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Ferrellgas Partners Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
58 Reviews
2.8
58 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.  

    Sr.Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits over 100K can be made

    Cons

    Communication within the team - poor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company!

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

    I have been working at Ferrellgas Partners

    Pros

    Looks of room to grow and you get great support from your superiors!

    Cons

    Wish there was more hours in the day so I could hang out longer at work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ferrellgas Partners

    Pros

    Work by yourself
    Plenty of work during winter

    Cons

    Not enough hours in summer months

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    I had a great experience with Ferrellgas.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Walterboro, SC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Walterboro, SC

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

    Pros

    Staff are friendly and office setting is nice.

    Cons

    A lot of multi-tasking is required.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Driver in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Ferrellgas Partners full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    easy work good pay if you like to drive then this is a decent full time job for you to do

    Cons

    Long winter hours slow in the summer you will drive alot and cannot plan your own routes company has people for tjhat

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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