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Public Storage Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 1, 2014
Updated Aug 1, 2014
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    Software Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mumbai
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Public Storage in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    One Round nterview technical

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    yes
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Public Storage.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is a long one. You are contacted first by a recruiter who goes through the basic details with you and then are contacted by a Regional Manager. You have a brief phone interview and then are asked to come in for what will be one of the longest interviews of your life.

    You sit with a Regional Manager and are asked the following questions:
    What were your two highs and lows of HIGH SCHOOL?
    What were your two highs and lows of COLLEGE?
    On your last 3 jobs you're asked:
    What were you hired to do?
    What were your two accomplishments?
    What were your two opportunities?
    What would you do differently?
    What would your boss say about you?
    What did you think of your boss?
    What was it like working with them?
    Can you spell their name?

    You are then contacted by the Divisional and it's a phone interview if it's not geographically feasible or a face to face if you're close by. Same questions as above. If you pass this portion, they will call you again to go to the Glendale office and sit with senior executive team, Shawn Weidmann. That interview goes over all the same things as above and is really just for him to sign off on hiring you. If Shawn doesn't like you though, you will not get the position.

    Process takes around 2 weeks and then it's a giant background check with the worst (aka cheapest) company ever.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation. It's $75k plus $16k first year bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    District Manager Public Storage Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Ana, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Ana, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Public Storage in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews in Southern California and one interview in Georgia. The interview in Georgia was a fly out and fly back in the same day. It was a relatively straight-forward interview process. They were good about communicating the next steps and for staying in touch. The administrative assistant was on top of things, including communicating the travel arrangements.

    Interview Questions
    • I do not recall any particular question that threw me off. I may have hestitated in a response when I was told that I will be given more work than I can complete.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Everyone gets paid the same. It does not matter what the cost-of-living is in your particular metropolitan area.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    District Manager Public Storage Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Public Storage in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for the position and was contacted fairly quickly. I spoke with the current DM of the area I applied to and a few preliminary questions were asked. Basic background info was covered. At the end of this conversation a second phone interview was set up. This second interview was much more in depth and lasted about half an hour. During this time I learned that the company was hiring people to train into the DM program, but not start as DM's.

    Interview Questions
    • What rank were you in you area vs peer DM's? What would it take for you to be #1?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Public Storage in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very fast process. Phone interview which lasted 45 minutes. Basic questions about your direct reports. Following week had face to face with two Regional Managers at their corporate office. Just got a notice I didn't make the cut. Seems like a great company to work for. Will try again.

    Interview Questions
    • Face to Face they ask you to give them 3 low points and 3 high points you've had in High School, College, and professional career.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Public Storage in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with Senior District Manager. Was supposed to be 45 minutes, but ended up being over 90. Got a call back within an hour to fly out the next week for a second interview in-person (scheduled for 3 hours). Was told that the position was for a DM-in-training. Didn't get much information at all about the position or demands during the phone interview, so I asked about work/life balance, percentage of travel, and vacation/time-off accrual (all logical questions that most anyone would want to know before accepting an offer). Really just wanted to compare to my previous career. I got another call saying that there were "concerns about our alignment" and that they were going to pass on moving forward with me. Evidently the organization doesn't care much for what they can provide the employee in exchange for their hard work. It's too bad that they pass on people with proven excellent record of results just because they inquire about work/life balance. Doesn't sound very people-oriented. I was already suspicious based on the employee reviews and the fact that they tout the salary and bonus so much in the job listings. Must be paying for hard servitude.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult or unexpected questions. Scripted questions. Identical to the other Glassdoor reviewers. Almost like a personality test and very lengthy.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    District Manager Public Storage Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Public Storage in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had send my resume on friday, immediately after I received a phone call to set up a conference call with the Sr.DM and VP. We had a 15min conversation, I thought all went well but WITH IN 2 hours I received an email that they didn't think I was the right person for the job. I did not see that coming to be honest. A few questions they asked me:
    What do you know of the company, what would your formal supervisor tell about you, how would this person rate you on a scale from 1-10. You have to tell what your strength is and also weakness. Prepare a few questions yourself for at the end of the conversation. You need to tell them about your management skills.
    I hope I will have better luck next time. Good luck to all that apply. It looks like a great company to work for.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Property Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Public Storage in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    They ask you about your previous employers (honesty is the best policy). They ask you what you would like from an employer. It is usually a two interview process. They also ask you to tell about different things you've experienced with previous employers that you felt you could have handled better or have learned from.

    Interview Questions
    • Your strengths and weaknesses and how you can improve.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate I loved the benefits.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Castro Valley, CA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Castro Valley, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at Public Storage.

    Interview Details

    One Phone screen and 2 interviews. One ride-along with an exisiting Distirct manager. Process was fast and easy maybe takes 3 weeks to complete. First in person interview took about 2 hours.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Property Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    2 weeks one phone interview and 2 in person with DM and regional manager drug and back ground test take about one week to get results back they well ask what are your strengths and weakness

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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