Public Storage

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Public Storage Reviews

Updated Apr 30, 2014
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2.3 294 reviews

28% Approve of the CEO

Public Storage Vice Chairman, President, and CEO; Chairman, President, and CEO, PS Business Parks Ronald L. Havner Jr.

Ronald L. Havner Jr.

(193 ratings)

24% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • So you have a good work/life balance if you have things to get taken care of after 6pm(in 12 reviews)

  • Working alone and having office/steady hours are about it(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Being a property manager is a difficult task with a lot of responsibility(in 63 reviews)

  • All upper management is hired from outside the company and are trained by(in 45 reviews)

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    Good work-life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAble to have a balance between work and family - don't have to work extended hours.

    ConsNot a company that focuses on employee development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop your people so that they can advance to the next level - otherwise the risk is losing good employees who know a lot about the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A customer focused friendly environment

    Relief Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsIt's a job for you if you enjoy helping people solve problems

    ConsBad weather can make this job difficult

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more flexible with coworkers

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLove the job. Best I've ever had. Lots of flexibility. Great place to work.

    ConsLock cuts are rough on your body.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep being positive and sharing.

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

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    Public Storage is an excellent place to work.

    Development Coordinator (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsGreat benefits, pleasant working conditions, friendly coworkers.

    ConsHad to clock in and out even in an Administrative position.

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

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    Property manager and key district trainer.

    Property Manager/KTP (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat support from current and previous district managers, all upper management is very supportive and wants to see property managers and reliefs succeed. I like the hours very much we always have a start time of 9:30am. Saturdays and Sundays we go home 1 hour early. Team support within my district is fabulous. We all work very well with each other and strive to help each other as often as it's needed. I am a KTP ( key district trainer ) I thoroughly enjoy teaching and training new hires to work to a standard that is higher than whats expected and helping them to succeed. We work alone alot and are given the privilege of our own time management with periodic check-ins from our district manager. Bonus program in place for top performers with an average of 40% of team members benefiting from a yearly bonus. Top performers receive opportunities for special prizes like trips ( for 2 ) and extra bonus $. Better than decent medical and dental with eye care insurance available other benefit program in place is working advantage available to all employees with numerous discounts and coupons with email alerts when discounst in selected grouping is chosen.

    ConsYearly increases are not good, last year I received the same 4% raise that under performers and average performers received, I am a over achiever. Upward mobility is nonexistent and they will not promote within. 3 holidays a year off Christmas, Thanksgiving and New years day. PTO (paid time off) went from 17 days yearly to 10 days for a total of sick time and vacation time combined,

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider yearly increases to fewer employees to stay under strict budget and give adequate raises to those employees who work to higher standard and over achieve. Or raise the budget for increases as to raise value of the employee and performance overall. Bottom line is, when an employee feels valued, they do a better job and will work harder for the employer, and when they don't, Public Storage needs to let people go, it's too difficult to get fired. I feel the company holds on the under valued/under performing employees for way too long.

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

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    Easy work, good pay.

    Property Manager (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsSet schedule, easy work, guaranteed two days off.

    ConsEver changing customer related scripts to learn.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Resident Property/Manager (Current Employee) Landover, MD

    ProsExcellent Management training to get experience to advance in life as a whole. Corporate housing is an excellent opportunity as well.

    ConsScheduling from week to week can be a bit arduous, and lunch time can be a "when you get a chance" scenario, depending on the size and location of the property.

    Advice to Senior ManagementExperienced Managers are an asset not a liability.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, very good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompetitive compensation, excellent quaility of life

    ConsLimited opportunity, challenging customers, little opportunity for hourly employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop damaging the product with over zealous cost controls

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    Property Manager (Current Employee) Portland, OR

    ProsI love the people I get to work along side. Getting to work independently and as a part of a larger team. Paid time off. Health benefits. 401K. A variety of tasks through out a given day/month. Opportunity to travel to other stores. Develop skills in the area of sales and over all people skills. Thorough training by excellent trainers. Help people during times of need.

    ConsRequired work on weekends and at the end of the month. Lack of communication from the top to the bottom. Less than desired pay. Clocking in and out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease long term field employee's pay and return the monthly/quarterly bonus structure. Provide opportunity to move up with in PS or communicate ways that PS can grow and promote from within using field employees.

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

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    Easy work, steady hours, below average compensation, and no loyalty to employees.

    Resident Property/Manager (Former Employee) Taylor, MI

    ProsYou work steady hours and I found it enjoyable to have both office and outdoor work.

    ConsLow wages, dead-end job. Generally speaking, I have noticed that in the storage industry you need to bounce around between companies in order to acquire new titles. Otherwise, I did not notice any in-house promotions. The property manager and relief manager positions are generally the same minus some direct responsibility by the latter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay high wages to hold onto talent.

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

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