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Superior Propane Reviews

Updated Oct 22, 2019

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2.5
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Superior Propane CEO Greg McCamus
Greg McCamus
33 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good team work among peers, good benefits including vacation time(in 5 reviews)

  • "Decent pension plan and benefits(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Change of Ownership Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thunder Bay, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Superior Propane full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes stressful due to number of assignments.

    Advice to Management

    They are doing a wonderful job.

    Superior Propane2018-11-06
  2. "In the Dark"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative 

    I have been working at Superior Propane full-time

    Pros

    The salary was fair and competitive Benefits Work-life balance.

    Cons

    Unsure future misleading management underhanded mangagerial techniques.

    Advice to Management

    Honest and open about what is happening

    Superior Propane2019-10-22
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work here"

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    Current Employee - Area Coordinator in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Superior Propane full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, office is in a great location for easy commute from most areas of Calgary

    Cons

    Upper management is completely disconnected from the realities on ground floor, promised pay increases not forthcoming without a fight, managers that are hired are unaware of the needs of their staff, often feels like a "good ol' boys club", corporate culture and general atmosphere is completely toxic

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff, hire management that actually responds to needs of staff

    Superior Propane2019-09-28
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Messed up place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Superior Propane full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary is OK, vehicle allowance (must use your own vehicle), gas allowance, vacation time of 3 weeks starting, company health and pension benefits are alright but a notch below some other employers.

    Cons

    As a company, focus is not on customers, sales or retention, rather time is spent on endless reports, meetings and conference calls. A lot of smoke and mirror about the same issues with no results. Customers are leaving in droves, employee moral is low, staff turnover is high, management and supervisors are replaced yearly in most markets, co-ordinators last only a couple of months. On the sales side you will go... places if you cozy up to the right folks at head office, actual sales performance means very little.

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    Advice to Management

    Stay at Superior so you do not contaminate other companies in the industry! Superior's business model has allowed other propane companies to grow and expand right across the country. Please do not buy out these successful companies in your bid to replace your lost market share, let us have good places to work.

    Superior Propane2019-08-30
  5. "Great Bosses-Good Pay"

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    Current Employee - Driver 

    I have been working at Superior Propane full-time

    Pros

    Pay Lots of hours Benefits 70% Vaca 3 weeks 5 sick days 1 personal day Flexible start times pending all work is done in a timely manner

    Cons

    Long hours Drivers always calling in sick and other drivers having to cover stops on their routes aka long hours Uniforms that contribute to heat exhaustion on hot summer days.. shorts would be nice.. I understand propane is dangerous.. but so his handling it while I staggar up and down the back of the truck loading and unloading it in blistering heat.

    Superior Propane2019-07-16
  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Superior Propane full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good team work among peers, good benefits including vacation time. Most Managers are good to work for.

    Cons

    Long hours in winter. Poor coverage when sick or on vacation. Limited career opportunities

    Superior Propane2019-06-11
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of unrealized potential but..."

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Superior Propane full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people on the operations floor are amazing, colleagues always happy to help each other out or show a tip to make things easier. Going out for beers on pay day all help develop team spirit but again its due to the people, not something leadership has helped grow.

    Cons

    Disorganized management result in a lot of long days, unpaid overtime and overloading of coordinators. Vacation blackout period from end of Sept to end of March means no vacation to the beach in winter. During large meet & great function, senior leadership introduced the operations team by making a joke that it was good the Ops group was on the 1st floor rather than 4th or they would likely have a few "jumpers".

    Advice to Management

    Stop overloading your staff and allow them to focus and deliver on core priorities before change the flavor of the month again. Leave your office and talk to your people, listen to the challenges and collaborate on solutions rather than argue that they don't understand.

    Superior Propane2019-06-14
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Superior Propane full-time

    Pros

    Decent pension plan and benefits

    Cons

    Terrible morale, lots of favouritism, gossip run rampant even with team leads

    Advice to Management

    Fire the people who breed gossip and promote the smart, hard workers before they burn out.

    Superior Propane2019-03-17
  9. "Service Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Superior Propane full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Location, co workers, benefits

    Cons

    Lack of policies, lack of training, lack of consistency from management, male dominated and sexist

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees equally, know how to answer employees questions and concerns, ensure staff is trained

    Superior Propane2019-03-02
  10. "Decent Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Superior Propane full-time

    Pros

    Teamwork is good. decent working area

    Cons

    Management oversight is either extreme or limited

    Superior Propane2019-02-05
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