Standard Parking

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Updated 8 September, 2014
Updated 8 September, 2014
51 Reviews
2.6
51 Reviews
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Standard Parking President, CEO, and Director Jim Wilhelm
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  1.  

    Not bad

    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Hamilton, ON
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hamilton, ON

    I worked at Standard Parking part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Easy work
    - Decent pay

    Cons

    - Management needs to make work more interesting]
    - Screwed up pay cheque multiple times

  2.  

    Its ok if you need the money but no real room for advance.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Standard Parking part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Starting pay was $11. Cashier job is easy.

    Cons

    9 of 10 customers are extremely rude. Customer service on the management end is horrible. Management doesn't care about you or the customer for the most part. When you have any issues, management is more upset that you're bothering them than willing to solve the issue. No real potential for advancement. You're by yourself in a booth for long periods of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for your employees. Learn to treat them with respect instead of like children. Change your attitude and earn employees respect instead of barking at them all the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent job, but supervisors lack adequate training in human relations

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    Current Employee - Shuttle Bus Driver
    Current Employee - Shuttle Bus Driver

    I have been working at Standard Parking full-time

    Pros

    With possession of CDL and clean history, it is easy to obtain a driving job. The workforce is very diverse, and there are frequent opportunities to bid on a work schedule to matches one's needs. The current health insurance offered to employees is very good. Upper management is generally very approachable.

    Cons

    There is little to no chance of any meaningful advancement, either in position or pay. For example, 2.5% annual increases in pay occur only after 3 years of employment. When there are issues with pay deductions for health insurance premiums, there is never an adequate resolution between the company and the union. The greatest con is that there is too much petty drama between supervisors and workers. The supervisory culture leans too much toward micromanagement and unnecessary disciplinary actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer quality training in human relations/management skills to dispatch supervisors. Offer at least a 3% increase in pay to keep up with the annual rate of inflation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Your time is not yours

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    Current Employee - Managemment
    Current Employee - Managemment

    I have been working at Standard Parking full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A lot of tools and forms to help with the day to day operation

    Cons

    Lack of initial training, do more with less mentality. IT help is virtually non-existent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Stress

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Standard Parking

    Pros

    None at this time. I was very displeased with the working conditions at Central parking. but maybe the new leadership is different .

    Cons

    90hrs a week. No management support. Pay was terrible. Not a good working environment. Dirty tactics used to get promotions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Limited opportunity for growth, low wages.

    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Portland, ME (US)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Portland, ME (US)

    I worked at Standard Parking full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    My boss and I got along pretty well, benefits package was okay. Improvements were being made for training.

    Cons

    Low wages, limited opportunities for growth and advancement, especially for front line workers, lead to a rather dismal environment. At an airport location (and probably others) the 24/7 nature of the business is a grind, especially when it's almost impossible to build team spirit with non-work related activities. Staffing was skeletal, with little or no backup. Turnover was high. I spent about half my time hiring and training people, who tended to leave within a year. Equipment investment was low and slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keeping decent front line people is impossible at close to minimum wage. They're driving/running expensive equipment around expensive customer automobiles, handling hundreds of customers and thousands of dollars daily, but still SP is paying them peanuts for their abilities (should they possess any). The ones that stay on the job are generally being babysat by supervisors and managers.

  8.  

    Just a job to get through

    Current Employee - Shuttle Driver  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Shuttle Driver in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Standard Parking part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to make tips and meet new people

    Cons

    No benefits for part-time employees, Can only call out 6 time before you are suspended

  9.  

    Good as a short term job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Standard Parking full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a good place to work at if you need balance between work and school. Depending on the job, hours are relatively flexible.

    Cons

    There's not much opportunity to grow within the company. If you want to grow or advance within the company, it would require you to move to a different location.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good internship opportunity, wouldn't go full time.

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    Former Employee - Project Management Intern  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Project Management Intern in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Standard Parking as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The downtown location on Michigan Ave. can't be beat. Plenty of activities just an elevator ride away (perfect for lunchtime eats/shopping).

    Cons

    Company culture and workplace environment was OK but didn't really meet my expectations of what a luxury hospitality company would provide to its central office employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was I good opportunity to learn and work in a different job field then what I was used to.

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    Former Employee - Site Manager  in  Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Site Manager in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I worked at Standard Parking full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They give opportunities to all of the public, it doesn't matter if its your first job, or you have a jail record. They will give you a chance to present your self for employment.

    Cons

    The structure of the company changes a lot, and on the fly. The company doesn't have a strong focus on its employees or management staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company would benefit from showing its staff more support, and also showing the management staff that they matter. Make the staff feel more human, and less robotic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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