Penske Employee Reviews

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dull repetative work. horrible politics and management. no steady schedule
310T technician (Current Employee) –  Belleville, ON28 September 2016
management is difficult to work with, higher up politics are a mess and scandal. work schedule is all over the place due to lack of help and unsteady work planning. overtime never offered and unpaid if worked unrequested. every man for himself environments. any new employee has no chance , leave your dignity at home. there is no help from HR when needed, you are on your own
Pros
decent pay and good benefits
Cons
everything else
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Great place
Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON23 November 2016
Management is strong,they train their staff well.
I enjoyed the freedom and independence to establish and maintain my career
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Productive easy going
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON23 November 2016
Decent place to work nice and clean environment good addittude managers and HR very friendly and approachable benefits are great the company is on top of all types of paper work for anything needed for their employees
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Penske is decent place to be employed at in the logistics/transportation industry
Rental Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON14 January 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, QC18 November 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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Disgrace to the industry! Stay away
Truck and Coach Technician (Former Employee) –  Ontario11 August 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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Full time is great, Not so much as part time/on call
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Belleville, ON12 November 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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Great Place to Work.
Shop Clerk/Administrative (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, Toronto14 July 2016
My immediate boss was fantastic. Fast paced environment but loved the job. Was a mix of customer service/financing/secretarial. Liked my co-workers very much.
Pros
Friendly, Comfortable Environment to Work
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great people to work with
Truck Technician Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Concord, ON2 May 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, AB18 March 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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Great Compensation
Lead Rental Representitive (Current Employee) –  Halifax, NS12 November 2012
This job is extremely stressful and none management are taken for granted and unappreciated. Other then the compensation I have nothing positive to say about this company. I feel they are profoundly unprofessional, vulgar, rude, deceitful and most management have very few values or ethical standards.
Pros
compensation
Cons
everything
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Have to have a good mental therapist to work here.
CSR Truck Maintenance (Current Employee) –  Concord ON10 June 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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Chef de succursale (Location) (Former Employee) –  Boucherville, QC23 February 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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Avoid
mechanic (Former Employee) –  edmonton14 January 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.
Pros
none
Cons
poorly run
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Total Chaos, bad management
mechanic (Former Employee) –  etobicoke30 December 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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Penske
HD Mechanic Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Calgary, Ab16 July 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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Good Pay and benefits
Mobile Road Service and Fleet Management (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON6 August 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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It was great. Great pay, excellent experience
Rental Representative (Former Employee) –  Concord, ON6 November 2012
- Greet customers with a professional and courteous manner
- Open and close rental agreements
- Effectively and accurately explained the terms of rental agreements to customers
- Answer telephone and deal with customers inquiries enquiries regarding the availability and cost of vehicles
- Follow-up with clients regarding trucks due back to the office
- Filing of contracts and logging of paperwork regarding payments
- Showed vehicle to customers and pointed out any bumps, scrapes or special features
- Checked mileage and scrutinized for damages when vehicles were returned
- Provided ongoing service and sales support
- Responsible for opening and closing of office
- Drive trucks from garage for customer’s pick-up and back upon return
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Limited challenge with no room for advancement
General Manager (Current Employee) –  Barrie, ON26 April 2012
A typical day is very routine with little change from day to day and limited challenges, there is little to learn once you have mastered the system. My direct manager is a great person to work with, and does not micro manage, the co-workers pull together to make things happen and keep the customers happy. The hardest part of the job is dealing stress out people who are angry because of their moving experience has caused them grief. The best part of my job is seeing the same people leave with a smile on their face because they just had the best experience of their whole move.
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Good Company/Good Benefits
Rental Representative (Former Employee) –  Belleville, ON2 February 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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