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Extra Space Storage Company Information

Extra Space Storage Overview Founded in 1977 by Kenneth Woolley, Extra Space Storage is the second-largest owner of ...

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Extra Space Storage Overview

Founded in 1977 by Kenneth Woolley, Extra Space Storage is the second-largest owner of self-storage facilities in the United States. By 1994, Mr. Woolley expanded to 28 properties. As of 2015, Extra Space owns and operates 1,100 self-storage properties — housing 750,000 units and more than 80 million square feet of rentable storage space — in 35 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C. The company had an initial public offering in 2004, becoming one of only four publicly traded self-storage real estate investment trusts (REITs). The company is worth an estimated $10.24 billion today.

Extra Space Storage Job Opportunities

Many Extra Space Storage jobs are for local stores across the country. Because Extra Space has expanded significantly in recent years, the company is almost always hiring for store manager (retail sales/customer service) and assistant store manager positions. Occasionally, managers handle more than one store, so Extra Space prefers candidates who will travel among locations. Assistant and store managers typically need at least one or two years of experience in sales or customer service.

You'll also find Extra Space Storage jobs at the corporate level. At the lower end of the spectrum are jobs like accounts payable clerks, which require accounts payable and computer experience as well as a high-school diploma. At higher levels, you'll find jobs like senior director of the national sales center, search engine optimization manager, human resources information systems manager, and paid search strategist. Extra Space's corporate jobs are primarily out of its Salt Lake City, Utah headquarters.

Extra Space Storage Work Culture

Extra Space Storage believes business success and fun go hand in hand — a refreshing take on corporate culture. On its website, Extra Space points out that it can only succeed if its employees continue to love their jobs every day. It appears that they do — 88.5 percent of Extra Space Storage employees find the company a great place to work. Extra Space prides itself on industry-leading benefits packages, ample advancement opportunities, and several awards for employee excellence.

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