Penske Interview Questions

Updated Jun 20, 2015
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    Operations Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shelbyville, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Penske (Shelbyville, IN) in January 2014.

    Interview

    They call you, have a phone interview, bring you in for an interview with an operations manager - which they are basically getting the feel for you, making sure you can work in the cold environment (refrigerated warehouse), and work with union employees. Next you interview with the Sr ops mgr. They'll contact you and offer you a position, and if you are interviewed they can't afford to not hire you because they can't keep any supervisors, so they'll make an offer. Before you accept the offer, tremendous to consider in the pay that you'll work apx 60 hrs per week as a minimum. Do not listen to what they tell you about"extra day" pay add they only pay that when they want to and they often threaten to not pay it.

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    • Tell me about your experience.   1 Answer
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    Rental Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Penske.

    Interview

    Quite easy process. Not a lot of hard questions. By the book interview. A lot of situation questions were used in mine. Since we are dealing with customers all day they want to know how you will handle inevitable situations. From beginning to end the whole process took about a month before I started my first day.

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    Operations Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Penske (Phoenix, AZ) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Easy, there was the usual 2 phone interviews, then come in for an in person interview, then you come in and to a facility walk through and talk about the operation. STAR questions in first interview.

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    • Tell me about a time you were challenged by an employee   Answer Question
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Penske.

    Interview

    We sat in an office. The manager started asking questions about what my situation was and he was very understanding about it. They were nice enough to tell me that they really wanted me on their team.

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    Load Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Penske (Cleveland, OH) in January 2015.

    Interview

    I interviewed In person with the manager. He was very easy going. He explained the job requirements. He asked a few basic interview questions. We then went over any questions I had. That completed the entire interview process.

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    • Name a time you made a mistake and how did you avoid it in the future?   Answer Question
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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Penske in September 2014.

    Interview

    spent time on the phone ( phone screening ) , then scheduled an interview,, very professional, we went over job description , i was asked how i would handle diagnosing and repairs for specific vehicles . Interview lasted just over an hour and a half. we discussed benefit options pay scale and how the penske operation works with regard to repairs.

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    Truck Driver - Yard Switcher/Yard Jockey Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stockton, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Penske (Stockton, CA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online, contacted by a recruiter who discussed the position and answered my questions, scheduled for an interview and road test, sent for a drug screen, and basically went to work.

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    Negotiation

    No negotiation, just given an outline of the position and the pay.

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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Penske (Carson, CA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    I went to the interview. As soon as I stepped in there was no one at the front desk. However, I heard lots of chatter and laughing coming from the background. "Hello?" "Hello?" Still no reply after 10 minutes I walk in the back where the employees are and someone helps me. I go into my interview everything seemed to go pretty well. The interviewer talked about the position for 30 minutes and I was never asked any questions about myself. At the end he asked me did I have questions. I thought of 3 all of which he said were good questions! He gave me his business card and told me to go to the location where I would be working, 40 minutes from the interviewing site. I was instructed to observe the site for 30 minutes then send him a follow up email saying I wanted to join the team. I followed all of his instructions. I even called his cell and office to leave a voicemail. In the END big waste of time. & Gas money never heard back from him.

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    Mateial Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Penske.

    Interview

    Interview was pretty simple. They asked straight questions did not try and drill you. The Interviewers were not very thorough as far as what the job entailed and what your working schedule would be, but everything worked out for the best.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hayward, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Penske (Hayward, CA).

    Interview

    Interviewed by a senior operations manager and then by a panel of 3 including an area GM. Nothing truly unexpected. Very professional.

    Negotiation

    No real negotiation. They made an offer and that was it.

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