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Public Storage Manager Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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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 34 reviews)

  • I really enjoy my position as a District Manager at Public Storage (in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • No promotions after youve been promoted to property manager from relief manager (in 122 reviews)

  • We do a great job of making that week incredible for all of our district managers and above (in 83 reviews)

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  1. "District Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - District Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent compensation. Good company structure. Zero worries about layoffs

    Cons

    No work life balance. Demanding pace.

    Advice to Management

    Considering bringing back people who may have left due to poor managers in the past


  2. "Easy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Manager
    Current Employee - Property Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, easy job, 3 weeks paid training, most locations you work alone, great for college students who needs the down time to work on school work.

    Cons

    Not any cons in my opinion

    Advice to Management

    My manager is very good at what she does. I feel very blessed to have her as my DM.


  3. "Property Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything is A pro, great benefits and a great team

    Cons

    Pay could be a little more higher for all the work we do.


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  5. "No room for advancement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Manager
    Former Employee - Property Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome DM and freedom to make decisions

    Cons

    low pay, tons of work, no room for advancement and they do not promoted from within unless you are a DM or higher

    Advice to Management

    value your employees and compensate them fairly


  6. "Property manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Woodbridge, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work alone and sometimes at your own pace.

    Cons

    No to room for growth. You cannot advance I'm the company or earn more.


  7. "Property manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    steady pay, full time hrs

    Cons

    low pay, high expectations for the pay rate

    Advice to Management

    promote from within


  8. "District Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager Public Storage in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - District Manager Public Storage in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Although I am new to the Public Storage team I can already see how the company sets itself apart from others trying to attract DM candidates to their teams.
    Public Storage is very structured yet open to new ideas and innovative ways to get the job done. Their focus is on the people - both employees and customers- to ensure the business remains strong and growing. The processes that are in place to run the day-to-day operations are complex yet straight-forward and ways above the competition.
    The part I like the most is the fact that this is not a "stuffy" environment. From my boss's boss to my boss and my peers, everybody is level-headed, down-to-earth and ready to jump in and help when needed. They all enjoy their jobs and work hard to make sure everybody succeeds.
    Now, this is by no means a "fancy" position where your status matters and you get to lead from afar everyday. This is a down-in-the-trenches, work side-by-side with your people kind of job where you connect with people with very different personalities and motivate them to achieve the same goal.
    Work-life balance is better than most companies at the DM level. I used to be attached to my laptop constantly on the weekends or I would be so far behind on Monday I would not be able to operate. Now with Public Storage, I enjoy better balance and more productive days which my boss fosters and encourages.
    Don't get me wrong....this is a LOT of work and it is challenging, but it is structured in a way that sets us up for success.

    Cons

    The way the mileage is calculated with a rather large deduction for personal commute.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "• Assist reservation and walk-in customers in renting storage units"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relief Manager in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Relief Manager in Lake Forest, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company provides all the training to be successful in the position.
    Not physically demanding.

    Cons

    Fixed pay. Non-negotiable. Limits growth inside the company.

    Advice to Management

    Provide competitive compensation benefits to retain your outstanding employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Stable job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Manager
    Current Employee - Property Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    independent working, a lot of down time, and apartments available

    Cons

    management takes forever to respond to issues on individual properties. Pay is low. No chance of advancement.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Property manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Manager in North Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Property Manager in North Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to work unsupervised, got to drive a golf cart. Meet interesting people and the auction days are fun.

    Cons

    Lots of cleaning and hauling junk, cleaning public restroom, angry clients hold you responsible

    Advice to Management

    Maintenance and janitorial assistance