Penske Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
69 Reviews
2.8
69 Reviews
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Penske Chairman and CEO Roger S. Penske
Roger S. Penske
20 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)

  • Ineffective computer systems shared by multiple dealerships causing lack of productivity (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Penske logistics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Batavia, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batavia, IL

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

    Pros

    promote from within good work culture

    Cons

    middle management under qualified no management skill

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good entry level positions. Not much room to grow.

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    Former Employee - Rental Representative  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Rental Representative in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for an entry level position.

    Cons

    No real room for growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Only worked for a short time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Penske

    Pros

    Fast paced so the shift went by quickly.

    Cons

    Other 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 ManagementAdvice

    Crack down on the sabatoging going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Hard work but fun

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Free food and friendly customers

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your policies for accidents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Penske is a growing company looking for dedicated people.

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    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great Company - Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Wide 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to reward positions not currently eligible for bonuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    High Stress

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Penske full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    High stress, I have seen it ruin people here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commitment to Associates should be a priority

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Stagnant Manage

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great 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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    There 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Salary for Interns

    Former Employee - Information Technology Intern  in  Beachwood, OH
    Former Employee - Information Technology Intern in Beachwood, OH

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

    Pros

    It was a good experience

    Cons

    Do not have any cons

  11.  

    Great Experience, Difficult to Advance Career

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Analyst in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    It 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.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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