Class B Driver (Former Employee) – Portage, MI – September 19, 2018
Working at Ferrellgas was a pleasure I was a Bulk Driver and I really like my job especially in the winter months I was able to get a lot of overtime. Between 50 to 60 hours a week. Only 40 in the off season which was expected. The managers were very fair and easygoing. They did expect me to get my work done and most of the time I did. This is a great company too work for with excellent pay and benefits. The winters months were busy but it's a propane company it's supposed to be busy I would recommend this company to anyone who enjoys being outside and driving a truck for a living.
Company vison needs to be followed by field employees and filtered down
District Manager (Former Employee) – Hendersonville, NC – September 18, 2018
Poor upper management leads to high turn over in the field. The company vison is not followed or in line with what is followed in field operations. Employees are left with the uncertainty of always having a job or not
Productive, fast pace in the winter. Do what we can in the summer to get ready for winter
Driver (Current Employee) – Alliance, OH – August 30, 2018
It's a good job. Benefits are good but I don't get a raise every yr but insurance goes up. I'm on call every 5th week so I'm use to being on call. I deliver propane to customers, paint tanks in the yard in the summer time or fix cylinders.
Over all i enjoyed working there but became time for something new
Driver/Service Technician (Former Employee) – Kingman, AZ – August 25, 2018
Learned all aspects of propane business Including installation of propane systems on residential commercial and agricultural accts there was a set start time each morning then you would work tell the job was completed .If you were on the gas delivery truck sometimes you work 12hrs a day. Sometimes the job would require out of town work which hotel and per diem was paid The hard parts came when it came to raises or advancement people were being hired making about as much as me company had an ESOP program which recently took a huge drop appox 60%
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Overland Park, KS – August 20, 2018
Family retained that home down feeling of home town business. Many of the office workers were of the millennials generation, due to hours kept. 24-7 on call. Benefits were kept for those that were full/part time employees.
Delivery/Service (Current Employee) – Flemingsburg, KY – August 11, 2018
Great place, just wish pay was better , winter time is extremely busy, equipment is dated, need better trucks , new hires are paid better than existing employees, if they would keep up with the cost of living it would be better
Bulk Driver (Former Employee) – Madison, CA – August 10, 2018
Overall good company to work for part time. Full time not to bad but older trucks. Needing repairs a lot. Hours were good. Job of filling on other hand, hard to find customers, no one updated palm devise or routes. always calling dispatch can't find address or customers won't answer phones. Tank way behind houses in bushes, gardens, or just almost out of reach of hoses. Not driver friendly location about 50 percent of the time. Customers Out of gas calls high.
money, hours, time off if needed.
Not driver friendly, tanks out of reach, paperwork and repairs.
Administrative Assistant/Driver (Former Employee) – Beaumont, CA – July 18, 2018
I didn't like when we where short staffed and this happened a lot. We would have to do our shift and someone elses shift and do it all within our 8 hours. if we did not finish we would get yelled and told that we could not do any overtime. For being strapped onto a moving truck filled with a extremely explosive material the pay really was horrible and they said that we where getting hazard pay when you really were not.
Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee) – Demopolis, AL – July 16, 2018
Stressful working environment. No opportunities for associate workers to provide advice and support. Constant phone interaction with irate customers whom felt unfairly treated by Ferrell Gas. Short time given on phone with customer to satisfy dispute. Frustrating that customers needs were not handled properly.
I simply would not recommend Ferrellgas as an employer. PeopleSoft is a horrible software that leaves a tremendous amount of room for human error. And there were plenty of human errors made and lack of any type of consistency. No adequate, standardized training in place. CSS staff that is capable and proven as a quality employee should be promoted promptly and the hiring process could use much improvement. A desirable starting wage would draw a much more qualified pool of potential employees. I felt that the owner was out of touch and did not listen to those who truly know what changes would benefit the company and move it into the 21st century. Thank you for this opportunity.
Delivery Route Driver (Former Employee) – Springfield, IL – July 2, 2018
Ok place to work. While I was there the company was doing a lot of downsizing. My manager left and the closest manager was an hour away. Equipment worked most of the time. Our busiest time was winter and that is when we had the most problems with our equipment.