AmeriGas Reviews

Updated May 6, 2015
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AmeriGas President & CEO Jerry E. Sheridan
Jerry E. Sheridan
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Pros
  • The overtime hours, depending on the route, can be substantial and add a tidy sum to the paycheck (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No room for advancement, pay isn't that great and the "raise" they give you every year is a joke - 1-3%, yeah way to keep up with that cost of living (in 3 reviews)

  • Although they are the number 1 propane company in the US the pay is low compared to the competition (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Good resume builder, but shouldn't be seen as more than a stepping stone

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Development Manager in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Corporate Development Manager in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at AmeriGas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not hard to stand out if you are reasonably intelligent, lean management structure provides lots of face time with executives, simple business that's easy to learn

    Cons

    Compensation is pretty sad, count on 2% raises and 5% bonus (extra points if you can find someone that remembers the last time it was paid out in full), organization structure changes according to what day of the week it is, turnover has been pretty high in the past year, lots of part timers and contractors replacing experienced employees who left for greener pastures.

    Advice to Management

    Might want to wake up before the talent is all gone....


  2. Helpful (1)

    Delivery rep

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    Current Employee - Delivery Representative in Gridley, CA
    Current Employee - Delivery Representative in Gridley, CA

    I have been working at AmeriGas part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Count on acting like a true large corp buracuracy

    Cons

    Company has no respect for employees and minimal amount for clients, profits are the bottom line

    Advice to Management

    Be competitive and respect loyal employees


  3. Helpful (1)

    Work - Life Balance = 85-15

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bulk Route Delivery Driver in High Point, NC
    Former Employee - Bulk Route Delivery Driver in High Point, NC

    I worked at AmeriGas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smaller community offices make it feel more like a small company atmosphere. This does often lead to gossip and favoritism, however.

    Cons

    Winter hours are insane with bulk truck drivers working crazy hours. If you were the one stuck with on call duty for the week it was even worse. You may be out at 3 or 4 in the morning working but still expected to be back @ 7am for the regular work day.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat your employees the way you want to be treated and you may be able to maintain quality standards.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    What is portrayed is not what you'll get.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AmeriGas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked with some great people.

    Cons

    Underlying mantra is, "We can't raise the price on a customer we don't have."
    MANDITORY overtime. No regards for family life.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees; they are your front line.


  6. Worked at amerigas for 3 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AmeriGas full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Only good thing about the company is starting pay $10

    Cons

    Have no time for family


  7. The job wasn't bad. The management was poor. Safety 1st? not to sure about that

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bulk Route Delivery Driver
    Former Employee - Bulk Route Delivery Driver

    I worked at AmeriGas full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    On your own in the field.

    Cons

    very disorganized. Hap-hazard delivery schedules

    Advice to Management

    get organized. Create a team spirit among employees. get rid of the poor attitude employees right away even if it hurts.


  8. Helpful (4)

    An easy job, but.....

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bulk Route Delivery Driver in Grandy, NC
    Former Employee - Bulk Route Delivery Driver in Grandy, NC

    I worked at AmeriGas full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work- life balance, pretty easy to get a day or two off.
    Not too taxing on your body
    Pretty easy, in fact boring at times
    Usually off on holidays and weekends

    Cons

    I don't like it when companies shove overtime down your throat when they need it, but barely give you 40 hours when they don't need it. This job during the off-season ( warm months) can be very boring and tedious. I can recall several days when I had a route that I knew would not take more than 3 hours to complete, but I had to go somewhere to hide, take naps, and anything else to get my 8 hours. There are days when the manager will give you flat out "busy work". This can include refurbishing old gas tanks, cleaning up the yard, and even office work. My main con was the fact that the company will feed you safety, safety, safety until you are blue in the face--then they will feed you some more. They act like they care about safety of the employees so much, but all they are concerned with is not losing any money. You are subject to being written up for any and everything. Nothing like wondering if you are going to lose your job everyday. Shortly before I thankfully got another job opportunity, there was a simultaneous company- wide meeting throughout every district in the country. They pretty much told us that the company was letting a large number of employees go immediately due to the fact that the numbers were down from the prior year(2012). How's that for job security?? Being on -call every five weeks was horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay! A bob-tail driver should make more than $14.50. You preach about the job being so dangerous but the employees are not compensated as such. The on-call system needs to be tweaked. The district (branch) managers are notorious for micro-managing the employees. We could have run the place by ourselves in my opinion.


  9. Helpful (1)

    The job is okay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valley Forge, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valley Forge, PA

    I have been working at AmeriGas full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I like my boss and the people in my department, also, it's a job I know I'll never get fired from - it' impossible to get fired from this place.

    Cons

    Management and people in their department take zero responsibility and blame everyone else for their short comings. No room for advancement, pay isn't that great and the "raise" they give you every year is a joke - 1-3%, yeah way to keep up with that cost of living!


  10. Helpful (3)

    13 years, then goodbye without warning

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AmeriGas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I liked the local people that I was fortunate to work with

    Cons

    Unbelievably high prices, lack of customer focus (acquire another company so we can add their customers to the mix and then abuse them till they leave - then repeat), politics, politics, politics

    Advice to Management

    You need to focus on the core of the business - your customers!! Listen to what THEY are telling you


  11. Bureaucratic and cold

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Westlake, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Westlake, OH

    I worked at AmeriGas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, training. Not bad as a new employee.

    Cons

    Authoritarian management culture that micro-manages excessively.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to instill fear in employees to make them perform better.



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