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Public Storage Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
Updated Jul 15, 2014
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    District Manager Public Storage Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online for the position and was contacted fairly quickly. I spoke with the current DM of the area I applied to and a few preliminary questions were asked. Basic background info was covered. At the end of this conversation a second phone interview was set up. This second interview was much more in depth and lasted about half an hour. During this time I learned that the company was hiring people to train into the DM program, but not start as DM's.

    Interview Questions
    • What rank were you in you area vs peer DM's? What would it take for you to be #1?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    District Manager Public Storage Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Public Storage in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Castro Valley, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Castro Valley, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
  7.  

    Relief Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Interview Details

    Applied online was called the next day. 3 interviews: phone with recruiting manager, in person with district manager & regional manager. It helps if you were referred by a current employee. Currently in the interview stages, phone interview occurred recently

    Interview Questions
    • Was asked 3 biggest strengths & 3 biggest weaknesses. FYI they don't generally promote within the company but they do seek long term candidates for the relief manager position. Mention you are looking for a long term position. They do check references, conduct background check & drug testing. If you are currently employed and planning to quit be prepared to tell them why... they will ask   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
  9.  

    District Manager Public Storage Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Public Storage in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter called me the next day. Asked me about 6 questions, 5 of which was why I was no longer working at my last job, only one question was about the job itself.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked me one question: What do you consider yourself to be really good at?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Public Storage Retail Associate Position Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Public Storage.

    Interview Details

    I applied around midnight online and received a call the next day from HR. They did a little interview over the phone. Mainly to talk about previous work and resume. I then got called from a manager about an hour later. Scheduled an interview for the following day. Interview lasted for about 10 minutes. Later on in the day I received a phone call from the manager to schedule a second interview with the district manager. It was scheduled for the following day. That interview lasted about 7 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • Just basic questions. Tell me about yourself. Why public storage.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  South Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in South Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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

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