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Penske Reviews

Updated February 6, 2015
Updated February 6, 2015
83 Reviews
2.9
83 Reviews
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Penske Chairman and CEO Roger S. Penske
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27 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    My experience working with this company was satisfactory.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Penske

    Pros

    The personal experience i gained while working for Penske Vehicle Services was remarkable.

    Cons

    One of the biggest cons about this company is the lack of training they give to there employes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do a better job of preparing your employees for long term success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Diesel tech

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    Current Employee - Diesel Tech in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Diesel Tech in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Managers r very bad and unhelpful same with hr just tell u some thing to get u out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what u say ur going to do !!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a hard job with to high of expectations.

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    Former Employee - Selector in Shelbyville, IN
    Former Employee - Selector in Shelbyville, IN

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

    Pros

    It's a good paying job.

    Cons

    It was a very dangerous environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower the rate and you'll be able to keep your workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Materials coordinator

    Current Employee - Penske
    Current Employee - Penske

    I have been working at Penske

    Pros

    A lot of work to do

    Cons

    It is very stressful work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Material Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Material Coordinator
    Former Employee - Material Coordinator

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment. Good introduction to supply chain planning. Good amount of responsibility for an entry-level position. Opportunity to communicate with both office personnel and plant level personnel. Opportunity to improve communication skills.

    Cons

    Stressful day-to-day work. Overwhelming amount of workload added soon after learning the basics of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More in-person reviews directly between managers and employees. More feedback on job performance, both negative and positive to improve skills for young employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    tech

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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

    good benefit package , includes dental and eye care. retirement , 401k generous vacation schedule. they also offer training reimbursement. professional work environment

    Cons

    no cons worth mentioning at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Review

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in South Plainfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in South Plainfield, NJ

    I have been working at Penske part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay and good people

    Cons

    long hours and decent pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen, time-off policies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Material Coordinator in Sharonville, OH
    Former Employee - Material Coordinator in Sharonville, OH

    I worked at Penske

    Pros

    None. There was a constant blame game going on. This is a Mickey Mouse club of professionals throughout the entire organization.

    Cons

    Ambiguity, no communication, unrealistic expectations, no training, no camaraderie, large work load with stress full consequences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. Do the right thing for your employee's. Stick up for them. Provide them with a sense of purpose, motivation, and direction. Just because Penske is often subcontracted and wants the customer to always be right, does not mean it is ok to throw employees under the bus.

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

    long hard hours

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    Former Employee - Driver in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Driver in Waukegan, IL

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

    Pros

    not to much to say

    Cons

    schedule like a ping pong ball 6pm start work 12-14 hours then next start at 1am work 12-14 hrs then start at 10 pm
    and on we go barely within the dot guidelines but imposible to get good rest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat people like they matter and you freight is not the most important thing in the world and do your job don't put it off on hr or pass the buck to other managers who are not responsible for your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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 a 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

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