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Why We're Admired

Arizona's 2019 Most Admired Companies

Leadership Excellence

Here at Mobile Mini, we believe that people make it happen—so much so that we’ve made it the motto of our corporate culture. The strong leadership presence at our company plays an important role in how our organization achieves record-breaking results while implementing a culture of success throughout all levels of our workforce. Our workforce consistently meets and exceeds the expectation of treating everyone with respect, dignity, and honesty, enforced by the example set by our executives and upper-management from the top-down. As a growing company with over 2,000 employees located across more than 150 locations spanning three countries, our commitment to surpassing those expectations is a feat itself.

Our CEO, Erik Olsson, is on the Board of Directors for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, one of the world’s largest food banks. As a leader at Mobile Mini, Mr. Olsson is extremely involved with many of our charitable and marketing partners. Mr. Olsson has teamed up with the Phoenix Suns (our local NBA partner) to donate Suns apparel to the Teen Activity Program at UMOM New Day Centers, Arizona’s largest homeless shelter for families.

Workplace Culture

Mobile Mini’s commitment to the community extends to our own employees. Our corporate culture of impeccable ethical standards and our belief that “People Make It Happen” encourages employees at every level of the company to communicate openly and honestly. Our corporate culture goes beyond health, wellness, and community to incorporate fun elements that make Mobile Mini a great place to work. Our Engagement Committee is comprised of a cross-functional employee group that focuses on the creation and execution of engagement activities, including events such as:

• National Donut Day and National Pie Day (during which we provide treats for our coworkers in the office)
• The Smile Cart (a travelling cart that distributes food and beverages to employees)
• Spirit Week
• Kids’ Soccer Camp (in partnership with Phoenix Rising)
• Suns Fantasy Camp
• Company picnics
• Volunteer efforts

During 2019, Mobile Mini implemented a policy allowing all employees to have 12 hours of volunteer time a year towards a non-profit cause. We encourage our employees to participate in a variety of community service projects. Mobile Mini is continually committed to hiring a diverse workforce, promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion within our workplace. The Women’s Forum is comprised of women leaders that meet on a regular basis for fellowship and mentorship. The Diversity Committee is made up of cross-functional employees that join forces to develop programs aligned with the company’s vision and values.
Building on our culture of diversity, we have made a concerted effort to recruit veterans for open positions. Mobile Mini has been committed to hiring to military personnel for 30 years and we are excited to spread more awareness towards supporting them.

Corporate and Social Responsibility

At Mobile Mini, we believe that that it is our responsibility to encourage and support one another in donating time, talent, or valuables to local organizations across our footprint. We truly believe that “People Make It Happen,” and that it is our responsibility to create a sustainable future for the communities and people that make up Mobile Mini. We start by giving back. We believe that the spirit of service should not be limited to one day a year. Pay It Forward Day is an annual event that joins together employees all over the nation in a day of service to the communities in which they live and work.

Above and beyond the services that our executives provide as board members of various local charitable organizations (such as St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, A New Leaf, Child Crisis AZ, Playworks, UMOM New Day Centers, and Valley Youth Theater) , Mobile Mini is proud to have relationships with Chrysalis, Junior Achievement, Teen Life Line, the Phoenix Suns, and Phoenix Suns Charities, as well as the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. Another visible indicator of our commitment to the community is our Community Giving Program. As a world leader in portable storage solutions, the least we could do is provide vital, secure storage for 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and other needy organizations. Applicants can apply to their local branch to receive four months of free secure, portable storage.
Within our corporation, The Minions of Kindness (MoK) fund helps our coworkers and their families by raising and distributing funds to those who experience unique and dire circumstances. We offer the Mobile Mini family the opportunity to link arms and make a difference. Every penny—100% of the donations—goes back to employees and their families.

Innovation

Continuous improvement is one of our core values at Mobile Mini. We believe that there always a simpler, more efficient way and that we should always strive for operational excellence. Innovation is an area that we heavily invest in. We have created several applications that are industry leading that align with our core values, including:

• Safety Save App – The app allows employees to take pictures and note potential safety concerns or catch employees operating in a safe manner and record them in a database for reporting and sharing of information.
• Inspection and Work Order App – This app is used for optimizing yard operations. The person inspecting rental units received back in the yard simply types in the serial number and a detailed inspection check list is displayed for the user to complete all facets of the inspection. The second part of the app is for repairing the unit. The employee records the operations completed, as well as the hours and parts consumed. All the data is then saved back to the ERP system, freeing up the unit for the next rental customer.

Additionally, Mobile Mini Tank + Pump Solutions now allows customers to manage their rental equipment and compliance of their waste streams easily and efficiently with MM EnviroTrack™. Our proprietary tracking system provides the industry’s best tracking—just for our customers. This convenient set of software, hardware, and unique services ensures our customers are provided with everything needed to effectively manage their rental fleet, waste streams, and regulatory compliance. Bar code scanning using wireless scanners eliminates errors from manual entry and updates constantly as the equipment—recorded and tracked by satellite—moves. MM EnviroTrack™ helps customers manage compliance for their waste streams with automated notifications at preset intervals. With MM EnviroTrack™ our customers can:

• Record equipment movement through GPS tracking
• Manage all assets throughout the rental cycle for regulatory compliance for both liquid and solid waste containment
• Obtain direct, secure access to Business Objects reports to meet custom KPIs.
• Create and update records used for reporting of all liquid and solid waste activity
• Access summarized billing