Iron Mountain Inc

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Iron Mountain Inc Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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2.9 333 reviews

52% Approve of the CEO

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William Meaney

(64 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good front line employees and work life balance is ok(in 15 reviews)

  • Good benefits, great people to work with, always something new happening(in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Like most places upper management has no clue what people actually goes through on a daily basis(in 13 reviews)

  • Concern for the customer as the Customer Service is poorly trained and HIGH turnover with CS(in 12 reviews)

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    Operations Supervisor (Current Employee)

    ProsPay, work life balance, resources

    ConsJob Stability, a lot of "old timers" with horrible business minds, knowledgeable supervisors and managers with little leadership skills.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's a paycheck

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Hollywood, CA

    ProsFairly easy going, not a lot of pressure - with the exception of one micro-manager. But everyplace has the one disgruntled employee that ruins it for everyone.

    ConsOnly upper management is staff. Everyone else is "permanent" freelance. And the company does little things to remind you of your non-employee status all the time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Typical Work Place

    Cdl Courier (Current Employee)

    ProsThe pay is alright and the supervisors and coordinators are easy to get along with. The benefits are also fairly good. Incentive compensation is offered quarterly so that is always a nice bonus. Promotes from within.

    ConsEverything continuously changes and it's since it's corporation everything comes down to the bottom line for all the share holders. The company policies themselves make the job suck at times. Like most places upper management has no clue what people actually goes through on a daily basis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet your hands dirty to have a better understanding of what goes on, especially when you feel the need to constantly change metrics.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    High expectations and lacks the tools and bodies to get the job done effectively.

    Operations Service Specialist (Current Employee)

    ProsTeam members are a great group of employees. Work areas are clean, climate controlled and they offer a decent benefits package for full time employees.

    ConsThe work load is excessive for the amount of people on the team. I understand metrics, employee performance and maximizing productivity but Iron Mountain takes these methods too far in my opinion. For a company that consistently generates revenue, it would not hurt the bottom line to hire some more employees rather than work the existing ones to death.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBefore you supervise or manage a department, spend at least a week in the records center, vault operations and do a ride along with the couriers. You will have a better understanding of the challenges each work group faces during the daily operations. It is one thing to manage and something totally different to be a leader.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ugh

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLoved my coworkers, always there to help each other. Not all managers or supervisors I have heard great things about, but I was really lucky with my team. Flex time available to most is great.

    ConsGlobalization is happening more and more, letting go of a lot of good people to do this. Even the people staying do not feel stable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement around me has handled the hard issues pretty well and been as nice about it as you can be, but it would be nice if upper management would consider keeping more jobs in the states.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Consultant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCommute and work-life balance

    ConsOutsourcing of jobs to India

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating your employees like cattle

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK company to work for, but clearly has lost some of its luster

    Billing Specialist (Current Employee) Royersford, PA

    ProsWith a right attitude and a strong desire to want to do more, this organization will respond by providing excellent opportunities. I started in collections and worked my way to one of the company's top billing analysts, but only after I had applied myself by going back to school for my graduate degree and asking for more work to do. I was a trusted and valued employee there for a number of years as a result, and felt a part of a large "family", wanting to serve and support the customer base at a high level. The company culture has been better and has been communicated well by HR; it has definitely changed from when I first started with the company over 10 years ago.

    ConsThe organization is undergoing a large transition by shipping most of its transactional data and work overseas as part of a cost cutting measure, although senior leadership will not communicate that to its current employees for fear of political reasons. There is not a great deal of immediate future opportunities for advancement, as there have been 3 job cuts in the last 5 years (2009-2013). The transactional data transition has not been as smooth as the senior leadership believes it has been (in fact, it's been quite rocky and very inconsistent), and the amount of customer anger is building. Issues where customers are receiving refund checks and past due statements from the organization at the same time are becoming common. In my job as a billing specialist, there were 7 different middle managers and/or VPs between myself and the CEO of the company. One VP stated in an all-employee quarterly meeting that Iron Mountain was "behind the times" when it came to job cutbacks; to me, this was a direct slap in the face to those workers that have been faithful to the organization and provided no peace to people's job security.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe organization needs to look at itself and cut out the levels of middle management (or eliminate some of the VPs) in order to improve its communication between the CEO and the employees. Transactional data processors must return back to the US, or the current overseas staff must get its collective act together before the customers' anger boils over. The company's VPs must attend a "charm school" in order to effectively communicate to its employees when job cutbacks are being announced. The company can return to its former "glory days", but only when upper management humble themselves for the mistakes they have made and hires back quality people in the US to handle its day to day work responsibilities.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great People - But needs a strategic vision for future growth

    Manager (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    Pros- The People/Culture. Iron Mountain employees are bright, hard working, and cooperative. They want to do the best job possible regardless of which department you deal with. The people are by far the best thing about the company.

    - Benefits and Pay - Fair. They are pretty fair and standard for a large enterprise organization.

    - Layoffs - Company had two big layoffs in two years. However, the last layoff, they treated most people with dignity and respect. Gave a good severance, gave people a transition time before they had to leave, Communication was open and up front about the changes. I think the senior leadership team really treated and handled the people better the most companies I've heard about.

    - Name Recognition - It's the most well known name in the document storage business. It also has a global presence and no competitors that have anywhere near the same national footprint.

    Cons- Lack of strategic vision for the future. Sales people are still asked to focus on selling paper document storage - something that is quickly becoming obsolete. Commissions on other services like scanning are quite low and pricing is not competitive. Company has focused too much on short term gain of selling paper storage revenue, but how long is that going to last?

    - Converted to a REIT to save on taxes - but unclear how becoming a real estate investment trust for tax breaks shows the company is looking towards to future growth and innovation in the US market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIron Mountain was once a giant in it's industry. #1 in it's field and a world class brand that was incredibly profitable and successful... BUT so was Blockbuster, Kodak, Borders, BlackBerry, Dell, Motorola, Sony, Sears.... and the list goes on. You need to pivot the ship - innovate new services and products. Stop doubling down on paper storage and invest in a real long term on strategy for growth.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company to work for but be prepared to be a small fish in a big pond.

    Transportation Supervisor (Former Employee)

    ProsTwo weeks vacation to start, medical benefits are reasonable affordable, able to buy discounted stock options, good pay, good people below General Management.

    ConsToo caught up in being non-union, too caught up in metrics instead of being customer-focused, stock price has not changed so to make it move new CEO laid off over 800 people in 2013-stock still hasn't moved.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHaving an open door policy is useless if the people are not listened to and are lied to just to keep them quiet.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stressful and anti-social.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt's a good experience type of job; learning different skills and programs. Morning hours were satisfactory, and they seemed to treat their full-time employees well.

    ConsThe morale of my department was very dull, and unfriendly. I think the use of multiple tempts for different projects actually made production slower and less satisfactory.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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