Ferrellgas Partners Reviews

Updated 20 April 2015
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Pros
  • Great Safety Program / Good Pay / Quality Equipment / Ability to make a fair amount of significant decisions for your own operation (in 4 reviews)

  • Good benefits, competitive income, 401 k program and a company contribution through employee stocks (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Constant demand for 60 hours of work to be done in 40 hours (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management criticizes the lower management with very seldom praise if any at all (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Truck Driver

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia, MN (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They take the time need to train people properly, and are safety conscious.

    Cons

    They could do more to update equipment and trucks on a shorter rotation. This would avoid a lot of equipment break downs and time wasted on repairs etc.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees to fix things or report problems.

  2. Customer Service Manager

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager

    I worked at Ferrellgas Partners

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

    Pros

    Esop, people I worked with

    Cons

    They don't care about their employees they use you and then toss you aside when they are done with you.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good hard look at what is happening in the field. You are losing customers at an alarming rate and it isn't because of local management, it's because in small town American customers want a local provider. Ferrellgas is no longer in that category.

  3. Delivery Driver

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 .

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  5. Poorly organized.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  7. Sr.Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  8. Large Corporation

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    • Career Opportunities
    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!

  9. Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  10. Helpful (1)

    management layoffs are the norm

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    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.

  11. Customer service

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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