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"No original thinkers wanted, only sycophants need apply"

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Current Employee - Operations Manager in Middleburg, VA
Current Employee - Operations Manager in Middleburg, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The salary structure is competetive. The medical, dental and vision benefits are very good. The large number of locations provides opportunities for advancement and also the ability to relocate.
There are areas where the company has benefitted from good personnel and strong leadership, it is in these locations where it is possible a enjoyable and successful career with a single company.

Cons

In some districts advancement depends on favoritism and kowtowing over ability and experience. This company is losing a lot of talented employees to their competition because of poor management.
Policies are selectivly enforced. Safety is preached but often overlooked when it conflicts with profitability or expediance.

Advice to Management

Eliminate the aerial division, the aerial stores don't rent anything that isn't carried at the general locations. The extra locations only serve to increase costs and inter-company competition.

Other Employee Reviews for United Rentals

  1. Helpful (3)

    "United Rentals ruined this company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, OH

    Pros

    This was a great place to work. Corporate culture was all "family"

    Cons

    When United Rentals bought this company they ran it into the ground. Employees are unhappy and so are customers.

    Advice to Management

    Tell the truth


  2. Helpful (3)

    "All talk and no action."

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you produce results you will keep your job. Good job to have if you like weekends off and don't want any hassle when it is time to request vacation. Set work schedule so planning off work activities is easy. The benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Most of the management all the way up to regional level is unaware what it really takes to grow market share in this very competitive industry.

    Very subpar equipment compared to most of the competitors.

    There is a good old boy culture that doesn't realize or understand the intelligence and needs of the current customer base.

    Very shady hiring and firing practices. They will hire your replacement before you know your employment is terminated.

    United is infested with people that produce no results and do very little on a daily basis but are still employed because they were hired when the money flowing in the door and they were able to take credit for the major economic growth.

    The system of general rental and aerial divisions servicing the same projects and customers is a complete mess. If you work for general rental, the aerial division IS your competitor regardless of what management tells you.

    The branches are hurting for fleet and are severely understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    They know it all.

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