Uncle Bob's Self Storage

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Uncle Bob's Self Storage Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
11 Reviews
3.8
11 Reviews
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David L. Rogers
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  1.  

    Great company to work for really cares about their employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Pineville, NC
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Pineville, NC

    I have been working at Uncle Bob's Self Storage full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This company really cares about their employees. So far every person that I have seen or meet from upper management is very nice. This company pays very fairly considering how low a lot of other companies pay their employees

    Cons

    This company does not have to many down sides one would be that you work until 6 pm which does not leave very much time to do anything after work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    fabulous

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASM  in  Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - ASM in Jackson, MS

    I have been working at Uncle Bob's Self Storage full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, also the people I work for and with.

    Cons

    There is not any , really. I love working at 184.
    That I am not the manager. lol

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Nellie at all cost!

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great if you enjoy doing customer service/ sales

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

    I worked at Uncle Bob's Self Storage

    Pros

    Great interaction with many different types of customers. Has internal software guide to help sell & go over policy's. Hear many stories about customers life.

    Cons

    Management level and higher has very poor communication. The right thing could be wrong or vice versus. This job is more if u have already retire and need something to do, so incase u get let go because budget can't afford you or some other random poor reason this action wouldn't hurt u financially.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication from a store manager level and higher needs to be a lot better. Many store managers get confuse base on response from area manager level vs corp level. U don't know who to follow and if u do chose one and it's wrong management will blame it back on store manager/employee not them self.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

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

    I have been working at Uncle Bob's Self Storage full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Well established company, reasonable office hours.

    Cons

    No career growth and lack of communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok company...Not a career. Just a job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Uncle Bob's Self Storage full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are ok for full time employees, hours work (mostly) well with family life, depending on location bonuses can be made, interaction with the public can be fun.

    Cons

    Paperwork overload, upper management is out of touch with store level employees, no room for growth, policies change frequently which causes confusion and errors by employees who then get reprimanded for it, open 7 days a week and weekends are mandatory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to understand how it really is on the store level. Most of the changes and policies that are implemented are not practical and make our jobs so much harder.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    uncles Bobs offered many benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Uncle Bob's Self Storage part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    a very organized upper management structure

    Cons

    rarely saw district manager so unfair practices of manager was not observed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change bonus structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporate office out of touch with locals

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Lafayette, LA

    I worked at Uncle Bob's Self Storage full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Love customers, and job itslef

    Cons

    Supervisor in this area does most things opposite of company policy and tries to force you to do it his way. He has no interest in hiring any female over the age of 40 and he's known as a bully.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more hands on. Stop giving so much authority to area managers and there's no one to check the area manager. You have an area manager in this area who's very inappropriate and, you make employees fill out surveys that you don't read, I know you don't because there have been numerous managers, including myself, that gave much detail about things going on, some illegal, and to this day, it was never checked out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Uncle Bob's Self Storage full-time

    Pros

    flexible schedule, business hours are family friendly,company growing, wants to hear employee opinion,training program is getting better,fair pay at store level, they value the employee,decent bonus structure

    Cons

    promotion unlikely if you do not live in Buffalo or cannot relocate so basically a dead end job once you reach store management and area management levels. this also affects career path developmental skills so the company will always have to go outside for new employees to fill higher positions. Staffing at stores is slim no back up managers. No family medical benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on staffing and developing people even if they do not live in Buffalo. middle management salaries are not competitive with industry

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Conservative company growing at the right speed

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

    I have been working at Uncle Bob's Self Storage full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good hours, get every other weekend off. Not labor intensive, so have lots of energy for kids when I get home. Area manager does not micro manage, which allows me to work independently.

    Cons

    If you don't live in Buffalo, hard to get promoted. Would have to travel often or relocate in order to be promoted. Pay and bonus are low. And sometimes earning the bonus can be impossible. Almost feels like they would rather you not get the bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate your talented employees, then find places for them to grow within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    bonus

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Gilbert, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gilbert, AZ

    I have been working at Uncle Bob's Self Storage

    Pros

    fun! make your own day

    Cons

    pay could definitely be better!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you guys are great, bonus program could be better

    Recommends

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