Penske Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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Penske Chairman and CEO Roger S. Penske
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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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101 Employee Reviews

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  1. great company to work for that cares about you and family

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Penske full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great ambitious person to grow and move up all up to you what's in a steady growth and future at Penske logistics.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to me great leadership with manager!!

    Advice to Management

    Don't fix something thats not broken.


  2. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst

    I worked at Penske

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

    Pros

    Pay was good, flexibility was good

    Cons

    A lot of change due to nature of 3rd party logistics

    Advice to Management

    Don't change a thing


  3. Penske works

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

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

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

    Pros

    great pto. I loved my co-workers and the role I performed within the organization. I believe people actually enjoy their jobs at this company.

    Cons

    I believe every one works way too many hours. Budgets are way too tight. I feel that ideas are not listened to by senior management,

    Advice to Management

    I only want to tell them to listen to their employees, were not work horses. let us spread our wings, and open more opportunities to promote


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  5. Auto industry

    • 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

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

    Pros

    It's fun, and the people have been amazing to work with. There are opportunities to advance if you put in the work.

    Cons

    The hours are long and they pay is usually low. There's a lot of commission based positions which could be nice depending on the person, but don't pan out well for most.

    Advice to Management

    There's a large turnover for a reason. I believe Penske is a great company for certain people, but there's a lot of wasted talent because of certain protocols.


  6. Left Wanting

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Penske full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Penske is a standard corporate America company. the wages are decent, and the people can be great.

    Cons

    In 3PL we are alone in the field. I don't know where to go for guidance, bosses change often, and promotions are given out to friends more than to effective people.

    Advice to Management

    Try to care about your people. Really get to know what motivates them, and what their pain points are. Try to actually make a difference, instead of just saying the right words with no follow through.


  7. 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


  8. 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


  9. Service Coordinator

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    • 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....


  10. Operation Supervisor

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    • 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.


  11. 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



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