Public Storage Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Public Storage Vice Chairman, President, and CEO; Chairman, President, and CEO, PS Business Parks Ronald L. Havner Jr.
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  1. This is not too bad of a place to work. It could be better as far as benefits and bonuses.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The hours are good. It's like bankers hours. Possible chance of bonus and apartment. Also, they do offer benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes the DM will have favorites. There tends to be drama all the time between property managers and relief managers. Some property managers seem to think they are above relief managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen when an employee has a complaint and try to help them. Do not have favorites.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful

    Good for the young & dumb

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Public Storage

    Pros

    The bonus used to be a pro until they took it

    Cons

    You're never an actual manager they are required by law to name a manager for properties but you have no say so with other employees, "your" property, or anything at all. They will work you until you can't take anymore and want to get rid of anyone who asks that they be fair. With the schedule you never have time for anything either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like tyrants squeezing blood from turnips and actually do some work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 8 people found this helpful

    Ok if you want a stable job and don't want to work late nights.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    On site apartments, you work no later than 6pm, you will never have to worry about company layoffs. Public Storage is debt free!!!

    Cons

    Too many unrealistic expectations from upper management. Could be a better company if they walked a mile in our shoes sometimes....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to reach out more to the little people!!! We are the drive train of this company!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful

    No opportunity for lateral movement past the Trainer position.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Property Management and Key Training Professional in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Property Management and Key Training Professional in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Limited supervision- most times you are working alone.
    Customer interaction- you can build great relationships/rapport.
    Trainer- train newly hired District Managers; compensation for training veteran and new hires.
    District Manager- respected and encouraged to do my best and learn.

    Cons

    New employees are hired in at a higher compensation than the tenured employees.
    Not able to waive a late fee without giving a full explanation and getting approval from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to upper management is there are qualified and eager Trainers with in the company that are looking to earn the position of District Manager. With the rate the company is growing I feel it would beneficial to Public Storage to open the opportunity to the trainers that are responsible for training the new hired District Managers to possibly earn a Bench District Manager position. We are a great support team for District Managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. So far, ok experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Relief Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Relief Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are nice, depending on the location you work at, the customers are nice too.

    Cons

    Having to drive to multiple locations. Pay is not enough based on what you do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful

    Easy job, nad if u have a family

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    Current Employee - Relief Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Relief Manager in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at Public Storage

    Pros

    The pay is good for the easy work you do.

    Cons

    If you have a family you can forget ever seeing them. The hours are not flexible. And you will always work weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees, who actually work at the locations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 7 people found this helpful

    Interesting job. Interesting customers. Management squishes you.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Glendale, AZ

    I worked at Public Storage full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fun job. Interesting customers. Every day different.

    Cons

    Only one person per week can take a vacation. There are more weeks of vacation than there are weeks in a year. Those who don't get (use) vacation get the money in November, and have no time off. Cannot take an individual day off....have to take a whole week off. If your parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on a Saturday, you must ask off for the whole week. Not everyone gets paid for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years. About 80% do, about 20% do not. Different persons every year. Want to feel worthless? Work here and watch your co-workers get paid, but you don't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees have lives, too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful

    Not the worst but dont see myself working here long term .

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Relief Manager in Clifton, NJ
    Current Employee - Relief Manager in Clifton, NJ

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    38-39 hours a week
    5 days a week
    12 starting with 50 cent raise after 6 mo
    Health and dental n vision benefits

    Cons

    No same days off per week
    Alot of work for 12 per hr
    Makes you sell insurance with no commision
    Corparation ran
    Communication with upper management
    Little to no Advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being CHEAP. Give a little more pay position requires you to rent, clean, bill collect, answer phones, do paperwork and handle customer issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful

    Property Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resident Property/Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Resident Property/Manager in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The district managers at this company are hands-on and always there to help.
    The apartment that is offered is great incentive to become property manager.

    Cons

    Very pushy sales practices. Dealing with irate customers can be very unsafe at times. If I was unable to have a home security system, I would not live on the property. Pay is 9/hr when you are a property manager. If you were to get an off-site apartment and get paid regular, you would even out pretty much the same. Relief Managers rarely work at same location in the district, so there is quite a bit of travel to different locations. The company doesn't like to shell out too much money for maintenance.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Life experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Public Storage

    Pros

    Laid back relaxing pace job.

    Cons

    Required to do more than three duties on the job combining as two full time jobs for little pay.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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