Penske Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
73 Reviews
2.8
73 Reviews
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Penske Chairman and CEO Roger S. Penske
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent pay for an entry level position (in 4 reviews)

  • It is a fast paced business and some are not able to keep up (in 3 reviews)


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

  • Senior management team and most of officers in company are better suited serving coffee or donuts (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Manager

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Beachwood, OH
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Beachwood, OH

    I have been working at Penske full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Long tenure for most people, allows to build long term relationships and grow with the changing fabric of the market. Allows IT to gain deep insight into the growing challenges of the ever competitive logistics marketplace.

    Cons

    As everyone is wearing multiple hats it is both a challenge and benefit. At one end it allows associates to learn a lot, but sometimes makes high demand on some people.ee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some advice to management is to build stronger IT goals that can help the company deliver better products and services and challenge the results oriented people with a sense of achievement. Today company goals are strictly finance driven.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Indifferent

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver - Yard Switcher/Yard Jockey in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver - Yard Switcher/Yard Jockey in Stockton, CA

    I have been working at Penske full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The two things I like about my position as a "Truck Driver - Yard Switcher/Yard Jockey" is the schedule which is 3 on/4 off and 4 on/3 off rotation, working 12 hour shifts. Then the pay, for my position, I am without a doubt one of the highest paid hostlers in my area, especially when going rates are much, much lower.

    Cons

    There is a lack of communication as well as organization on the account I work. Training is non-existent, there's allot to how the yard functions and a process in how things are done. To a new guy this is daunting and can be a difficult position to grasp if not properly trained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The yard needs to be organized. I suggest having designated areas for trailers e.g. 53' trailers go in one location and 48' trailer to another. Doing this will make it easier to locate trailers needed for specific orders.

    Train hostlers on how the yard functions and how moves are issued. Establish communication and possibly have the warehouse call out moves instead of leaving the hostler to second guess, or worse having to pull a trailer with a green light to only find out it's empty. A good idea would be to install on-board computers for receiving moves. For instance 53' Reefer to door 35 or Door 35 to yard, it would be so much easier this way and efficient.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Penske

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Penske

    Pros

    Large Company, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    none at this time, good company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Hard work can pay off

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Penske full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good bonus if you exceede financial plan

    Cons

    Long hours, advancement is tough.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    really bad

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    Former Employee - Ops Sup in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Ops Sup in Houston, TX

    I worked at Penske full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    none...it was a hell hole for sure

    Cons

    working night sux....they lie told me that I would get days very soon...my partner was a kid and was always in my business....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they tell you one thing and do another...the manager was clueless and never there....I bet in a 6 months time I only talked to him face to face two or three times....it the whole place was a joke...I left running for my life!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    poor management

    Former Employee - Packer in Easton, PA
    Former Employee - Packer in Easton, PA

    I worked at Penske full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    pay not bad, like the people I worked with.

    Cons

    poor management, used people, never used technology to solve issues just fired workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire real manager that understand your business. cultivate your work force

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Penske review

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    Former Employee - Material Coordinator in Wayne, MI
    Former Employee - Material Coordinator in Wayne, MI

    I worked at Penske full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Positive work environment, great work schedule, great commute from my home and allowed me the opportunity to have a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Did not pay much, there was not great opportunity for growth, it was a desk job that got boring at times. Seemed like time would drag.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    No culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Penske full-time

    Pros

    .Decent pay
    .Opportunity to advance
    .Good management

    Cons

    .No work-life balance
    .Zero culture or attempt at a positive working environment
    .Employees will be asked to move around to fill in for those who quit (high turnover for those who haven't been there for 10 plus years)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I enjoy my job

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    Current Employee - Driver in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Driver in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Penske full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work schedule and work ethics

    Cons

    Some employes are difficult to get along with, but in the long run it is not who you are working with. I think a person work ethic is what matters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like to see a little bit better in pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Penske full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very Challeging fast paced. Good company to learn ground up from.

    Cons

    Very Challeging fast paced. Too much emphasis on foolish statistics, little room to focus on business matters. Upper management overly concerned with non value added Dubious Risk Management statistics. Many Many examples where the admin tail wags the dog.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Major on subjects worthy of attention. Focus on the customer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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