Ferrellgas Partners Reviews

Updated 27 June 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Delivery Driver

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Fredericksburg, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Fredericksburg, VA (US)

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits other drivers friendly and helpful that's about all the pros you don't want to work here.

    Cons

    Management is poor and abusive the business is under staffed the equipment is worn out junk and all there problems are blamed on the drivers.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your abusive managers who only care about there bottom line . They cut equipment and staff to the bone to make it look like they're more profitable than they really are. They're just running this company into the ground . Most employees are in fear of being fired. Promote from within and stop the lies .


  2. Poorly organized.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Propane Transport in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Propane Transport in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The job itself is fantastic, good hours, home on weekends, some older equipment that was well maintained. I wish they could straighten out payroll, dispatch and working conditions are great.

    Cons

    Only $16.22 per hour for hazmat. Not paid for overtime because it is a trucking job. Per Diem and accessory pay is paid separately and always several weeks behind. I simply cannot work for such a cheap salary. I went back to hauling for another company and make about twice as much.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to recruits just to fill a spot. You have a good job available, but your high turnover rate is due to the poor wages. It costs way more for you to have outside vendors cover for you than it would for you to pay the right salaries. Great company otherwise.


  3. Management will change every 5 years a new operational plan is implemented.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager in Toledo, OH (US)
    Former Employee - District Manager in Toledo, OH (US)

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you rise into management they have a tendency to turn over.

    Cons

    Always doing more with Less.

    Advice to Management

    Continuity in management will help the operation.


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  5. Sr.Account Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits over 100K can be made

    Cons

    Communication within the team - poor


  6. Large Corporation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ferrellgas Partners

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    Unfortunately with a large corporation there is a big disconnect with the people. It becomes more about numbers than actual human beings. From what I've read about Costco they truly care about their employees.......not at Ferrellgas. Now it may be different for drivers, technicians, CSS's, etc....but if you are in management it's like the movie "Jerry Magure".......show me the money! So, if you are considering management with Ferrellgas, I would recommend you think twice....no make it thrice, before you jump into the hole. You will be working mega hours, this is not a 40, 50, 60 hour a week job. Try 70-80 hours a week. Forget about a family life because this job will ruin that. You have been warned........

    Advice to Management

    Don't overload your management, hire more people to provide quality of life and quality service. See ya, wouldn't want to be ya!


  7. Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ferrellgas Partners

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work by yourself
    Plenty of work during winter

    Cons

    Not enough hours in summer months


  8. Helpful (1)

    management layoffs are the norm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    started off good with decent training and motivation

    Cons

    The company has a long history of ebbing and flowing management employees. I worked there over 3 years and saw good managers get cut myself included because of budget concerns, things are usually good in the winter season when revenue is flowing, but cuts are swift if you location isn't making its numbers. Ferrellgas is usually the highest priced of all providers and customers usually walk when not treated nicely

    Advice to Management

    stop laying so many managers off, you know it is true. Try taking care of the people at the bottom and see how they will produce for you.


  9. Customer service

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in North East, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in North East, PA (US)

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

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are very dedicated

    Cons

    Management turnover is extreme, we are told 'everyone is expendable and replaceable'

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the value of loyalty, we are humans to


  10. Helpful (1)

    Do not know where you stand

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits include minimal discount on gas for home or recreational use. Is an education in many different company roles below you.

    Cons

    Below average pay, cheap accommodations while travelling whereas company expects employees to cut corners in ways that have never been heard of at other companies. Truly a "pennies" business. Company feels they know what is right and despite claims of "valuing employee opinions" they do not as is obviously a foreign idea to them.

    Advice to Management

    Become transparent and offer leadership and personal growth mentoring to employees. Listen to your employees.


  11. Hard company to work with! Management is poor at it's best. Training is not done to a good standard or level.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bulk Delivery Driver in Standish, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Bulk Delivery Driver in Standish, MI (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Meet new people (customers and some fellow employees)

    Cons

    Compensation, perks & personal growth are not there. Regional managers are more worried about the main office then those working for them.

    Advice to Management

    1. Stop worrying about lining your pockets and start worrying and taking care of employees. Nothing says We don't care about you more then seeing the huge amount that those at the top get all while those at the bottom are told that there is no money for new trucks or equipment.

    2 When you at the top make a decision for the company and the direction it will head and policies that will effect the company as a whole, and those ideas and policies cause a failure then take the blame instead of passing it on down tho the drivers! Case in point: pricing policies were made in 2011 that cause the loss of customer, then the next fall the CEO sends out his lovely letter and states how it is the drivers responsibility to fix the loss of customer and get them back. You broke it you fix it!

    3. Most personal in the local offices have zero idea what is involved in a delivery. They should all do a ride along at least once a year or two. Maybe then they won't call drivers when the roads have 4 fresh inches of snow on them and ask why the driver is running behind and then in the same breath say keep it safe. I understand it takes money to run a company, but it doesn't take greed. Most drivers are over loaded on the number of stops for a 8 hour day, you need more quality over quantity. Over loading drivers also stops interaction with customer, the very people that you rely on and want the drivers to keep happy even when you are the reason for them being upset.

    4. Not all drivers are created equal! So don't compare a newer driver to one that has been doing it for 20+ years or those that just have more experience. Not every person has the same skill set. That driver that has been there for a long time and delivering in the same area, will naturally know the roads and people, were a newer driver is still learning them.

    5. Training is not telling some one to read something and then take a test and then after they pass the test telling them OK you a level 2 or 3. Training needs to consist of reading the book on each task and then some hands on until the person is good at it. Train to task, standards and quality, NOT to time and convenience!

    6. Just because a person is a driver (the lowest postion in the company from what it seems) doesn't mean that they don't have great ideas that would make the company better. Listen to them and learn, use some of those ideas to make the company better.



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