Red Seal Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 5 April 2018
Worked the night shift with 2 other guys, got tones of overtime because the work is never ending. Corporate creates management positions that don’t need to exist and always hires outside instead of moving anyone up. The supervisor who was hired for nights had no experience in heavy duty truck shops, was basically there to answer the phone which was nice but he’d always be asking us what to tell the customer so we might as well have just kept answering the phone ourselves. Basically 2 of us on the floor were journeymen but our shop supervisors mechanical experience was nill. In the white collared world do interns get hired on as management? I quit after that just couldn’t handle the puppet mastery from corporate, usually a Forman/supervisor knows trucks themselves, it’s tough to bounce ideas off someone who doesn’t know anything. If you can handle that kind of weirdness it’s not a bad place to work, the guys on nights were great.
Mechanic (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 13 June 2018
Great place to work got lots of experience great guys to learn from always ready to help yiu out great service manager very flexible , would never leave you stranded . love it there just cant handle working night shift any more would definitely suggest this place to anyone who is looking for work .
310T Apprentice (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 25 March 2018
Not a good company to work for. Too many die hards there that will try to push you around. Management will take you for a mile if you give them an inch. Lazy people with poor attendence and work habits are rewarded and get better shifts. Overall poor work enviroment.
Management is horrible, problem co workers never get fired
Service Administrator (Former Employee) – Delta, BC – 19 February 2018
typical day at work resulted in you dreading going into work the next day. I learned what I was capable of and what I could and could not handle. Management is non existent and rarely show their support for you. Workplace is absolutely dreadful, constantly surrounded by immature men. Hardest part of the day was starting work. Most enjoyable part of the day was going home.
Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 23 November 2017
Penske has a great company culture! It is the type of company where your hard work is noticed, appreciated and rewarded. Everyone in management is more than willing to help with any issues, and help in any way possible. Completely approachable and friendly. Their employees come first always, no exceptions. Starting this job as a single parent, there were multiple situations where they were accommodating and flexible with working with my schedule. Great advancement opportunities, and an amazing place to start your career. Would recommend this company in a heartbeat!
free lunch, company culture, flexibility, salary, time off, independence, training opportunities, advancement opportunities
overall poorly managed , shop safety procedures not followed
Maintenance Supervisor (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 12 November 2017
my work day - starting time 10:00 pm - perform yard check in dark poorly lite parking lot , reconcile yard check repair order planner , organize and create repair orders for shop and offsite techs . my shift tech start at 11:00 pm , monitor shop tech repairs , perform verification when each job task is completed , review finished repair orders . mange customer needed times , adviser when needed times are not going to be met , monitor shaop safety procedures , maintain clean productive shop area .
excellent shop training programs, free lunches provided on dayshift on special days
free lunches not provided on afternoon and11 hours work days, 5 days a week, on midnight shifts, company very slow to pay sbmitted expense reports
Can be a great place to work if you have good managers and a good economy...
Lease Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 October 2017
A good manager makes all the difference at Penske - no matter what role, someone who motivates you and recognizes your achievements will make you want to move up and work hard for the company. The atmosphere is best when the company does well and is more willing to give back to the employees via team building events, luncheons, and contests. The job itself can be overwhelming at times, but can be very rewarding when you win business both personally and financially.
Success is highly rewarded
Potentially Long Hours, 24/7 on call, retention issues for supporting roles
Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 5 September 2017
Absolutely horrible company to work for..... worked for them for 2 1/2 years and drivers get treated like garbage.... have to constantly chase down your pay cheque cause they could never get it right.... management is an absolute joke at the Cambridge location they don't know what they are doing..... they nickel and dime you at every turn they also took away pay raises and management says that "Penske does not give raises" so badly I strongly suggest to stay away from Penske....
Yard Administrator (Current Employee) – Woodstock, ON – 29 May 2017
Shift work Schedule tends to change, often pays more then minimum wage management changes often but provides some support if you need to work a day shift there is not a lot of room to move up in the company
Service (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 19 April 2017
It is a job that isn't for everyone. It is fast-paced. The longer I have worked the more resentful I have become to the company. The sales staff sign contracts promising the world but the District staff works to make things as hard as possible to do things well.
Currently management preaches that Penske has a strong customer focus yet the same management has put a high priority to sell off trucks off the books over all their everyday customers so customer service is only getting worse. It is very clear that management is just a puppet for the larger management in the US and are only focused at doing anything to get a short term profit to justify their jobs. Stay away if you enjoy your mental health.
Truck and Coach Mechanic's apprentice (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 April 2017
Good company to start as a truck and coach apprentice. Friendly environment and medium work load. The wages are low though, been with company for more than 2 years and still pay me as 1st year apprentice