Learned something new everyday. Met great folks most days. Worked with some great people. Hardest part of my job was not being able to make some deals happen for customers. The most enjoyable part of my day was being part of some pretty cool construction projects.
Only working here for four months the company decided to close their doors within 18 months of them being opened in south texas. The whole reason they opened was for one job and upper manegment did nothing to help get into that job.
Upper mangement is horrible has no equipment rental experience.
Rental Inspector/ Shop Technician (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – April 18, 2016
The employees are very easy to talk to, when I worked there I felt like part of a family. If you need help with a task, someone is always there to lend a hand. The short time I worked for H&E I learned a lot, the current techs taught me a lot about various construction equipment. Awesome job.
Top heavy, internal communication issues, rank and file often forgotten about
LEARNING ADMINISTRATOR/TRAINING ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – April 8, 2016
H&E puts a large amount of time and money into the training and retention of it's technicians, and a large amount of time and money into the training and retention/advancement of anyone at a manager level. For the non technician and non manager, we are most forgotten.
In the 8+ years I worked there I was not offered or approved for any personal development programs or training opportunities.
When my job duties changed or expanded, I was left to educate myself on new software or systems got very good and being self-educated in the IT/Helpdesk support area.
Human Resources (Current Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – April 1, 2016
Friendly office environment. H&E is continually evolving to make operations run better (upgrading software systems, researching best practices). Leadership is driven, sets clear expectations, and has clear communication of current events in the company or new objectives during weekly meetings. Laid back environment with co-workers within department including lunches and sweets/cakes to celebrate birthdays and other milestones. Corporate office also does fun events for holidays, and has an annual crawfish boil.
Work/life balance, laid back, clear expectations
401k match could be improved, need better training/onboarding program for H&E and specific positions
Territory Account Manager (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – March 30, 2016
Day to day life was ok. Worked with other very experienced reps, most of whom were not always willing to help. New guys are kind of left to fend for themselves. Other reps called on existing customers in my territory instead of handing them off to me. Lack of available equipment hamstrings you in the field. Not a full service rental provider. Not willing to allow cash customers use a credit card.
Company truck, cell phone, and tablet.
Health insurance rates are very high. Lack of available equipment.
Accounts Payable Coordinator II (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – March 25, 2016
Friendly work environment, with having learned a new Accounting system, team work to get task completed, The hardest part of my job was staying on top of multiple accounts clearing up the past due issues that may have been left by someone previously. The most enjoyable part of this job was the people I worked with.
Human Resources (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – March 23, 2016
H&E has a high turnover throughout the company. Top level executives should set aside the "Mom and Pop" structure and culture by hiring top notch executives to run this place like a TRUE CORPORATE office. They will need to diffuse the toxic environment that exist and implement effective policies and procedures along with developmental and training programs. Hopefully, this will aid with minimizing turnovers and create a friendly work environment in addition to boosting the moral in the workplace.
Territory Manager (Former Employee) – Florida – August 30, 2015
Comments below are based on my experience at my branch only.
Reason to avoid if you're a true professional Salesperson:
1. Poorly maintained equipment-as a salesperson, I think you'd want the confidence that the product on the job is top notch. Not here!!
2. Sneaky salespeople who will sell accounts behind your back without your knowledge and management shrugs their shoulders. Keep in mind this is a position heavily reliant on commission. This, no matter how you define it or how management will provide illegitimate excuses, is stealing. Plain and simple. And it was allowed! I know from personal experience.
3. Company is content with the competition rolling over them as the only thing that is of most importance is that the branch manager receives his quarterly profit bonus. Which is tied to how well costs are cut at the branch level. The salesperson's compensation? That's secondary.
4. Complete lack of professionalism at multiple levels, basically a "used car salesman" approach is what they look for.
Go work for a rental equipment competitor (if this is the industry you want to work in) as they ALL have better compensation plans in place.
Human Resource Generalist (Former Employee) – Louisiana – August 12, 2015
Some of the management teams do not have enough experience to properly manage their employees. Unless you are a long-term employee or friends with your boss, you may feel that your position in the company is unstable. There is a tremendous amount of turnover because instead of providing the necessary training for their employees, they will fire the employee and hope the new-hire will have the skills to do the job.
Technician (Current Employee) – Billings, MT – July 27, 2015
after several years of promises pay was not satisfactory for the life threatening equipment and projects that you have to do.service truck drivers get last of everything and get paid extremely poor compare to national average .billings branch has horrible micro management and very poorly ran rental department. the building and show room are straight out of the 80s all because managers get bonuses on money they dont spend so they let shop technician salarys suffer ,tools are lacked and customers to be itemized by there bank accts.
hard to get fired
poor managment because of bonuses they receive for not spending on things needed