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Public Storage Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is better than most companies at the DM level (in 35 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 85 reviews)

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  1. "World Class Organization"

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

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

    Pros

    My tenure here at Public Storage has been extremely rewarding. The company has a winning business model thanks to its progressive thinking and amazing leadership. Your individual success and growth is based on pure merit. Co-workers are collaborative and compensation is fair and competitive. There are very few companies that can boast of the stability Public Storage offers. It's been a gratifying journey thus far and I only see great things for Public Storage in the future.

    Cons

    There are none that I can think of. It is a fast paced environment and with growth comes change; one needs to be flexible and be willing to adapt to change.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with all that you've been doing!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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


  3. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Pros

    The People - Truly thoughtful and friendly co-workers.

    Opportunity - The company continues to grow and develop, offering multiple paths for advancement.

    Work/Life Flexibility - Hard work is rewarded, but life outside of work is also very much valued.

    Cons

    Not a lot of options for lunch within walking distance.


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  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. "relief manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relief Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Relief Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    set schedule
    scheduled lunch break
    help is there when you need it

    Cons

    working on your own
    you wear many hats working the front desk and being outside showing units
    never kept at 1 place you float around a lot without notification


  7. Helpful (6)

    "District Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  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. Helpful (1)

    "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. "Fantastic place to work!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    I consider myself very fortunate to have found Public Storage. The people are wonderful, the work is challenging, and the company is on solid financial footing. I'm amazed by the tenure of the employees I interact with every day. So many people have 10, 20, 30+ years with the company. That really says something!

    Cons

    Being a new person in a company with so many employees with long tenure can be tough at times, but the people are very welcoming and collaborative.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, no complaints here!


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