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
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
Rental Coordinator and Dispatcher (Former Employee), West Haven, CT – October 29, 2013
Typical day consisted of dispatching drivers for deliveries in the tri-state area. Writing contracts for upcoming jobs. Taking rental orders by phone. Doing site surveys for jobs and present pricing. Inventory control.