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Sunstate Equipment Reviews

Updated December 5, 2018
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Pros
  • "Safety and People are a couple of the Core Values and the company does an outstanding job maintaining the integrity of the Core Values" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Hard work and patience pays off" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Drivers work long hours with mandatory on call" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Upper management is losing touch with lower management's actions" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Wonderful place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Sunstate is a company that really does seem to make sure employees feel wanted and appreciated. I have not been here very long, but can see it already. Work with a great group of people who care about how the company is doing and where it is going in the future.

    Cons

    Some benefits are hard to afford.

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking care of the employees and working to provide what is helpful to employees while continuing to grow the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "People Focused Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Warm welcome and strong culture that focuses on their people! Competitive pay and benefits! Feel so lucky to have found such a great company!

    Cons

    There are no cons - this company is amazing.

    Advice to Management

    The genuine nature of Sunstate's Management Team is unmatched!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Wont take a step into the present"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Mechanic in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Field Mechanic in Concord, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Par pay & benefits are typical, you will make an extra 15-20 hours overtime, but not worth it

    Cons

    Ancient equipment that never gets serviced, techs that have no diagnostic skills, lazy techs, lazy drivers, incompetent managers, no training, wont step into the future, rely on old technology and outdated tools, no company e mail, no company phone, cant take truck home, you have to let whoever is on call use your truck and tools, more concerned about tech appearance than performance of equipment.

    Advice to Management

    Change the top command that have been there for 40 years because this isnt 1980's anymore. Get a newer, more high tech educated staff to control the maintenance side.


  4. "Yard Personnel"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Yard Personnel in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Yard Personnel in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sunstate Equipment full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Management, Great Pay, Great Benefits, Learned New Things Everyday, Great Co-Workers

    Cons

    Not Working For Them Anymore, Truly Miss My Sunstate Family .

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Rio Rancho, NM
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Rio Rancho, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sunstate Equipment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits, technology leader, ability to move up quickly if willing to relocate and self invest

    Cons

    More metrics driven than previous years


  6. "Awesomeness"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Rio Rancho, NM
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Rio Rancho, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at Sunstate Equipment are awesome! I love the culture. Management makes you feel like we're on the same team.

    Cons

    Not enough stores nationwide.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing the envelope


  7. "Best rental employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Flagstaff, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Flagstaff, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sunstate Equipment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Sunstate takes care of its employees.
    Sunstate lives by the core values
    Sunstate has amazing benefits
    Sunstate is a company you can grow with.
    Sunstate encourages family values

    Cons

    The only con would be that I didn't start working for the company earlier

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

  8. "Yardman"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Yardman in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Yardman in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with from co worker to management. Fast pace environment . Meet new people from customers to vendors. Hours are awesome where else can you make over time and still be free all your weekends

    Cons

    Only con I know of or experienced the weather you will be out there rain or shine cold or hot.

    Advice to Management

    Pretty much no complain easy to approach.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Happy Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Environment
    Family oriented
    Even though its a fairly big company you don't feel like a number, unlike other companies I have worked for.

    They truly care about their people and the communities they work in. I have personally seen first hand how employees and management will take time out of their family time to help others in need, whether it is yard work or helping people move.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think go any.

    Advice to Management

    continue to empower and challenge your employees to grow

    Sunstate Equipment Response

    Nov 14, 2018 – People Services

    We are Family!! No matter how large we grow - our foundation will always be built on the belief that our people matter and come first. Taking care of our employees separates us from our competitors... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    ""Best move I have ever made""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branh Manager in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Branh Manager in Carrollton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    12 years ago I made the best move of my life accepting to come on board at Sunstate Equipment. Coming from an industry where the hours were long and fear and intimidation was the norm for managing people and you were replaceable at any moment. It was quite refreshing to come to a place where people are put first and not the bottom line. It was shown to me rather quickly how if you treat your team with respect and care that everything else will line up to accomplish the goals that are put forth. Core values are not just a plaque on the wall but are mentored and lived out daily. It is not uncommon to see the management team helping in any possible way needed, from washing equipment to turning a wrench to delivering equipment. With hard work and great attitude and self investment the sky is the limit for advancement. There are many managers on board that started their career in the wash rack. I look forward to the next 20 years with Sunstate.

    Cons

    No concerns or issues to discuss.

    Sunstate Equipment Response

    Nov 7, 2018

    Thank you for your years of dedication and commitment. I've been with Sunstate for 21 years and still feel like it was the best move I've ever made. Sunstate has provided me with opportunities for... More