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Electro Rent Reviews

Updated January 18, 2017
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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Katy, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Electro Rent full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great comp plan and products, great selection of test and measurement equip for clients. Good management team

    Cons

    cant think of too many cons, great company. There did seem to be too many reps in a given territory, but that was their decision not mine

    Advice to Management

    expanding rep territories, no focus on pc market, pc rental business is now part of Rush Rentals. Test and measurement market is taking off


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Antiquated"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Van Nuys, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Van Nuys, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Offers a gym and personal trainer
    Good PTO and vacation package, offers 401k with partial match up to 5%, health, dental, vision offered. Solid plans available.

    Cons

    Very old-fashioned way of doing business
    Work from home not an option
    No culture, no change allowed
    Old, outdated computers offered to employees
    Old systems and technology
    No recognition of good work by individual contributors
    All about worshipping and rewarding sales people
    Incompetent HR focused on covering the company's butt and does not promote culture
    Dress codes, interdepartmental waivers, lots and lots of rules to follow and always CYA
    Micro management runs rampant
    It's all about 'cover your butt' here, no one takes responsibility
    No formulas for success/growth
    No annual company gatherings or sense of community

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the individual contributions and turn your employees into allies by making them feel loved. Word of mouth from your employees will be your biggest strength.


  3. "Not a lot of future scope"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy going people , stress less job

    Cons

    very limited learning experience

    Advice to Management

    Improve Training programs


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good People; low-growth business climate"

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    Former Employee - Technical Sales Organization/Sales Support Engineer in Van Nuys, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Organization/Sales Support Engineer in Van Nuys, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Electro Rent (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated, honest, hard-working, friendly people. Good product representation. Excellent customer service.

    Cons

    The overall business climate for electronic test and measurement is lackluster in terms of growth. This makes it tough to thrive in. Also, partner companies (Keysight, Tektronix, R&S) can be flighty in their channel programs, making it hard to depend on them for business pipeline.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify into entirely different businesses.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Stable work environment while I was there"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Controller in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Controller in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Electro Rent full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job security if you are a hard worker
    Colleagues in general have tenure spanning 10 to 30 plus years which says a lot these days.
    Inside sales and operations had hardly any turnover.

    Cons

    Uses a command driven legacy database, if you cannot learn the database you cannot succeed.
    It is not difficult to learn just takes patience but many give up too easily.
    A lot of oversight is given from corporate headquarters so local personnel has to wait on approvals for anything involving money whether it is hiring or buying new product.
    Raises are not great unless you get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your managers who have been with the company for a long time as they are competent and have the company's best interest at heart!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Very old technology."

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    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Van Nuys, CA
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Van Nuys, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Electro Rent full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My coworkers were all great. Everyone is willing to help each other out. Most of the employees are very nice to work with.

    Cons

    Using technology that is 28 years old. The system that runs there company is very out dated. What is even worse they don't really even have documentation that describes how and what the system does. You actually have to read the code to find out what the system is doing. If you don't have time to document what your findings were, you may well end up doing this multiple times.

    No entity diagrams of how the table structures are laid out. Your told to learn this by doing projects.

    Management in the software department is not supportive to the employees at all.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect.

    Take the time to document the system and the backend table structures. Document how the tables are related.

    Consider upgrading to a more modern system.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great 1st job out of college"

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    Former Employee - Order Expeditor/Sales Assistant in Winthrop, MA
    Former Employee - Order Expeditor/Sales Assistant in Winthrop, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Electro Rent (Less than a year)

    Pros

    managers are great, and they show & help you advance. Good Benefits

    Cons

    its been too long, I can't remember any cons.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Inside Sales Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cumming, GA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cumming, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Electro Rent (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Industry leader in Test & Measurement Equipment

    Cons

    Market is shrinking due to lower cost to purchase equipment


  10. Helpful (1)

    "ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Calibration Technician in Van Nuys, CA
    Former Employee - Calibration Technician in Van Nuys, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some good reasons to work for Electro Rent Corporation:
    Learning excellent skills to work with fiber optic such as: stripping, cleaving, splicing and recoating.
    Testing electronic units. Then, collecting, recording and analyzing test data. Generating reports
    to appropriate personnel.
    Have good opportunities to higher level of technician. Good benefit.

    Cons

    Employees need more cross training.

    Advice to Management

    Offer employees more opportunities for cross training.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Keep looking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Norcross, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Electro Rent full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good location in North Atlanta. Co workers were easy.to get along with

    Cons

    Trying to develop new business opportunities with old accounts in a industry where price is the key factor. Never felt like part of the team.



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