Penske Reviews

Updated March 29, 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 to start a career in supply chain management (Logistics Intern at a Penske trucking hub)

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    • Senior Management
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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)

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    Somewhat outdated proprietary ERP system (as of April 2015), minor office politics, very "day-to-day" in nature with little experience in long-term strategies or corporate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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Hardcore work culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor

    I have been working at Penske

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Quit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Work Work Work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Operations in Reading, PA

    I worked at Penske

    Pros

    Growth Opportunities
    Great Culture
    Big name Customers
    Investing in Human Capital

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Pay
    Slow Network
    Bad at Implementing Technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    OTM is ruining morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Best employer so far

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    • 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

    Pros

    Good pay and great hours

    Cons

    Poor management but great location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Selector

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Order Selector in Shelbyville, IN
    Current Employee - Order Selector in Shelbyville, IN

    I have been working at Penske

    Pros

    Great money very diverse place

    Cons

    Hard work you will have back issues down the line not worth it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clumsy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 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
  8. Diesel tech

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    It was a hard job with to high of expectations.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 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

  11. 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

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