Penske Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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Penske Chairman and CEO Roger S. Penske
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Pros
  • It is a fast paced business and some are not able to keep up (in 3 reviews)

  • Good company to learn ground up from (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management overly concerned with non value added Dubious Risk Management statistics (in 7 reviews)

  • Poor european senior management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Diesel Technician 2

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    Current Employee - Diesel Mechanic in Berwyn, PA
    Current Employee - Diesel Mechanic in Berwyn, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Penske (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I started dealing with Penske a few weeks ago and they are a wonderful bunch of people! They are very honest and have helped me every step of the way.

    Cons

    The con is that I can't go day shift for ATLEAST a year. Also, vacation days do not come into effect until after the first year and I already have a vacation payed for and booked.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly I have no advice to management because I feel they are already doing a spectacular job. Maybe the only thing that can use modification is the policy on getting vacation days.


  2. Logistics Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Penske full-time

    Pros

    - flexibility - Department opportunities are great - Benefits are decent

    Cons

    - Times when you can't take vacation - Very little conversation at work with lots of disconnection - Dead silent most of the day, headphones are almost a must - A lot of wasted meetings and advice is not taken from lower tier'ed employees regardless of validation. - Turnover in certain departments is high, which causes shifts in managers often and gaining and losing employees on your team. - a non fun work environment feel. "Get down to business" style.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to others, or at least get their opinion, and stop backing yourself up so much that you can't even take a vacation. Create fun, and make the work environment more enjoyable.


  3. cargo van driver

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    Current Employee - Cargo Van Driver in Marion, OH
    Current Employee - Cargo Van Driver in Marion, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Penske full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I think they would be a good place to work for I had friends tell me a lot about the company and I would injoy drive for them.

    Cons

    they are to partitular with there rules.

    Advice to Management

    gave there works alittle lead way here in there.


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  5. would not do it again

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    Former Employee - Car Salesman in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Car Salesman in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    can make some good money

    Cons

    Job is boring, lots of micro managing. you can make money only if you work 70 hours a week, come in on your days off and have no balance in your life


  6. great company to work for that cares about you and family

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Penske full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great ambitious person to grow and move up all up to you what's in a steady growth and future at Penske logistics.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to me great leadership with manager!!

    Advice to Management

    Don't fix something thats not broken.


  7. Good

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    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was good, flexibility was good

    Cons

    A lot of change due to nature of 3rd party logistics

    Advice to Management

    Don't change a thing


  8. Penske works

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Penske full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great pto. I loved my co-workers and the role I performed within the organization. I believe people actually enjoy their jobs at this company.

    Cons

    I believe every one works way too many hours. Budgets are way too tight. I feel that ideas are not listened to by senior management,

    Advice to Management

    I only want to tell them to listen to their employees, were not work horses. let us spread our wings, and open more opportunities to promote


  9. Auto industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's fun, and the people have been amazing to work with. There are opportunities to advance if you put in the work.

    Cons

    The hours are long and they pay is usually low. There's a lot of commission based positions which could be nice depending on the person, but don't pan out well for most.

    Advice to Management

    There's a large turnover for a reason. I believe Penske is a great company for certain people, but there's a lot of wasted talent because of certain protocols.


  10. Logistics Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You will see all the jazz of a mnc

    Cons

    Too much politics goes on OHIO


  11. Left Wanting

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Penske full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Penske is a standard corporate America company. the wages are decent, and the people can be great.

    Cons

    In 3PL we are alone in the field. I don't know where to go for guidance, bosses change often, and promotions are given out to friends more than to effective people.

    Advice to Management

    Try to care about your people. Really get to know what motivates them, and what their pain points are. Try to actually make a difference, instead of just saying the right words with no follow through.



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