Ferrellgas Partners

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Ferrellgas Partners Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
47 Reviews
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Ferrellgas Partners CEO Stephen L. Wambold
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  1.  

    I enjoy my driving job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver
    Current Employee - Driver

    I have been working at Ferrellgas Partners full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime in the winter. Steady work. In my area they don't lay off driver's seasonally like lots of other propane companies do. Room for growth if you are dedicated and patient.

    Cons

    Your work schedule can vary as fat as days and hours of duty. On call rotation is tough but manageable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the drivers more.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Worst Employer Ever

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist

    I have been working at Ferrellgas Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I liked the people I worked with out of my office and the other offices.

    Cons

    Training, Unorganized, Pay is just above poverty, Upper management micromanages everyone, Constantly changing the expectations, No power to the field personnel to make any decisions at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more trust in your field personnell to be able to make a decision based on the issues at hand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Lots of opportunity to advance your career and position while enjoying a solid work-life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Ferrellgas Partners full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Corporate 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Collections Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Collections Specialist  in  Liberty, MO
    Current Employee - Collections Specialist in Liberty, MO

    I have been working at Ferrellgas Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No Flex in Schedule . Benefits are not very good. Pay Scale is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have 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 ????

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bulk Driver  in  Melrose Park, IL
    Current Employee - Bulk Driver in Melrose Park, IL

    I have been working at Ferrellgas Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Deliveries 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.

    Cons

    There'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 ManagementAdvice

    Drivers 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Enlightening but yet what an experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist  in  Santa Fe, NM
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Santa Fe, NM

    I have been working at Ferrellgas Partners full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    401k 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.

    Cons

    Being 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Family Feel with Great Benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ferrellgas Partners full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I'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!

    Cons

    Always 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to the employees. No one knows our customers better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Office  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Ferrellgas Partners full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Retail 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ferrellgas Partners full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Ferrellgas 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company!

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

    I have been working at Ferrellgas Partners full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Advancement 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.

    Cons

    Business 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep staying consistent and listen to the folks on the ground.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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