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Penske Motor Group Interview Questions

Updated Dec 28, 2016
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    Vehicle Photographer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Penske Motor Group (San Jose, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Few months ago, I started to look for a stable job but it is connected to my passion. I searched online for "Photography positions" and came across the job opening at Lexus of Stevens Creek. At around September 2016, I received an e-mail from one of their hiring managers, he wants me to go on in-person interview with him. After two weeks, the Internet Director called me for the second interview, it went well.

    It took me more or less than a month after I heard coming from their HR head, this time, I applied for their background check and references check, it went well too. After the completion of my background check, the General Manager called me for an interview. He really gives me a good sign by saying "Are you ready to take photos for 8 hours a day? If yes, enjoy!". On the same day, the GM called for the HR head for finalizing my application. She said that they will address my resume to the top (CEO & other executives). She told me that it takes about 2 to 3 weeks of process because of Thanksgiving holiday, it holds my breath though.

    On the first week of December, the HR called for the job offer, and I accepted it. Then I proceed to the drug screen which is supported by the company.

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  2. Helpful (1)  

    Finance Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Penske Motor Group.

    Interview

    Took about 4 weeks. GM and HR were very thorough and helpful. Applied online. Process was smooth. Interviewed with 4 different people in one day. Took about half the day. Overall experience was pleasant and would recommend a friend this job.

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    Finance Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Penske Motor Group (San Jose, CA) in October 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was long. I interviewed with 3 different people before getting a confirmation. I found the job application online and submit my resume. I received a response within a few days. From there the process look a while. Because the corporate headquarters are not in the same location that I applied to, there was a lag. It took about 2 weeks before I was able to meet with someone for an initial interview. After the initial interview, the main boss flew in and interviewed me. I had one final interview before the job offer was received.

    Interview Questions

    • Work experience, name some accomplishments you are proud of, what attracted you to the company...etc. Basic interview questions   Answer Question
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    Express Lube Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Penske Motor Group (Santa Clara, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Interview process was lenghthly, but I already knew about it through glass door reviews.
    I do appreciate thtat management takes their time in selecting candidates that will fit with their team.

    Interview Questions

    • What have you done recently for a person without them asking you.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There is not much to negotiate at this level. Not a bad thing when the benefits are decent.

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    Guest Relations Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Its a long process, but worth it. I interviewed with 2 different managers and then met the general manager. They did a background and dmv pull on all new hires. I'm very happy with the organization.

    Interview Questions

    • My previous employment history? What I enjoy to do in my spare time.   1 Answer
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    Internet Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Penske Motor Group (San Rafael, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    It's was a long hiring process, were I went to multiple interview. They made me do multiple test to see if I fit the position and then they introduced me to people around the facility to give me a overview of how the culture is at RAB Motors.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you choose to apply at RAB motors?   1 Answer
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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Penske Motor Group.

    Interview

    I applied online and completed the personality assessment test. I followed up over the phone & walked in as many times as it took to speak with a manager (which they claim to be very busy but let's not kid ourselves..) They mentioned that Wednesday noon is when they follow through with performing interviews, not necessarily booked as an appointment. But rather a walk in and a first come first serve basis on Wednesday.

    Interview Questions

    • Why should we hire you over the other candidate that has more experience, skills....   Answer Question
    • How did you purchase your car?... Who did you go with?...   Answer Question
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    Health and Wellness Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Penske Motor Group (San Jose, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Initially I was called for a phone screening. The phone call was brief but thorough, between myself and who would be my direct report. Next I had an in person interview with my direct reports, at the location of the listed position. Thirdly, I had an in person interview with General Manager of location. Lastly, I had a Skype or online interview with HR Manager who is the head of my department.

    Interview Questions

    • How my experience will be/can be translated to my position.   1 Answer
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    Internet Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Monte, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Penske Motor Group (El Monte, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    On the first day, there were multiple in person interviews at the dealership with different managers. They were all trying to gauge my personality and work history by asking a variety of standard questions.

    After, I was invited to interview with an HR manager and the an executive of the company. They did not seem adequately prepared to interview since the executives had a meeting at they time I was scheduled to interview with them. An interview that should have taken no more than 90 minutes took about three hours.

    I was told that I would be contacted in three days with a final decision. on the fourth day I emailed them to request a status update. No response. after two weeks I tried to contact them again but they did not respond. It was when I saw the job listing reposted that I knew I was not selected. I did not appreciate that I was ignored since I had to drop my classes that I was registered for in order to maintain a flexible schedule as they requested.

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  11. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Penske Motor Group.

    Interview

    you get a call then after they set up your interview and you get interviewed by like ten people and its annoying. its so time consuming and a waste of time.. everyone in this company is full of poop..

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    don't get a job here, if they don't like you or any employees they will let you go

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