A yearly announcement and celebration, the CEO Team of Excellence award, and all the wonderful stuff that comes with it, is a big honor presented to only the most outstanding Extra Space Storage employees.
“While many companies recognize employees for hard work, no one does it like Extra Space Storage,” said CEO Team of Excellence award winner Kathleen Dunigan, District Team Lead.
Extra Space Storage takes seriously its commitment to maintaining a work environment in which employees thrive, and it works! We continue to enjoy excellent work from motivated employees. The CEO Team of Excellence award winners are the very best of the best. They’re recognized for their dedication, creativity, leadership and great results.
To show our appreciation for all the great work, each year we provide a trip for all CEO Team of Excellence award winners and their guest to visit our headquarters in Salt Lake City. During a tour, award winners venture behind the scenes at the Corporate office and the Call Center. They also enjoy highlights of Utah, such as Olympic Park in Park City, the Capitol and Temple Square.
“It was an amazing experience. I was so happy to meet all of the Extra Space Storage corporate employees and honored to have had the chance to meet with the founder, Ken Woolley,” commented CEO Team of Excellence award winner Jenny Ortiz, Store Manager.
CEO Team of Excellence award winners also receive a $2,000 bonus and have their picture taken with the CEO. The group photo is proudly displayed in the Store Support Center.
“We were made to feel like we were the most important and special visitors you’ve ever had and you couldn’t do enough for us. You can’t fake that kind of appreciation and it reinforced for me that ‘Making Extra Space Storage A Great Place to Work’ is a company goal that you continue to exceed in,” noted Kathleen Dunigan.
Extra Space Storage is not a company where employees never meet top executives. While they’re enjoying a free trip to Salt Lake City, CEO Team of Excellence award winners are also honored at an awards dinner where they meet company executives. This year, the dinner was held at the Grand America.
“It is amazing in this day and age when a company’s executives take time out to recognize and attend an awards ceremony each year for CEO Team of Excellence winners. This is in addition to hosting all of the Town Hall Meetings across the country and visit days with sites and District Managers. This is what makes Extra Space Storage such a wonderful company to work for. A consistent culture and message from the CEO down to the newest hired Team Member,” said CEO Team of Excellence award winner Shawn Nicolay, District Manager.
The CEO Team of Excellence award for 2014 was presented to 14 employees who displayed sustained, outstanding efforts and results throughout the entire year. Divisional Vice Presidents and a corporate committee made winner selections for the award.
Chosen from among the Extra Space Storage quarterly award winners, the CEO Team of Excellence winners are recognized through company-wide communication. All employees are eligible for the Extra Space Storage quarterly employee awards, known as Mission Accomplished, EXTRAordinary Employee and Extra Mile. Extra Space Storage currently has a team of more than 2,600 dedicated employees.