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"Good money - horrible life style"

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Former Employee - District Manager
Former Employee - District Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Public Storage full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Pay is good, bonus for first year is guaranteed

Cons

DMs are required to work and be available 7 days a week and at a moments notice. We were told several times that we needed to manage our families better so they would understand the needs of PS. Company structure micro-manages every last detail and the administrative requirements are unnecessarily exhaustive, and are mostly high level busy work that no one even reads or reacts to. Even when on vacation or on holidays, your supervisors will contact you constantly from the early morning to the middle of the night, meanwhile never themselves being available during their time off. There is more than 50% turnover in DM's every year. That is a fact.

The company is only concerned with stock holders dividends and frequently denies reasonable requests from customers as well as basic maintenance and upkeep of the buildings. Property Managers are not paid anywhere near their value (and are actually paid less than the industry standard), and they are constantly pushed to achieve unattainable goals and are treated with hostility, they are often questioned and reprimanded just because they are not well liked, and are treated like the obstacle to the company's success rather than trained and developed and incentivized. There is no opportunity for upward mobility for Property Managers which also hurts their performance.

Advice to Management

This is one of the wealthiest companies in the country...lose some of the greed, invest in the employees and their futures, provide more assistance to DMs so they can accomplish the goals of the company and not be overwhelmed by inane and pointless tasks.

Other Employee Reviews for Public Storage

  1. "Overall, very good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, excellent quaility of life

    Cons

    Limited opportunity, challenging customers, little opportunity for hourly employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop damaging the product with over zealous cost controls


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Treat people the way you want to be treated!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Property/Manager
    Former Employee - Resident Property/Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Public Storage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lived on site. Had job when needing a job and was able to exist.

    Cons

    Where to start? No living wage. Took away all holidays, longer hours on Sundays, chipped away at benefits, treated employees like they were idiots, made employees kowtow to their wishes, micromanaged, reviews never would allow a 5 on a 1-5 scale stating a 5 was impossible for "anyone" to achieve, blamed employee if people came in with their own locks, based bonuses on differing criteria each month, making it impossible to know which criteria was important. Life as a live on manager was 24.7 with people knocking on the door of ones apt and screaming and yelling at being locked out, or being locked in because they did not get out on time, dealing with policemen being called and alarms going off all the time and people urinating and defecating on the property.

    Advice to Management

    Come and be a manager for a week and see what your people go through before you judge what a manager goes through each day. Take your salary and divvy it out to your managers and give them raises and also good healthcare. The "discount healthplan" cannot insure your employees will even be alive the next year...and oh yes....do not build your buildings on toxic waste dumps either.

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