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Public Storage District Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jul 4, 2014
Updated Jul 4, 2014
13 Interview Reviews

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District Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Public Storage in June 2014.

Interview Details

Very fast process. Phone interview which lasted 45 minutes. Basic questions about your direct reports. Following week had face to face with two Regional Managers at their corporate office. Just got a notice I didn't make the cut. Seems like a great company to work for. Will try again.

Interview Questions
  • Face to Face they ask you to give them 3 low points and 3 high points you've had in High School, College, and professional career.   Answer Question
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Public Storage in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with Senior District Manager. Was supposed to be 45 minutes, but ended up being over 90. Got a call back within an hour to fly out the next week for a second interview in-person (scheduled for 3 hours). Was told that the position was for a DM-in-training. Didn't get much information at all about the position or demands during the phone interview, so I asked about work/life balance, percentage of travel, and vacation/time-off accrual (all logical questions that most anyone would want to know before accepting an offer). Really just wanted to compare to my previous career. I got another call saying that there were "concerns about our alignment" and that they were going to pass on moving forward with me. Evidently the organization doesn't care much for what they can provide the employee in exchange for their hard work. It's too bad that they pass on people with proven excellent record of results just because they inquire about work/life balance. Doesn't sound very people-oriented. I was already suspicious based on the employee reviews and the fact that they tout the salary and bonus so much in the job listings. Must be paying for hard servitude.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult or unexpected questions. Scripted questions. Identical to the other Glassdoor reviewers. Almost like a personality test and very lengthy.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Castro Valley, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Castro Valley, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Public Storage.

    Interview Details

    One Phone screen and 2 interviews. One ride-along with an exisiting Distirct manager. Process was fast and easy maybe takes 3 weeks to complete. First in person interview took about 2 hours.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Public Storage in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    This was the most unprofessional disorganized interview I have ever been part of. The person called 30 minutes prior to the interview needing to reschedule for later in the day. When she rang later in the day she seemed hurried, obviously had not read my resume prior to the call, and worst of all was clearly reading from a script and could not change based on my previous answers. It is as if she felt the only way to interview was to do it from a canned script and had no idea what to do with the answers.

    Interview Questions
    • At the end of the interview she indicated that if I had questions for her now was the time to ask. I asked her: "Based on my resume, and my skills and abilities, how do you think a person like me would do at this position." Her response was: "Well, I do not know much about your background, so I cannot answer that." This was after the supposed interview and after she supposedly read my resume. I am very disappointed that a company such as this has such low standards for the training of their interviewers. I also asked her of her background prior to coming to into the storage game, she indicated that it was with a Blockbuster Video store, I tried to draw comparisons from her previous job to the one she has now to see if she could see where my background could come in helpful...she was unable to do so. For the record, I have extensive multiunit management of hotels and work with REIT's, something I thought would be very transferable. I guess not, got the form letter today that they were not interested.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  South Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Public Storage in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    applied online, got a call. The process was fairly quick and easy enough. I applied in houston, texas and It was made clear very early that they were interested in candidates open to relocation to areas near by. Questions were pretty straight forward trying to legitmazie the information I provided. I answered the questions and had to call back on my own to get the sad news.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    The process took 3 months - interviewed at Public Storage in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    I originally heard about the District Manager position through a headhunter I had worked with previously. I started by doing a telephone interview with the HR department in California. The interviewer was very professional and used behavioral based technique. He then me for an interview with the VP and a drive around with a current DM. I met the DM at a location and talked about the position, he had a video store
    Background and I have a restaurant DM background. I met with the VP that would've been my supervisor and after some very surface level questions and about 45 minutes he indicated he liked my background etc. and said I would need to meet with his
    Boss in Ft Lauderdale. I flew into ft lauderdale and met with the SR VP for about an hour. Questions were pretty generic, and it seemed to be going well......
    Until - I was asked why I was a good fit or candidate for the positon. I replied in a non condescending manner that managing multi unit restaurants with multiple departments perishable products etc. seemed to have more moving parts and that the simple business of renting storage units would be a good opportunity to soar. This seemed to agitate the SRVP to the extent that he went from stating that their business was a simple one to telling me that he disagreed and thought managing the storage units was more challenging and had more moving parts than a restaurant. Keep in mind there are two employees per location and my restaurants have 70-110 staff members per location.
    After that interview they took over a week to give me an answer. Very poor process and dragged on for 3 months.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Public Storage in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Had initial phone interview. Basic questions concerning work experience and description of job duties.

    Interviewer was friendly and outgoing. Fely comfortable but was still nervous that showed in answers. First interview in 20 years.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Public Storage in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    A recruiter calls to schedule a phone interview. HR calls and conducts the phone interview and then a few days later a personal interview by the DM

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Public Storage.

    Interview Details

    The phone interview went very well. I thought that I had at least gotten through to the next step, but did not. The person interviewing asked very good questions an made me feel very comfortable.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Public Storage in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Got call from recruiter. Was very friendly. Basic surface level questions. Then asked to come in for panel interview. That was VERY detailed and long. be prepared to explain everything on your resume. they asked questions going back to when i was in high school. Questions like "Give me a time when you failed" were common. Just be prepared and do your homework.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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