Ferrellgas Partners

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Ferrellgas Partners Reviews

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
52 Reviews
2.8
52 Reviews
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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.  

    Happy with my career results disappointed in the decision to lay off so many.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners

    Pros

    Opportunity to wear many hats. Many good solid employees.

    Cons

    Weather driven. Unable to sustain long-term vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A solid company is like a 3-legged stool: Investors, Customers, Employees. Cut anyone of the legs short and the stool becomes very wobbly.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved the job, unfortunately was laid off with the balance of the Sales Division

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    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners

    Pros

    Great pride of ownership from the employees. Teamwork abounds but unfortunately within either the sales or operations department, not both.

    Cons

    The company is managed quarter to quarter, and decisions are made without regard to personnel. The operations teams have ultimate control of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The sales division should have been allowed to continue building on the successful metrics that were shown in the last six months of FY11, and the first two weeks of FY12. If the dividend needs to be cut, cut it.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people but you live and die by the weather and short-sighted management decisions.

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

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners

    Pros

    Good people who genuinely care.

    Cons

    The weather can cost you your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be able weather the weather.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Not bad.

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    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners

    Pros

    There are a lot of nice people there.

    Cons

    Too little direction from supervision.

  6.  

    FG review

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedule. Work from home option. Awesome benefits package

    Cons

    limited growth opportunities. Management doesn't take opinion of the lower members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that hard work is rewarded. No employee is unimportant

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Good company to work for with two distinct seasons.

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    Former Employee - Various Management
    Former Employee - Various Management

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great training program for new managers. At least back in 2001, and I don't know why they would have gotten away from it since then.

    Cons

    A lot of management positions were eliminated when the company started centralizing a lot of the business. This provided a challenge to see future growth opportunities.
    If you are in operations, you will go home smelling like ethylmercaptain frequently. You will get so use to the smell that you will not even realize that you have that odor with you.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I enjoy my driving job.

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    Current Employee - Driver
    Current Employee - Driver

    I have been working at Ferrellgas Partners full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime in the winter. Steady work. In my area they don't lay off driver's seasonally like lots of other propane companies do. Room for growth if you are dedicated and patient.

    Cons

    Your work schedule can vary as fat as days and hours of duty. On call rotation is tough but manageable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the drivers more.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Lots of opportunity to advance your career and position while enjoying a solid work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Ferrellgas Partners full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Corporate office has a fun health and family oriented culture, relaxed dress code, great benefits. Flexibility to work different hours and work from home on occasion. This is the most technologically advanced propane company in the world. Work-life balance is excellent.

    Cons

    There is a bit of silo mentality that exists between corporate departments. Bonuses are dependent upon total company performance which hinges on cold winters and/or low product cost, warm winters with high product cost have resulted in layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice people with a lot of company politics

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    Former Employee - CSS
    Former Employee - CSS

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay was good, fellow employees and drivers were nice - benefits were good if you've been there long enough, employee ESOP

    Cons

    Management changed things every other week or so - mostly stemming from corporate - you have to roll with the punches or shut up if you don't like it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try putting yourself in our shoes, deal with the customers one on one - have answers available or at least try to get one if you don't have it, Everyone should work as a team, that was not done at times.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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