. You will speak to more people than you could imagine. If you like to network, you will do well. You will be taught about logistics whether you like it or not. If you thought you were busy, this place will take you to whole new level of prioritizing.

    Cons

    If you're good at what you do, you will be punished. Moving into new positions be it vertically or horizontally is difficult. As a result burn out is easy in the busier markets. It is more likely that they will hire outside than to tap within. In addition, the human resources is a joke and consequentially the culture of the company is corrupt. There aren't many places to turn if you feel disgruntled, especially with your own management. Speaking of management, most positions of any power seem to be self anointed. The liberation of title is a double edge sword to most. Despite being family business, the nepotism and, more so, the cronyism is still a real thorn in everyone's side. If you thought you were busy, this place will take you to whole new level of prioritizing.

    Advice to Management

    Tap your own people . Create a healthy culture with more support, maybe even consider a mentoring program for some of the new staff. Train your managers on being better managers.


  2. QC

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    Current Employee - QC Technician in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - QC Technician in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Video Equipment Rentals full-time

    Pros

    Lesson in life...but was it worth it? Beware of some of the lowest of men who work in management and their accounting dept.

    Cons

    Too many to say there are too many idiots with power there management is abusive they text all day ex cons working there in finance too many audits going on and for good reason favoritism is at its maximum especially if your a women who dresses half naked n sleeps with the grotesque managers most of them got there jobs thru old friends or boys club and nepotism the most dysfunctional environment no one with actual knowledge in management lots of shady goings on and wouldn't even recommend to an enemy to work there only curruption and lazy employees. They steel right under the owners nose but he's too blind to see it such a sick environment don't walk but run from this place.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and give your jobs to qualified and professional people


  3. Helpful (1)

    it's ALRIGHT.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Video Equipment Rentals full-time

    Pros

    Good / decent pay. able to do a lot of overtime. laid-back atmosphere. able to learn a lot if in the right department. Most of the people are friendly. Get to meet awesome clients. Great benefits.

    Cons

    horrible parking situation. you WILL get talked too for having to move your car more than once a day in order to let a client or employee out of the lot. Everyone upstairs is on there toes, be glad you are not there. HR is extreamly unfriendly, except for a few. The Accounting department is a mess. micro-managing, unnecessary drama. You can't keep protecting a "manager" who messes up SEVERAL TIMES and has multiple complaints by 7+ employees for harassment & being belligerent towards them. Which HR does nothing about, instead retaliates and fires those employees. DOCUMENT EVERYTHING.

    Advice to Management

    fix HR and parking situation.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Poor Company, Poor Management

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    Former Employee - Worker
    Former Employee - Worker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Currently, I do not foresee anything that warrants a 'pro', other than the pay, which is decent.

    Cons

    Inappropriate use of language by management. Some employees will not do anything, and you will be forced to do their work in addition to your own. Very long hours and weekend shifts will be required.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Video Equipment Rentals (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Probably the only company in the world that can obtain/purchase gear at the last minute and turn it around for a rental within a 24 hr period

    Cons

    No structure or guidance from management at local or national level-policies change minute to minute and are never supported; even though we have paid benefits the benefits are not sufficient; nepotism for long-standing employees who would not last in any other real company

    Advice to Management

    You should invest in the great employees, not the bad employees


  7. Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QC Technician
    Current Employee - QC Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay full benefits, international company, no time cut due to slow season

    Cons

    warehouse work, expect all severe climates


  8. Helpful (1)

    Overall a great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - N/A in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - N/A in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Guaranteed 40 hrs min/wk. 401K, Health benefits paid for (single), bonuses at Christmas time, Family owned so the ownership/management doesn't answer to a board of directors.

    Cons

    Favoritism towards certain long time employees who don't deserve the loyalty the company shows them and towards certain job positions. Industry driven so there can be very long hours when busy and conversely, there are boring days when the slow period hits. But you always get your 40 hrs min.

    Advice to Management

    Make more of an effort to get to know the employees that have been with the company 5 or more years for better feedback.


  9. A fast paced environment, only a few reps actually do the bulk of the work, no structure by ownership & chaos is common

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Video Equipment Rentals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Probably the largest inventory in the country, many of the employees are very friendly. Casual dress requirement

    Cons

    Complete lack of structure and discipline, agents steal equipment from one another and management doesn't care. It seems that management decided that its the agents name and reputation that will be damaged when their order falls apart because their equipment was taken by another agent...clearly the employees reputation means nothing to the company...they will simply replace the agent. Sadly ownership has no idea how to properly plan, structure, or handle any situation that is beyond threatening vendors, promising employees whatever it takes with no intention of following through.

    Advice to Management

    no point...management doesn't listen to anyone...they own it, so THEY must know whats best...right? Go work for somebody at least once in your life, it will show you what managing actually means.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Excellent oppertunity with growing company.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Technician in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Operations Technician in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent career oppertunities, great learing possibilities. Branch manager encourages growth and career oppertunities outside of Orlando office. Not just a place to have a good job, but a good place to have a career. Those willing to work will be rewarded.

    Cons

    Long hours, not good communication of company vision from Main office. Information is very slow to reach those working for the company that do not live in Glendale.

    Advice to Management

    In our office, senior management is solid, knowledgable and supportive. Good working enviroment, good salary and benefits. I would suggest a good house cleaning, as most employees are nowhere as good as they think they are. They dont' seem to appreciate how good they have it at VER.


  11. Good Opportunity

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Technician in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Operations Technician in Orlando, FL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Opportunity to move up in the company and a constant learning experience. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Cons

    Long hours and can be very stressfull.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Advice to Management

    Work more closely with the employees to learn how they perform. Don't just sit in the office and pretend you know what's really going on.



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