Penske Reviews

Updated May 16, 2015
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Penske Chairman and CEO Roger S. Penske
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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. Good place for sales experience

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    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.

  2. Demanding but great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  3. Saes

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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  5. Good place to work

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

  6. Project Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  7. Good for right out of college

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Penske full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good learning opportunity that will develop contacts with other companies for potential job offers.

    Cons

    Micromanagement: 100% politics: hire candidates for upper management that are not qualified. Trickles down to lower end employees

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that are qualified rather than promising the world to everyone.

  8. Operations Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    Great company, they care about their employees, the benefits are excellent, fast paced work, lots of room for growth. Good first company to be with.

    Cons

    Poor pay, no bonus, small raise, there is more work to be done than hours in the day (ie. you work long hours), hard to use your vacation time.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying so much about the bottom line and increase pay, you might be able to keep someone long enough to develop them.

  9. Good place to start a career in supply chain management (Logistics Intern at a Penske trucking hub)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Freelancer - Logistics Intern in Flint, MI
    Current Freelancer - Logistics Intern in Flint, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, some autonomy, experience working directly with auto industry, various task assignments, experience working in-house with union staff, managers value your opinion.

    Cons

    Somewhat outdated proprietary ERP system (as of April 2015), minor office politics, very "day-to-day" in nature with little experience in long-term strategies or corporate overviews.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up some of the processes for training associates so that everyone is on the same page. A lot of people have their own way of doing things and that instability makes for inefficiencies.

  10. Best employer so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver in Toro, LA
    Current Employee - Driver in Toro, LA

    I have been working at Penske

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

    Pros

    Good pay and great hours

    Cons

    Poor management but great location

    Advice to Management

    More training

  11. Helpful (1)

    Hardcore work culture

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

    I have been working at Penske

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

    Pros

    Not many levels of bureaucracy

    Cons

    Culture of long hours, 50 hours week is the minimum. Many managers work 70+. Everyone looks burnt out, overweight, drinks too much.

    Advice to Management

    Quit


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