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Ferrellgas Partners Reviews

Updated April 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Great team environment, Change of pace everyday, great benefits including ESOP (in 10 reviews)

  • Good benefits and a friendly atmosphere (in 9 reviews)

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

  • full time hours part time bemefits (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Bother"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There once were some, but do not matter when the end game is treating people like garbage.

    Cons

    Too many to list, work somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Resign


  2. Helpful (2)

    "No Redeeming Qualities at All"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Specialist in Three Bridges, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Specialist in Three Bridges, NJ

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None, nothing, nada. I got paid that is it. Had 7 bosses in the 2 and a half years I worked there. That is not a Pro but I am required to write 20 words in this box.

    Cons

    Office was dirty and unsanitary. Mold was on the ceiling and in the bathrooms. Toilets flushed on their own! Management would not even pay for a new chain and I had to fix it with paperclips! No training! I was paid hourly and to work Mon. - Fri., unexpectedly in the winter they decided to mandate weekends. I obtained over 100k in outstanding Gov. invoices with no pat on the back let alone bonus. No one seemed to care that I worked hard and tried to make it a better place. Thus I moved on. Have a wonderful job and appreciative boss!

    Advice to Management

    A beautiful headquarters is nice for those that work there but you should spread the wealth amongst the full company. Your service centers are your bread and butter so you should update them and care about those employees every bit as much as those at the home.


  3. "Plant Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Summer vacations and
    Day time Shift

    Cons

    Back stabbing employees and management

    Advice to Management

    Quit getting rid of good employees


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  5. "Position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners full-time

    Pros

    Customers, Co workers, Pay, Position

    Cons

    Not enough training. Supervisor is a do as I say, not as I do, supervisor. Supervisor says one thing one day, then something else another day. Instructions are not consistent. Supervisor is"your friend and likes you, until, you have gone through "training" such as it is. Then the supervisor is on your butt daily. If you have a family emergency, the supervisor is not sympathetic. The supervisor, expects you to work, not matter what the emergency is. None of the employees likes the supervisor.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the supervisor. All the employees will like their jobs better, and will like working at Ferrell Gas.


  6. "Unorganized Management Team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Ferrellgas Propane delivery drivers are the backbone of this company.

    Cons

    Unorganized, Unprofesssional, & Unsuccessful Management Team whom are Uninterested in their employees.


  7. "Look for work else where"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work if you have no career goals, have no desire to be able to move up in a company and have other means of financial support. The biggest perk of the job is lack of supervision and involvement with upper management which allows plenty of time to be on Facebook all day.

    Cons

    Your job is dependent on the weather so if it is a mild winter you will want to start looking for another job before they cut your position. Annual raises and bonuses are also dependent on the weather not your actual job performance.

    Management has too much going on to care about their employees. The company is constantly hiring and firing. The company dynamic changes almost quarterly. The company as a whole is very unorganized, unprofessional and incompetent. Effective communication is not valued between employees or customers

    Do not waste your time. Do not work here.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. Stop lying to customers.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Revolving Door Due to Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Level III Service Technician in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Level III Service Technician in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Independent work if you are not a people person

    Cons

    The turnover is high with this company as they do not offer much in the way career development. Equipment is poorly maintained and when you are in a truck all day doing service work or delivery in the propane industry it gets old having to deal with breakdowns. Management is not very honest or responsive to requests. I was lied to about salary bump and confronted upper level managers regarding immediate manager. If you are desperate for work they are hiring often due to high turnover, at least in my region it was.

    Advice to Management

    Update your equipment. Do not force employees to be on call. Take volunteers for on call hours and offer something, anything, like a little bonus for each call out. You are so cheap when it comes to your labor so you should not wonder why you have high turnover at your Steamboat Springs, CO office. Your manager there has seen over 30 drivers and over 30 customer service reps come and go under his tenure. Perhaps your company is not as bad as this one office but based on my experience with his immediate supervisor, who you promoted, I don't doubt you have bigger problems to solve at this point like replacing Steven Wambold.


  9. "Accounting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Discount on FG/Blue Rhino Products

    Cons

    Need to update their use of technology


  10. Helpful (1)

    "High turnover"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people that worked for me!

    Cons

    You were doing the job of 3 people. Very very very stressful!

    Advice to Management

    Delegate.


  11. "Minority under the microscope."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Operations Accountant in Liberty, MO
    Former Employee - Corporate Operations Accountant in Liberty, MO
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Profit sharing - in that you'll be fully divested within 7 years
    Good benefits - except that they are currently increasing costs to cushion the blow they think they'll take with the new health care laws.

    Cons

    Management's inability to convey the true direction of the company.
    Playing field is definitely not level.
    Minorities are judged on a much stricter level than everyone else. Note that there are NO upper-level minorities within FG... at least last I checked.

    Advice to Management

    Include staff - let them know the big picture and how they are a part of it.
    Promote based on experience, performance, and level of aptitude.


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