Propane Support Technician (Former Employee) – Rockville, MD – January 10, 2014
It was a good group of people to work with. My day started out with me taking inventory of cylinder racks to see which cylinders needed to be filled and loaded on to trucks for distribution. I was able to learn how to repair and refurbish cylinders working here. The hardest part of the job was being stationary at the site but despite that I enjoyed interacting with the customers who brought their cylinders in to be refilled.
I started out in the propane industry with this company and have worked for other propane companies since but Suburban Propane is a good family oriented work place. I worked here for 6 years and only left to advance my career and earn more pay while doing so. If not for that I would have stayed there until I retired.
Great benefits and co-workers
Limited chance of advancement without college degrees.
Solid Company with a 90 year track record of success
Area HR/Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Whippany, NJ – August 30, 2018
Great company to work for---family environment, challenging industry but company provide employees with tools necessary to be successful. Senior management is creative, intelligent and aggressive in the marketplace.
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Portola, CA – August 13, 2018
The management makes the fact the they are failing the employees fault. In order to make himself look better to his boss he will make you look bad to keep his job. Over charges customers in one area to compensate for loses in another. This helps make budget. Talk about taken it out on the customer and the employee, easy way out when your a failure.
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Coventry, RI – July 27, 2018
Too many hours. Worked until fatigued. Mandatory overtime beyond DOT max. High employee turnover. Good training. Good co-workers. Work a 12 hour day, put on call, take call, come home early in the morning, expected to come in with only 2 hours of sleep...simply unsafe and unsustainable.
A typical day of work @ Suburban is nothing short of ordinary. The work load is never ending and always heavy which keeps me busy and on my toes. I provide service to our entire customer base in office and field. The workplace environment is nothing short of amazing. We are all a team and will work together by any means necessary to get the job done. The hardest part of the job would be the customer's and listening to some of their heartbreaking stories of how they come to part ways with Suburban. The most enjoyable part is my team in which I consider family as most of us have an outside relationship as well a work relationship.
Employee appreciation, Benefits, Christmas parties and Acknowledgement for tenure
Sad,Mid-level Management has little to no field experience.
Service Technician (Former Employee) – md – July 8, 2018
#1 It really depends on what district you work at what you're up against. From a Technical Standpoint, Mid-level Management has little to no Propane field experience. (Not like the old days!) This has had a negative cumulative effect over the last 5 years slowly eroding their business and because of this poor decisions are made constantly. They pay their investors well but this Facade can't last much longer. If they would pay and promote based on field experience (A once understood absolute necessity in the propane industry) the company could reverse the downward spiral it’s on. Service and Delivery talent is leaving at a steady pace primarily because of anemic pay and senseless management
Despite the negatives a very friendly environment to work in and good employee comradery
Driver (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – July 7, 2018
Worst place to ever work. No hour in the months of march through oct. Management show favoritism. And sorry workes. I never seen grown men call each other on 3 way and talk all day. Once they hang up they talk about each other. Nashville branch and clarksville