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Ferrellgas Partners Reviews

Updated June 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, great group of coworkers (in 11 reviews)

  • Good benefits and a friendly atmosphere (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • full time hours part time bemefits (in 4 reviews)

  • No raises, lots of layoff due to the dependant on weather and how it effects the company (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "FG review"

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Kansas City, MO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. "Not bad."

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of nice people there.

    Cons

    Too little direction from supervision.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good people who genuinely care.

    Cons

    The weather can cost you your job.

    Advice to Management

    Be able weather the weather.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "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

    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 Management

    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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "It was a good job while in college and paid better over minimum wage!"

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    Former Employee - Materials Handler in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Materials Handler in Portland, OR

    Pros

    Staring pay was $10.00 p/h while minimum wage was around $8.00. Part time employees still get all bennefits including paid time off. Fairly easy work with little supervision. Family style work place.

    Cons

    Smelly, lots of repetitive work that can get boring. Lots of lifting and work in the elements, alot of time alone and no real praise for puttign in the extra effort it is just expected. Spent alot of time on superficial projects that didn't make much difference.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more feedback on work performance and spend more time making the work place better then making it look better.


  6. "No Opinion"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Supervisor in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Logistics Supervisor in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work independelty with a majority of positions

    Cons

    pay, work hours, schedule, that it.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the Program.


  7. "ok job"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Candor, NY
    Current Employee - Driver in Candor, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ferrellgas Partners part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom on the road, no boss on your back

    Cons

    crappy hours low pay, no insurance

    Advice to Management

    give insurance thats decent to employees, hire more employees

  8. Helpful (3)

    "A better-than-average driving job with many ups and downs"

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    Current Employee - Bulk Driver in Melrose Park, IL
    Current Employee - Bulk Driver in Melrose Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Deliveries have a large window, so there isn't the pressure to arrive at a customer's location at a specific time. You can deliver at your own pace, as long as it's reasonably productive. It isn't back breaking labor, but enough to keep you in shape.

    Cons

    There's a higher than average turnover rate, which can make your work schedule unexpectedly long. Regardless, the winter seasons have always demanded long hours: if you like to work 40 hours a week or predictable, consistent hours, this job can be extremely frustrating for you. Vehicle breakdowns add to your hours, as they keep trucks long after they have become unreliable. They promised tuition reimbursement, but, even though I have filled out all of the paperwork every semester, they've never made good on this promise. They want you to deliver stops in the order determined by their new automated computer system, but the stop order doesn't always make sense, as the routing doesn't take into account truck route restrictions, railroads, etc. and the fact the routing will bring you to stops at times that may be bad for the customer (before or after hours, a time where the yard is too busy, etc). Driver suggestions are ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Drivers shouldn't be forced to work excessive overtime for month after month. Drivers that leave for work before their children wake up should be able to get home before they go to sleep. Driver input for routing should be given due respect and not ignored.


  9. "District Manager"

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    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Safety Program / Good Pay / Quality Equipment / Ability to make a fair amount of significant decisions for your own operation.

    Cons

    Pricing killed competitiveness in my area. Customer's failure to plan often becomes an "emergency" for the driver or district manager on call.

    Advice to Management

    Give customers a real value that they can see to justify the often higher prices.


  10. "Great experience!"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I was able to become a leader by learning from all types of leaders while there.

    Cons

    No cons, everything was perfect.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the great job you are doing!


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