Ferrellgas Partners

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Ferrellgas Partners Reviews

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Ferrellgas Partners CEO Stephen L. Wambold
Stephen L. Wambold
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Safety Program / Good Pay / Quality Equipment / Ability to make a fair amount of significant decisions for your own operation (in 4 reviews)

  • Good benefits, competitive income, 401 k program and a company contribution through employee stocks (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Constant demand for 60 hours of work to be done in 40 hours (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management criticizes the lower management with very seldom praise if any at all (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Collections Specialist

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    Current Employee - Collections Specialist in Liberty, MO
    Current Employee - Collections Specialist in Liberty, MO

    I have been working at Ferrellgas Partners full-time (more than an 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
  2.  

    I was a former employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive income, 401 k program and a company contribution through employee stocks. The blue collar employees are the ones who make the Ferrell gas.

    Cons

    Training is granted for the "yes people " and the ones who need it most and live for their job do not receive enough training. Upper management criticizes the lower management with very seldom praise if any at all. There're good at preaching numbers and adding more to the lower management so they can burn them out and just wash their hands from removing great people from all that they have. "Employment"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees and listen to them when they need support. Give praise when when needed. Stop being degrading and and only care about yourself and preach being a leader. Because upper management need to be great leaders before their lower management roles will lead and not just manage. Be truthful and man up when you do wrong and not allows point fingers to absorb your faults and mistakes.

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

    Loved the customers, loved the coworkers, wouldn't spit on management if they were ablaze.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Supportive co workers. You develop one on one relationships with your customers

    Cons

    Boss was dishonest. Made it sound like other employees were complaining in order to make you do more than you were legally allowed to do. Constant demand for 60 hours of work to be done in 40 hours. Better not get overtime, but you'd better finish it all... oh, here's another 5 stops to fit in the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lie to your employees, they do talk to each other

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Enlightening but yet what an experience.

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    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 (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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company was too focused on micro-management top to bottom

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Wealth of information available through the company intranet

    Cons

    Generally low pay with excessive expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire good people and allow them to perform

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chepachet, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chepachet, RI

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

    Pros

    had ok benefits plenty of work

    Cons

    when on call if you worked all weekend you were forced to get off the clock before your 40 hours. company having great growth revenue bad had a pay raise freeze. branch manager had no people skills, had no respect for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    had a great team off leaders that took care of the company and there employees, people wanted to work for them should bring them back

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not quite what I expected

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners part-time

    Pros

    Trucks are Good, Other Drivers are Good

    Cons

    full time hours part time bemefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  9.  

    Inept leadership by CEO Steve Wambold ... out of ideas other than cutting employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Ferrellgas Partners

    Pros

    The employees and middle management are great to work with and with new CEO leadership who will have some innovative ideas, this company could be a better success. Employees here will always help each other, unfortunately this does not continue to the top. The company has invested in infrastructure in the past which has modernized the company to a degree.

    Cons

    The lack of authentic leadership is destroying any type of motivation and camaraderie that existed. The laying off of employees to show positive results to stockholders has destroyed a trusted work environment. The attitudes toward diversity when it comes to minorities is not progressing. The lack of transparency has employees not trusting their leadership. Promoting from a 'good old boy' concept is not making us a smarter company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New CEO; More innovation; Create Diversity; Create positive partnerships.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Minority under the microscope.

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    Former Employee - Corporate Operations Accountant in Liberty, MO
    Former Employee - Corporate Operations Accountant in Liberty, MO

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners

    Pros

    Profit sharing - in that you'll be fully divested within 7 years
    Good benefits - except that they are currently increasing costs to cushion the blow they think they'll take with the new health care laws.

    Cons

    Management's inability to convey the true direction of the company.
    Playing field is definitely not level.
    Minorities are judged on a much stricter level than everyone else. Note that there are NO upper-level minorities within FG... at least last I checked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include staff - let them know the big picture and how they are a part of it.
    Promote based on experience, performance, and level of aptitude.

    Doesn't Recommend

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