Public Storage Interview Questions

Updated Jun 15, 2015
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    Relief Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Public Storage (Fort Myers, FL) in June 2015.

    Interview

    There were three interviews, two by phone and one in person. It was a very pleasant experience, very professional and straightforward. I removed my name from the hiring process due to the money and earning potential.

    Interview Questions

    • What would your previous boss say was your three weaknesses?   Answer Question
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    Bench District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Public Storage (Anaheim, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Once he called, he put me on hold for about a minute to review my resume he said. Awkward. He said, "Thank you for that", about 30 times in the interview. Robot. Little late calling me for the interview. Blamed it on the meeting before. Overall the experience was fine. The Bench District Manager position was explained to me as an "extra" floater position. When someone quits or whatever this person fills that spot to that person's district. So, you could be put anywhere. I asked specifically and was told the hours are Monday - Friday but sometimes Saturday. The Storage opens at 9:30 and you'll be home by 5PM every night. I don't know if this is true or not.

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    • What are your plans 3, 5 and 10 years from now? What are some positives about your previous job? What would your former boss pick out that are some negatives about you?   Answer Question
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Public Storage in May 2015.

    Interview

    My resume was found by a recruiter. Phone screen, face to face interview, ride a long (spend half a day with current DM), Region VP interview, & executive VP interview. After face to face I was emailed and told they were looking at other candidates, after what seemed to be such a personable interview process I wish they would have called me and let me know what they disliked, so I may use on future interviews.

    They use the A Model Interview Process.

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    • 3 positives & 3 negatives during HS, college, and previous work history.   Answer Question
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Public Storage (Austin, TX) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Telephone Interview with the Regional Vice President. Pretty standard stuff. No real surprises regarding the questions. Prefer a face-to-face. Not sure what else I can say, but I have to use at least 50 words here, so that is basically what I am doing. I think that is 50.

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    Relief Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Public Storage (Houston, TX) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Apply online .Get phone interview if passed get called in face to face.
    You meet Dm and Regional manager for last two interviews.
    Background check,Drug,references,call past employers.
    That's basic it in a nutshell

    Interview Questions

    • What opportunity did you have on your last job 2 negatives,Then asked 2 positives   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Interviewed by Dan, seems like great guy, questions were in-depth and based on experience. I only made it to the phone interview but I know the in-person interview is three or more hours in length. I decided to pursue other options before the second interview.

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    District Manager Public Storage Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Public Storage (Jersey City, NJ) in June 2014.

    Interview

    I had send my resume on friday, immediately after I received a phone call to set up a conference call with the Sr.DM and VP. We had a 15min conversation, I thought all went well but WITH IN 2 hours I received an email that they didn't think I was the right person for the job. I did not see that coming to be honest. A few questions they asked me:
    What do you know of the company, what would your formal supervisor tell about you, how would this person rate you on a scale from 1-10. You have to tell what your strength is and also weakness. Prepare a few questions yourself for at the end of the conversation. You need to tell them about your management skills.
    I hope I will have better luck next time. Good luck to all that apply. It looks like a great company to work for.

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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Public Storage in June 2014.

    Interview

    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
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Castro Valley, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Public Storage (Castro Valley, CA).

    Interview

    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.

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