Senior Credit Service Representative (Former Employee), Sugar Land, TX – July 30, 2013
Pros: good medical benefits
Cons: office closure
A steady work load that keeps you busy, but great for making the day pass by quickly. I enjoyed working with my co-workers we were like a family because we spent so much time together. For the most part I liked the management staff. The hardest part of the job was when you had a client who you knew was having a rough time because of the economy and – more... they had to close their doors. I think the most enjoyable part for me was the coming together of the team to exceed the challenges that were placed before us. – less
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee), State college, pennsylvania – September 4, 2012
Cons: no breaks, distance from residence
Opening and closing the store, handling money, dispatching trucks, keeping fleet of equipment tracked and in good condition. Hardest part of my job is the ever changing scenarios i am faced with. Most enjoyable part of my day is having several tasks to complete and getting them all done on time
Service Technician (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – August 31, 2012
Pros: a mechanic can be a mechanic, organized place to work, employers send workers to learn the newest methods for equipment repair.
Cons: can get dusty at times, poorly lit bar area, very loud
Service Technician • Trouble shooting and fixing mechanical and operational issues • Conducted preventative maintenance on machinery and equipment • Rebuilt hydraulic systems • Refurbished equipment for sale • Equipment Operator • Kept organized records of equipment maintenance and repairs
Rentals and sales and problem solve to fit customer needs.
Sales representative and shoring specialist (Former Employee), Jacksonville Florida. – August 15, 2012
Pros: meeting new customers and building repore.
Calling on customers,Office and job sites to provide solutions for there needs.Great co-workers.Doing major installs when a new customer used our product and you are the one to make sure all goes well.Very satisfying to complete job and customer is happy.
Branch Manager (Former Employee), Keller, TX – August 6, 2012
Pros: good salary and benefits
Cons: micro managing culture from upper management
Every day was different. Position taught me alot in relation to financials, budget planning and forecasting as well as people management. Had a somewhat micro manager culture from above with a need of mmediate satisfaction. Best part of my job was my daily interaction with my customers and my great employees..
Worked for this company for 16 years. We purchased another rental equipment company who merged with us. Was informed that there would be no sales rep jobs lost due to merger. Came back from vacation and was let go without any warnings, reprimands, write ups etc. Was not givin a reason why I was chosen of the four reps in the territory.
Cons: customers moving out of territory when job is complete.
Sold and rented new / used construction equipment and supplies to the construction and industrial sectors in 3 county area. Worked closely with owners, purchasing managers, project managers and job superintendents to discover and meet construction equipment needs. Managed all stages of the bid process from discovering RFPs / RFQs, delivering proposals, – more... final delivery to payment for goods. Managed sales budget of $2.1M. Taught OSHA compliant safety certification courses for forklifts and manned aerial equipment. – less
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee), State College, PA – July 11, 2012
Pros: heathcare, bonuses, great hours
A typical day at work consists of selling equipment (writing quotes retrieving specs on varying units), updating accounts receivable, writing up rental contracts, dispatching trucks to be as time efficient as possible, dormant accounts, assisting walk in customers on small unit rentals, etc.
This position was my first in the sales field. I've learned – more... different techniques and tips on selling. This was also my first job where I was in a lead position. I learned how to delegate responsibilities and adjust to problem solving situations that involve all levels of employees.
I work with a wide range of personalities, from mechanics and truck drivers to inside and outside sales representatives. As an inside sales representative, I had to serve as the individual that linked everyone together to keep everyone working as a team.
The hardest part of the job thus far, would be delegating responsibilities. As part of my personality, I like to get things done myself. I like to make sure they are finished to the best of my ability and I have a hard time allowing other individuals to help. I have been able to overcome that disadvantage in the work field and have learned better ways of delegating responsibilities
The most enjoyable part of this position is experiencing a completely different line of work, learning as much about the field as possible and excelling where I had fear of failing. – less
Customer Service (Former Employee), Sacramento, CA – July 9, 2012
Pros: you get free lunch every friday
Cons: no job security
A typical day at United Rentals are Long hours working outside on a hot day or a raining day its the samething. Hard work Lifting anywhere from 50 to 100 lbs (I.E Lawn mower to a 90 lbs air jackhammer) There always two yard person working and when one goes to lunch for 1hr your pretty much by yourself doing everything that the hardest parts of the job. There – more... are advancement in the company to become a counter person but you would need to have an BS or AA degree to working in th front counter (at least that what I was told when I was working for the company back then) Love the management So understanding in the thing you need to get the job done. – less
Assistant Manager, N. Charleston (Former Employee), Charleston,SC – July 9, 2012
Highly experienced Assistant Manager with 15+ years experience working within Fortune 500 company. Recognized strengths in managing 2.5 million dollar accounts, increasing rental revenues, and identifying and reducing overhead. Adept at construction equipment and rental programs. Excellent communicator and trainer. Focused on delivering superior customer – more... service. – less
Dispatch/Sales Coordinator (Former Employee), Carrollton, TX – July 5, 2012
day to day transactions with contractors and homeowners I learned that treating homeowners the same as company owners no matter how big or small will get you a long way with that customer management is awesome no issues co workers were all characters but always in good spirits the hardest part was quitting to start my company the most enjoyable part – more... of the day was closing shop knowing i like coming to work – less
I have been with the company for 10 years now! I am relocating, and I am hoping to stay with them but if not, I have had an excellent experiance with United Rentals and I would recommend anyone working for them.
I was content with my job there until the last month or so.
Yard Man (Former Employee), Portland, OR – June 8, 2012
Pros: variety of responsibilities, good pay & benefit package, uniforms & laundry provided, learning some heavy equipment operation.
Cons: unfair expectations after losing two co-workers without replacement.
I was happy there & thought it was a good place to work untill one guy quit & another got fired & neither one was replaced. Suddenly I was expected to be 3 or 4 places at once to take up the slack. I finally cracked under the stress of try'n to keep the front counter & shop personell happy had to quit myself to keep my sanity. I couldn't even relax – more... during my free time with the thought of bombardment with the next day at work. – less
Shop Mechanic Service Technician II (Former Employee), Elk Grove, CA – June 5, 2012
Pros: on job trining
Cons: nothing to say
get equipment ready for rent.I learn lot about scissor's lift's. Management is okay,and co-workers I get along with everybody. hardest job is work in mud under a pieace of equipment. learning new equipment every day.