Uncle Bob's Self Storage Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Store manager

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

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

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

    Pros

    High pay even part timers start off above minimum wage. Great teamwork. Tons of people to contact for help when it's needed.

    Cons

    No benefits for part timers, you have to travel to help cover other stores and no maintenance crew!!

    Advice to Management

    Just get us a maintenance crew I had to change a ton of light bulbs and my back is killing me!


  2. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Clearwater, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Great customers. No holidays

    Cons

    Low pay for super perfectionist high expectations. No support from corporate office and management. Leadership listens is just lip service. No career advancement potential.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate claims on mission statement to want to recruit and retain high caliber team members but doesn't train, develop, or value employees. Dead end position


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    Former ASM/manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work if you have zero employment prospects. Love to work lots of weekends. Love working for/with shady/low quality people who steal. lie,etc

    Cons

    You will work lots of weekends. You will have to cover stores in your area that may be on the other side of town. You will have to do outside maintenance work as well as office duties for the same amount of money... Deal with hostile customers who's belonging got auctioned.. etc

    Advice to Management

    Return the monthly performance bonuses done away with in 2011. Remember the stores make the bacon bot the cost centers(corp, accounting, marketing, etc).


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  5. Growing for a reason

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.


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    Former Store Manager

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Fantastic company!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  8. 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


  9. Over Qualified

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    • 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!


  10. 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


  11. For the boys only

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    • 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.



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