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Penske Truck Leasing Reading Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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Reading, PA

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Penske Truck Leasing President Brian Hard
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  • But it's a job that you don't often have to take home with you so you get a great work/life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • Mixed signals on what to do by upper management (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "People here are genuinely happy"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Disaster Recovery Administrator in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Disaster Recovery Administrator in Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people here are happy. This is the first place i've worked where the atmosphere is positive. Everyone seems to genuinely enjoy their work/life balance. 401k plan does great, catered cafeteria with reasonable prices.

    Cons

    Honestly haven't found any. They didn't encourage me to write this, I really enjoy working here that much.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing. Your retention of good employees is amazing.


  2. "Roadside Assistance Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Roadside Assistance in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Roadside Assistance in Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Penske Truck Leasing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of OT, advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Lots of OT, never closes

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Strategic Initiatives Leader"

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    Former Employee - Strategic Initiatives Leader in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Strategic Initiatives Leader in Reading, PA

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

    Pros

    Reasonable ability to advance if desired and deserved.

    Cons

    Male-dominated environment that is still working through the value of diversity.


  4. "Suicide"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The first 2 weeks of work.

    Cons

    A man I know committed suicide because of how he was treated here. Look into it.

    I was regularly shown nude photos by my manager and told to be a "good sport" about it.

    Advice to Management

    Someone died. Wake up.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid company, embraces technology better than some software companies, culture of working hard. Most likely one of the best IT shops in the Reading area.

    Cons

    Management gets the money and perks over the employees. They have memories like elephants - one mistake, count on it being mentioned for months. Two mistakes - start looking. They tend to promote employees with lower salaries, and are very money conscious. The culture is one of blame/lying to avoid mistakes, and certain people walk on water no matter their performance. Finally, extremely process-heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth. Be honest and open and acknowledge mistakes, so they get corrected. If you are promoting people based on high-profile projects, at least TRY to give them to ALL associates, not just the same ones again and again.


  6. "Maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good pay and great training.

    Cons

    Not very friendly, very task driven at all cost mentality and they do not see human factor most of the times. There are unwritten expectations that if not met will alienate you and make you not promotable

    Advice to Management

    See the Human factor in things and know that sometimes it's not always about the all mighty dollar


  7. "Vehicle Application Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Vehicle Applications Specialist in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Vehicle Applications Specialist in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice work environment and free coffee

    Cons

    Every morning a print out appears and compares work out put of each group member, so each member can see who is doing the most or least work. Management does not seem to care about the quality of work just quantity. Also there is no training program at all. Management expects other members to guide new hires but with the large workload it is almost impossible to get proper guidance. Sales force with whom the vehicle specialist must interface with are not well versed in their job. As a result there are several phone calls in a days time with several basic questions about specifying a truck. Senior VP at times sprints down the hallway to see who is answering phones and who is not. Very inappropriate behavior.

    Advice to Management

    I had many ideas and it fell on deaf ears.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "manners please"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA

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

    Pros

    close to WaWa food market

    Cons

    Horrible environment, wish I could give a negative star

    Advice to Management

    check your ego at the door. No need to speak to anyone in the manner I experienced.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Facilities"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fired in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Fired in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most departmets are good to work in and have alot of caring associates.

    Cons

    Certain Managers are "Clueless". No people skills and just not nice to others,major attitudes toward associates they are threatened by. Penske is a customer driven company, all associates are courteous and caring and interact great with each other.Its a shame some in leadership are aloud to treat others like dirt and get away with it daily. It happen to me I was fired!!!! Keep your mouth shut and have no oppinion and you be fine??

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the inter workings of the organization. Their is "ALOT" of stress that is caused by certain indivaduals in management and aloud to countinue??? It starts with HR!!!!!!!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Penske Truck Leasing (More than a year)

    Pros

    I don't work there anymore

    Cons

    Everything
    Hands down the worst job i have ever had.


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