Public Storage Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Public Storage Vice Chairman, President, and CEO; Chairman, President, and CEO, PS Business Parks Ronald L. Havner Jr.
Ronald L. Havner Jr.
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Pros
  • So you have a good work/life balance if you have things to get taken care of after 6pm (in 14 reviews)

  • being in direct contact with District manager is great (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • If you become a property manager (more responsibility) there is no pay raise (in 70 reviews)

  • FYI sales men don't clean bathrooms or do a team lift for abandon goods because upper management don't not get vendor to remove it (in 49 reviews)

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  1. Happy 26 years and still happy!

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

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People are great to work with.

    Cons

    Wish pay was better and we had more vacation and sick time.


  2. Corporate

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

    I have been working at Public Storage (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is repetitive. If you have a technical background, you can leverage your case for implementation. Management is very laid back VP - C- Level exposure. Upper management is fair and decisive.

    Cons

    Low salary. Everything is ran mean and lean. Business model remains mom and pop despite being in busy over 30 years. Room for advancement pending technical skills. Mid level management is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers with skills and the ability to work in the trenches.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Over The Years..

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Public Storage

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Longevity is the best way I can start this review as a 12 year vet at this Company. If you are looking to work for a great Company and have the skills, for-sight to work hard and flexibility to change at any given notice. This would be a great work place for anyone who applies these abilities to their work ethic. Starting out at the property level was my introduction to how the PS family operates. I had a large work load and gave my all to provide the best customer service and complete all work duties assigned. As I grew to master these tasks on a daily bases, I also grew stagnant to the limitations I was feeling towards my strengths and abilities. So I decided to put in my two weeks after 2 years of service. Once I advised my GM at the time, she then advised our VP at the time. To my surprise, they both scheduled a meeting a few days later to convenience me not to leave the company. I thought to myself why? They both expressed how much I was an asset to the company with great work ethic and provided such great CS, they could not loose me. So they suggested I try a corporate sales job for 3 days, the following week. If I did not like it, they would honor my resignation, but if I felt the sales position would be a better fit position, I could take the job and extra pay ($) . I tried it for the 3 days and took it! After 4.5 years of sales. I was enjoying the sales and learning development training and of course the pay. But not the complacency took its tool on spirit. My manager at the time put a recommendation in for another positon within the company, as an Assistant Buyer. I applied myself again and took the position to further my PS education. I say education because there is so much to learn and teach in all the fields I have grown in. My years at PS have been awesome and rewarding. The PS family has a special place in my heart and I would recommend anyone to apply themselves to become a part of this family. It’s not easy to go above and beyond for some people, but doing better and thinking ,then re-thinking any positive ways to push yourself forward, will have great rewards. Not just for the company you work for, but to prove to yourself, it’s my responsibility to create your own goals and achievements. They just get to reap the benefits for your hard work 

    Cons

    As much money as they make, they should be better raises and stock options for non-ex employee's as well.

    Advice to Management

    Do better at employee compensation and bring back lunch tucks and Company paid vacations.


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  5. Conservative and Stable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Glendale, CA

    I worked at Public Storage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Conservative company with reasonable management. If you perform, they are very rewarding.

    Cons

    If you try to do something different and it fails, there is very little support and you can put yourself in danger.

    Advice to Management

    Listen.

    Public Storage Response

    Jun 23, 2015 – HR

    Thanks for sharing your experience at Public Storage. We wish you well in your career.


  6. Great place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relief Manager in Farmingdale, NY
    Former Employee - Relief Manager in Farmingdale, NY

    I worked at Public Storage

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, good ceo, good benefits

    Cons

    A lot of downtime, very rarely work another relief/property manager

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, everything seems to be fine there

    Public Storage Response

    Jun 23, 2015 – HR

    Thank you for your contribution toward our success.


  7. Nice Company

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

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I've worked at Public Storage for many years now, I like it here, people are nice and I like my job. Sure, I'd recommend this workplace to a friend. I will continue to work here as long as my boss will have me.

    Cons

    I just wish the vacation hours and holiday hours are the same as before, sick and vacation hours keep getting smaller and smaller.

    Public Storage Response

    Jun 22, 2015 – HR

    Thank you for your dedication and contribution toward our company's success. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience here at Public Storage.


  8. work

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

    I have been working at Public Storage

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good employee wok relationship throughout district

    Cons

    none just a perfect place to work

    Public Storage Response

    Jun 23, 2015 – HR

    We appreciate your dedication and effort, thank you.


  9. Helpful (3)

    property manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Public Storage part-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    get to work independently and get alot of hands on experience.

    Cons

    too much bosses come and go and lots of procedures that take up too much time.

    Advice to Management

    cut down on the reports and procedures too many changes. Keep it simple. Stop making things complicated and increase the pay.


  10. Helpful (1)

    relief property manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relief Property Manager in Hixson, TN
    Former Employee - Relief Property Manager in Hixson, TN

    I worked at Public Storage (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good hrs. Good benefits. Self paced

    Cons

    Working multiple properties. Select lazy employees. SCRIPTED CONVERSATIONS

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up on the scripts, let customer service do the talking! Also better communication between properties and ps customer service line


  11. Overall a good company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Manager/KTP in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Property Manager/KTP in Birmingham, AL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a current Property Manager for a little over 5 years and Key Training Professional for 2 years I have been satisfied with my job. If you like meeting and helping people but know the meaning of hard work then this is the place for you. Great hours for life after work. I have been under the direction of several DM'S while in my career with PS and have made many new friendships with coworkers that are now like family. It takes hard work and the right mindset to make this company and job work for you so therefore it is not for everyone. But if you give it your all and have a great work ethic then you will find a lasting place with PS. And the award pays off in the long run.

    Cons

    The pay is not the greatest and yes it could be more for all that you do. You are pressured to make numbers which is overwhelming at times. And promoting from within is not done. Once you get to the Property Management or Key Training Professional level this is as far as you will go. And laziness of others is allowed which puts even more work on the individuals that really care about the company and our success.

    Advice to Management

    Start promoting from within the employees that you currently have that literally love and breath for the company. They know more about the company than anyone that you bring in from the outside and would make for better leaders for their teams. Increases in pay would be great as well, being that financial statements and upper leader's of the company's salaries themselves can be researched and makes your employees feel like they really may not be cared for as much as we are told that we are. And lastly, stand by your policies, rules, and procedures. There is way to much leisure with these in areas. Those they do not so the desire to do their jobs need not be kept around.



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