Blue Rhino Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
10 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
3.0
10 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Tod D. Brown
4 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Finance in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at Blue Rhino full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family-like environment, approachable management team and good work-life balance

    Cons

    Fairly small company so hard to advance

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Very little concern about employees. Get injured and they don't care. Your a number, not a person.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seasonal Driver in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Seasonal Driver in Springfield, MA

    I have been working at Blue Rhino part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Three days on, four off but schedule is inconsistent.

    Cons

    Money doesn't compensate back breaking work for 13 or 14 hours. Most tractors are older and run poorly. If you finish run in 12 hours your expected to call for more stops. Was injured and management was irritated and never asked how I was feeling. Stated "Im not making money while your out".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drivers have feelings and family too. We are the backbone to this company. Hire some helpers for the drivers. So far very discouraged by lack of support from manager, was injured and he was not concerned for well being, only when my return date was. I work as hard as I can every day and never thanked for effort. Praise sometimes goes a long way

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Ok company to work for but you'll end up having to deal with good ol boy atmosphere.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at Blue Rhino full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work out delivering propane grill tanks. Honest work.

    Cons

    No protection from upper management when dealing with bad customers. General public smoking near trucks filled with propane.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was a great company to work for until Ferrellgas took over the Blue Rhino operations. Now you're just a number. Try to remember the employees that went above and beyond. And shed the good ol boy mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Nice upper management - Not so nice direct staff.

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

    I worked at Blue Rhino full-time

    Pros

    Fair market salary and great benefits.

    Cons

    30 minute lunch (which is unheard of in Corporate America...Hello). Snotty direct staff members who train you. Direct senior staff members who brag all day about how much they do and how many e-mails they have....blah blah blah. Also unprofessional language ALL DAY! I have never in my career heard folks talk (curse) like this in an office environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have everyone in the department know how to do everything and not have a staff member delegate work. That should come from a Director or Supervisor not a person who has been there and saying "do this and do that'.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great company, but the parent company is pulling them down

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

    I worked at Blue Rhino full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people at Blue Rhino were phenomenal. The atmosphere was great and the work/life balance was very positive. Managers don't micro-manage, they allow you to do your job as you see fit so long as your are accomplishing your goals. Compensation and benefits were both strong as well.

    Cons

    Ferrellgas (the parent company) has been struggling for years. The two companies used to operate separately but now the strings are all pulled by Ferrellgas and Blue Rhino is paying the price and losing quality people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working hard for your people, they appreciate it. Blue Rhino is a winner, hopefully Ferrellgas will get it turned around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Family-like, well-managed company that cares about its employees and customers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at Blue Rhino

    Pros

    -company has a professional but casual atmosphere.
    -management cares about employees and takes the time to create a good employee/manager relationship
    -big supporter of United Way and does a lot of work with the community.
    -employees are generally great to be around. Company isn't so large that you feel disconnected from others in the office

    Cons

    - Winston Salem area is not too bad of a place to live. Probably not as excited for a younger person, but close enough to most anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very happy with management, president is great about connecting with employees and has great business knowledge. Continue to communicate with all levels of employees and be approachable.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC

    I have been working at Blue Rhino

    Pros

    Very laid back atmosphere, people are friendly and helpful. Company is small enough to remain flexible, but big enough to be better structured than most small companies. Senior management is very competent. Open-door policy invites comments from all employees. Compensation is fair.

    Cons

    Meetings can get a little heated (like at most companies). Compensation could be a bit more aggressive, but not too bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any real advice. Leadership is doing a good job. Maybe make development and advancement tracks more clear.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. If you can get beyond it, not a bad place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver
    Current Employee - Truck Driver

    I have been working at Blue Rhino

    Pros

    I believe the company is solid, its the nature of working in the energy industry. Even in these economic conditions 2008 I feel secure with this petroleum based company. The company also purchases top notch equiptment for the drivers. The vehicles in my region are 2007 kenworths. The company also provides a decent uniform allowance to both seasonal and full time employees.

    Cons

    The company may be to big to address the needs of the consumers and vendors, which leads to lower employee morale. The central office often misses the urgency of the vendors / clients requests and the drivers wind up making excuses for or covering up for poor service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the people in the trenches about how the business being run.

  10. What Happened

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Blue Rhino

    Pros

    Ability to run the business as you saw fit.

    Cons

    Little support and constant money crunches ruined a good job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. NOT A GOOD JOB

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver

    I have been working at Blue Rhino

    Pros

    Decent Pay, great benefits, good co workers. Manager was cool. Decent bonuses.

    Cons

    Back breaking work, long hours, too many stops per day, fire you if you back up and have an accident even though you have to backup about 20 times a day. Treated bad by store managers sometimes. Very high driver turn over. Seen 5 different drivers in only a years time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to work on ways to take better care of your employees physically. Why do miller drivers get forklifts on their trucks when we are lifting 600 plus bottles a day with only our backs? I think cages should have been designed where they could be loaded with forklifts instead of by hand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

Work at Blue Rhino? Share Your Experiences

Blue Rhino

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.