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Updated February 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Decent benefits, it was a pleasant work environment and I got to work with great people in an interesting industry (in 9 reviews)

  • Good pay offsite work new trucks (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "it's a job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Penske full-time

    Pros

    -If your a younger mechanic you can be the laziest person ever that doesn't have to do everything asked of you. And the paid time off Is pretty good.
    -Relocation is easy because there's so many locations.

    Cons

    -If you're not a mechanic your job will be hard and always be negatively affected by how terrible most of the younger mechanics are. at any given time there's 70+ trucks sitting there. Then you'll walk in the shop and there's just group huddles and nothing being done, except for 1 or 2 of the older guys working non stop to make up for work.

    Advice to Management

    Switch to flag hours so the techs are paid based on work done not hours spent at work.


  2. "Just a stepping stone..."

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    Current Employee - Technician in Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Technician in Smyrna, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A fairly hands-off atmosphere that allows one to figure your own way to get things done.

    Good entry level positions here, whether in the office or in the shop.

    $8 gift cards given as a yearly bonus

    Cons

    Management is very unorganized, and disconnected from employees. Low morale currently, regarding the amount of work and wage stagnation.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees and look for real talent within your own group. Do not make hasty appointments. Ease up on the continually increasing workload, especially when there appears to be no incentive after years of loyalty.


  3. "Former Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Penske full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Clear objectives from management, Great IT support, Good benefits.

    Cons

    Management was not on site, local IT support was eliminated

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support local managers


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  5. "Management Trainee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Trainee
    Current Employee - Management Trainee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Penske full-time

    Pros

    Paychecks are weekly, job overall is very easy and straightforward. After a couple months the company will pay for you to travel to the corporate office in Pennsylvania which is by far the most exciting opportunity you will have with this job.

    Cons

    Management only cares about themselves, will throw employees under the bus to save their own backs. Zero opportunity to grow with company unless you are willing to relocate and you will be mislead in the interview process about hours you will work. Will work overtime if short staffed or if another employee has vacation, also will work weekends and will take turns being on call at night.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees if you truly want to keep top talent.


  6. "Unbelievable"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Penske full-time

    Pros

    management is filled with good hard working people

    Cons

    company engages in very unethical behavior!


  7. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech III in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Tech III in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Penske full-time

    Pros

    Lots of paid time off. Good local management

    Cons

    Regional management is trying to control local operations more.


  8. "Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paycheck at the least. Don't expect more

    Cons

    Not for the employee, mainly worried about their client more than the employee who keeps the place going. A lot of Nico management! Very sad.

    Advice to Management

    Use it as a get by job, not a career


  9. "Stepping Stone"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vehicle Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Vehicle Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Penske full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great way to learn parts of the automotive industry and the company executives.

    Cons

    Trouble getting access to systems to get work done. Employees under valued.

    Advice to Management

    Speed up the process of getting employees totally setup to get the job done.


  10. "Commercial Truck Driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You didn't need to waste your time planning what to do in your spare time. Because you had no spare time.

    Cons

    The rules and regulations imposed on the drivers, prevented you from preforming your task to the best of your abilities.

    Advice to Management

    Quit imposing on your employees all the ever increasing burdens of unreasonably acountability standards. Truck drivers are not robots, they must be allowed to used personality, their emotions and their ability to reason as to preform their task in a safe and sucessful manner.


  11. "Hot in Texas"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Penske full-time

    Pros

    Took the position inorder to move to Texas. You do get the discount on trucks. hiring process was pretty straightforward.

    Cons

    Lots of outdoor work, which is tough in Texas. Be ready to work with rough professional truckers.



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