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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roosendaal (Netherlands)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roosendaal (Netherlands)

I worked at Penske full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

(Translated from English)

Pros

- Een deel van het personeel is erg slim en toegeweid.

- hoe dramatisch de prestatie ook is, wegens het feit dat het een JV is zal het waarschijnlijk nooit sluiten.

- Some staff are very clever and very dedicated.
- No matter how dire the performance, due to the fact that it's a JV it'll likely never close.

Cons

- Absoluut geen uitvoerende strategie in EMEA.

- Bevelen komen van bovenaf (Amerikaans corporate HQ) waarbij geen meningsverschil wordt getolereerd.

- Geen ruimte voor lateraal denken.

- Personeel wordt over het algemeen gezien als uitvoerenden en niet als denkers, zelfs op senior management/directie niveau, laat staan degenen lager.

- Vertrouwen op outsourcing is een catastrofale fout.

- De HR afdeling doen... wel.. wat doen ze eigenlijk? Niets.

- Toewijding en kennis telt voor niets als het tijd is voor een ontslagen rondje; het gaat meer om wie je kent en hoe goed je naar ze hebt lopen oplikken.

- Pas op jezelf - want niemand zal dat voor je doen.

- HQ in EMEA is op een compleet idiote locatie in een klein stadje in het diepe zuiden van Nederland - niet, zoals je zou verwachten, in de logistieke hoofdstad van Europa, Rotterdam.

- Absolutely no executive strategy in EMEA
- Orders come down from the top (US corporate HQ) with no dissent tolerated.
- No room for lateral thinking
- Staff are generally viewed as executors and not thinkers, even at senior managerial / directorial level, never mind those lower.
- Reliance on outsourcing is a catastrophic mistake.
- The HR department does... well... what do they do? Nothing.
- Dedication and knowledge will count for nothing when it comes time for the redundancies to be handed out; it's more about who you know, and how comprehensively you have brown-nosed them.
- Watch your back - nobody will watch it for you.
- HQ in EMEA is in a completely idiotic location in a very small town in the very south of the Netherlands - not, as you would expect, in the logistics capital of Europe, Rotterdam.

Advice to Management

Neem ontslag.

Resign.

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  1. Project Manager

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Reading, PA
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Reading, PA

    I worked at Penske as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive working environment. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Only downside is ability to work from home is extremely limited.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the professional workers to work from as needed as long as they complete all of their work and are available.

  2. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Dock Coordinator in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Dock Coordinator in Bothell, WA

    I have been working at Penske

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive, professional, committed to safety, committed to welfare of employees

    Cons

    very tough hiring practices, must have impecable driving record and background check. Seems overboard at times.

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