Standard Parking Reviews

Updated 18 March 2015
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  1. Good part time job to work while in school

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    Former Employee - Valet Attendant in Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Valet Attendant in Saint Paul, MN (US)

    I worked at Standard Parking part-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, reasonable pay, fast-paced, good exercise

    Cons

    Limited ceiling for compensation, few opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve methods of customer transactions and money handling

  2. Helpful (1)

    Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Supervisor
    Former Employee - Cashier/Supervisor

    I worked at Standard Parking full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    3 available shifts to work, plenty of OT available

    Cons

    low morale, no room for advancement, did not get a lunch break

  3. Helpful (5)

    Its ok if you need the money but no real room for advance.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Standard Parking part-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Starting pay was $11. Cashier job is easy.

    Cons

    9 of 10 customers are extremely rude. Customer service on the management end is horrible. Management doesn't care about you or the customer for the most part. When you have any issues, management is more upset that you're bothering them than willing to solve the issue. No real potential for advancement. You're by yourself in a booth for long periods of time.

    Advice to Management

    Care for your employees. Learn to treat them with respect instead of like children. Change your attitude and earn employees respect instead of barking at them all the time.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    Decent job, but supervisors lack adequate training in human relations

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    Current Employee - Shuttle Bus Driver
    Current Employee - Shuttle Bus Driver

    I have been working at Standard Parking full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    With possession of CDL and clean history, it is easy to obtain a driving job. The workforce is very diverse, and there are frequent opportunities to bid on a work schedule to matches one's needs. The current health insurance offered to employees is very good. Upper management is generally very approachable.

    Cons

    There is little to no chance of any meaningful advancement, either in position or pay. For example, 2.5% annual increases in pay occur only after 3 years of employment. When there are issues with pay deductions for health insurance premiums, there is never an adequate resolution between the company and the union. The greatest con is that there is too much petty drama between supervisors and workers. The supervisory culture leans too much toward micromanagement and unnecessary disciplinary actions.

    Advice to Management

    Offer quality training in human relations/management skills to dispatch supervisors. Offer at least a 3% increase in pay to keep up with the annual rate of inflation.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Your time is not yours

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    Current Employee - Managemment
    Current Employee - Managemment

    I have been working at Standard Parking full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of tools and forms to help with the day to day operation

    Cons

    Lack of initial training, do more with less mentality. IT help is virtually non-existent.

  7. Stress

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Standard Parking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None at this time. I was very displeased with the working conditions at Central parking. but maybe the new leadership is different .

    Cons

    90hrs a week. No management support. Pay was terrible. Not a good working environment. Dirty tactics used to get promotions

  8. Helpful (2)

    Limited opportunity for growth, low wages.

    Former Employee - Supervisor in Portland, ME (US)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Portland, ME (US)

    I worked at Standard Parking full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My boss and I got along pretty well, benefits package was okay. Improvements were being made for training.

    Cons

    Low wages, limited opportunities for growth and advancement, especially for front line workers, lead to a rather dismal environment. At an airport location (and probably others) the 24/7 nature of the business is a grind, especially when it's almost impossible to build team spirit with non-work related activities. Staffing was skeletal, with little or no backup. Turnover was high. I spent about half my time hiring and training people, who tended to leave within a year. Equipment investment was low and slow.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping decent front line people is impossible at close to minimum wage. They're driving/running expensive equipment around expensive customer automobiles, handling hundreds of customers and thousands of dollars daily, but still SP is paying them peanuts for their abilities (should they possess any). The ones that stay on the job are generally being babysat by supervisors and managers.

  9. Just a job to get through

    Current Employee - Shuttle Driver in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Shuttle Driver in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Standard Parking part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to make tips and meet new people

    Cons

    No benefits for part-time employees, Can only call out 6 time before you are suspended

  10. Good as a short term job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Standard Parking full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a good place to work at if you need balance between work and school. Depending on the job, hours are relatively flexible.

    Cons

    There's not much opportunity to grow within the company. If you want to grow or advance within the company, it would require you to move to a different location.

  11. Good internship opportunity, wouldn't go full time.

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    Former Intern - Project Management Intern in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Intern - Project Management Intern in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Standard Parking as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The downtown location on Michigan Ave. can't be beat. Plenty of activities just an elevator ride away (perfect for lunchtime eats/shopping).

    Cons

    Company culture and workplace environment was OK but didn't really meet my expectations of what a luxury hospitality company would provide to its central office employees.

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