Matheson Tri-Gas

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Matheson Tri-Gas Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
35 Reviews
2.8
35 Reviews
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Scott Kallman
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    Lots of policies and procedures that are only adhered to when wanting to hold someone accountable or dispose of someone.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Matheson Tri-Gas full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company is stable and looks out for the employee when writing policies and procedures. They pay well and have a chance for advancement.

    Cons

    Management does not adhere to all policies and procedures. They choose to look over things unless they want to hold you accountable. Then they punish one employee while letting another employee get by unscathed for the same situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that all of your management get on the same page as your policies and procedures. This system only works if everyone is on the same page.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Matheson ruined a profitable business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Matheson Tri-Gas full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits were good. Pay was fair, higher than some other places. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Too much safety BS, Safety more important than customers. Too many conference calls and the outside sales force is micromanaged excessively.
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    Quick to shift blame to someone else for accidents. Management too concerned about losing their bonus $$ if the don't achieve their safety goals. Accounts Receivable department is incompetent.

    Matheson destroyed the company that they purchased

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved with your people. Get off the conference calls. Stop blaming others when something like an accident happens,

    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Under Cover Boss

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    Current Employee - Cylinder Shipper  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Cylinder Shipper in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Matheson Tri-Gas full-time

    Pros

    Great benifets. Good hours. Nice trucks Good plant manager trying to change things for the better.

    Cons

    Each department has its own agenda; departments don’t cooperate to help other departments get the job done. Huge issue when loading for delivery's

    • The dispatcher of the this branch is protecting herself even before helping to achieve the organization’s mission

    • There is political in-fighting, with people striving for personal advancement and power.

    • Ideas can be killed because they come from the "wrong" person. Ideas will be supported because they are advanced by the "right" person.

    • People in their own department spend much of their time protecting their department’s "turf." Hence the extreme Uncomfortable feeling around the fillers and a very negitive attitude of those in charge of getting your cylinders filled. Just leave me alone or stay away from me is the extreme treatment you encounter on a daily basis.

    • People in other departments spend so much time protecting their "turf" that they don’t have time to do the work they are responsible to do or help other departments.

    • I was treated as though i can’t be trusted after my injury---> .Zero Tolerance for mistakes of any kind very Unrealistic.(Generates fear)

    • I was treated as though i didn't have good judgment

    • I was rushed to get out of the yard. every day But keep that hush hush Safety first!.

    • The work environment included large amounts of unhealthy stress and fear of mistakes. Fear and intimidation of job loss Are large factors that run unchecked. The Organization is top-heavy, while the operating units of the organization tend to be too lean.

    • Promotions and raises are more likely to be made on the basis of politics, rather than actual achievements on the job. What was offered to me in my interview after 90 days never happened?

    • Top managers are dangerously ill-informed from what is happening on the front lines or in "the field • Internal communications to employees is distorted to reflect what the organization would like to be, rather than what it really is.

    • Responsibility for mistakes and failure tends to be denied, and where possible, blame is shifted to others (redirected). Which in my case showed me that its all about CYA thats very sad.• Policies, practices and procedures tend to grow endlessly and to be followed more and more rigidly which generates fear to frontline employees. In closing i will say these are some of the reasons for the high turnover rate but not all. The Bureaucracy" is damaging to this organizations effectiveness. It weakens employee morale and commitment. It divides people within this organization against each other, and misdirects their energy into conflict or competition with each other instead of the mission

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask frontline employees what is really going on....Get in under cover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    look for work elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Customer Service  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Matheson Tri-Gas full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great health benefits. so-so 401k matching

    Cons

    The company only cares about growing the business through aquisitions. The company is not customer focused nor employee conscious.

    In southern California all the quality employees who cared about customers left to go back to work for their former owner. The remaining management can only stand by and watch their customer base dwindle away with no clear understanding of the root cause. While they are scratching their heads I am sure they will win every safety award in the industry. Way to go! Now that's success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sale the industrial packaged division to Airgas. The poor service on the industrial is giving the electronics and bulk division a bad name in the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company, Good People, Moving in Right Direction

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Matheson Tri-Gas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Competitive Base. Solid Commission Plan as long as you are over Goal. Our CEO is focused on supporting the Sales Force!

    Cons

    Needs to hire more people, a little stretched thin. More paperwork then would like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support for Site Managers. Focus more Capital to Advertising.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very disrespectful, threatening enviroment

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    Former Employee - Planner  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Planner in Irving, TX

    I worked at Matheson Tri-Gas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good use of technology; company growing and adding new accounts

    Cons

    Management needs to take several courses in employee relations and motivation. Very much a zero tolerance environment where mistakes of any kind, even minor ones, are not tolerated. Result-- zero employee engagement. People just do their jobs and that is it. No one wants to move up in this company. If you want a paycheck this is a good job for it, but be ready for a pressure-cooker environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell you middle and lower management to back off an actually help the people around and under them. Quit the predatory management approach and don't play employees and departments off against each other. Show some respect to your people. Become leaders instead of managers/drill sergents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Matheson Tri-Gas full-time

    Pros

    Ability to wear multiple hats.

    Cons

    Company never provides incentives, rewards, salary raises, sizable bonuses, and is cheap on training. You will only receive at best cost of living raises which means you drift along making less and less than your peers that work at some of the better run companies. They are chasing the bar set by their competitors. The management needs to be accountable, too often managers will throw their employees under the bus to save their own hide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should support their employees and provide clear job goals. Managers should be competent people with people skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Full time employee

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Matheson Tri-Gas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay, overtime pay available, publicly traded strong portfolio company, aggressive sales force Monday through Friday paid holidays

    Cons

    Rarely promote within. Have people in charge that have a lack of respect and care for employees below them. Management in charge of employees that have no clue of the employees work load or experience. Ticket operating system is a joke. Lack of training for a lot of positions. You are asked all the time to speak up if you see ways the company can improve quality and safety and when you do your shot down like your a coward. High high turnover rate attrition rate for front line employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop favoring kiss asses. Stop looking down on employees who just might have more experience then you. Stop rewarding the bottom dollar over safety. The company would never admit that but it's so true it's a joke so they overkill the safety meetings, conference calls, etc to hide the fact.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Site Manager

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    Current Employee - Site Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Site Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Matheson Tri-Gas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Scott Kallman and his Management Team has a clear vision of how to grow the business, and what it is going to take to get to that number one spot in the world as a gas supplier. The most important thing that the company promotes is a Safety culture that I have not seen at any other gas supplier in the business. The benefit's are some of the best that you will find anywhere. You get what you give, (Hard work equals great rewards ) Matheson Tri Gas cares about their internal customers as much as their external customers.

    Cons

    Very long process to replace out going employees. With that being said they also want to make sure that the new incoming employees are a great fit for the hiring position. This process takes time and is very costly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work and continue to train and support your teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great benefits. Comparable pay with competitors.

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    Current Employee - Operations  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Operations in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Matheson Tri-Gas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are nice and most of the fellow employees are good to work with.

    Cons

    It seems to take a while to replace folks who leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people in order to replace the knowledge of baby boomers who are retiring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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