Rohit Talwar, Director of Systems Architecture and IT Services
With Penske since 2002
I was very familiar with Penske before I got a job here, because I served as an IT consultant at Penske for five years before that. One of the things that had been a pleasant surprise was how much people here are open to new ideas and challenges. They're open to change. The work culture, the type of people, the stability of the company and the opportunity to grow were all reasons I decided I wanted to work full time at Penske.
And I got the opportunity to grow really fast. I started out as a programmer analyst, and through several promotions, I'm now a director. It's very easy to get lost in big companies, but that does not happen here at Penske. If you do a good job, you do get recognized. It's not just me. A lot of other people have moved up in their roles and positions.
I work with a lot of committed and interesting people—people who are dedicated to customer service and giving their 100 percent every day. Penske provides a lot of opportunities for folks across different departments to socialize among themselves. I think that's a good culture to have in place. It helps us see the part that we all play in the bigger picture. I love to play tennis, and there are about 25 of us who get together twice a week to play. Within my department, we make it a point to go out and have fun at least twice a month. I mean, this is where you spend most of your time, so you might as well enjoy yourself.
We work like a family. The upper management really keeps us all together and gives us a sense of direction. Obviously, we have agreements and disagreements, but at the end of the day, we come together to meet one objective: to provide the best service to our customers. That's what we're passionate about. Trucks just happen to be the medium by which we provide that service.
Director of Systems Architecture and IT With Penske since 2002
"It's very easy to get lost in big companies, but that does not happen here at Penske."