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Very cut throat management
Service manager (Former Employee), Stoney creekNovember 19, 2014
Cons: management, you are only a number.
Terrible management. I would not recommend employment there to anyone. Upper management cares about one thing only and that is there year end bonus at the regular employees expense. You get sick of hearing "drink the cool aid" and things will be fine.
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no idea
Heavy Equipment Technician Journeyman (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABSeptember 22, 2014
Pros: free lunches bonus
Cons: family ran
Its been so long since I've worked there I couldn't tell you what's its like to work for.
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Summary of a day in the life of the United Rentals employee
Heavy Duty Technician (Current Employee), Fort McMurrayJuly 9, 2014
Pros: great safety/team environment
Cons: pay is not the greatest by area comparisons.
To be honest, I love working for United Rentals. My location has a great team of co-workers. They are people I can trust, and rely on in several areas of my eternal career advancement. If it were not for them, I would not have successfully advanced into my Heavy Duty apprenticeship. I would not have had exposure to new challenges with different equipment. – more... And I would not have been able to sharpen my skills without their support network of training course (in person and on-line)

Sadly, the hardest part of my job is the slow state of this season. I'm not the type of employee to sit still and twiddle my thumbs. I eventually get antsy and uncomfortable from sitting idle for too long (typically around 10mins). I have to be doing something. If not working on equipment, organizing paper work, or cleaning my bay/tools. Or helping new apprentices overcome their challenges (if they want it). Some view this as impatience, or "brown nosing". Others are offended and say things like "you're making others look bad". It is not my intention…… And have to learn to follow everyone else's pace. – less
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this company is going downhill fast
Inside Sales Coordinator (Former Employee), Walkerton, ONNovember 11, 2013
Pros: great co-workers
Cons: poor management
to many people in charge, and not going in the right direction, poor management
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Great place to learn new accounting skills
Office (Former Employee), Dunville, NL.April 20, 2013
Pros: challenging position where i learned many new skills.
Cons: disgruntal manager.
Typical day was renting out equipment for contractors or individuals. I learned all aspects of accounting, which I find very interesting and definitely challenging. Management was poor, co-workes were great people to work with. Hardest part of this job was been able to please the manager, and the most enjoyable was different things I learned on the – more... job. – less
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Just a number
Service Manager (Former Employee), Burnaby BCJune 13, 2012
Pros: learning lots
Cons: no backbone in managment
Great venue that I worked at.
Upper managment not able to get respect of employee's due to poor decisions.
Well trained techs
Hard to work with other branchs as no structure through the company.
Great benifits
No room for advancement unless you are part of a "gentlemens" club and the company thinks of you as a number and not a person.
Very metrix and – more... number orientated company and expect you to get them by whatever means. – less
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Always working
Class A CDL Truck Driver (Former Employee), Portland, ORDecember 15, 2014
Pros: free lunches from time to time. the people where fun to work with.
Cons: the dispatch would send people all over with what seemed to be no direction.
This was a very fast paced environment. Especially during the late spring and summer months. The hours can be very long due to customer demand. Management got switched around about half way through my employent and could get a little hectic at times. Although this job was very demanding it was a fun place to work and the people there where great people.
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Unsafe and rulebreaking employer
Service Technician III (Former Employee), Bridgeport, WVDecember 13, 2014
Pros: working on a variety of different equipment.
Cons: lies, rulebreaking, safety violations, etc.
A typical day of work resulted in breaking company rules so that pieces of equipment could be rented out to customers.
I learned to keep records of everything I did so that management would not be able to blame me for cons of their decisions.
Few coworkers were friendly and nice. Most were in the business for themselves and only cared to complain about – more... things they didn't like about you to management.
The hardest part of the job was the constant lying that managers did to us as employees and to the customers. The most enjoyable part of the job for me was when I wasn't at my branch but on a training trip. – less
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Great company to work for.
Territory / Sales Manager (Former Employee), Indianapolis, INDecember 8, 2014
Pros: excellent company to work for.
Cons: no down side.
Outside Sales Manager, oversee purchasing department, inventory control.
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No room for growth
Accounts manager (Current Employee), Charlotte, NCDecember 2, 2014
Pros: income
Cons: not valued
Employees are not considered valued asset. Employees do not have an oppurtunity for input.
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Inside Sales Coordinator
Inside Sales Coordinator (Former Employee), Winston Salem NCNovember 21, 2014
Responsibilities and duties include the following:
Opening and closing of store. Maintaining stores appearance and stock. Building new customer accounts, as well as maintaining existing accounts both on a local and national level. Keeping track of stores financials.
Maintaining accounts payables/receivables. Dispatching delivery drivers. Scheduling – more... deliveries and pick ups on equipment. Some advertising and marketing. – less
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Big company values
cdl driver (Former Employee), wilkesbarre,paNovember 18, 2014
Pros: hourly rate, fellow workers
Cons: everything that's not listed in cons
great hourly pay, not much room for overtime. They say safety is number one and it's one of the biggest lines of lies they sell. Trucks break down all the time and they get fixed between 2 weeks and 2 months. Managers pretend to be dispatch and don't know a thing about it. I did work with two other great drivers tho that taught me a lot. I would suggest – more... keep looking if you need to make over 800 a week – less
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Large company with great benefits
Field Mechanic (Current Employee), Stillwater, OKNovember 9, 2014
Pros: great pay and benefit
Cons: long hours and being on call
United Rentals is a fast paced workplace. Lots of hard work and long days.
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Outside Contractor at SRS
Tool Technician (Current Employee), SRS South CarolinaNovember 6, 2014
Pros: good pay and benefits
Cons: limited opportunities in job advancement. management not team focused.
Typical day would be to come in, issue tools and material to craft personnel, do inventory counts, and completing any tasks outside of those given.
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Great place to work.
Associate Credit Representative (Current Employee), Minneapolis, MNOctober 28, 2014
Pros: work independently. responsible for your own work.
Cons: compensation for added responsibilities.
Overall, great company to work for.
Great resources to assist you in your position and learning more about the company and the policies.
Learned a lot of state rules regarding taxes and lien.bond filing.
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Mixed bag
maintenance tech (Current Employee), Park, TXOctober 24, 2014
Pros: good work force, good company
Cons: lack of structure
Not to hard of work.
Just lacks in the management and supervision area
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Fast pace, challenging environment
Insides Sales Representative AZ (Current Employee), Phoenix, AZOctober 16, 2014
Fast pace, consistent inbound sales, assisting management in field service call dispatch.
I learn daily about construction equipment, function and service scenarios.
Management has empowers staff to make important decisions. Co-workers are all about team work and getting the job done. I enjoy working with the customers, the fast pace environment and – more... the rush of making it happen.. – less
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Great Company
Billing Specialist (Former Employee), La Porte, TXOctober 13, 2014
UR is a great company that is constantly growing.Would recommend this place to fresh graduates.
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The Largest Equipment Rental Company in the U.S
Branch Manager (Former Employee), Brenham, TXOctober 9, 2014
Pros: big company
Cons: big company
I spent 15 years within the equipment rental industry and for the most part I enjoyed it.
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Great company
Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee), Fairfax, VAOctober 9, 2014
Pros: great company
Cons: tough business
There are numerous positions within this company. It is fun to work there if you are a person who enjoys big toys.

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About United Rentals, Inc.

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