Branch Manager (Former Employee) – Springfield, IL – November 24, 2015
Nice workplace but management support from local District is non existent. It is all about the numbers. Hiring process needs work as it takes too long to replace a team member. I liked working here because I was allowed to run the store as my own. Downfall is that when you invest a lot of your time to make the numbers it goes without recognition. Two stores were being combined and they only needed one manager, I was not that person unfortunately.
Greet customers and assist (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – February 10, 2016
wake up at the crack of dawn to start work. Had to use a tracho to load up trucks so they could haul it off. Had to use a centerfuge to clean the mud that the rig would use to drill. This job had long hours and long work days, but the money was worth it.
Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – February 17, 2016
Good pay. Constant cold calling. UR is the most expensive game on the block and 75% of the customers view the construction rental industry as a commodity. The 25% that don't are customers who are locked up by national account reps.
Senior Support Analyst/Minneapolis Credit Office (Former Employee) – Houston & Minnesota – November 3, 2015
Working with URI was a wonderful experience. I would recommend this company to anyone who is established and unafraid of the many lay- offs the company initiates each year. I truly loved going to work and would return to the company now that I understand the culture a little better.
Tool Trailer Technician (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – October 12, 2015
• Was in charge of running operations at a tool trailer on job sites • I learned how to be versatile, and adapt quickly through the vast responsibiliteis and variety of work that United Rentals employs • essentially worked by myself, but communicated well with co-workers via email • The hardest part of the job is adapting quickly to the unkown. You have to step out of your comfort zone, and be ready to be a strong representative of your company through exceptional customer service and problem solving • The most enjoyable part is being able to travel and get a nice variety of work
When I started out in 2009, I loved the company and my co-workers. However, transferring to a different branch was a poor choice. The management of that particular store not only tolerated mistreatment of employees via-a-vie harassment and punitive actions towards whistle blowers. Corporate choose to look the other way as the branch in question routinely made over $1m/month in sales. Profit allowed them to ignore policy and even safety concerns that led to at least one lawsuit being filed by a former employee after an on the job injury.
Decent compensation, though not as good as it gets.
Equipment Associate (Current Employee) – NC – December 17, 2015
work from 7am-5pm its a hands on place, employees are nice managment could be better hartest part of the job when a whole bunch of orders com in had alot on my plate but lots of help. Most enjoyable getting praise from costermers or outside haulers
A great palace to work. The company cared about its employees and was all the time doing things for them such as dinners, lunches, parties, etc.. Everyone worked together to get the job done. Upper management would roll their sleeves up and get dirty with the normal employees just to get the job done.
Yard Tech, Driver, Forklift (Former Employee) – Prairieville, LA – February 1, 2016
a typical day at work would consist of using the wash bay to clean hoses and pumps, I used the forklift to move the pumps and or hoses around the shop yard. I sometimes made pick up and drop offs inside of plants.
Driver (Former Employee) – Pacheco, CA – December 14, 2015
looking for life time carrier where I can grow with the company. I couldn't do it there. I'm at work on time everyday I was with the comp for almost 2 years they put me out at chevron not a clean place to work and not healthy. so I need a comp that I can grow and have a life at.
Route Drive (Former Employee) – North Charleston, SC – August 21, 2015
A typical day at this place ? Lol! You never know what you are going to get. What I learned was some good safety etc. I also learned not to stay under this type of atmosphere. The co -workers you have to stay away from but you can't The hardest part of the job was the co-workers. There was nothing enjoyable about this job what so ever I think they really just need to be reported for work place intimidating if you don't meet the click requirements.