Ferrellgas Partners Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. Large Corporation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ferrellgas Partners

    Pros

    Good pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    Unfortunately with a large corporation there is a big disconnect with the people. It becomes more about numbers than actual human beings. From what I've read about Costco they truly care about their employees.......not at Ferrellgas. Now it may be different for drivers, technicians, CSS's, etc....but if you are in management it's like the movie "Jerry Magure".......show me the money! So, if you are considering management with Ferrellgas, I would recommend you think twice....no make it thrice, before you jump into the hole. You will be working mega hours, this is not a 40, 50, 60 hour a week job. Try 70-80 hours a week. Forget about a family life because this job will ruin that. You have been warned........

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't overload your management, hire more people to provide quality of life and quality service. See ya, wouldn't want to be ya!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Customer service

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in North East, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in North East, PA

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are very dedicated

    Cons

    Management turnover is extreme, we are told 'everyone is expendable and replaceable'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the value of loyalty, we are humans to

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Do not know where you stand

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners

    Pros

    Benefits include minimal discount on gas for home or recreational use. Is an education in many different company roles below you.

    Cons

    Below average pay, cheap accommodations while travelling whereas company expects employees to cut corners in ways that have never been heard of at other companies. Truly a "pennies" business. Company feels they know what is right and despite claims of "valuing employee opinions" they do not as is obviously a foreign idea to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become transparent and offer leadership and personal growth mentoring to employees. Listen to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Hard company to work with! Management is poor at it's best. Training is not done to a good standard or level.

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    Former Employee - Bulk Delivery Driver in Standish, MI
    Former Employee - Bulk Delivery Driver in Standish, MI

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meet new people (customers and some fellow employees)

    Cons

    Compensation, perks & personal growth are not there. Regional managers are more worried about the main office then those working for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Stop worrying about lining your pockets and start worrying and taking care of employees. Nothing says We don't care about you more then seeing the huge amount that those at the top get all while those at the bottom are told that there is no money for new trucks or equipment.

    2 When you at the top make a decision for the company and the direction it will head and policies that will effect the company as a whole, and those ideas and policies cause a failure then take the blame instead of passing it on down tho the drivers! Case in point: pricing policies were made in 2011 that cause the loss of customer, then the next fall the CEO sends out his lovely letter and states how it is the drivers responsibility to fix the loss of customer and get them back. You broke it you fix it!

    3. Most personal in the local offices have zero idea what is involved in a delivery. They should all do a ride along at least once a year or two. Maybe then they won't call drivers when the roads have 4 fresh inches of snow on them and ask why the driver is running behind and then in the same breath say keep it safe. I understand it takes money to run a company, but it doesn't take greed. Most drivers are over loaded on the number of stops for a 8 hour day, you need more quality over quantity. Over loading drivers also stops interaction with customer, the very people that you rely on and want the drivers to keep happy even when you are the reason for them being upset.

    4. Not all drivers are created equal! So don't compare a newer driver to one that has been doing it for 20+ years or those that just have more experience. Not every person has the same skill set. That driver that has been there for a long time and delivering in the same area, will naturally know the roads and people, were a newer driver is still learning them.

    5. Training is not telling some one to read something and then take a test and then after they pass the test telling them OK you a level 2 or 3. Training needs to consist of reading the book on each task and then some hands on until the person is good at it. Train to task, standards and quality, NOT to time and convenience!

    6. Just because a person is a driver (the lowest postion in the company from what it seems) doesn't mean that they don't have great ideas that would make the company better. Listen to them and learn, use some of those ideas to make the company better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Heavy-handed Supervision & threatened/fired for refusing to violate US DOT rules

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    Former Employee - CDL B Delivery Driver in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Former Employee - CDL B Delivery Driver in Steamboat Springs, CO

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Outdoors-oriented role as propane delivery driver, good up-front training, fun interaction with fellow drivers

    Cons

    Unrelenting pressure on drivers to exceed reasonable pace, local managers are dictators, weak corporate oversight so 30 years behind culturally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ask employees to violate DOT rules, don't retaliate for employees that alert to illegal practices, do independent objective investigations, whistle-blower protections are non-existent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Avoid if at all possible

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Liberty, MO
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Liberty, MO

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The network team is generally pleasant and easy-going if not for a few downsides.

    Cons

    Middle management and up does not give two craps about you. Compensation is extremely noncompetitive, and any excuse will be used to prevent any types of bonus, raises or promotions. Multiple members of staff were only promoted after basically threatening to quit.

    Any form of budget is severely constrained, whether it be toward equipment or staff. There are still devices in production over 15 years old which refuse to be addressed as the 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' mentality is the prominent force driving all IT decisions here. Poor deployment solutions also squander what little funding is provided.

    Personal growth and training were completely non-existent. Existing staff actively block out others from engaging in work activities as a form of job security. Instead of cross-training into a more effective and capable team, you are only given basic, generalized and repetitive tasks. It's probably the most boring job I'd ever been subjected to (please note 'job' and not 'career').

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least try to vaguely value your employees. Realize that nobody is going to go out of their way to accept an under-allocated salary/lifestyle and poor treatment when your company is clearly not strapped for income. Perhaps revise your overly aggressive (and nonsensical) policies which do nothing but drive staff away from your company, rather than use them as an excuse for inaction or inability to make effective decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Worst Employer Ever

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist

    I have been working at Ferrellgas Partners full-time (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
  9. Don't work here!

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    Former Employee - Bulk Driver in Negaunee, MI
    Former Employee - Bulk Driver in Negaunee, MI

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If things were different, then I could give some pros. The only pro I can think of is that the company is safe conscience.

    Cons

    Recent company focus/vision change has caused company to fully have the corporate mentality which doesn't care about customers, but instead, just how the numbers look. Also, management where I looked were all about hiring employees that are related in some way, and screwing over veteran employees. Also, the company (especially HR) does not care when an employee clearly was bullied and intimidated by management to the point of anxiety and doing the right thing when it was needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Worst Management ever in Indiana

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    Former Employee - CSS/Lead CSS and Dispatcher
    Former Employee - CSS/Lead CSS and Dispatcher

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

    Pros

    Pay was good, co-workers nice

    Cons

    Was harassed and bullied by Ops Manager and general Manager. Upper management was always changing, changing rules, not adjusting prices to be competitive. Manager liked to play tricks and shut water off to building so i could not flush the toilet, tacs put in my chair, car in parking lot messed with. Reported to Corporate, but the good ole boys, ratted me out and made things worse.. Worst experience in my life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house on good ole boys, all buddies with CEO...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company; HORRIBLE management!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits; days off were pleasant when you knew what your schedule was.

    Cons

    Pay VERY sub-par for how hard you work. You will need back and shoulder surgery if you make it 2 years. It doesn't matter how hard you work, you are only a number. If you have a voice or concerns, leave your voice at home. You will be fired if you question safety concerns. Zero chance of advancement. Two-faced managers who are belittling men in a text message, but your best friend to your face. DO NOT work here if you enjoy your family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your drivers and little people. Get back to the company that cares about your customers and employee. Remember that "Money is the root of all evil."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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