Public Storage Employee Reviews | Glassdoor

Public Storage Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
787 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

3.3
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Public Storage Vice Chairman, President, and CEO; Chairman, President, and CEO, PS Business Parks Ronald L. Havner Jr.
Ronald L. Havner Jr.
468 Ratings

787 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (9)

    "An Objective Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Objectively speaking – this is the best company I have ever worked for. It is a company and management structure that rewards hard work and people who do the right thing. Integrity and hard work are priceless and the standard daily.
    One of the best parts of the job is that while everyone who works here is competitive with one another, there is a sense of team work I have never experienced before. If you need support – it is there for you if you ask.
    A lot of people talk about the growth potential that PS offers, and I am living proof of how successful you can be here. I have been with the company for just over 3 years and have been successfully promoted multiple times! You won’t find that kind of growth potential in normal retail hours.
    That is another piece of the equation as well – the work life balance is superior to anything I have experience before in retail.
    The best part of the job is you control your own destiny. Hard work, dedication, personal development, and always striving for more from the team you manage are characteristics that are cherished and rewarded here at PS.

    Cons

    The workload at times can be heavy. It can come in waves, and without a strong work ethic to push through and resolve efficiently there is a tendency to get bogged down in administrative work versus coaching and training staff. Being able to push through and get back to the field is the key.

    Advice to Management

    The general turn around time for hiring in both the field staff and DM role is becoming progressively more challenging in our improving economy - any changes to stream line hiring for both of these roles would help reduce administrative work and allow more time in the field training and coaching field staff versus constant recruiting efforts.


  2. "Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Public Storage part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, down time, and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Gets boring if you have poor time management skills.


  3. "District Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Property Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  6. "Best"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Company to work with

    Cons

    Nothing in particular. They are good with employees.


  7. "No room for advancement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  8. "Property manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  9. "Prosperous, Looking Forward Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, balanced life/work ratio, caring and understanding management

    Cons

    No plastic ware in the kitchen :)

    Advice to Management

    Would be nice to consider employees technical inputs when it comes to project decision making.


  10. "Property manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  11. "Solid Company That Develops Leaders"

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

    I have been working at Public Storage full-time

    Pros

    • The company is a market leader and very intelligent in the way that they spend their finances. Public Storage is a very financially stable company.
    • If you're looking for a company to grow your career and advance, Public Storage has leaders in place at every level to get you to where you want to go. Employee development is the company's number one priority.

    Cons

    A Need to Know for Prospective Candidates:
    • A candidate needs to be able to develop a sales focused field staff and drive the business under a very limited payroll structure.
    • Candidates have to be a very organized individually and able to manage their time efficiently as the position requires you to wear multiple hats to be successful at the position managing operations to customer service to repair and maintenance issues.

    Advice to Management

    • The company needs to continue to look for different ways to redevelop facilities as the competition continues to stiffen in the marketplace.
    • As the market leader, the company needs to continue to look to ways that they can streamline processes utilizing the most advanced and cutting edge IT and technology available in the industry.



Showing 787 of 790 reviews
Reset Filters