I’ve been here for several years and what an absolute joke. You have cameras facing the driver and outwards facing street. You will be harassed constantly for the stupidest reasons but you will never be told your doing a good job by management. Speaking of management, they all don’t stand up for you at all. You are nothing here other than a number. You also have Zero job security. If the account you are working for cancels which by the way Penske can’t keep there accounts because they always fail them, you will then lose your job because there is no other places to put you so your just let go. They always have the worst routes that other trucking companies don’t want. Penske gets there accounts and loses them by over promising and under delivering. Just remember the turnover rate here at least in the Chicagoland area is extremely high and the word is getting around down here that it’s not a place to drive for. There is a positive and that’s the equipment is cared for. Also here in the Chicagoland area as a driver don’t be fooled by them telling you about there pension and benefits. It’s a lie. You WILL NOT get 401K matching just a plain 401k with ZERO match. Also your pension is basically worthless, earning only like 100 bucks or so a month. You figure out the math each year you work here. It is not a long term job and they don’t want it to be. Oh by the way safety? They love to push safety with all there cameras in cab and stuff but when your accident and ticket free you ba
my first year, under different management was good. Pay was good, there was a good safety bonus. My schedule was good with no call offs. I actually enjoyed working there. At the start of this year we started getting called off. Management said it was only temporary but now, a year and a half later, call offs are still going on. Drivers got paid for call offs by the previous management but our current management stopped call off pay. a typical work night is driving to wegmans distribution and hooking outbounds to pennsylvania on a night line haul run. we return with backhauls. its approx a 500+ mile trip 4 nights a week. there really is no enjoyable part of this job. the equipmwnt is poorly maintained and management plays cut throat with drivers weekly vacation and payroll every chance they get.this job is also tight lipped on any information concerning the contract they have with wegmans. we have to get information from wegmans drivers and our drivers if we need to know anything about our contract. i even had an office person tell me he didnt like truck drivers because we cause all the accidents on the road. that source used to be a dispatcher. he recently got a promotion to second in command under the terminal manager.
I worked on the Shoprite account for over 3 years. Management roles changed multiple times. Bosses left or they got fired. Went 3 years without a pay increase. When I was hired we were paid for different things slowly management took it away. Tractors are Disgusting no one cleans up after themselves and management doesn’t care about it. The tractors never get washed and that’s another concern management doesn’t care about. Not only do you have Penske as bosses but also Wakefern which is shopRite they also tell you what to do. Lots of safety meetings and safety videos every month. They grade you also every week. On your idling, cruise control, Hard breaks fuel economy . It’s a revolving door on the Shoprite account. The first year I made good money. The last year I was on the account. Management took money away from us. We were told when the new contract came out we would be making more money. Yes the money did go up but most class A driving jobs in the area. You can make more money somewhere else With less stress.
If you don't want vacation or PTO, this place is great. They cap your PTO at 56 hours which is the WA state minimum for sick time. You cannot earn more. If you get sick and use your sick time, you will get pointed for calling out after that. You can't take unpaid days off. You have to put a two weeks notice in and use your sick time to take a day off. Vacation is promised as an earn by basis during interviews, but vacation is not actually given. Vacation is sick time. The turnover here is awful. Nobody is happy with management and how they do things. The VP is always blowing up about how we aren't doing enough while we are short staffed. They refuse to hire more people to spread out the work load. 3rd shift is NOT allowed OT. Only 1st or 2nd. For a brand new warehouse, I thought things would be better. But I'd go back to my old job in a heartbeat if they paid more. At this rate, we are all tired and defeated. And we've only been in production since Oct 2021.
Penske has been a great job. I've enjoyed working there. My typical day starts at 3:30 pm and I my day ends around 1 or 2 am depending on our customers needs that day. My driving managers are respectful to me and treat me fairly and kindly. I have nothing negative to say only that Penske is slowly losing more and more contracts and are laying off people and this is causing unneeded stress in my life and unfortunately at this time because of the loss of business my gut feeling is telling me its time to look for employment elsewhere. Its unfortunate cause I had the hope of retiring from Penske. My job is easy to me, and In fact I go weeks without even having to talk to management because my job is routine and they know I am there every day.
ProsEasy job, great benefits, ok pay, respectful/ kind management
Consslow decline in business, layoffs, lack of work, im topped out on wages.
Easy work, with favorable daytime hours. Newer up to date equipment. Some days are routine, while other days you can get sent to new places. You get to be self motivated, while at the same time working with others. Being part time means you will be treated as a second class employee. No benefits, no advancement, no uniforms,will get your hours cut short or asked to stay longer. The pay is one of the lowest in its field. Limited time with tractor trailers. Mostly 26' and 16' and driving the chaser car. You receive a .25 cent raise after one year, then must wait 4 yrs for another raise. Due to covid and the economy ,pay was raised by only $2.50 an hour. Even though the company policy states "no full time drivers" there are and have been a few drivers who get benefits and full time work.
ProsDaytime hours. 4 days a week, possibly no weekends.
ConsNo benefits, low pay. Disrespectful attitude from mechanics.
If your looking for a job that you can put in 8 hours and go home safe to your family?? Well, this is not the job for you. No breaks are given.. The pay doesn't even come close to the work you do! If your a warm hearted individual than this place will eat you alive and turn you into the devil! Management actually seeks individuals that are hard headed so that way new candidates can tolerate the sr associates there! If you dont watch close they will burn you on your paycheck! Last thing!! If you wanna stay healthy and keep your body fit as your grow older! STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE! They're seeking a 2nd shift supervisor but cant fill the position because of its continued reputation! Wish I could get 2 years back! #Poisonous #Vile #unsafe
ProsMade some money fast (lots of overtime)
ConsNo breaks...constant violence and vulgar language! Needs some serious house cleaning(staff)
hostel work environment, low hours and management lies about everything!
In the 3 years that I've worked here, the work hours fluctuate due to peak seasons, probably not necessarily Penske's fault just the nature of the business, however, which leaves inconsistencies with my paychecks throughout the year. As for my fellow coworkers, it's less than desirable, because of the above mentioned, which leads to a hostile work environment; and that's putting it nicely. As for management, they like to lie about everything, such as pay, bonuses, assigned equipment and reimbursements. To add insult to injury, management loves to play favorites to try and cover up their insufficient management abilities which are non-existent. In all due honesty, I have nothing good to say about Penske Logistics at this location. You've been warned, proceed at your own risk!
I came to this company May 2015 with many guarantees which ended up being lies from day 1. The best part of the job was it was hauling groceries very easy and its union so no paying premiums for insurance. Management was a bunch of liars. Pay? Whenever they happen to get it right was rare usually the union had to fight for what the company didn't pay you for each week. Schedule? You never knew what you were working and dispatch consisted of idiots. Please stay away from Penske will never rent a truck from them that's for sure. Roger Penske needs to really look into his company more, and also we were told if our customer contract didn't work out they would transfer us to other contracts. I'm on indeed looking for a new job now because I'm about to get laid off from Penske.
Currently employed with them. Been with them 12 years. They changed their attitudes about their workers. They want robots. Drivers have cameras on them now. No drinks, food, cig, or blue tooth. You no longer have any privacy. They are hard to get on with and they look for reasons to fire you. You will not make it to retirement. They make sure of that. Their safety begins and ends where their liability begins and ends. You are just a number. You have all the stress and worries that truck drivers have without the benefits. Pay is based on the contract you are at. They are losing high paying contracts left and right and only picking up low driver pay contracts. I will be leaving soon. Don't get stuck like I did. Go somewhere they respect you.
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.
ConsYour health will be ruined
Questions And Answers about Penske
How often do you get a raise at Penske Truck Leasing?
Asked Sep 19, 2020
Answered Sep 29, 2022
Once a year
Answered Sep 27, 2022
What is the promotion process like at Penske Truck Leasing?
Asked Nov 5, 2020
There’s no promotion
Answered Sep 27, 2022
You will never get a promotion p
Answered Sep 27, 2022
What is the best part of working at Penske Truck Leasing?
Asked Oct 19, 2019
Answered May 13, 2022
Lots of overtime
Answered May 11, 2022
What is a typical day like for you at Penske Truck Leasing?
Asked Mar 18, 2020
Answered Sep 29, 2022
fun easy work
Answered Sep 29, 2022
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Penske Truck Leasing a better place to work?
Asked Jul 17, 2017
Listen to what your employees are saying, dont sweep it under the rug.
Answered Jun 10, 2020
Pay is way way to low. Especially for the way the start times can change from one day to the next. Management has no respect for employees communication is horrible not across the board for all employees so many get left out of the loop. Promises made were not kept. Then it was all excuses. And yet more promises to fix the problem.