I worked at Matheson Tri-Gas full-time (More than 3 years)
If you are paid an hourly wage you can take advantage of Overtime and "bring home the bacon" if your branch location does not account for their labor costs. I witnessed a co-worker make an extra 30K in overtime. This smooth operator worked in the store so it's safe to say the overtime hours may or may not have been spent sitting down and relaxing. If the phone rang or a customer came to counter the employee would go M.I.A.
Most Blue Collar/Union workers (majority of customers) dislike that the company is Japanese owned. No organized training program in place. If new to the industry you will be lost and confused the first year if you stick around. If you stick around second year you may pick up some knowledge but you will still be 30 years behind. You get to smell propane all day. Drivers are doomed if they are in an accident even if it's not their fault. If in customer service you have to deal with delinquent customers who live in mansions but can't afford to heat their house.
Advice to Management
Attempt to make working atmosphere somewhat fun and organized so your not surrounded by cynical/angry employees who are only there to collect a paycheck.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Matheson Tri-Gas (Manassas, VA) in September 2014.
First interview was casual lunch with Sales Manager. Asked a lot of questions about past Sales experience and numbers, profits, growth, etc. Second round met with Sales Manager and two Upper Management men. Asked same basic questions. No surprises.
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