From Our Team: 16 Reasons We Love Extra Space Storage

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Extra Space Storage! As we celebrate this day of connection and friendship, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the incredible journey we’ve had this past year as we merged with Life Storage. This significant milestone began a new chapter in our company’s history and brought together two teams under a shared vision. Despite the challenges that come with any major merger, our success is a testament to the remarkable dedication and teamwork of every team member involved.

Here’s what 16 of our incredible team members have to say about why they love working at Extra Space.

John Acevedo, District Team Lead

I love the culture at Extra Space, which fosters self-sufficiency and an ownership mentality. The people—leadership, co-workers, and customers—are what make this company a great place to work. I’m driven by the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives, helping employees achieve their developmental goals, and ensuring our customers have a positive experience they’ll never forget.

Julie Baukus, Director of Operations Support

It’s my seventh year at Extra Space. The company culture is unlike any other, bringing warmth and inclusivity from day one. It creates an environment where every team member feels valued and supported. Our leadership is also exemplary, demonstrating integrity, empathy, and a commitment to our collective success. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such an incredible team and look forward to continuing to contribute to our shared success.

Shannon Benedict, District Team Lead

The people! It’s like working with family.

Jashana Brooks, District Team Lead

I love working here because of the teamwork. I work with an amazing group of team members and leaders—it truly feels like a second family.

Rudy Castro, District Team Lead

Extra Space genuinely cares about its employees. The work hours allow for a great work-life balance, and there’s significant opportunity for growth for those who are determined and hardworking.

Starr Ecker, District Team Lead

It’s all about the people! Our commitment to teamwork shines through daily, from the executive team to our co-workers.

Christina Gilliam, District Team Lead

I appreciate the confidence and trust in us to do the right thing, along with the support from the team. Despite many changes in district managers, each has been approachable and supportive. I love the growth opportunities within Extra Space and the support available at every turn.

Jamie Greenfield, Sr. District Manager

The teamwork at Extra Space is why I love working here. Everyone supports your success and is willing to help.

Cierra Kennedy, Store Manager

After seven years, I feel increasingly valued and seen as time goes on. Extra Space truly prioritizes its people through actions, not just words.

Kerr Mills, District Team Lead

I value the strong sense of belonging. I am recognized by my name and face, not just as a number. It’s a grassroots company with open communication from assistant managers to corporate leaders.

Amanda Miniard, District Manager

I love working at Extra Space because I’m valued as both an employee and a person. The culture is unparalleled, and I’m surrounded by amazing people.

Vanessa Montero, District Team Lead

Since the merger, Extra Space has shown incredible support. I’ve been made to feel valued, with my thoughts and concerns taken seriously. Having the opportunity to meet so many leaders throughout the company has been enlightening, making me feel more like family than just an employee.

Erin Pease, District Team Lead

The people make all the difference. I’m fortunate to be part of an amazing team in the Northeast division.

Rudy Ramirez, District Team Lead

Working at Extra Space is rewarding because our team’s efforts are recognized. Everyone works hard, driving us toward success.

Lia Taylor, Sr. Accountant

We support each other’s growth with positive encouragement and a willingness to understand new ideas and processes. We strive to be our best together.

Unata Taylor, Field Services Coordinator

I love working at Extra Space because each day offers a new, bright outcome. I’m respected, appreciated, and encouraged to take initiative. The variety keeps me engaged and ready to tackle any challenge, with ample room for growth and personal development. The company values my life outside of work, positively impacting my work-life balance.

From our entire team here at Extra Space, we hope your Valentine’s Day is filled with joy and happiness.

Interested in a career with Extra Space Storage? Visit our careers page to learn about current job opportunities.

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