Summary of a day in the life of the United Rentals employee
Heavy Duty Technician (Current Employee), Fort McMurray – July 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
I deliver and pick up a big variety of construction equipment. Pretty easy job for the most part. Management is really cool and understandable. Pay is pretty descent to start out and plenty of over time but it pays off. Always room for advancement if you are willing to relocate other wise you have to wait depending on the size of branch.
Lien Administrator (Former Employee), Modesto, CA – February 21, 2014
Pros: flexible schedules
Cons: while becoming more automated, employment was consolidated resulting in job loss.
This company looked for ways to improve the technology as a whole. While working in payroll, the time keeping & processing went from manual to automated through a web based time keeping system. While working in benefits, the open enrollment & new hires went from a manual process to placing the responsibility on the employee to log in & make their own – more... benefits choices.
While working for United Rentals Service Center & Corporate office, the atmosphere was always positive. There were oportunities to change departments or advance nation wide. – less
Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee), Fort Worth, TX – February 14, 2014
Pros: great boss
Cons: i have none.
I started with them as a temp for receptionist and then was hired on permanately. My typical day was to answer the phone and direct the calls to the correct dept. or person. I sorted mail and reviewed contracts that my direct supervisor would give me before passing them to the president. I also would do other tasks as assigned by my boss. The part I – more... enjoyed most about that job was getting to interact with my coworkers as well as potential clients whom I greeted when they came in the door.
Eventually I was promoted to Accounts Recievable clerk where my bosses realized I would be better suited for because of my dedication to my job and my abilities.
I really enjoyed working for this employer very much. I have no complaints. I was sad that I had to leave to be a stay at home mom. – less
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee), Renton, WA – February 12, 2014
Pros: working in an industry where no day is the same as it presents new challengs on a constant basis.
Cons: high level of stress in a fast paced industry.
I was an Inside Sales representative that serviced new and exiting customers with their equipment, tool and material needs for their projects. I came into the position knowing next to nothing about the construction industry from a sales perspective. I quickly became a top producer for one of the busiest branches in all of Washington State. I did this – more... by working hard, learning fast by using every available resource I had and with great customer service.
Every day presented new challenges and the job was fast paced as is the construction industry. From my co-workers to the customers, the job presented constant challenges that made the position interesting.
As anyone can tell you, the construction industry as well as sells can be stressful. To succeed in such an industry you must be able to move on, keep a level head and never take anything personal.
My time at United Rentals was my biggest growing opportunity in my professional career. As a result of the recession my role as well as many others was eliminated, however, I still look back at my time there fondly as I made a lot of contacts and friends in the industry as well as learned countless skills that made me a better employee. – less
Senior Collector (Former Employee), Irvine, CA – January 17, 2014
Pros: full benifits and
Cons: short breaks and constant turn around of the supervisor
The majority of my day was in collections, I did however work with the release department in assisting in providing necessary releases so as to facilitate payment. This job was stable until the decision was made to move the credit office to Modesto
Receptionist (Former Employee), Independence, OH – December 27, 2013
Pros: exciting place to work; great enviroment;customer service skills etc.
Cons: part time job
United Rentals has become the world’s largest equipment rental provider in the world. Very busy office with an extraordinary staff was a very interesting place to work at. Great place to learn how to handle multiple lines and also how to work under pressure and accomplishing every daily task. It was my work under pressure school. The hardest part it – more... was that only worked part time and I left United Rental looking for a full time job. – less