Interviewed at Public Storage
Interview Details – Initial phone interview was about 1 hour and very detailed questions were asked around P+L and management style. In person interview was very long over 2.5 hours and on location. Asked about all direct reports from the last 3 years and breakdowns of strengths and weaknesses. I was given some opportunity to ask probing questions at the end of the interview.
Interview Question – Asked about my high school experiences. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Decided I was more comfortable with were I was currently.
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Public Storage in March 2013.
Interview Details – applied online, got a call. The process was fairly quick and easy enough. I applied in houston, texas and It was made clear very early that they were interested in candidates open to relocation to areas near by. Questions were pretty straight forward trying to legitmazie the information I provided. I answered the questions and had to call back on my own to get the sad news.
Interview Question – Would I be open to a long commute View Answer
The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Public Storage in July 2011.
Interview Details – Took weeks to get interview then several more weeks and then an interview with Div. president and another with the CEO...
Interview Question – the usual questions as if scripted from a generic interview guild Answer Question
The process took 3 months - interviewed at Public Storage in February 2011.
Interview Details –
I originally heard about the District Manager position through a headhunter I had worked with previously. I started by doing a telephone interview with the HR department in California. The interviewer was very professional and used behavioral based technique. He then me for an interview with the VP and a drive around with a current DM. I met the DM at a location and talked about the position, he had a video store
Background and I have a restaurant DM background. I met with the VP that would've been my supervisor and after some very surface level questions and about 45 minutes he indicated he liked my background etc. and said I would need to meet with his
Boss in Ft Lauderdale. I flew into ft lauderdale and met with the SR VP for about an hour. Questions were pretty generic, and it seemed to be going well......
Until - I was asked why I was a good fit or candidate for the positon. I replied in a non condescending manner that managing multi unit restaurants with multiple departments perishable products etc. seemed to have more moving parts and that the simple business of renting storage units would be a good opportunity to soar. This seemed to agitate the SRVP to the extent that he went from stating that their business was a simple one to telling me that he disagreed and thought managing the storage units was more challenging and had more moving parts than a restaurant. Keep in mind there are two employees per location and my restaurants have 70-110 staff members per location.
After that interview they took over a week to give me an answer. Very poor process and dragged on for 3 months.
Interview Question – Why work for Public Storage View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Public Storage in November 2009.
Interview Details –
Had initial phone interview. Basic questions concerning work experience and description of job duties.
Interviewer was friendly and outgoing. Fely comfortable but was still nervous that showed in answers. First interview in 20 years.
Interview Question – What past experiences would benefit Public Storage Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Public Storage in September 2009.
Interview Details – A recruiter calls to schedule a phone interview. HR calls and conducts the phone interview and then a few days later a personal interview by the DM
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and interviewed at Public Storage.
Interview Details – The phone interview went very well. I thought that I had at least gotten through to the next step, but did not. The person interviewing asked very good questions an made me feel very comfortable.
Interview Question – There was nothing unexpected Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Public Storage in January 2012.
Interview Details – Applied online. Got call from recruiter. Was very friendly. Basic surface level questions. Then asked to come in for panel interview. That was VERY detailed and long. be prepared to explain everything on your resume. they asked questions going back to when i was in high school. Questions like "Give me a time when you failed" were common. Just be prepared and do your homework.
Interview Question – List of three things that you do not do so well. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Public Storage in October 2010.
Interview Details – I applied several time for many different locations and lost hope to get an interview. I finally received a call from a recruiter who did a phone interview the following day after I was contacted. The interview was lengthy, about 1.5 hours but it was very cordial and relaxing. I am still waiting to do a face to face interview but I was told I would be contacted shortly to move through the process.
Interview Question – Define operational excellence? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Public Storage in September 2010.
Interview Details – Just got contacted. Sounds like compensation / benefits are competitive
Interview Question – What are you looking for Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Did not sound like much room for negotiation
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