Public Storage

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Many Growth Opportunities

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Burbank, CA
Current Employee - Human Resources in Burbank, CA

Pros

Public Storage provides a great Work/Life balance, with offerings in benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, supplemental insurance, and more), 401k with company match, PTO, sick leave, bereavement and bonus opportunities. The management team helps find ways for their employees to grow within the Company and their careers.

Cons

I do not have any cons to mention.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    This company asked me to write a good review to raise their approval rating.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - New DM  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - New DM in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Great Salary for DM's and above
    Some of the people you work with are very nice, but only some.
    I cannot come up with any more Pros.

    Cons

    Property managers are paid poverty wages
    Around 20 scripts that have to be memorized word for word
    HR asked several new DM's to write reviews to raise the approval rating. That in itself is just poor.
    Leadership is just awful and they lie, cheat and steal and yet you cannot say a thing or you will lose your job.
    Gossip is out of control.
    This company lacks integrity all the way through the CEO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying to your field
    Stop saying you puke cash and pay your filed team 9.50.
    Evaluate your DM's, RM's and your Divisional's. They are hiding the truth to protect them self.
    Stop the turnover, it is ridiculous.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    An nihilistic business model.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    The job is not going anywhere; being relieved of your position almost takes effort. There's a flat demand curve. When the economy is good, people need storage to move to their new jobs or remodel their homes. When it's lousy, the folks being evicted need somewhere to put things. The hours are short and largely in keeping with a standard business window, so mornings are not too early and you still have an evening. If you show up wearing pants and sober enough to walk, the job is yours.

    Cons

    The pay is atrocious. I left because, by company policy, staff cannot be promoted above the Property Manager level. District Managers and above are recruited entirely from outside the company. Corporate manipulates the bonus structure to create a cascading series of pay cuts directed primarily at the highest-performing members of the ground crew. Being advanced to Property Manager from Relief Manager does not involve a raise; you are volunteered to be on call and you are given added restrictions to your schedule by accepting this position. The sales and marketing aspect of the business is clearly designed on the assumption that the company is hiring anyone with a heartbeat (sales scripting is mandatory is clearly written at about the third-grade level). District Managers are under such perpetual scrutiny that the management climate forces an antagonistic approach; the best DMs I worked with quit or got fired for, essentially, failure to demonstrate that the rank-and-file were being properly micromanaged into complete despair. The entry-level position with Public Storage is only suitable if you are otherwise unemployed or if you have never had a job and want to be able to put "manager" on your resume.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is such a thing as a goodwill account. As the executive arm of the enterprise, your primary duty is to the shareholders. I understand that it is genuinely unethical for you to harm the business, even if you are doing so in the name of helping the employees. As expected standards of living rise, and as social media take an increasingly-prominent role in the marketing world, thriving on a high employee churn rate will end up doing at least enough damage to counter the benefits of a lower payroll budget. Moreover, if the pay/opportunity is not enough to encourage staff retention and at least some minimal level of proprietary interest in the well-being of the company, properties will physically deteriorate at an unhealthy rate, regulatory issues will fly under the radar until inspection day, and both rentals and occupancy will suffer. The on-site staff are just barely motivated enough to come punch in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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