Ferrellgas Partners
2.9 of 5 42 reviews
www.ferrellgas.com Overland Park, KS 1000 to 5000 Employees

Ferrellgas Partners Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2014
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2.9 42 reviews

                             

58% Approve of the CEO

Ferrellgas Partners CEO Stephen L. Wambold

Stephen L. Wambold

(19 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Lots of opportunity to advance your career and position while enjoying a solid work-life balance

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Kansas City, MO

    ProsCorporate office has a fun health and family oriented culture, relaxed dress code, great benefits. Flexibility to work different hours and work from home on occasion. This is the most technologically advanced propane company in the world. Work-life balance is excellent.

    ConsThere is a bit of silo mentality that exists between corporate departments. Bonuses are dependent upon total company performance which hinges on cold winters and/or low product cost, warm winters with high product cost have resulted in layoffs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Collections Specialist (Current Employee)
    Liberty, MO

    ProsDress code is very fair . Jeans and shirt. Just no flip flops and holes in the jeans

    ConsNo Flex in Schedule . Benefits are not very good. Pay Scale is low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a better open door policy. Higher management is not friendly. HR does not answer Questions ? They say you must go to your direct supervisor. Then when you do that they guess at the answer ????

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A better-than-average driving job with many ups and downs

    Bulk Driver (Current Employee)
    Melrose Park, IL

    ProsDeliveries have a large window, so there isn't the pressure to arrive at a customer's location at a specific time. You can deliver at your own pace, as long as it's reasonably productive. It isn't back breaking labor, but enough to keep you in shape.

    ConsThere's a higher than average turnover rate, which can make your work schedule unexpectedly long. Regardless, the winter seasons have always demanded long hours: if you like to work 40 hours a week or predictable, consistent hours, this job can be extremely frustrating for you. Vehicle breakdowns add to your hours, as they keep trucks long after they have become unreliable. They promised tuition reimbursement, but, even though I have filled out all of the paperwork every semester, they've never made good on this promise. They want you to deliver stops in the order determined by their new automated computer system, but the stop order doesn't always make sense, as the routing doesn't take into account truck route restrictions, railroads, etc. and the fact the routing will bring you to stops at times that may be bad for the customer (before or after hours, a time where the yard is too busy, etc). Driver suggestions are ignored.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDrivers shouldn't be forced to work excessive overtime for month after month. Drivers that leave for work before their children wake up should be able to get home before they go to sleep. Driver input for routing should be given due respect and not ignored.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enlightening but yet what an experience.

    Customer Service Specialist (Current Employee)
    Santa Fe, NM

    Pros401k investment opportunity, Employee stock, medical insurance coverage for full time employees, Propane & appliance discounts, payed uniform allotment of $125.00 annually and depending on how the company is doing that year a free turkey & ham for Thanksgiving & Christmas.

    ConsBeing monitored digitaly on phone call times and standby times. CSS 's are given an estimate of 4 minutes per call & are monitored constantly on case loads, Web activity is logged in the background as any other large company.
    CSS pay is inconsistent from service center to service center with some well experienced CSS' s being there for several plus years making around $11.00 an hour compared to an alternate location 60 miles away paying new hires almost $14 plus an hour. Company wide there was finally a 3% raise given after 5 plus years this does not quite make up for the increase of cost of living.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop micro managing... Offer better incentives to bring up productivity! Remember you can always catch me Flys with honey then vinegar.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Family Feel with Great Benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI've been with Ferrellgas for over 12 years and I can honestly say I look forward to going to work every day. Although this is a large company with locations nationwide our local office feels like a family and that is how the folks at the corporate office have always treated me. I like the "open door" policy that our CEO has and anytime I've ever emailed him I've always gotten a speedy answer. A couple of times over the years the answer came via a personal phone call! It feels good to work for a company that really cares about the employees and their families. The ESOP is one of my favorite things at the company. I didn't think much about it when I started working here, but now I really look forward to the letters that come during the year. Hard to believe I've got that much saved up for retirement without putting in a dime of my own money!

    ConsAlways tough working outside in the winter and being on call isn't my favorite thing, but I understand that we are just taking care of our customers. I've eaten my share of cookies from grateful customers during the holiday season!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep listening to the employees. No one knows our customers better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ferrellgas has always let me put my family and their needs first. Very family oriented company.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFerrellgas is very involved with the communities they service. They are also very generous with numerous Charity Bobtails that give a portion of the proceeds to different organization. There are several Breast Cancer trucks, an MS truck, Autism truck, multiple Military trucks, KC Crimestoppers truck, Diabetes truck, Leukemia and Lymphoma truck. I have always felt like I have mattered and can make a difference. It feels like one big family.

    ConsWeather dependant to an extent, but with new technologies we are becoming less dependant and more efficient.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep listening to your employees and keep the customers needs first. They are the two most important pieces in ensuring we keep our business as successful as it has been in the past.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Corporate Office (Current Employee)
    Kansas City, MO

    ProsGreat company that offers a strong compensation package along with a ESOP that is completely funded by the company. As a working parent the flexibility that Ferrellgas offers is a huge plus for my family.

    ConsRetail propane is a weather driven business and in extended periods of above normal temperatures sometimes difficult decisions have to be made. During these times management does what it has to do for its customers, the business and company employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you have been doing and don't let potential short term weather issues change your long term course.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAdvancement opportunities, pay range, ESOP and quality of people are all very respectable. Upper management team is strong and focused on consistency. Senior leaders are not afraid to make decisions that are best for the long term health of the organization and the performing employees of the company. CEO seems to care about the well being of the employees of the company.

    ConsBusiness decisions hinge on weather patterns, Past High turnover with field management positions lead to inconsistent performance of employees as they lacked a focused direction. Sometimes impatience gets in the way of success (More of a past issue than present).

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep staying consistent and listen to the folks on the ground.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMgmt is focused on driving results while also making the employee a priority. Advancement opportunities are available for those that are willing to dedicate themselves.

    ConsWeather driven business. Public awareness of propane and the challenge of parity amoungst other segments such as Natural Gas and electricity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ok job

    Driver (Current Employee)
    Candor, NY

    ProsFreedom on the road, no boss on your back

    Conscrappy hours low pay, no insurance

    Advice to Senior Managementgive insurance thats decent to employees, hire more employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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