Uncle Bob's Self Storage Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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  1. Store manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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. Associate Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Associate Store Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Can create your own (realistic) schedule with store manager, Paid more than minimum wage, Get to work with a variety of different people at each store.

    Cons

    "Bonuses" are next to nothing, upper management lacks communication with anyone lower than a home office job, individual medical plans at store level only (no vision or dental and you cannot have any family on your plan with you)...home office employees can have family members on theirs, expectations of your store can be very unrealistic which causes your bonus amount to drop when you don't meet your budgets.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the work that your employees do more. If it weren't for them, you wouldn't be as successful as you are right now....change how the bonus structure works, it's almost like they don't even exist.


  3. Store Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Face to face customer interaction, helpful/knowledgeable coworkers, relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Improvements needed for online/web based customer interaction, open 6-7 days per week


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  5. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    Former ASM/manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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).


  7. Growing for a reason

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Former Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends

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

    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.


  9. Fantastic company!!!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


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

    Current Employee - Associate Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Manager
    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


  11. Over Qualified

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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!



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