Ferrellgas Partners Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Customer Service Manager

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Esop, people I worked with

    Cons

    They don't care about their employees they use you and then toss you aside when they are done with you.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good hard look at what is happening in the field. You are losing customers at an alarming rate and it isn't because of local management, it's because in small town American customers want a local provider. Ferrellgas is no longer in that category.

  2. Helpful (1)

    management layoffs are the norm

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    started off good with decent training and motivation

    Cons

    The company has a long history of ebbing and flowing management employees. I worked there over 3 years and saw good managers get cut myself included because of budget concerns, things are usually good in the winter season when revenue is flowing, but cuts are swift if you location isn't making its numbers. Ferrellgas is usually the highest priced of all providers and customers usually walk when not treated nicely

    Advice to Management

    stop laying so many managers off, you know it is true. Try taking care of the people at the bottom and see how they will produce for you.

  3. 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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    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 ????

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  5. 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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  6. Helpful (1)

    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)

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

    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 Management

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

  7. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Wealth of information available through the company intranet

    Cons

    Generally low pay with excessive expectations

    Advice to Management

    Hire good people and allow them to perform

  9. 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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

  10. Helpful (1)

    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 Management

    None

  11. Helpful (1)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

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

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