Penske Employee Reviews in Canada

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Disgrace to the industry! Stay away
Truck and Coach Technician (Former Employee) –  OntarioAugust 11, 2016
Where do I start? Managers and corporate personnel are not from the trade. They know nothing about the industry or what physically can be done in a shop. Demands are asinine and shop is planned on what what corporate wishes they can achieve with no room for error. They made up thier own estimated labour times for techs that are nowhere close to the labour times in the industry and most of the times are ridiculous. If you break a bolt on something you're pretty much written up. No appreciation is given for beating these times day in and day out , but if you go .1 over one job in no word of a lie yelled at. The entire mind set of the company is focused heavily on money. So bad in fact some of these managers would sell their kid to 3 time convicted pedophile to save 3 cents a year! It's disgusting. Everybody who works there developed health problems from the horrendous stress levels that never go away. Mine diminished as soon as I left there. Is like being three weeks behind everyday of the year, for years. You make a list of defects on a truck you just serviced , but none of it gets done because 14 more services have to get done that day and so unsafe trucks are released back onto the roads because there's no time to fix them.I could go on for ever. Worst place ever.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Your health will be ruined
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great people to work with
Truck Technician Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Concord, ONMay 2, 2016
I was a Apprentice Diesel Mechanic Helper for my College Co-op Term. Because of my time at Penske I have gain a lot of confidence in the truck and coach mechanics field.
Pros
Everything was Great
Cons
None
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Dont work there
Heavy Duty Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABMarch 18, 2016
worst place to work at. extremely bad menagement. a lot of wannabe mechanic. and they dont do anything to improve always the same old story cause its menage like they own it instead of going the penske way. WORST PLACE TO WORK
Pros
none
Cons
everything
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Chef de succursale (Location) (Former Employee) –  Boucherville, QCFebruary 23, 2016
Nice place to work, nice company politic between life and work, a good place to learn and improve your abilities. The cie push to do some volunteer in the society.
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Penske is decent place to be employed at in the logistics/transportation industry
Rental Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ONJanuary 14, 2016
Penske Truck Leasing is a massive company with fairly good advancement opportunities should you show promise and have a passion for sales/corporate culture. Management is invested in ensuring the company does well therefore creating a culture of efficiency and desire to grow, improve and succeed.
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Good long term job
technician (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QCNovember 18, 2015
Good company to work for. Have good benefit and structure. Good team spirit but always under pressure, rental place. Everybody his most of the time happy witch create a good work environment. Good place to learn if you are willing to work hard for.
Pros
job security, experience, salary, benefit
Cons
work hours, management, under pressure
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Full time is great, Not so much as part time/on call
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Belleville, ONNovember 12, 2015
Penske is a great place to work if you are full time, but part time employees get no pay raise or benefits.
If it was up to my supervisors, I would work full time but corporate insist my position is only part time on call.
They can not understand that the more I work, the more money they make because the mechanics are paid a lot more and have to do my job what I am send home
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Good Pay and benefits
Mobile Road Service and Fleet Management (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ONAugust 6, 2015
Always learning something, paid training, great people to work with started there from the beginning great place to start great place to learn
Pros
paid trainning
Cons
weak management and orginization
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HD Mechanic Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AbJuly 16, 2015
Great place to work, lots of fun, learned a lot about trucks, great management, great co-workers, very enjoyable job. Hardest part was early morningsd
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Productive and enjoyable people to work with
Rental Sales Rep (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, OntarioJune 23, 2015
Nothing but an absolute great atmosphere, with even better people to help you when needed, highly recommend this job to any entry level business people
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Great Project
Logistics / I.T Contractor (Current Employee) –  MississaugaApril 28, 2015
The implementation project has been a very challenging and rewarding experience. Unprecedented exposure to real life situations and the most valuable lesson has been working in a 100% unionized environment.
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Good Company/Good Benefits
Rental Representative (Former Employee) –  Belleville, ONFebruary 2, 2015
Not much to say - good pay for the little work that needed done. Job security not good especially when facing a realignment.
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Avoid
mechanic (Former Employee) –  edmontonJanuary 14, 2015
Management can't keep two trucks straight. The lack of communication from one level to another (let alone one shift to another) is laughable. Expect to have your job threatened on a weekly basis as "motivation."

Wages are ok for lube techs but it's like pulling teeth to earn proper rate as an apprentice.

In the interview they will promise the moon, in reality they deliver sand. Barely any training, cramped shop, old/barely working equipment, old/outdated computer system that is mandatory to use.
Cons
poorly run
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Total Chaos, bad management
mechanic (Former Employee) –  etobicokeDecember 30, 2014
Shop constantly in disarray, no one quite knows whats going on, very secreitive, more experienced techs wanted little to do with helping or training younger ones for fear of getting in trouble their labour times would be padded, culture of fear and distrust, no parts or supplies, equipment always broken and malfunctioning, a most disappointing workplace and atmosphere.
Pros
non
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Decent work Environment
Truck washer/Fueler (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ONOctober 3, 2014
Can get cold in winter. Great work wages. management is decent.
job is fairly easy.
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high stress, poorly managed
Shop Foreman/Manager (Former Employee) –  calgaryAugust 29, 2014
poorly managed, safety not taken seriously, repaired and maintained 900 trucks and trailer out of a 6 bay shop
Cons
poorly managed
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Mechanic/Millwright (Former Employee) –  CalgaryJuly 3, 2014
I enjoyed working at Penske, I looked after 8men and 900 trucks
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Have to have a good mental therapist to work here.
CSR Truck Maintenance (Current Employee) –  Concord ONJune 10, 2014
Very bad run at Penske ( CONCORD, ON )

I had to fight for my hours for pay. Watch your pay stubs. Hours missing. Treated like a sub contractor.

Most of the time all information regarding the job was not given at the beginning. Did not know what was expected of the employee. Supervisors constant criticism. Mind changers, Rude & Greedy Scary environment. Supervisor and Manager untrustworthy.

They don't supply equipment when using chemicals. Shop is poor managed. Disregard for safety of others just self.

Penske CONCORD ON is in one Word "Garbage"
Pros
good benefits, some good enviroment depending on the location.
Cons
if you don't wach your step you will get cond.
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Rental Representative (Former Employee) –  London, ONApril 7, 2014
Managed Corporate and Householders Accounts Field Inspector
Reconcile Inventory
Customer Service Manager Trainee
Key holder
Sales
Pros
hotels, lunch, overtime
Cons
n/a
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cant see trees for the forest
mechanic / leadhand when needed (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, ABMarch 24, 2014
too many chiefs not enough worker bees bad fleet old fleet unobtainable goals
Pros
money benefits
Cons
hours fleet building
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