Penske Automotive Group
3.2 of 5 11 reviews
www.penskeautomotive.com Bloomfield Hills, MI 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Apr 10, 2014

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Roger S. Penske

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Excellent people, all levels, Helpdesk to CEO.

Senior Technical Engineer (Former Employee)
Bloomfield Hills, MI

I worked at Penske Automotive Group full-time for less than a year

ProsStrong small company (family) feel makes your work affect bottom line more directly. Managers participate with employees, lots of open communication. Office spaces are immaculately clean and well respected. Pay was excellent, employees well take care of with wages, benefits, vacation. Daily catered free lunch was amazing.

ConsWork hours can be similar to a start-up although its an established company.

Advice to Senior ManagementLeaders are doing a great job, lots of smart people making strong strategic decisions...keep up the great work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I worked at Penske Automotive Group part-time

ProsIt was a nice atmostpher

ConsThe customers are very terrible

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Sales Professional (Current Employee)
Fresno, CA

I have been working at Penske Automotive Group full-time for more than a year

Prosinnovation company that focuses on internet, instead of newspapers

Cons- favoritism towards certain sales people
- 60 hours plus

Advice to Senior Managementless hours,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Terrible company

Detailer (Current Employee)
Bedford, OH

I have been working at Penske Automotive Group full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThere is not one single advantage to working here

ConsWorst place imaginable , second only to Hell

Advice to Senior ManagementRealize you are human and not Kings of the universe

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bloomfield Hills, MI

I have been working at Penske Automotive Group as an intern for less than a year

Prosgreat culture and good people.

ConsNot that I can think of right now.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This is a fantastic Company to work for!

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Round Rock, TX

I have been working at Penske Automotive Group full-time for less than a year

ProsPenske Austomotive is owned by Roger Penske who takes pride in every business opportunity he aquires. The benefits are great and the HR department is always thorough and helpful. Mr. Penske hires the best General Managers and the staff is always friendly. The atmosphere is professional yet there is no micro-management. I would recommend Penske to any who are applying. Our VP of operations stops and speaks to employees in passing, always waves and always has a smile as you can tell he enjoys his job. I would love to stay within the Penske Corporation as far as employment goes.

ConsSome seasons are slower than others in the car business, but you have to take the good with the bad! The god seasons outweigh the bad!!!!!

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing. They go above and beyond to make sure employees are happy. There is always an open door policy and the GM always has time for whoever should come knocking!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Completely misrepresented in interview. Complete culture of favoritism.

Automotive Technician (Former Employee)
Fayetteville, AR

I worked at Penske Automotive Group full-time for less than a year

ProsThere was lots of work to do, if you were friends with the right people.
Environment was ok.
Good co-workers.

ConsOutdated equipment.
Non management personnel in the capacity of managers.
Managers did not listen to employee issues.
Higher prices than competitors.

Advice to Senior ManagementLeave your office once and awhile!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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DO IT ALL (Current Employee)
Newark, NJ

I have been working at Penske Automotive Group full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood Benefits, Co-workers are fun and make coming into work worth it.

ConsNo Work-Life Balance, Very long hours, and no management accessment and/or training.

Advice to Senior ManagementRoger Penske and his Corporate team is absolutely clueless as to what really goes on in these dealerships, he trust that management (GM's) are doing their best to mentor staff and encourage internal growth but all management want to do is recruit unqualified applicants and expect the existing employees to train. We are the employees who are working our asses off, hard-working, dedicated, come to work even during the worst weather conditions, loyal and most of all, COMMITTED TO WHAT WE DO and yet, we still get no recognition. Some will even attest to GM's trying to sabotage some employee's job by making their lives so unhappy, they quit.... Dig deeper Roger Penske....

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Penske Automotive Group Eastern Region not indicative of Roger Penske's Philosophy towards Employees

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at Penske Automotive Group full-time for more than 5 years

ProsAbility to make good money, but hours are long, majority of management is poor as well as majority of employees tend to be lazy.

ConsExecutive V.P. micro-manages region and doesn't allow for competent management but ones that say "yes" and don't contradict him. No leadership ability from managers at all - they're just watching-out for themselves.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdvise for Roger Penske: dig deep into this region and talk to the actual employees that are working hard for you and to the ones that are truly generating the dollars and building customer loyalty. Clean house with your current management and get "doers not talkers."

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company but not enough balance.

GENERAL SALES MANAGER (Former Employee)
Royal Palm Beach, FL

I worked at Penske Automotive Group full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat group of people that appear to care about all employees.

ConsThere is no balance of work and life. You end up living there.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore balance in the work hours should be looked at. You want serious, family oriented people with no issues but you negate their lives outside the dealership. How can you stay married working 65+ hours a week?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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