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Public Storage Glendale Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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Glendale, CA

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Public Storage Vice Chairman, President, and CEO; Chairman, President, and CEO, PS Business Parks Ronald L. Havner Jr.
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is better than most companies at the DM level (in 37 reviews)

  • I really enjoy my position as a District Manager at Public Storage (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • They don't hire within the company, the highest you could become is property manager (in 138 reviews)

  • The District Managers don't even know how to do the basics (in 93 reviews)

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  1. "Corporate IT - Software Development"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable workforce team
    Great environment, vision and most importantly - team!
    Low turn over rate - corporate HQ
    Compensation is fair
    Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Benefit package
    Not many paid holidays - only 3

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! You are doing great things.

    Public Storage Response

    Nov 6, 2017 – HR

    Thank you for your feedback.


  2. "Stable Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Payroll Coordinator in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Payroll Coordinator in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employees in corporate stay long and not much turn over. Company has good revenue year after year. Pay is competitive.

    Cons

    Need to do more things for employee to keep high morale. Could share profits and give employees better holiday bonus'

    Advice to Management

    Worker are loyal, do more for them.

    Public Storage Response

    Nov 6, 2017 – HR

    We appreciate your feedback.

  3. "Great Line of Business"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has strong financial and continue healthy expansion; leadership position industry in conventional, but Great Line of Business.

    Manager willing and welcome new idea to improve work efficiency. Under a progressive manager, one can work often independently and can seek advice when needed.

    Work load can be heavy at time for being a public company. Good work life balance for well informed and willing to adopt technology.

    Great and competent colleagues who will to provide answer and help.

    Cons

    Promotion opportunity. There is good path for field management, but not for property managers and corporate employee. Corporate employee is usually a choice; one select company primary for work life balance or to build specific skill. Field employee has no defined track for management advancement.

    A lot of long tenure, the con side: inefficient processes for lack of technology adoption, myopic to intra departments process, and lack
    a centralized knowledge base.

    Public Storage Response

    Nov 6, 2017 – HR

    Thanks for taking the time and sharing your feedback.


  4. "Solid Fundamentals and Great Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Public Storage is an organization built on solid business fundamentals that pays close attention to every aspect of the company. As a result they have fostered a culture that is very supportive and provides ample opportunity for growth. The organization actively encourages employees to challenge the status quo to continue to improve and optimize operations. While not immediately recognizable for its digital excellence, Public Storage is a digital leader in its category. I enjoy coming to work everyday.

    Cons

    While very close to beautiful parks and hiking trails, you must drive for lunch. Parking is also limited.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to set the pace for the category and continue to invest in digital excellence.

    Public Storage Response

    Nov 6, 2017 – HR

    We appreciate your feedback.


  5. "good"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Security Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Security Analyst in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Public Storage as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company gives a good platform to learn

    Cons

    always best to company work nothing to say cons


  6. "Corporate Finance & Accounting"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People, People, People, People, People.....are the best. That's what's kept me with the company 25 years. Can't imagine working anywhere else.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A transforming model Enterprise"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Strong and knowledgeable workforce with low turnaround in HQ.
    Excellent work environment and team
    Great vision, strategy backed by excellent growth and stability
    Ever encouraging / empowering strong leadership
    Personally, love the opportunity I've to build next generation technical architecture to help management make right decisions and drive business in right direction

    Cons

    Not fully paperless yet!
    Needs technology related restructuring
    Don't see frequent Company news / Management updates
    Need to cultivate modern culture of building team/personnel networking

    Advice to Management

    Go paperless!
    Invest /bring in more technologies to empower field personnel
    Encourage "breaking the ice" by adding more fun activities among cross teams collaboration (lunches, games, seminars etc.)
    Shop for better insurance premiums
    Add TVs (they're cheap) to provide PS updates/news

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Tax Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Public Storage is a solid financially secure company. The financial decisions Sr. Management have made to invest in acquiring and developing properties insures growth of the company and stability for employees.

    Public Storage values its subject matter experts and the contributions these individuals bring to the organization to help the company maintain its financial position in the market place.

    Additionally, the company does well in promoting from within. This is evident through the advancement of many District Managers to Sr and Regional DM positions.

    Cons

    The company could offer better benefit packages to employees that include long term care. There are no company or corporate events to increase team building and company unity.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the model for growth.


  9. "Happily @ Public Storage"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company - Great company, solid financials, quality product and portfolio, high-integrity execution of the business plan.

    The people – Hard working, tireless work ethic, relentless attention to detail; nobody “above” any specific task when it needs to get done. Longevity and loyalty to the company permeate all levels of staff and leadership.

    The facility (corporate office) – Well maintained and recently renovated interior/exterior, great parking, ease of access from the 5 Fwy.

    The work – Wildly diverse and on a scope and scale this is tough to complain about. You will not be bored..! The pace is fast and exciting, no 2 days alike…

    Bottom Line

    If you’re looking for a challenge in your career, this is a great place to work; if you’re looking to coast and hide among the crowd, don’t waste your (and their) time. This is a lean running, rock solid company with amazing people and a tireless drive to be the very best in the industry; so far, for me, it’s been great ride…!

    Cons

    The company – Given the legacy and power of the brand, being at the top, there is little time to rest and enjoy the fruits of your labor. The next threat, urgent project, initiative or opportunity is always just around the corner. You always have to be on your toes and ready to go in a different direction if needed.

    The people – Like any company this well-established, new ideas can be harder to introduce than what might be observed at a younger upstart company; there can be growing pains when giving up the “old way” of doing something. The fortunate thing here is that in contrast, leadership does not fall into this category; there is a constant pressure to reinvent as needed to stay at the forefront.

    The facility (corporate office) – The location is freeway convenient, but isn’t immediately adjacent to any shops/restaurants. Pack a lunch or plan a short drive over into Burbank or Glendale. (note, the in-office lunch room, coffee and break areas are clean and functional; and don’t forget bagel Fridays!)

    The work – It’s not always predictable and it can be discouraging not being able to gain momentum when tides change. If you are the type that needs an ultra-stable plan and very predictable work, this may not be a fit for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving the brand and growing the portfolio; exciting times, every day!


  10. "Inventory Control Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Coordinator in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Coordinator in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary, as well as flexible hours

    Cons

    Only three paid holidays during the year


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