Ferrellgas Partners

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Ferrellgas Partners Reviews

Updated 20 October 2014
Updated 20 October 2014
49 Reviews
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  1.  

    I was a former employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive income, 401 k program and a company contribution through employee stocks. The blue collar employees are the ones who make the Ferrell gas.

    Cons

    Training is granted for the "yes people " and the ones who need it most and live for their job do not receive enough training. Upper management criticizes the lower management with very seldom praise if any at all. There're good at preaching numbers and adding more to the lower management so they can burn them out and just wash their hands from removing great people from all that they have. "Employment"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees and listen to them when they need support. Give praise when when needed. Stop being degrading and and only care about yourself and preach being a leader. Because upper management need to be great leaders before their lower management roles will lead and not just manage. Be truthful and man up when you do wrong and not allows point fingers to absorb your faults and mistakes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Worst Management ever in Indiana

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    Former Employee - CSS/Lead CSS and Dispatcher
    Former Employee - CSS/Lead CSS and Dispatcher

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

    Pros

    Pay was good, co-workers nice

    Cons

    Was harassed and bullied by Ops Manager and general Manager. Upper management was always changing, changing rules, not adjusting prices to be competitive. Manager liked to play tricks and shut water off to building so i could not flush the toilet, tacs put in my chair, car in parking lot messed with. Reported to Corporate, but the good ole boys, ratted me out and made things worse.. Worst experience in my life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house on good ole boys, all buddies with CEO...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience!

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the great job you are doing!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Bulk Driver in Melrose Park, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Bulk Driver in Melrose Park, IL (US)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    District Manager

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    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Free to think out of the box. Supported me 100% with my marketing plans.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Mankato, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Mankato, MN (US)

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent training, I can't find any fault.

    Cons

    Can't, they were fair to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales training needs help. Don't assume all sales people know how to present a product,etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company; HORRIBLE management!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits; days off were pleasant when you knew what your schedule was.

    Cons

    Pay VERY sub-par for how hard you work. You will need back and shoulder surgery if you make it 2 years. It doesn't matter how hard you work, you are only a number. If you have a voice or concerns, leave your voice at home. You will be fired if you question safety concerns. Zero chance of advancement. Two-faced managers who are belittling men in a text message, but your best friend to your face. DO NOT work here if you enjoy your family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your drivers and little people. Get back to the company that cares about your customers and employee. Remember that "Money is the root of all evil."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved the customers, loved the coworkers, wouldn't spit on management if they were ablaze.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Supportive co workers. You develop one on one relationships with your customers

    Cons

    Boss was dishonest. Made it sound like other employees were complaining in order to make you do more than you were legally allowed to do. Constant demand for 60 hours of work to be done in 40 hours. Better not get overtime, but you'd better finish it all... oh, here's another 5 stops to fit in the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lie to your employees, they do talk to each other

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Enlightening but yet what an experience.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Santa Fe, NM (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Santa Fe, NM (US)

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

    Pros

    401k investment opportunity, Employee stock, medical insurance coverage for full time employees, Propane & appliance discounts, payed uniform allotment of $125.00 annually and depending on how the company is doing that year a free turkey & ham for Thanksgiving & Christmas.

    Cons

    Being monitored digitaly on phone call times and standby times. CSS 's are given an estimate of 4 minutes per call & are monitored constantly on case loads, Web activity is logged in the background as any other large company.
    CSS pay is inconsistent from service center to service center with some well experienced CSS' s being there for several plus years making around $11.00 an hour compared to an alternate location 60 miles away paying new hires almost $14 plus an hour. Company wide there was finally a 3% raise given after 5 plus years this does not quite make up for the increase of cost of living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro managing... Offer better incentives to bring up productivity! Remember you can always catch me Flys with honey then vinegar.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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