Uncle Bob's Self Storage Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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  1. Associate Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Uncle Bob's Self Storage part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent
    Plenty of resources if you have questions
    Major holidays off
    Hours of operation great
    Community involvement great

    Cons

    No holiday pay for part time
    Work load a bit high
    Raises minimal
    Legality of operations procedures high

    Advice to Management

    Offer holiday pay for part timers or even allow full time employees other than store manager and I guarantee you sales would go up!!


  2. Growing for a reason

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Uncle Bob's Self Storage full-time

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

    Pros

    Not micromanged. Clear vision of what they want to do and given the tools to do so. Great support from Home office.

    Cons

    Expectations sometimes are unrealistic. Too quick to make hiring decisions out of desperation.

    Advice to Management

    Get out in the field and listen to the store teams they often have great ideas.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Former Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Uncle Bob's Self Storage full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Managers get an apartment, if there is one.
    Benefits for full time.
    9 to 6 schedule.

    Cons

    Working 7 days a week if you have no associate. There was a time I worked for 4 months straight with no help at all.
    Extremely strict policies, if you're even a penny short on a deposit prepare for consequences.
    Part time gets no benefits except vacation and you will have to do maintenance of the property. Including picking up dead things and having customers defecate on the property.
    Apartments are no longer available at all, if you're a new manager or transfer to another property they are no longer letting managers live on property.

    Advice to Management

    One, stop treating your managers like they're suppose to be perfect robots. Two, when you have a manager who is reporting alarming behavior about another manager or area manager, don't just brush it off. Follow through. Three, bring back apartments. You have some extremely ugly properties and the only benefit there is the apartment.


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  5. Fantastic company!!!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Uncle Bob's Self Storage full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Always someone to help if you need it. To be a large company they really do care about thier employees. If you are willing to do a good job and give excellent customer service you will have great success at Uncle Bob's.

    Cons

    A few people that have worked for the company for along time have trouble adjusting to changes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the management teams in the stores. Thank you for all you do to give your employees the tools they need to succeed.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Micro managing dm who plays keyboard tough guy with threatening emails.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Uncle Bob's Self Storage full-time

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Customers were great to work with a help. Closed at 6 pm each day.

    Cons

    Benefits and pay bad. Management gave no guidance. Management used email to micro manage, and threaten. Management was immature. Management did not train or develop staff. Management more interested in discussing fitness routine than business. Only saw mgt once per month for a rushed through inspection. Mgt took off bonus for things that were out of manager's control. Management plays favorites. Looks other way on pet manager as their spouse did manual labor on property even though he isn't an employee.

    Advice to Management

    Develop and train your employees. You claim to want to recruit and retain the best possible employees yet you do not show any example of valuing the employee. Leadership listens is a joke.


  7. Good company to work for with lots of support!

    Current Employee - Associate Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Manager

    I have been working at Uncle Bob's Self Storage

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, friendly work environment, always someone available if you have a question, quarterly bonus's based on store performance.

    Cons

    Weekends, unruly customers at times

    Advice to Management

    Offer more incentives and bonus opportunities


  8. Over Qualified

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Uncle Bob's Self Storage full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Easy work , THe Customers are great.

    Cons

    managers are self centered. most have ASM do the work with no credit given.

    Advice to Management

    DO your part!


  9. Assistant Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Uncle Bob's Self Storage part-time

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

    Pros

    work could be laid back if there was more unity on the job,

    Cons

    Store managers do nothing more than sit around and talk on the phone and expect Assistant to do all the work.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the Store managers are doing there part to ensure a work environment that runs smoothly


  10. For the boys only

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Uncle Bob's Self Storage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Living onsite is a pro and a con

    Cons

    They are doing away with living onsite, that makes the pay even more dismal.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to micromanage your managers and let them be managers.


  11. Helpful (2)

    over all rating is 1/4 star

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

    I have been working at Uncle Bob's Self Storage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    most storage customer are great -

    Cons

    employees steal from the company - management does nothing about it... if you have stock = sell... they have a corporate Q&A monthly and never answer the question put forward and they choose the question. But its mandatory to watch their video. Bonus' are bogus... the company core values are not up held at store level - that means they are not up held at any level... 10.00 per hour to clean, sweep, dust, blow leaves or snow and then try to help a customer all dirty and smelly... not a nice way to handle customers... so many things wrong - needs a lot of help

    Advice to Management

    wake up and smell reality



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