Salt Lake City-based Extra Space Storage Inc., a self-storage real estate investment trust, has been selected as one of “The Wasatch Front” Top Workplaces for 2014, based on an employee survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics LLP, a Pennsylvania-based independent marketing-research company. Extra Space, which employs more than 2,600 employees nationwide and 300 in the state, ranked No. 10 in the “medium-sized” company category.
WorkplaceDynamics began advertising in the “The Salt Lake Tribune” in March, inviting Utah-based companies and their employees to participate. To be eligible, the organization had to employ at least 35 people in The Wasatch Front, a chain of cities and towns along the Wasatch Range in North-Central Utah.
WorkplaceDynamics invited 829 companies to participate, then surveyed 83 firms employing 24,302 people, CEO Doug Claffey told the source. Roughly 20,065 employees received the questionnaire, and nearly 12,000 responded via a mail-in survey or online. Employees were asked 22 questions about overall job satisfaction, work-life balance, pay and benefits, the company’s direction, and their engagement. The winners were categorized by size—small, medium or large—then ranked based on employee responses to the survey statements, Claffey said.
“We are pleased Extra Space Storage has been chosen as a top place to work by the most important judges—our employees,” said Extra Space CEO Spencer Kirk.
Extra Space owns or operates 1,081 self-storage properties in 35 states; Washington, D.C.; and Puerto Rico. The company’s properties comprise approximately 720,000 units and 80 million square feet of rentable space.
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