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McGrath RentCorp Reviews

Updated June 7, 2017
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  1. "Being just a number VS being part of a team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McGrath RentCorp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working for Mobile Modular Portable Storage has a lot of pro's. Branches can feel like a close knit family atmosphere. Monday through Friday with a generous amount of paid holidays, sick days and vacation.

    Cons

    Our previous VP was all about what made her look good, regardless of how the employees were made to feel. I nearly quit because of her. Our new VP seems to be more positive about being a "team".
    Executive team (CEO, CFO, COO,etc) are clueless to what the employees want or feel. Spend thousands of dollars for surveys to see if we're "engaged" or what our concerns are... then does nothing with the information. Our opinions do NOT matter. Anymore, it's just "do your job and go home" mentality, don't put too much thought or care into the business or how you feel. Just be a number and be happy.
    Hiring within or advancements are RARE.

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting time and money on surveys if you're not going to listen or act on the findings. If you REALLY want to know how your employees feel or what they think would help the business, then simply ask.
    Also, look within when promoting, instead of bringing in outsiders who have zero knowledge or want to know what our industry does.


  2. "I really enjoyed my time working at McGrath"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McGrath RentCorp part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone was very kind and approachable. It was always very clear what was expected of me and I could go about my work with few interruptions.

    Cons

    Some departments don't communicate as efficiently as I feel they could. There are small things that I think could be done to make working with other departments easier, but some problems were ignored and never addressed.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "An engaging & rewarding organization"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McGrath RentCorp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Supportive on work/life balance
    Encourages stretch projects & rewards initiative
    Great leadership
    Rewards longevity

    Cons

    Operate lean corporate teams

    Advice to Management

    Continue to foster your employees development as it made a world of difference for me as a leader, I had more confidence and felt supported to take risks and try new things


  4. "Great people to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company cares about it's employees and strives to ensure steady growth. Lots of long term employees, as well as good opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Takes a lot of time to change direction, over processes decisions at times. Works too lean at times and doesn't always make head count decisions until an individual is impacted.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to run too lean to prevent burn out.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "too much drama"

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

    Pros

    Free coffee and fruit, sometimes bagels. Great CEO.

    Cons

    Immature group of HR, Managers (in the modular division), and those in their inner circle. They can't be trusted. People are afraid to speak up to management in fear of creating a targer on their back. Growth is based on favoritism and not on who is right for the job. Too much drama that unfortunately is sometimes created by managers. On top of it all the pay does not compensate the workload, stress, and drama that exists in that company. They are not invested in the right people.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and have their back. Grow from constructive criticism, don't retaliate and creat discomfort. Stop the favoritism. Stop investing you money and time in Next Level Results (NLR) if you are not willing to be better role modes. The system is failing the few people who believe in it. Be more professional when your employees have a confidential conversation with you.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McGrath RentCorp full-time

    Pros

    Ok pay. Ok benefits. Ok 401k.

    Cons

    Lots of immaturity from management down and unethical harassment and slick ways to discriminate if your not apart of their inner circle of work buddys. Hypocrisy 1000 fold.

    Advice to Management

    Need more transparency and accountabilty people that can be trusted and not abuse authority. Cant trust HR. Needs recored conversations and video of management at all times.


  7. Helpful (10)

    "Mostly Positive"

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    Former Employee - IT Business Systems Analyst in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - IT Business Systems Analyst in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McGrath RentCorp (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Respect. Opportunity. Quarterly bonus is mostly consistent at 10 % of pay. 2-wk vacation to start. Quarterly reviews were mostly constructive. Frequent all-hands meetings and meals. Coworkers are usually very supportive. Pay is comparable to central valley standards, not SF bay standards.

    Cons

    Watch for both written and unwritten expectations. Day-to-day tasks are no excuse for not meeting Quarterly goals or project objectives. Doing your best may not be good enough and lead to sudden dismissal. Loyalty is not always valued.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear on why performance is below expectations.

  8. "Accounts Receivable Sr. Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accounts Receivable Clerk III in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Accounts Receivable Clerk III in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McGrath RentCorp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large profitable small company, people are great, accounting dept is awesome, benefits are great, love the location, long tenure employees

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of, was an employee for almost 6 years & loved the job & the company as a whole, would love to go back there & work

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up - great job - caring company of employees


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Sucky pay"

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    Current Employee - Production in Pasadena, TX
    Current Employee - Production in Pasadena, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McGrath RentCorp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people in the yard. And hours are decent.
    They give you your own tools to work with but they will get stolen if your not careful

    Cons

    Broken tools
    LOW pay
    No cover for rain. You work rain or heat or cold
    Not very much room for parking
    You only get raises every year. Not when you move to a new team or new position.
    Unless it's in the office then you get extra pay and what not.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your manual labor workers like you treat the office people pay wise manly


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Regional Sales Manager"

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, nice benefits and nothing else

    Cons

    Bad Culture, poor senior leadership and watch your back

    Advice to Management

    Good Luck


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