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Public Storage District Manager Interview Questions

Updated Mar 7, 2017
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District Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Public Storage in February 2017.

Interview

Very detailed and in-depth interview process. Interviewed with a recruiter, and RVP and then the SRVP/SDM.
RVP phone interview was about an hour long. Detailed situational questions and past experiences
SRVP/SDM- face to face interview that I was unaware that there would be 2 interviewers present. Both had their laptops up. 1 would read the question, the other would type the answer. Went over the DISC assessment. Interview was scheduled to only be 2 hours, which turned into 2 hours and 45 minutes. Very structured. Left the interview mentally exhausted.

Interview Questions

  • What was 3 high points of high school? What were 2 low points of high school? What were 3 high points in college? What were 2 low points of college? Who was your supervisor in each job held? How would they rate you on a scale of 1-10? What was your proudest moments in job? What was the feedback provided in your last review in each job?   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Public Storage

  1. Helpful (4)  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Public Storage.

    Interview

    Wouldn't know. I have applied for this position a couple of times over the last 5 years. Each time, I am apparently excluded from further consideration by a machine. I always get an email about 4-6 hours after submitting my resume for the position. Doesn't matter if it is day or night. Despite having vast business experience in numerous management positions over twenty years, I still don't have enough to even get a phone interview. Guess I am not the only one though since I have seen the ad for this position run non-stop for nearly 10 years. Literally. Non-stop. Anyway, I suggest you don't waste any time on them,

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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Public Storage (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Very intense process. Had a phone interview that lasted a little over an hour. Then called same evening for a in person interview in Glendale, Ca. that lasted 3.5 hours.

    To only be told 2 days later "we're not passing on you, stay in touch and get a retail job and touch back in 12-18months" We need you to have more skills with developing team members when I clearly expressed my strength was in empowering/coaching people. AND THEY REACHED OUT TO ME?!? I never applied to this job! Craziness...

    Interview Questions

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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Public Storage in January 2017.

    Interview

    The process took about 3 weeks. Started with a phone interview that went well and the the senior district manager seemed to like me and coached me for the next interview. Which was with 2 senior DM's that lasted 3 hours and they go all the way back to high school and want to know what your weakness and strengths from every job were. The next process was a fly out interview with the executive Vice President. Thought it went well but I got turned down after this interview. They told me that they would reimburse me for my expenses while out there as well and it's been 4 weeks and still haven't seen a check for my expenses!!!!

    Interview Questions

    • List all your employees and rate A-C and what did you do to coach up your C players or how did you get rid of them?   Answer Question
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Incredibly unorganized. I applied, received an email stating they would not proceed with me as a candidate. Then, I received a phone call a few days later from a regional manager excited that I applied and wanted an interview. He did not know I received the email and when I told him I was excited about the opportunity, but confused by the email...he hung up on me? I'm glad I did not follow through with this company because they are obviously amateur and unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntington Beach, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Public Storage (Huntington Beach, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    First they called me after reviewing my posted resume on Indeed site. I returned call by never heard back. A few weeks later I applied for DM position on their website, got a call from HR same day! Phone interview 2 days later. It went well, very professional. Lasted about 30 minutes. Received rejection email next day

    Interview Questions

    • What one thing would you do differently in your last job?
      Name two metric accomplishments you are proud of, from last position.  
      Answer Question
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Public Storage (Phoenix, AZ) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I was initially contacted/recruited by Public Storage through Indeed. The Regional Manager called for a phone screening. Initially, he left a message on a Saturday saying he would be calling to conduct a phone screening on a Wednesday. He then called on a Thursday and scheduled a screening for later that afternoon.

    This was a pointless screening. I understand inquiring about a candidates weaknesses, but you would think they would also have interest in learning your accomplishments. It was over the top negative and uncomfortable.

    The only thing I was asked to go into detail on was my weaknesses. From the initial greeting, the interviewer was cold, emotionless- I understand following a script, but generally, if you have a sales background, you understand how to speak with people in a more natural, comfortable manner while still adhering to the lines.

    It was just terrible, and I knew from the greeting alone, that I would not be considered for the role even with my experience. Could be a gender thing.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked which companies I worked at prior to the 10 years listed on my resume...   1 Answer
    • Asked what my top leadership strengths are   1 Answer
    • Asked me to name my weaknesses   1 Answer
    • Why I left my company.   1 Answer
    • Why did I apply for Public Storage   1 Answer
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Public Storage in August 2016.

    Interview

    I was called by a Regional manager after applying on line and was told I was being sent an email with a link for a one way video interview. I have done two way video interviews but never a one way interview. I read a posting about how absurd this process was but I have an entirely different opinion. You can watch the video tutorial and actually do several practice sessions before you begin. You will be asked a question by a person that appears on the screen and then the question is listed on the screen. You have a time frame to answer the question and once it has been recorded you have 2-3 re-takes if you did not like it. To me it is a much easier and better process than a two-way video interview. It will probably be the interview process of the future and to me again much more comfortable than the two-way interview. 2 days after I did the interview I got the thanks but no thanks email but I still liked the process.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were very basic and very simple with this process. You have 10 questions about how you hire, do you get involved with hourly hiring. etc. You are also asked how you terminated someone as well as strengths and weaknesses.   Answer Question
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Public Storage (Arlington, VA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Extensive phone screen. If you can actually get passed it they have a behavior analysis which they say is just to get to know you. They focus alot on this compared to what is described to you. They grill you all the way back to highschool and each job youve had. Feels a bit to much like an interrigation. For this type of job its a bit much. In person interview felt stuffy and came accross as we are the almighty and you should feel lucky to have an interview. Pay structure is very nice and they preach job advancement. But i can see the atmosphere being very stuffy based on my observation while waiting for my interview to start.

    Interview Questions

    • What are 3 strengths and weaknesses for each level of schooling and each job you have worked for? What would you do differently? What are your job responsibilities for each position. Rank each rep you have ever managed?   Answer Question
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Public Storage (Baltimore, MD) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Terrible communication. Gave the impression that they wanted to hire me and never heard from them again. You must be able to relocate for this position even though they advertise for a particular city.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you relocate to Texas?   1 Answer
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