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Extra Space Overview

Salt Lake City, UT
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (EXR)
Real Estate
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Extra Space Storage® Inc. (NYSE: EXR) is a real estate investment trust based in Salt Lake City, Utah with regional offices in California, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Texas. Extra Space Storage is the second ... Read more

Mission: Extra Space Storage is a thirty year old company that has been involved in the self-storage industry since its inception. Extra Space Storage's mission is sustainable growth, based around six basic company goals:

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About Extra Space Storage

Extra Space Storage® Inc. (NYSE: EXR) is a real estate investment trust based in Salt Lake City, Utah with regional offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Texas. Extra Space Storage is the second largest operator of self storage in the U.S., and is a national owner, developer, acquirer and operator of professionally managed self-storage properties.

Extra Space Storage is a thirty year old company that has been involved in the self-storage industry since its inception. Extra Space Storage's mission is sustainable growth, based around six basic company goals:

  • Maximize customer satisfaction
  • Provide an excellent product and service
  • Develop and maintain mutually beneficial business relationships
  • Increase shareholder value
  • Grow the business
  • Make Extra Space Storage a great place to work

Extra Space Storage is a growth-oriented company creating a new standard in the self-storage industry. Both customers and communities benefit from Extra Space Storage's professional approach to storage. Featuring attractive, convenient and secure facilities operated by professional managers, Extra Space Storage seeks to change the association of self storage as a temporary holding place for rarely-used things to a desirable, safe, and customer-oriented facility perfectly suited for maintaining and accessing valued personal and business possessions.

Extra Space Storage Inc., headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a self-administered and self-managed REIT. As of September 30, 2014, the Company owned and/or operated 1,300 self-storage properties in 35 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The Company’s properties comprise approximately 900,000 units and approximately 80.0 million square feet of rentable space. The Company offers customers a wide selection of conveniently located and secure storage solutions across the country, including boat storage, RV storage and business storage. The Company is the second largest owner and/or operator of self-storage properties in the United States and is the largest self-storage management company in the United States.


Extra Space Storage got its start in 1977. Between now and then, we’ve come a long way. Today we are a New York Stock Exchange-traded company leading the self-storage industry in more ways than one.

Although we're based in Salt Lake City, Utah, we have regional offices in 9 states and over 1,400 properties. Our properties comprise approximately 550,000 units and over 59 million square feet of rentable space, with that number growing every year.

Right now we’re the second largest owner and/or operator of self-storage properties in the United States and the largest self-storage management company in the United States. Our success provides a stable work environment for our employees.

Our success is no accident. From the beginning we’ve fostered an environment of innovation, with a strong focus on technology that has allowed us to set the industry standard for online marketing and revenue management. Employees can expect to enjoy a challenging, fast-paced work environment.


At Extra Space Storage we believe that a successful business and a fun work environment go hand in hand. That’s why we’ve created a company culture that provides our employees with all the support they need to succeed. Because we understand that we can’t continue to succeed unless our people love their jobs— day in, day out.


Extra Space Storage believes in taking care of our employees. 
Benefits for eligible employees include:

  • Medical, dental, vision, short & long-term disability and life insurance
  • 401k matching
  • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts (medical and dependent)
  • Paid time off for vacation and personal days as well as paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides counseling sessions
  • Performance-based incentives
  • Employee referrals rewards
  • Extra-Ordinary & Extra-Mile monetary awards
  • Annual CEO Team of Excellence award

Room to Grow.

We’re a company that’s constantly growing, so we make sure our employees have lots of room for growth and advancement, too. A large number of our employees have been promoted to a job higher than their original position. Job satisfaction is high, leading to of highest employee retention rate in the business.

Awarding Excellence.

When our employees do a good job, we want them to know it. Recognition includes our Mission Accomplished Award, EXTRAordinary Employee of the Quarter, Extra Mile Award, CEO Award of Excellence and our SPOT award for Superior Performance Observed Today.

Division 9610

 Division 9610 spans over five states; Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and parts of New York, including Long Island and NYC. The division office is located west of Boston, in a town called Westborough. This division currently has seven districts with over 220 store employees and seven district managers spread out across the division. The typical store count for each District Manager is 15-20. If you walk into any of the stores in this Division you will be greeted by one of our great employees.


Here are a couple of our newly renovated properties in this Division:



Extra Space Storage has 3,300 employees across 36 different states and is divided into 12 different Divisions as well as the Store Support Center.

This month we want to highlight our Accounting Department.  The department is a part of the Store Support Center which is located at our corporate office in Salt Lake City, Utah. The department covers the accounting for all Extra Space stores nationwide and all corporate accounting functions.

The Accounting Department is home to 80 Employees; Accounting Management, Property Accountants, Accounting Clerks and Accounts Payable Clerks. We pride ourselves on hiring, training and developing our people at all levels by providing meaningful and engaging work. 

 From onboarding a new joint venture partner to managing all aspects of your property financial statements, the experience, and accounting skills you will learn at Extra Space are unmatched.  But, it’s not a culture that is just debits and credits all the time.  We have monthly department team building events that range from off-site afternoon activities to smaller on-site competitions.  Both are a great way to enjoy time away from the desk and get to know others in the department.

Here are a few pictures from an Accounting activity:

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    I have been working at Extra Space full-time (Less than a year)


    The culture here is great. Team/Department activities are fun and a good experience. Feels more like a team than just a bunch of individual people on their own. Good Flexibility as well.


    Not really any that I can think of at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Benefits could be improved, as well as more incentives.

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Extra Space Interviews

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    No Offer
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    Easy Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Extra Space (Oklahoma City, OK) in February 2017.


    Was asked to come in the day prior to the interview. Was interviewed by the manager at an OKC location for the opening in the Edmond location. Was asked few canned questions, shown around the property and told would hear something soon.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard interview questions, nothing cosmic.   1 Answer
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Extra Space Awards & Accolades

  • 20 of the fastest-growing companies in Utah, KSL, 2017
  • Utah Business Fast 50 Award, Utah Business Magazine, 2016
  • Utah's 57 Top Local Companies, Deseret News, 2016
  • Largest company in each state by market cap, Market Watch, 2016
  • Top Workplaces -- Midsize, Salt Lake Tribune, 2014
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