AmeriGas

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AmeriGas Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
61 Reviews
3.1
61 Reviews
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AmeriGas President & CEO Jerry E. Sheridan
Jerry E. Sheridan
27 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people as far as peers and the next level of management up (in 4 reviews)

  • 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)

  • Work-life balance does not exist in this company (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company that is pushing employees to the limits

    Current Employee - Service Tech, Driver, Ace Driver
    Current Employee - Service Tech, Driver, Ace Driver

    I have been working at AmeriGas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fair pay. Ok equipment , good co workers. Ipads are ok.

    Cons

    Long hours, more work than you can do. More miles than you can cover... can not take care of customers how we are used to. Employee fatigue and injuries, accidents are up because the company simply has cut back on employees and we no longer can keep up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need more bodies to take care of our customers. We need more trucks on the road in summer as now we are working at 120 percent in the summer and are doing a poor job of satisfying our customers because we simply are too short on people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great intro into oil and gas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AmeriGas full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start in the propane industry.

    Cons

    No structured training program for your position. The environment is filled with long time complaining employees. Although they are the number 1 propane company in the US the pay is low compared to the competition.

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    AmeriGas Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AmeriGas part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Has local feel with big corporate backing.
    Great place to start working. Hires within.
    Jerry Sheridan's emphasis on customer service.

    Cons

    High prices = unhappy customers.
    Acquisitions from mom + pop shops has caused plenty of unhappy customers.

    Approves of CEO
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    Generally good, hard working, friendly employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent technology, invest in training for field employees, senior management is involved and trying to expand the company

    Cons

    Seemingly good, competent employees seem to suddenly disappear to seek other opportunities (aka get fired)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put as much value on current employees as you do on outsiders and consultants

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    No Accountability

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Department in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - IT Department in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    Great people as far as peers and the next level of management up
    Good place to cut your teeth

    Cons

    There seems to be an air of non accountability. When there are problems more often than not middle to upper management would rather point the finger at another department instead of collaborate to correct the issue.
    When hired, unless your invited into the "click", expect not to move to a better position. I realized this after several years with the company and finally left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're bleeding talent, start listening to your people. When they tell you something is wrong investigate
    Make sure your management has the same skill set as the department they are heading up. I've seen too many times when a manager will be told this is the way to do things and it was the exact opposite of "Best Practices" -this was abundantly clear within the IT department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Disorganized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Safety Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Safety Assistant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at AmeriGas full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff, large office space, and large overall company background. This company also has a variety of different position available beginning with entry level and excelling to the highly educated.

    Cons

    Highly disorganized! The IT department cannot function as a whole. The company is trying to move towards a (hopefully) better system with TMW, but the transition has been a mess. I would not recommend employment here if you are OCD and need things to be orderly and timely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Service Tech

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Tech in Bellaire, MI
    Current Employee - Service Tech in Bellaire, MI

    I have been working at AmeriGas full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get your work in the morning and you go do it. Benefits, lots of time off, pay

    Cons

    Corporate keeps changing policies. They have a "do this or else" attitude. Corporate only looks at the bottom dollar, not the people. Horrible customer service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower employees. Understand, not every situation can fit in a SOP. allow employees to use common sense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good to be home at night.. But with a dangerous cost.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AmeriGas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Secure, consistent work . Home nights and weekends.

    Cons

    Under paid for the dangerous positions we are involved with daily. Lack of appreciation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    COMPANY WASTING POTENTIAL

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bulk Route Delivery Driver in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Bulk Route Delivery Driver in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at AmeriGas

    Pros

    - provides a steady paycheck
    - co has national recognition
    - opportunity to contribute to a decent benefit plan
    - able to participate in employee relocation program

    Cons

    - fails to consistently reinvest in itselfs dispite record profits (training / safety programs , equipment)
    - does not pay employees a fair wage in relation to their skills/experience
    - management fails to regard "operations area" employees as members with valuable ideas
    - no "formal" inital or follow-on training /safety programs for employees
    - complete lack of customer relations in the area of product knowledge , safety awareness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reinvest in yourself , alot of experienced and valuble employees are leaving for a variety of reason that are preventable and can be easily addressed and corrected.

  11.  

    America's propane company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at AmeriGas

    Pros

    They are recognized as a industry leader. Everyone is familiar with propane in some aspect.

    Cons

    The busness model is not built for organic growth. Growth is mainly through acquistions. AmeriGas is highly political, when it comes to advancement and pay raises. The business is very seasonal, warm winters are bad for business. AmeriGas is committed to paying the dividend to unit holders even if no profit is made. They will borrow money to pay the dividend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on organic growth. You should have held onto the hard assets such as Bumstead, AZ storage. Selling off assets for short term gains does makew good long term sense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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