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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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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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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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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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Productive and enjoyable people to work with
Rental Sales Rep (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, Ontario23 June 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) –  Mississauga28 April 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, 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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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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Decent work Environment
Truck washer/Fueler (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON3 October 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) –  calgary29 August 2014
poorly managed, safety not taken seriously, repaired and maintained 900 trucks and trailer out of a 6 bay shop
Pros
none
Cons
poorly managed
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Mechanic/Millwright (Former Employee) –  Calgary3 July 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 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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Rental Representative (Former Employee) –  London, ON7 April 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, AB24 March 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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Friendly staff
Administration Clerk (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON3 March 2014
Great co-workers, very understanding and patient. Very flexible.
Pay is good.
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productive work place
Parts Assembler (Former Employee) –  Chatham-Kent, ON26 September 2013
- made parts for air brakes.
- learned the value of precision
- enjoyed working in a group setting
- was fast paced
Pros
working full time
Cons
some days long hours
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Great Experience
Rental Representative (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 July 2013
Work environment was enjoyable and staff was very supportive. Although it does get very busy at times, it was a pleasure to work here.
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Material Follow Up Analyst (Former Employee) –  Chatham, ON9 June 2013
I have nothing further to list about Penske as my position was eliminated due to the recession.
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Good place to work for
Lube Technician (Current Employee) –  Edmonton10 January 2013
Good place however salary could be better than what it is. I would rather talk more over an interview than posting it publicly.
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