Mobile Mini

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Mobile Mini Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
62 Reviews
3.1
62 Reviews
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Mobile Mini President and CEO Erik Olsson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They offer casual dress code, 15 days of PTO, benefits, annual bonus and monthly company lunches (in 4 reviews)

  • Great benefits and friendly branch employees (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management trying to justify their jobs with endless silliness and finger pointing (in 6 reviews)

  • Job responsibilities, commission structure and expectations change monthly (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Mobile Mini full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people that I worked with, but the management was terrible. I understand that they have changed quite a bit, but it was bad when I was there

    Cons

    The management cared more about the process of sales, rather than the actual amount sold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your sales people be creative

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor company culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Sales in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Mobile Mini full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, simple product to sell.

    Cons

    Poor Pay for the sales reps and high demands, with quotas that are near impossible to hit. The company is a revolving door, I witnesses about 8 of the 10 sales reps at my branch leave or fired from the company within 1 year. The management of this company looks at everyone as just a number, you are not even human. They even have a video board in the lobby with your sales/call numbers to compare you to everyone else, and criticize and fire you when you are down. They will fire anyone and replace you with another company robot the second you are down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    These are real people that work here, not robots. Treat us as humans, and work with us to improve us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad impression

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Mobile Mini full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, Great benefits, Great stock plan, Strong bonus plan. Had a group of excellent group of branch and regional manager

    Cons

    WOW, Executive Management is a joke. Very poor support and has no concern about the employees. Actions taken to improve safety we simply to save the company money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what a real team is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is changing for the worst !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Mobile Mini full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent health, dental, vacation, pto

    Cons

    Company changed form nice to a no good place to work. No product available, in bad condition, takes too much time to restore to aceptable, prices higher than competitors, no enough personnel at branches. Branch manager have hands tied. Say sell secure storage, when containers are being broken and customers goods stolen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you have to offer $2,000 to an employee for new referrals, it tells you something ?
    Too many employee turnover, new branch managers every month. CEO have to concentrate more on employees and not so much on shareholders Managers look the other way not to have confrontation with senior management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Use to be an awesome place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mobile Mini full-time

    Pros

    I love my customers and co-workers. It use to be challenging and fun. It is the leader of it's industry.

    Cons

    Mobile Mini was always a family first environment. Now it is upper management and stock holders first, customers and employees are far down the list. The job should be easy but it is all about procedures not results. Very top heavy and to many layers of management. If they took away some of the layers of management maybe we could offer better pricing to our customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So many changes in such a short time with no regard to the customers or employees. Stop the micro-managing and let your people work. Unfortunately they are losing so many good people. People that have participated in the success of this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    I did what I was told and still let go!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Storage Specialist in Morrow, GA
    Former Employee - Storage Specialist in Morrow, GA

    I worked at Mobile Mini full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They are very professional and run the business well. A really good and fun training week in Tempe.

    Cons

    Too corporate for my tastes. To many steps and approvals to do pretty much anything while there. I was told I needed to hit a certain quota for my last month there, which I did and they still let me go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a new guy time to build his base of business properly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Keep away from this company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Mobile Mini full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I had great coworkers and decent pay.

    Cons

    Management is disconnected from employees. They fail to realize that people are the most important resource to a company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that one person can only do so much. Hire some more people to support the sales staff (that you put on the pedestal).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great if you like to be micro-managed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative

    I have been working at Mobile Mini full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    salary and benefits are ok, good people to work with at the branch. relaxed atmosphere among co-workers

    Cons

    Constant micromanagement, constant criticism. No available product yet constantly being criticized for not increasing sales. Company direction and focus changes every year or so, along with compensation plan. Commission structure is too complicated. Several major layoffs during the last few years, about one quarter of the workforce is left but the workload keeps increasing. Not a lot of opportunity for advancement. We keep increasing our prices when competition is lowering theirs. It is hard to sell less service and lower quality at higher prices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to practice good judgement in performing their jobs. Loosen the leash a bit and stop criticizing and second-guessing every decision someone makes. The problems with this company are not the sales department, it is the lack of cohesive infrastructure. Give us product and we can sell it, it's as simple as that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Rep

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inbound Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Inbound Sales in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Mobile Mini full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steel container very simple product to learn. Base salary of 30k plus commissions. Average rep does 30 rentals a month and earns between 10 and 40 dollars per deal in commission.

    Cons

    Company has no idea what direction it's headed. Job responsibilities, commission structure and expectations change monthly. Training is a joke. Decision makers make changes before figuring out impacts. Invested 40 million to make 7 cities capable to provide a moving service like PODS. Had to cancel entire initiative after 4 months and laid off 3% of company to make up for their mistake.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop asking consulting companies for advice and ask your own employees how to become more effective and efficient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overpromised and underdelivered

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Mobile Mini

    Pros

    Leadership team has a desire to build a strong culture and create a "best place to work" environment.

    Cons

    They aren't there yet and are tripping over themselves to get there. Poor logistics, lack of training/support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time creating ways for your people to be successful and to work together as a team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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