Penske Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Penske Chairman and CEO Roger S. Penske
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35 Ratings

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)

    Good company to work for with multiple areas of advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Materials Coordinator in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Materials Coordinator in Cleveland, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent training and you'll learn a lot about logistics/transportation. Good team of workers who are willing to work hard

    Cons

    At times your days can be long and you're a salary employee so you don't get paid overtime. Also you are NEVER allowed to have a friendly conversation during work hours...even if it isn't busy!

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees a little better so they don't mind the long hours


  2. Fueler

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Penske

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy job with great promotions

    Cons

    A lot of downtime due to lack of coutomers

    Advice to Management

    Nothjng


  3. Service Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Madison, MS
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Madison, MS

    I worked at Penske (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I Really Enjoyed The Manager That Was Directly Over Me At The Location. But He Is Also Leaving On 6-5-15... The Work Is Actually Enjoyable When Other Employees Are Not Causing Problems.. Sorry Maybe That Should Have Been In Cons....

    Cons

    I Have Dealt With Workplace Harassment From Employees Trying To Do My Job And Not Theirs.... Not Only Were They In My Way And Trying To Takeover My Job ; I Was Was Cursed At Almost Daily.... Given Threatening Looks For No Reason And Also Direct Threatening Statements

    Advice to Management

    Management That Are Not Onsite Should Allow The Onsite Manager To Have Control Of FIRING Those That Are Causing Problems Without Jumping Through Hoops And So Many Channels....


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  5. Operation Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelbyville, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelbyville, IN

    I worked at Penske full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Union Employees were understanding of the stress put on Supervisors

    Cons

    They lie about the hours - a 6-230 schedule was more like 530 to 430 and plenty of "extra days".
    You are welcomed and appreciation at first but then after they think they have an employee who will stay, they treat you very poorly. They yell obscenities, don't consider the work you are doing or that you have a life outside of there, call you names and make excuses for it .... offer change but never actually stick to any resolution plan.
    They fix problems with bandaids and repeat until the problem can't be sutured.
    All in all- - don't do it.
    They will not offer any raises and they will not value you as an addition to their company.
    They have seen high turnover of supervisors and this will not stop until a complete restructure of upper management occurs. These leaders have never been outside of this facility and do not understand actual business ethics or leadership skills.

    Advice to Management

    Attend leadership training and management techniques. Attend alot of it.
    Value your employees.
    Research problems and take the time to build real solutions. If your supervisors are there cleaning the floor for hours, you should be there doing the same. Support the team you are setting up to fail.
    At some point, someone will notice that supervisors who live 30 minutes away are happy to drive an hour for the same pay, or more, and better treatment. We've lost more than 30 supervisors in 3 years. That's a lot of replacement. Its obvious that there's a problem. Is your turn to fix it or hopefully another company will come in and boot you all out.If Kroger really wants success, that's what will have to occur.


  6. Rental Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Penske

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, Nice management, Fast-Paced Environment and you are never bored. Each day on the job is different. You get the opportunity to work and help out many people.

    Cons

    No room for advancement without a college degree. No salary increase for part time workers. Expect a lot of low paid workers without any incentive programs in place.

    Advice to Management

    To continue to keep part time and even full time employees think about putting an incentive program in place or at least pay for good performing reps.


  7. Penake woek

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Penske

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people make the place go in the best way I can think of. You can do it too if you want til be the best ever

    Cons

    Unwise that ine day everyone got laid better. Money was goon but more would be better


  8. Good place for sales experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Penske full-time

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

    Pros

    If you're willing to pursue sales, this is the right company for you.

    Cons

    If you're not willing to contribute to sales, this is not the right company for you.

    Advice to Management

    Better sales strategy for rental reps.


  9. Demanding but great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outbound Sales Representative in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Outbound Sales Representative in Reading, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Hourly rate + commission = decent paycheck

    Cons

    Very strict rules on attendance policy

    Advice to Management

    More flexibility with your employees will get more productivity out of them


  10. Saes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Sales in Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at Penske

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good money and bonuses if you hit them.

    Cons

    Long hours, if your making flat rates not worth it.
    Management needs to be more service oriented

    Advice to Management

    Get up interact and stop bad mouthing employees in front of employees.


  11. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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