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United Rentals Reviews

Updated November 28, 2017
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United Rentals President & CEO Michael J. Kneeland
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  • Upper management gives power to people that take sides of "their friends (in 28 reviews)

  • Long hours and unrealistic expectations (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newnan, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newnan, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and good work place.

    Cons

    overtime is seasonal but good pay.


  2. "Sales Associate Corp"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great starting pay and fun environment

    Cons

    Management is a bit questionable at this level but as a whole management is amazing. I have no other cons

  3. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good company, easy to work, great coworkers

    Cons

    don't get enough training, sometimes lack support


  4. "Great company overall"

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    Current Employee - Service Tech I in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Service Tech I in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good starting pay for a Tech in the area, many benefits, and in my experience the management is very open and approachable

    Cons

    Promotion/advancement is not common among non-salaried employees unless you're willing to relocate, usually a great distance.

    Advice to Management

    More advancement opportunities presented to those capable and worthy


  5. "Senior Inside Sales Rep"

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

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, steady work, overtime opportunity.

    Cons

    Same position for 6 years not many ways to move up


  6. "Mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Rentals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My department had some of the best coworkers I have worked with.
    Company definitely rewards success and competence.
    Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Responsibilities can be unclear
    Other branches are not accountable for their mistakes or maintenance
    Customers can be outright con-artists

    Advice to Management

    Codify the responsibilities for the Sales Reps as well as set a standard for which customers are too risky to work with


  7. "Senior field technician"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay fair benefits

    Cons

    Needs better management, no real chance of moving up in the company if you are a mechanic

    Advice to Management

    Common sense please use it

  8. "Service manager"

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    Former Employee - Service Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Rentals full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Transparency but not well explained. It was a very friendly atmosphere. Definitely an office job.

    Cons

    Learning curve is steep. Structure was very dependent on communication but everyone was so busy. They tired


  9. "Ready to Learn and Earn?"

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

    I worked at United Rentals full-time

    Pros

    United Rentals offers excellent benefits, great earning potential and an opportunity to advance your business education. Branch Managers and Branch Outside Sales are provided a nice company vehicle to drive. Promotions within the company are the norm.

    Cons

    Occasional long works hours but that that is why you get the big bucks.


  10. "Employee Review"

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

    I have been working at United Rentals full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly staff and managers.

    Cons

    Long hours work at the company.


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