Helget Gas Products Employee Reviews in United States

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Cylinder Processing Technician (Current Employee) –  Bridgeton, MONovember 18, 2014
There is no chance to advance in this company. There are no raises because rasises are tied to reviews, this is a problem because they do not conduct them. Safety is not a concern, there is no sick time and very little vacation.
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Horrible Unethical,Pathetic Work place.
Route Driver - Warehouse (Former Employee) –  St.Louis,Mo.December 31, 2013
October,2012 - Former Employee,Did not live up to there Expectations and Fool a lot of people that are trying to get in there Doors,until they are let in and how the company is in such disarray and then the people are tearing the door down to escape and get away.Management is Horrible and pathetic,preach what they don't know are practice themselves to past,present,and future employees,They don't know (DOT) regulations and don't follow them even if they pretend to,very unsafe work place,equipment and vehicles,It's all about the dollar and put drivers life's at risk,when you tell them that trucks needs to be repaired or equipment needs to be replaced they ignore you and put it off,nothing was ever appreciated and never received a thank you or good job,always talk down to you,that is the Management,Ask any of the Employees that work there still and will say the same thing,that is the ones that are realist and veterans of the company,They are a inconsistent,inconsiderate,and negligent and unsafe company to work for,Beware and don't be fooled by deciet.
Pros
ok pay, if you bust your butt for straight time, but no overtime or time and a half.
Cons
no insurance, benifits, sick pay.
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Beware not a good place better to be unemployed
Drive/warehouse (Former Employee) –  Omaha NENovember 8, 2013
NO PAYED OVERTIME will work 50 hours / All trucks and equipment are junk the equipment is home made and trucks something major is wrong with every single one/ They make you go on call for 7 bucks a day for a week at a time and you could go out at 2am they still expect you there at 7am [which is not long enough to reset you hours of service] NO STABILITY OR JOB SECURITY As a driver or warehouse employee you are not valued or cared about in anyway shape or form and are replaceable at anytime [OWNERS WORDS] They are content running this way so my advice is STAY AWAY wish I would have
Pros
the best day was the day after i quit
Cons
too many to list
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Driver (Former Employee) –  St. LouisNovember 3, 2012
I was a driver there for less than a year and it was the worst experience that I had with an employer in my driving career. Here are my experiences.

1. NO raises and pathetic Salary positions for all drivers so there is no OT paid for the daily OT required.
2. Pay for your own uniforms and DOT physical if left co before 2 yrs.
3. Health Benefits are like a house payment, $700/mo for family of 3
4. They give you old broken down equipment and expect you to work efficently that way.
5. It's like being an Owner Operator
6. The drivers have to call all of their customers using their own phone to schedule all deliveries Everyday.
7. If you get into an accident, they make YOU pay THEIR $500.00 insurance deductable. You sign something agreeing to this upon hire.
8. Unsafe work enviorment, 100lb cylinders not secured in warehouse so they can fall at anytime.
9. On top of all this they like to call you at home
10. Treat employees like dirt
11. Manager lies to your face and so does the Supervisor
12. Turn over rate is very high, gee I wonder why?
Pros
it's a job other than that none.
Cons
worst working enviorment
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Comment – November 7, 2012

1. Raises are given but they are performance based. 2. Helget pays for uniforms unless they are not returned when leaving the company. 3. Health benefits with multiple plans are available and Helget pays a portion of the premiums to reduce the cost to employees. 4. Helget has a strong maintenance program in place. Most of the fleet is new but not all of the fleet. The Helget fleet has passed multiple DOT inspections which would not happen if they were not road worthy. 5. Owner Operators supply their own equipment. Helget supplies all equipment and trucks. 6. Every driver is provided a company cellphone. Deliveries are scheduled/routed by a computer not by drivers. 7. Helget does not make you pay their insurance deductible. 8. Cylinders are stacked in a manner approved by OSHA for safety. Helget does not leave single cylinders standing isolated as this does not comply with safe cylinder handling. 9. Employees are called at home (outside of business hours) if they are scheduled to be on call for emergency deliveries. 10. Employees are treated with respect. 11. Honesty and Integrity are core values at Helget. 12. Helget's employee turnover is well below industry averages based on similar positions.

Comment – February 26, 2013

You left out a few things-dental is advertised as a benefit but they dont pay a dime. Most people just get health insurance on their own or just dont have any. Pay drivers SALARY-- sometimes after you get back they have you go back out to make a del. ( no overtime) and tell you make sure you charge customer the same day del. charge $$$ and you get nota $$$$. I had steel belts showing on my left front tire, had me get one new tire----then after the right tire was showing steel belts a week later got the other one change on my own time sad but true. This is with a truck that was carrying maybe 40 or so large cylinders along with 700 lb. liquid containers behind the driver seat. I had a co- worker that had broken floor boards in his truck and drove around with a piece of cardboard over it - I wouldnt believe it if I didnt see it for myself. Take a job here only at your last resort. For the other positive comments from former person Im sure it was from Helget himself or his wife , nobody could stomach writing that about this company.

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Pretty rough experience
warehouse (Former Employee) –  Saint LouisOctober 23, 2012
Lack of training
Management doesn't follow through
Total lack of work balance
Lack of proper safety equipment
Disrespectful working culture

please avoid
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Comment – October 30, 2012

You must be an operation manager trying to make the company look good. Who are you kidding, definitely not the workers. Just ask the workers there and you will get a totally different answer!!!!!

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Great stepping stone
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOSeptember 7, 2011
I worked for Helget Gas Products for 2 years in management. This gem of a company is a great place to kick start your career and transition into the majors.

Helget Gas Products is a family owned company, sole-proprietorship based in Omaha, Nebraska. Salary & Growth potential is somewhat limited. However, if you are the type of person that enjoys remaining at the same position for years, then this company is for you.

Mr Helget has no reservations giving you the autonomy to mold and shape your operation how you like it, as long as it falls within the guidlines of the FDA & Board of Pharmacy.

Salary and raises are mediocre and best, but the experience and knowledge gained along with the exceptional quality of life both at work and out of work is definatly a lucrative trade off.

Mr Helget is very easy to work with/for and he really does care about his employees.

I would not hesitate to recommend this company.
Pros
knowlege gained, quality of life at work and off work, given high degree of autonomy, mr helget is very easy to work for, mr helget cares about his employees, family type atmosphere
Cons
advancement benefits, salary increases
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