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"Public Storage, the Walmart of the Storage industry."

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Former Employee - Property Manager in Manassas, VA
Former Employee - Property Manager in Manassas, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Public Storage full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

If you own PS stock, they are doing great. As a field employee though the best I can say is that working for Public Storage is no more than a transitional job until a better once comes along.

Cons

Below average pay for the job requirements. Field employee benefits are constantly changing and not always for the better. Weekend and many holidays are considered mandatory work days for employees. No overtime, even if you work more than 8 hours, the Regional Manager will tell the District Manager to have the employee take off early or come in late on a day they are double covered. No back up from management against iiate customers who are angry with company policy, than they are with the employees for following policy.

Advice to Management

Since Ron Havner took over, there really is no advice to give that Ron would listen too unless I was a majority share holder. So I will pass...

Other Employee Reviews for Public Storage

  1. Helpful (1)

    "corp. greed"

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    Current Employee - Property Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    co-workers are cool. very cool.

    Cons

    The company has changed the employees get a bonus. It went from every 3 months to every month. (everyone was getting a bonus) In 2012 the company changed it so that ONLY 40% of the field employees get a !! Not fair. Especially after pushing them hard for numbers, so that the DM's can get their bonus either way...

    Advice to Management

    Stop stuffing your pockets and give the employees whats due to them. All of them


  2. Helpful (5)

    "The Poor Get Poorer....."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    No pros other than the fact that working nights is not a requirement.

    Cons

    Within the past 5 years of my employment here at Public Storage on the East Coast; Public Storage has reduced Paid Time Off hours for Store Managers and Relief Managers... raised our insurance... and year by year reduced both the potential for and amount paid in "bonuses". 4 years ago we had the potential to make $800 per quarter totalling $3200 per year in bonus pay. 3 years ago it was reduced to bi-monthly bonus pay up to $250. 2 years ago it left you the potential to make up to approximately $100 per month. And this past year along with our PTO hours being reduced; we were informed that up to only 40% of field employees would receive ANY bonus at all with the top amount being $3000 at the end of a full calander year. A bonus that only 10% of employees in a region of hundreds would receive.
    All of this while "upper management" receives GAURANTEED bonus money based off the numbers that the field employees achieve. This is likely why you see so many "positive reviews" from the district and regional managers on this site. By the way; there is NO promoting from within! So while other people with little to no experience in this business will soon be Your BOSS...you will be stuck at the position you are hired at until the end of time. Forgot to mention; the company has decided to "do away" with annual raises (which were literally pennies on the dollar anyway) until they figure out if its "in the budget"! Lol. We are talking about a Multics billion dollar company who ALREADY underpays its front line ; has reduced Pto; and has reduced bonus payouts to nearly nothing. Yet somehow they're not sure that raises are "in the budget". Do yourself a favor and work ANYWHERE but Public Storage.

    Advice to Management

    Where to begin? Hey Ron Havner....Shawn Weidman... if you somehow come across this- just know that out here in New York there isn't a single property or relief manager that doesn't curse you both each and every day for the money you've taken away from us and for the upper management you currently have overseeing us. You have several hundred unhappy- underpaid- struggling employees working our tails off all while STRUGGLING to keep our heads above water. This is New York...its expensive here! So stop making "upper managements'" wallets fatter and spread the wealth. The quartly incentive program that was in place a few years ago was perfect and actually gave us something to work toward and look forward to. Incentives will do all good and no harm. Additionally; we ALL know that the company makes MORE than enough money to have raises in the budget...stop being greedy. Finally... you should consider promoting from within. Nobody knows the ins and outs of the everyday operations like those who deal with the customers and the actual sales each and every day.

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