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Penske Reviews

Updated January 30, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good Pay and Training from management" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Good work environment, good management, positive" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/ life balance is difficult" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Long hours usually working at least one weekend day per week" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "SERVICE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Penske full-time

    Pros

    Clean work space, tool box provided, great training

    Cons

    Sometimes there are slow months but can be expected


  2. "Staff accountant"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Round Rock, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Penske full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location, location location location location

    Cons

    Managers, no windows, time accountability,

    Advice to Management

    Get along

  3. "Not bad but needs improvement"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Manager in Keller, TX
    Former Employee - Inventory Manager in Keller, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Penske full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Solid organizational support in regards to labor support.
    -Competitive pay by position and market value

    Cons

    -Poor executive leadership
    -High benefit costs

    Penske took over the facility I was working at and I was grandfathered in as a Penske employee. While my opinion of Penske as a company is above average, the site were I worked (that Penske took over) was an absolute nightmare. That has less to do with Penske and more to do with the Union and the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Find executive leadership that is more in tune with current technology and trends. Also, find leadership that's open and honest. While the account itself was a nightmare, the site GM (at the time) was ultimately the reason why I left.

    Last but not least.....RUNNNNNNNNNNN, from the account. The customer will drain you financially and eventually replace you with another 3PL that is ignorant to the account.


  4. "Great Place for Drivers"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Lacey, WA
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Lacey, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Penske full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, new equipment, laid back management

    Cons

    slightly below average pay for area


  5. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Auto Technician in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Auto Technician in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, good management, positive work environment

    Cons

    My commute to work was too far.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Penske Logistics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Penske full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunity for career development.

    Cons

    Compensation, no one ever got rich working here.


  7. "Load planner"

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    Current Employee - Load Planner in Beachwood, OH
    Current Employee - Load Planner in Beachwood, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Penske full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overpaid given no degree.
    Benefits are average.
    5 years service gets 20 paid vacation days plus 6 sick days.
    Sick days paid out if not used at end of year.
    Overtime.

    Cons

    Management doesn’t hold everyone accountable.
    Promises and commitments made to employees are rarely delivered on.
    Very poor training, if any.
    Can’t take days off if another employee is off, with 20+ days vacation for most, this is an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training.
    Hold all employees to same standard.
    There’s no reason employees can’t be allowed to work from home.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Politics and Favoritism"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Penske full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get a regular paycheck, coworkers are largely talented and great people.

    Cons

    HR department literally ignored a report of Harassment and Retaliation by management. Management won't hesitate to throw you under the bus if it furthers their goals unless you're one of their favorites. Typical good old boys club. EXTREMELY high turnover at management level makes it impossible to advance your career. No work/life balance. Drastically underpaid compared to industry averages. Management expects hourly employees to work through lunches or breaks and ignore federal legislation.

    Advice to Management

    A drastic and immediate change in culture is needed to hold onto talented employees. Take the time to learn what is important to them and act upon on it instead of treating associates like replaceable pieces of meat.


  9. "Trainer/Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Develops people and promotes from within

    Cons

    you work very long hours


  10. "I really enjoyed working At Ahrberg Milling company!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Winter months stayed really busy!!

    Cons

    After winter work slows down to a crawl.

    Advice to Management

    Need a truck shop to work on trucks in a debris free, dry environment out from the weather..