Penske
3.1 of 5 58 reviews
www.penske.com Bloomfield Hills, MI 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 7, 2014

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82% Approve of the CEO

Penske Chairman and CEO Roger S. Penske

Roger S. Penske

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55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "great team environment to work in"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Penske Logistics has competitive pay, good benefits and an overall relaxed work atmosphere"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Company is driven by numbers, better utilization for the sake of upper management goals"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Ineffective computer systems shared by multiple dealerships causing lack of productivity"
    in 3 reviews
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Great Company - Great Experience

Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Penske full-time for more than 5 years

ProsWide array of experienced employees with one thing in mind, customer satisfaction. Depending upon your position, a lot of freedom can be given to get the job done.

ConsLots of travel. Bonus program does not apply to this position when it probably should.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to reward positions not currently eligible for bonuses.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Penske logistics

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Batavia, IL

I have been working at Penske full-time for less than a year

Prospromote from within good work culture

Consmiddle management under qualified no management skill

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Only worked for a short time

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Penske

ProsFast paced so the shift went by quickly.

ConsOther employee's will sabatoge your pallet jack. They have added to swing shifts to cut out overtime for everyone. Not worth the drive from Indy with no over time.

Advice to Senior ManagementCrack down on the sabatoging going on.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good entry level positions. Not much room to grow.

Rental Representative (Former Employee)
San Antonio, TX

I worked at Penske full-time for more than a year

ProsDecent pay for an entry level position.

ConsNo real room for growth.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Hard work but fun

Truck Driver (Former Employee)
Phoenix, AZ

I worked at Penske full-time for less than a year

ProsFree food and friendly customers

ConsTraining bad and they don't help you after training.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange your policies for accidents.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Penske is a growing company looking for dedicated people.

Senior Operations Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Penske full-time for more than a year

ProsThe money is good, Their is ample training but you need the time to take advantage of it.

ConsNeed to be available 24/7 average 70 hours weekly. Political

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management needs to understand what is going on under them. If you are in a growth spurt you need to hire additional management not stretch them past their limits.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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High Stress

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Penske full-time

Proswaiting for them. I sure there are pros, but I have lost sight of them since I have been here.

ConsHigh stress, I have seen it ruin people here

Advice to Senior ManagementCommitment to Associates should be a priority

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Stagnant Manage

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat pay, for the most part there is a good working culture. It can be challenging as well which can be rewarding. There are so many parts to the business so there is always something new to learn

ConsThe stagnant management is huge issue. They don't value fresh ideas at all. There are some awful, awful managers who have been promoted just based on who they now, not performance or leadership abilities.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a lot of stagnation - clean it out. Listen to your associates. Promote not based solely on who is friends with who, but who is a proven leader. Ask associates how they feel about their manager.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Salary for Interns

Information Technology Intern (Former Employee)
Beachwood, OH

I worked at Penske as an intern for less than a year

ProsIt was a good experience

ConsDo not have any cons

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Great Experience, Difficult to Advance Career

Analyst (Former Employee)
Cleveland, OH

I worked at Penske full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIt was a challenging work and I was able to get great experience. I had a great team leader. It was mostly why I stayed for as long as I did.

ConsI started at an entry level position with the expectation of moving into a senior role in 18-24 months. It took me three years to get a promotion and was still doing the same work as before. I did not see myself advancing further without having new work experience. I watched many people leave the company due to the plateau of job opportunities. After leaving the company, I realized how strict the work environment seemed. Many times I found myself taking work home. I also realized the salary had been lower than the average salary for that position.

Advice to Senior ManagementI had 4 managers in 4 years. It was difficult to start over and reestablish a relationship with a new manager year after year.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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