Simply Self Storage Reviews

Updated 5 Aug 2020

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3.2
48%
Recommend to a Friend
66%
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Simply Self Storage CEO        Kurt O'Brien (no image)
Kurt O'Brien
47 Ratings
Pros
  • "The hours are good, you basically are your own boss, some of the customers are great customers, if you have a strong district then you in the good(in 6 reviews)

  • "Good people that sincerely care about you(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "You have to go to your district manager for literally everything, and it takes him like weeks to get back to you(in 11 reviews)

  • " low pay (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent self-supervising work atmosphere."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Accountant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simply Self Storage full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Property management opportunities with growth potential and supportive upper management.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons or drawbacks.

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    Simply Self Storage Response

    August 4, 2020HR Director

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. We are so grateful for your kind words. We strive hard to maintain a supportive and welcoming work environment. Thanks again for sharing your feedback with us!

  2. "Nothing but lies and lies"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Wyoming, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Simply Self Storage full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you consider low pay and 35 hours a week as full time then these are definitely pros

    Cons

    Lied about many things!! Not 40 hours a week, expected to use own vehicle to make bank deposits and other errands with no compensation, clock out for 30 min lunch but if customers come you must help them, was told every other weekend off which was a complete lie (1 weekend off in over 3 months, low pay for a company that makes massive profits with small overhead, pathetic “bonuses” with unrealistic goals to earn them, work alone most days, I could go on from here

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    Simply Self Storage Response

    August 7, 2020HR Director

    We regret to hear that your experience at Simply did not meet your expectations. We encourage all of our team members to contact their manager, a member of senior management or Human Resources to discuss any workplace concerns they may have. As an organization, we regularly review our compensation, job duties and benefits package to ensure that we are competitive with industry benchmarks. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.


  3. "Property Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Middletown, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Simply Self Storage full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No direct supervision, great hours !

    Cons

    No support from upper management or corporate office.

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    Simply Self Storage Response

    May 12, 2020HR Director

    Thank you for your feedback! We regret that your experience at Simply did not meet your standards. Our field management and corporate teams work hard to support our business operations. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our level of support, please feel free to reach out to Human Resources. We'd love to hear from you!

  4. "Great Work Life Balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Simply Self Storage full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Regular 9 to 5 schedule -Benefits -Creative and Professional freedom -Team building activities

    Cons

    - healthcare benefits could be better

  5. Helpful (1)

    "This place sucks! The good reviews are lies from HR or that schmuck Kurt O'Brien."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Simply Self Storage full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You work alone most of the time

    Cons

    Everything! Low pay bad benefits long hours. Expected to use own vehicle with no compensation. To many chiefs and chiefs steal your ideas to pass off as own. If storage wasn't an idiot proof way to make money these guys would be out of business.

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  6. "Great Atmosphere!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simply Self Storage full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people that sincerely care about you. Team atmosphere. Good schedule. Good support for the most part. Great Benefits.

    Cons

    Some corporate staff could respond better. There are a few complainers.

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    Simply Self Storage Response

    December 14, 2019HR Director

    Thank you for your great feedback! We are glad that you are part of the Simply team. Communication is never easy and we work hard to try to align leaders and teams to move fast, but sometimes we get it wrong. If you have any thoughts on how we can communicate more effectively, please feel free to reach out to Human Resources. We'd love to hear from you!

  7. "Questionable Vision"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Simply Self Storage full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Matching 401k up to 5%

    Cons

    Future vision is unclear

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible!"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Simply Self Storage full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are none with this company

    Cons

    Everything is wrong with this company

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    Simply Self Storage Response

    December 14, 2019HR Director

    We regret to hear that your work experience did not meet your expectations. We have made several internal changes over the last year to optimize the work experience for our team members. We will continue this process in 2020 to enhance the overall employment experience. If you have any specific feedback that you would like to share, please reach out directly to Human Resources.

  9. "Good Place to Work if you have the right DM"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Simply Self Storage full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    customers are cool to work with

    Cons

    micro managed by corporate and not well

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    Simply Self Storage Response

    December 14, 2019HR Director

    We regret to hear that your work experience was not optimal. We have made several internal changes over the last year to optimize the work experience for our team members. We will continue this process in 2020 to enhance the overall employment experience. If you have any specific feedback that you would like to share, please reach out directly to Human Resources. We would love to hear from you!

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Read the reviews before you work here."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Simply Self Storage full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There isn't much positive to say.

    Cons

    Bonus' never paid on time. Unrealistic goals set by upper managers. Then when properties don't hit budget it is never upper managements fault even tho they set the budget. Rates are not comparable with other storage locations. Simply claims to care about employees but the level of turn-over is high. No career advancement. If you work here do not plan on advancing your career. Lack of Culture.

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