AmeriGas

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COMPANY WASTING POTENTIAL

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Former Employee - Bulk Route Delivery Driver in Jacksonville, FL
Former Employee - Bulk Route Delivery Driver in Jacksonville, FL

I worked at AmeriGas

Pros

- provides a steady paycheck
- co has national recognition
- opportunity to contribute to a decent benefit plan
- able to participate in employee relocation program

Cons

- fails to consistently reinvest in itselfs dispite record profits (training / safety programs , equipment)
- does not pay employees a fair wage in relation to their skills/experience
- management fails to regard "operations area" employees as members with valuable ideas
- no "formal" inital or follow-on training /safety programs for employees
- complete lack of customer relations in the area of product knowledge , safety awareness

Advice to ManagementAdvice

reinvest in yourself , alot of experienced and valuble employees are leaving for a variety of reason that are preventable and can be easily addressed and corrected.

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  1.  

    Sales Rep

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    Former Employee - Sales in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Sales in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at AmeriGas

    Pros

    It's a paycheck.... for awhile

    Cons

    Ridiculous metrics, endless reports and "teleconferencing". Marketing dept. provides 10 yr. old data bases plucked from Thomas Registry that don't even use the product. If your not a sycophant to middle management, forget it! Don't work for a company owned by a holding company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adjust business model to meet current market conditions. Factor in local market variations to set goals. Listen to your employees, their the ones in the trenches.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    AmeriGas Could Do More

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

    I have been working at AmeriGas

    Pros

    Constantly stress safety for customers and employees. Has fairly inexpensive health insurance, definitlely not paid in full. Is not real good at replacing major pieces of equipment because of the cost.

    Cons

    Major dissappointment with the company is how it compensates their workers. There seems to be a standardized wage increase of about 2.5 percent per year regardless of whether the company has done good or bad financially. They use the cover of a supposedly detailed annual review of your performance and everyone gets the same 2.3-2.5 percent incresee. It makes the whole review process a farce and for looks only. Managers are given the same runaround and the only way to get a real increase in income is to quit and work for someone else. Of course, there is a non-compete contract which makes it diffucult to work for another supplier under the suspicion that you will reveal "trade secrets" to your new employer. Everybody in the propane business works with pretty much the same margins off the pipeline and are lookinf for the same customers. There's not a lot of "trade secret" to reveal. It just seems a convenient way to keep an ex-employee from leaving because it will be difficult to find the same kind of work for the duration of the non-compete agreement (two years)
    Last year, the company made record profits for it's investors, but the workers didn't even get a cost of living increase. The employees are strongly discouraged from considering unionizing. There appears to be a concerted effort to keep the employees isolated in order to lever them into accepting sub-standard wages even though working with hazardous materials. A union would not allow them to bludgeion individuals into accepting sub-coost of living increases. This is something that AmeriGas does not want to have to deal with.
    And AmeriGas wonders why it has the employee turnover that it has in the working ranks.
    Go Figure
    Is not real good at replacing major pieces of equipment because of the cost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people in the trenches a decent LIVING wage. If you did, you wouldn't have the employee turnover, would spend less on training, and would have a more loyal workforce. AmeriGas wants to be a "world class" operation. Until you realize the people on the ground are important and need to make a living too, this isn't going to happen. Keep on feeding your investors the big return and screw the ones out here making the money for them and it will eventually backfire on you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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