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Great beneifts, wrong job title
Truck driver (Current Employee) –  Charlottetown, PE10 October 2017
Was hired as a truck driver, was expected to do every other job in the company besides drive a truck. Great company to work for except lots of conflicts of interest and wrong job titles.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
hired as a truckdriver, never sent on deliveries
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Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB13 September 2017
• Worked with a team of mechanics to maintain a fleet of 65 B train trucks and Trailer
• Adjusted, repaired or replaced parts and components of automotive systems including
• fuel system, brake, steering and suspension, engine and drive train, emission control and exhaust, cooling and climate control, and electrical and electronic systems using hand tools, power tools, and other specialized automotive repair equipment
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Good place to work and learn
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB31 August 2017
I learned a variety of new skills and had good management there. Pretty solid company that values safety and spends lots of money keeping employees safe
Pros
good work environment
Cons
advancement is tough during downturn
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ambiance
Technicien (Current Employee) –  Longueuil, QC9 August 2017
Bonne compagnie avec d'excellent avantage sociaux pour les employé.
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journée de travail
Directeur (Former Employee) –  Sept-Îles, QC9 August 2017
chez united rentals, les jours se suivent mais ne se ressemble pas, nous sommes a l'écoute des besoins de nos clients en location d'équipements avec tout ce qui va avec, call de service, réparation ,inspection journalière etc...
Pros
apprentissage dans plusieurs domaines
Cons
jamais assez d'heures pour répondre a la demande
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Unique/ interesting line of work, always changing, fast paced
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Brantford, ON17 May 2017
United Rentals provided a unique line of work in the Trench Safety Division.

A typical day was utilized by taking rental orders, producing a paper contract, assembling the products and arranging truck dispatching to get product to site.

Answering all incoming calls and making follow up calls to customers and handling walk ins also filled the day.

Workplace culture is diverse and fun. the management has not been a very positive experience for me, as they did not manage to keep a branch manager for long while I was employed. I get along well with employees and is is fun to be at work most days.

The best part of the job is being involved in some very large project within the construction industry.
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very great work atmosphere
Equipment Operator/Laborer (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK11 May 2017
Wish i still worked there it was a great place to be, however sometimes things dont work out in some cases. Every one who is there very freindly, safe envrionment
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Great guys to work with and safe enviroment
Equipment Associate (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB4 May 2017
Work days were great hours. Work was relatively easy with some difficulties occasionally. Learned a substantial amount about how propane reacts and behaves and how to work with and service heaters. Hardest part of the job was moving heaters where they needed to be, often through deep snow or mud or both. most enjoyable part of the job was building friendships with the guys you work with.
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Sad sad sad
Transportaion (Former Employee) –  British Columbia23 April 2017
Here's the breakdown.toxic.share holder#1 management #2 outside contractors#3 employes#4 and finally in last place the customer..only apply for work here if you have a degree in something completely irrelevant to this business.
Pros
Removing youself from this place
Cons
Lots of upper managment ignorance.top heavy
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Great Company To Work For.
Equipment Associate (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB10 April 2017
United Rentals is a great company to work for. Great working atmosphere with staff that have a strong safety conscious. Opportunities are always available to personal growth in the company.
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Great experience
Regional Business Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Brantford, ON10 March 2017
A project of this scale was really amazing to be a part of. I was continuously promoted within and was able to learn new things each and every day. The team were second to none!
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Average job
Heavy Equipment Technician (Current Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON15 January 2017
Average job. All depends on your local management. Company holds frequent pizza days and such, so if you have low standards in life, you'll love this place.
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Employees are an after thought
Safety Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB1 January 2017
I unfortunately worked for this company and was treated as a number. They closed shops because of poor management and their unwillingness to change
Pros
pay cheque
Cons
corporate management
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not the best place to work
Heavy Duty Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB30 December 2016
management in most places of branches are not the greatest , the workers are fine but management is another story.They push to get equipment out the door even tho its not ready to go , they expect mechanics to say good to go when its not , then your putting your ticket on the line , there number 1 thing is make as much money as they can whatever the cost may be , be very carefull with them if you work with them .
Pros
money some branches okay, benifits okay
Cons
bad management
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ok place to work if youn have no ambition to get anywhere in life
Equipment Associate (Current Employee) –  Regina, SK15 December 2016
I have been a positive employee for the company for 5+ years. I've taken on several rolls for the company and received no recognition for my service. I believe that before things turn worse its time for me to become a valued team member for another company and hopefully be successful together
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Good
shop and field Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB9 December 2016
Pretty good place to work at. Met and worked with some of the best people there. The pay is pretty good. They are not allowing sny overtime now. Company vehicles are pretty nice.
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Grate place to work and grate people to work with
Service Technician 3 (Former Employee) –  Dartmouth, NS28 November 2016
United will provide most of the things you need to do your job. Boots, clothes, coveralls, jackets, gloves and hats. There are opportunity's to get training from manufactures.
Pros
buys lunch or coffee some times
Cons
spend more time talking about safety than working
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Great work place
Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB23 November 2016
I enjoyed the freedom and independence to establish and maintain my career.
Management is strong,they train their staff well.
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Large Company
Power & HVAC Technical Sales rep (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB22 November 2016
- Management is strong,they train their staff well.
- Can be very political due to the number of employees, a lot of upper management.
Pros
management
Cons
Large company
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Enjoyed my overall experience
Account Manager/ Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB9 November 2016
Nice group to work for.
Co-workers were all great people.
The hardest part of the job was learning the different systems they have in place, and the corporate chain of command.
Not much training at the local level.
Overall, a great experience, from which I learned a great deal.
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