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Sunstate Equipment Reviews

Updated April 18, 2018
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Pros
  • Companies' Core Values are all about the employee (in 6 reviews)

  • The amount of tenure within the company speaks volume in working for Sunstate (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Long Long hours, 60 to 80 possibly (in 8 reviews)

  • Upper management is losing touch with lower management's actions (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sunstate Equipment full-time

    Pros

    Friendly place to work at

    Cons

    Over load of work daily


  2. "You will be micro managed like never before!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Driver in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sunstate Equipment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great dedicated team of fellow employees, the pay was fair and good vacation. They also offered medical,dental etc etc also 401k was typical for industry. This branch Fort Collins does have a great branch manager.

    Cons

    Long hours,no home life and constantly being micro managed. The metro ops manager will monitor communication between you and dispatch and will interject with his opinion when it is not needed. This could be a great branch if the ops manager would stay away and let the branch manager handle his team. Unfortunately the ops manager controls the branch manager like his puppet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep closer tabs on your upper management,you have a metro ops manager that is driving people away but thinks he is keeping the place together. I showed up to work everyday wondering if I would be “coached” right out the door. The metro ops manager in the Denver market is never willing to see his mistakes. He turns it around on dedicated employees and tells them it’s all in the way they viewed the situation. I truly did not want to leave but could no longer work for such a micro managing, egotistical individual.

  3. "District Manager"

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    Former Employee - Metro Ops Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Metro Ops Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sunstate Equipment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good front line employees, very committed to doing the best job possible
    Very loyal and devoted, willing to do anything they can

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for advancement
    Top management is very disconnected from front line- unaware of issues and opportunities
    Company is very reluctant to new ideas


  4. "Come Back Mike Watts!"

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

    I have been working at Sunstate Equipment full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mike Watts was a true visionary and truly believed in the value of people. The culture inspired his employees to give their best. Mike, we miss you and your leadership.

    Cons

    The culture that Mike Watts built is evaporating. Employees are nothing more than a number. Mid-level leadership hides what they doing and Senior Management turns a blind eye to abuses.

    Advice to Management

    Mike Watts made Sunstate a special place to work. Return to Mike's core values. Senior Management has to look at what Mid-Level Management is doing to those who are making Sunstate successful.


  5. "Excellent Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sunstate Equipment full-time

    Pros

    • Fast paced work environment
    • Employees are tenured, many over 20 years in the company. This speaks about the culture!
    • The people and culture are excellent
    • Fun work environment with high expectations
    • Work life balance is great!
    • My leaders are interested in my development

    Cons

    I see no cons to working here.


  6. "No better place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sunstate Equipment full-time

    Pros

    Company culture. Benefits. Workplace Environment. Boss and coworkers

    Cons

    I can't think of any!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing - it works!


  7. "Great Place for career minded people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sunstate Equipment full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong Employee focused culture. Great working conditions. Management team that is engaged and really cares.

    Cons

    I really don't have any cons to add at this time.

  8. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Carrollton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sunstate Equipment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunity for advancement. Typically very fair and understanding of different perspectives. Good coworkers and fun atmosphere. Doesn’t matter who you are, your opinion matters

    Cons

    Lots of different types of equipment, so lots to learn for new hires. Fast paced. Job requires you to have initiative.


  9. "Great Workplace to achieve Job Work/Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - CENTER SALES MANAGER in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - CENTER SALES MANAGER in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative Peer group, Many forms of Recognition, Frequent opportunities for Team building, Appealing office space, Many Tenured employees, Right on the Light Rail for mass transit commuters

    Cons

    Typical Growing Pains, Lengthy Central Phoenix commute for suburban dwellers, But then again, I chose to live in the burbs!


  10. "People and Culture are Number One"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sunstate Equipment full-time

    Pros

    Sunstate's focus is on their people. Integrity, respect and teamwork are prevalent. Hard work is recognized. Great training programs.

    Cons

    If you are a slacker, this is not a place for you.


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