Williams Scotsman

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Williams Scotsman Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
29 Reviews
2.6
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Pay, hard work, Great coworkers

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    Current Employee - Carpenter
    Current Employee - Carpenter

    I have been working at Williams Scotsman full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is great and management is professional and great to work with

    Cons

    out of town travel which leads to a bit of a lack of family time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more organized with your scheduling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company on the decline ruled by fear

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Williams Scotsman

    Pros

    Decent base salary, good co workers

    Cons

    Terrible commission structure, poor management and decision making from managers, over priced inventory, we live in fear that we will be fired over the littlest of things. Very little career opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees right so they don't leave to a competitor. Stop ruling by fear and making poor decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I worked at Williams Scotsman full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits life insurance dental as well as 14 paid holidays and sick personal and vacation days

    Cons

    Horrible communication between field operations and management including distpachers with no sense of direction or knowledge of trucking and hauling oversized loads. Equipment is subpar and needs constant attention. Pay scale is just OK more suitable for a rookie driver . Non union shop that works on union sites causing problems at times .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with modern times saftey first. Hire people qualified to handle the position they are in .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not Team Oriented & Lacks Employee Investment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Williams Scotsman full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Total control of one's assignments and ability to recommend changes to improve the current environment (they are dependant on your creativity). Management allows and expects you to be ever vocal via meeting invitations and conference calls to address project issues. (This applies even if you're a new hire and they expect you to magically know/understand everything). Lunches and snacks are provided which is expected in a corporate setting to usually accommodate an event or scheduled task.

    Cons

    Total disregard by IT department to fully invest in a new hire and render the necessary tools/resources to allow them to get familiarized with the environment. This lack of transparency is further fueled by fellow team members who possess "senior level" roles and who pride in their experience and judge you on your deficiencies. They wait for you to make mistakes or say "I don't know" and report it to management behind your back. Don't really know who has your back here unless you "fit in" with everyone else. Sadly, I have never seen such a poorly managed and politically motivated IT department anywhere. The point is to have a teamwork oriented, unbiased environment that is condusive to employee growth and success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you don't like someone, don't hire them. Don't bring them onboard, give them (mental) hell, and then let go of them afterwards. And if you hire anyone, please give them a change to learn your environment by providing them the resources/time needed to achieve this like any other normal company out there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only getting better and should have stayed with the organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Williams Scotsman full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Long history, leader in the modular industry, trend-setter and contributor to the overall industry.

    Cons

    New leadership did not seem to listen to tenured employees or colleagues with greater industry experience. As many were from outside service industries, they would have benefited from taking in feedback prior to making decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of changes over the years.

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    Former Employee - Branch Sales Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Branch Sales Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Williams Scotsman full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    For the most part I wasn't micro managed and had authority to run my team the way I thought was best for the company and employees alike.

    Cons

    Upper management seemed to avoid uncovering the truth - not asking the tough questions; instead listening to unfounded hear-say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more one-on-one time with you employees and follow that up with some direct contact with their day to day work and challenges.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall a good company but poor communication from corporate office to field locations

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    Current Employee - Area Management
    Current Employee - Area Management

    I have been working at Williams Scotsman full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to make your own decisions on how to run the local business. If you are not comfortable making unstructured decisions don't work in a field location

    Cons

    Corporate inititives are changed with no rationale for why the shift is being made. Reasons givenen simply are a publicity stunt and are not the "real reason".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Industry experience is critical for field sales and operations. As a national leader in the market you are a training ground for all competitors who attract any worth while sales staff with flexibility and better worklife balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company wastes money with inefficiencies. No true support from upper management no matter what they say.

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    Former Employee - Selling Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Selling Branch Manager

    I worked at Williams Scotsman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, work -life balance. Great peers to work with

    Cons

    Upper management disconnect. with middle management. You are set up to fail. Documentation is ineffective when bringing inefficiencies discrimination and retaliate methods are used

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach, be honest and open with employees. Let the blame fall where it may even if it id on you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    chaos.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Williams Scotsman

    Pros

    they have some really good people working there

    Cons

    unorganized...right hand does not know what the left hand is doing...too many hands in the cookie jar. just play too many games, too many meetings about having meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it simple, let your managers run things

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Initially very good. Recent management changes have made the environment very toxic.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Williams Scotsman

    Pros

    Dynamic and exciting opportunities for sales.

    Cons

    Complete lack of vision and customer concerns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to what has worked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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