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Good place to start a career
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Warwick, RIOctober 4, 2018
Had an awesome yet very challenging experience. Got to travel and work in different locations. Management was open minded. Very tight with financials and processes.
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I love this company
Auto Technician (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZOctober 2, 2018
Great Place to work! Treat customers and employees well. this is the best place I have ever worked at. Penske pays well, management is great at BMW North Scottsdale
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Employees suffer when the share price lumbers in the marketplace.
Internet Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Chandler, AZSeptember 21, 2018
Focus has fallen from best trained and most knowledgeable employees in the industry to people who will get the job done for the least amount of money.
Pros
Great products and facilities
Cons
Stressed out mgrs constantly looking over their shoulders for the axe.
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Productive, Corp provides the tools you need
Service management (Former Employee) –  Southern CASeptember 19, 2018
Upper management is clueless when it comes to their subordinates. There is a "good old boys club" in San Diego. GM's don't relate well to most employees. Management cannot make the decisions necessary to improve department performance. GM's operate in fear of the upper management instead of having the courage, to make good, sound decisions for the good of the dealership. GM's force managers to make personnel decisions that are not necessarily good for their department. GM's rely way too much on the fact that you work for "Penske" that should be enough when giving a 25 cent raise to a struggling hourly employee. Now there is a no rehire policy. Many rehires still work for the organization.
Pros
Strong benefit package as dealerships go, great facilities
Cons
Upper management not connected with the staff. Too worried about what "RP" will say
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Find somewhere else
Service Advisor (Former Employee) –  Clovis, CASeptember 13, 2018
Be prepared to write up 30 R/O's a day or you can't make a decent paycheck. Management is seen very rarely. Management is never around (a lot of "vacation days") and when they are around, they mostly avoid you, unless there is a problem. Everyone (advisors) are on a different program. They don't care as long as you sell. Also, be prepared to upsell a lot of unnecessary work just so you can make a paycheck. Everything is commission based. No hourly or salary. Decent benefits, but everything else is a let down.
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Benefits
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Everything else
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Don’t do it
Service Advisor (Former Employee) –  Chantilly, VASeptember 12, 2018
Poor management low pay 40k or less . When you interview they promise great pay. However you will never see it. And they will change pay plans at any time.
Pros
Some nice people there
Cons
No support
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great until manager change
Test Driver (Former Employee) –  Lake Orion, MISeptember 6, 2018
place ran well for over a year upper management moved supervisor out and put in place someone with no experience and the place fell apart. our site was busy then dead inconsistent work loads
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rotating managers no stability no culture
Luxury Automotive Sales Consultant (Former Employee) –  Bedford, OHSeptember 4, 2018
Horrible culture no training for new people and no advancement for senior sales . Sad to watch such a great product and location go down the tubes based on poor management . Mercedes Benz of Bedford . I though it would be a great organization to work for their motto was hire the best and make it hard for them to leave . Maybe it is just the Ohio market ,but I watched every good salesman and manager leave.I doubt the CEO see's what really happens in Cleveland .
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ok place to work
Desktop Network Support (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAAugust 29, 2018
ok place to work as far as job security goes. Not a lot of room for advancement in maintenance or technical field but you learn a lot and learn to work independently. its what you make out of it.
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Narcissistic culture, self serving to the elites.
TECHNICAL SERVICES MANAGER SENIOR NETWORK ENGINEER (Former Employee) –  El Monte, CAAugust 25, 2018
The Penske way is only a philosopy, not a practice. Kissing up was a pre-requisite to advacement. Training and learning was productive and helpful for employees to excel at their duties.
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great company
Salesman (Former Employee) –  Chula Vista, CAAugust 24, 2018
I left to help my dad and his business but Penske is a great company to work at. Managers and staff are very helpful everyone gets along its a great enviroment.
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Lunch was provided free daily
Title Clerk (Current Employee) –  Bloomfield Hills, MIAugust 17, 2018
Great company with good benefits and pay. I was able to learn how to transmit title work to the State of Michigan and get a better understanding of credit scores and income to debt ratios.
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No Thanks
Title Clerk (Former Employee) –  Benton, ARAugust 15, 2018
Management was stealing money from the company...I was not properly trained on my job or its duties. No help was given by management. It really is a dog eat dog world.
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Little to no communcation from management
Accounts Payable Specialist/File Clerk (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJuly 21, 2018
Penske Automotive specifically the PAG group is difficult to wrk for. They tell you they encourage your thoughts and recommendations on process improvement, but shut you down before you can fully present your idea. The management team is afraid to go against the Controller for fear they will loose their jobs. Bot a pleasant work environment.
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commission only
Sales and Leasing Consultant (Former Employee) –  Turnersville, NJJuly 19, 2018
very competitive environment hard for new employees to feel accepted. Long hours commission only. Union provides good job security. very hard to advance.
Pros
Decent Union
Cons
Very Very expensive benefits, All house deals are given to certain employees.
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Promotions
Staff Accountant (Former Employee) –  Chandler, AZJuly 19, 2018
Company was all around awesome. It was a fun place to work and meet new people. The management took great care of the employee, offered promotion within and helped train you so you could advance.
Pros
Great Place to Work
Cons
Short breaks
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Just your typical automotive industry
Service Porter (Current Employee) –  Round Rock, TXJuly 18, 2018
Most people think that being a service porter is moving cars around and parking them in designated spots throughout the dealership, however this is just the main duty. Outside of this, you are also at the bottom of the barrel and work for everyone in the dealership, so be prepared to be tasked with everything outside of your job description every 5 minutes. You'll be fixing things the service advisors and/or supervisors forgot to do within their job description and become everyone's personal butler. You do get to work with one other porter which can be nice if they show up on time and are a hard worker like yourself. The hour you get for lunch is a plus, especially working 10+ hour shifts. Overtime must be approved. Lunch is paid for on Saturdays. You'll have to work alternating weekends.
Pros
Free lunch on Saturdays, hour lunches.
Cons
Poor management, low payscale, long hours.
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Good solid dealer group
Finance Manager (Former Employee) –  Escondido, CAJuly 18, 2018
Loved working here, good people and great opportunities for advancement. Lots of benefits to working for a large dealer group, Penske is well known and respected.
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Great place to work with ample opportunities to advance
Warranty Administrator/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Scottsdale, AZJune 17, 2018
I enjoyed the 4 years I was employed here. Management was great, co-workers also. I started at an entry level position, and was promoted to a more advanced position with 2 years.
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Life Long Company to Work for
General Manager (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJune 15, 2018
Penske makes you feel like you apart of the environment to change rather than just living in their world. They cultivate ideas and allow younger generations to thrive. Concentration on understanding the different generations makes this a place for ALL. Pay, Benefits, Time off and recognition for performance are all reasons to work here.
Pros
Benefits, Time off, Respect.
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None
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