Standard Parking Reviews

Updated February 5, 2015
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  1. My experience working at Standard Parking has been positive and beneficial.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at Standard Parking full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Standard Parking believes in training and developing their employees to be the best they can be; as people and as workers. Standard Parking would rather promote from within. Standard Parking does have a competitive wage and benefits package.

    Cons

    Like any other company, not every employee is perfect. Individual employees with little motivation and abilities will bring moral down. Management can be slow to address this, hence the companies drive to regularly train and develop the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue on the current path which the company is headed on. Continue to develop and train all employees and promote those that have proven to be competent and worthy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Customer Perspective

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Standard Parking

    Pros

    They are very understanding and work well with the customers to make the cost and convenience worthwhile.

    Cons

    The tickets often get demagnatized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Standard Parking employees are well knowing of customer service.

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    Former Employee - Valet Attendant in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Valet Attendant in Glendale, CA

    I worked at Standard Parking part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The reason to work for Standard Parking is Valet.

    Cons

    Sometimes employees do not tend to get along.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do Not Party or date employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Sometimes

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    Current Employee - Special Event Attendant in Landover, MD
    Current Employee - Special Event Attendant in Landover, MD

    I have been working at Standard Parking part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy Work: The job is basically directing cars into a parking lot
    Interacting With Customers: Tailgaters are fun and energized
    Laid back environment: You can talk to other employees and customers while on the job.
    Break length

    Great job if you're looking for a a little extra cash. Supervisors don't breathe down your neck about every detail. If you are a trusted and responsible employee your judgement calls are accepted and not questioned when solving problems.

    Cons

    Supervisors aren't always prepared as they should be. Sometimes they are just as confused as the employees are on really busy days.
    Standing for a long period of time but thats just part of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training could be better. Let lower employees know what they can do to acquire a higher position. Provide supervisors with more details.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Standard Parking is a solid company to work for. Recently doubled in size due to a merger with Central Parking.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Standard Parking full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable work environment. Pretty good benefits although average compensation on the whole. Good place to work while bringing up a family. Going through some growing pains due to merger.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement in
    Administration areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great company undergoing reorganization

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    Former Employee - Valet Supervisor in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Valet Supervisor in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Standard Parking full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Vacation and holiday pay
    Good health benefits
    Great Staff
    Seems to be run in a proficient way

    Cons

    Company recently acquired Central Parking and the corporate side of the company seems to be stalling while the reorganization process is ongoing. Some area and district managers have redundant responsibilities while other responsibilities are overlooked because it is "the other managers" territory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue updating policies and cement each positions responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Interesting Company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Parking Valet in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Parking Valet in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Standard Parking part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    lots of things to do

    Cons

    who do you work for?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    each business is run differently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Easy money

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    Current Employee - Shuttle Driver in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Shuttle Driver in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Standard Parking

    Pros

    I don't do much, but am paid a reasonable amount for it.

    Cons

    Boredom. Probably not too many opportunities for growth, from hourly jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make benefits info more clear.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Parking Attendant

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    Former Employee - Parking Garage Attendant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Parking Garage Attendant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Standard Parking

    Pros

    Good pay, decent hours while working through college.

    Cons

    Late hours and difficult customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire within and promote fairly

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Great People, Fair Compensation

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Standard Parking

    Pros

    The people are helpful, smart, and fun. Standard Parking provides a respectful and comfortable environment. Coworkers work with each other, not against each other. For the most part, this is the mentality of the entire firm, with very few exceptions.

    Cons

    The compensation and benefits are not as competitive as many other firms. Money and benefits are not everything, but a strong emphasis must be placed on the overall compensation package. In this aspect, Standard Parking falls behind, but not far behind, other firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe Standard Parking is a good place to work, and the company treats its employees fairly. My advice would be to continue to preserve the respectful and friendly environment the company already offers, but consider becoming more competitive when it comes to the compensation.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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