Airgas Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Overall good experience with a fortune 500 company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Airgas full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positioned for continued growth as the leading industrial, medical and institutional gas supplier in the US. A solid company with an incredible and steady track record of earnings and opportunity.

    Cons

    The admin function was moved from Regional to Divisional accountability in 2013. This move separated the functions from the customers they are servicing, which in turn may prove to be adverse.

    Advice to Management

    Work to join the cylinder management function with customer support services; tie these pieces together with a robust Finance function.

  2. Airgas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Airgas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Advancement can be slow in some areas

  3. Helpful (6)

    Great, stable company, with good long-term outlook but a reputation of working employees to the bone.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Independence, OH
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Independence, OH

    I worked at Airgas full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is forward thinking and aggressive. They will promote from within, up to a certain point. Medical and retirement benefits are good. Good pay and much paid overtime available. Your job is stable and you will be have the support of management with all issues you have.

    Cons

    You'll be working long hours. Most positions are 12 hour shifts, rotating into nights and weekends depending on quarterly schedule. Logistics center is 24/7 so some people will work 7pm-7am.

    There is a terrible attitude around the office, with an ever constant fear of being fired prevalent. Fortunately, the fear is unfounded because only one person was fired during my multi-year tenure at Airgas Logistics Center. But the attitude exists because of poor organizational behavior. Any business student will tell you that attitudes in a workplace either work their way from the bottom up, or from the top down. At Airgas, the constant fear of being fired is definitely from the top-down.

    A few years ago the company switched to a new routing software and made the horrible decision to go with a company who'd never designed such software before. This leads to more frustration, increase in workforce (and the related stress on management that comes with it). And, the job is increasingly more difficult.

    You'll be asked to work more and more and more and more. I stress that, because you will feel like you never have any time off. Sure, you'll be handsomely paid for it, but it doesn't really matter if you can't strike a positive work/life balance.

    Vacation time allotted is very low. Only 80 hours vacation per year for the first 5 years. Note that vacation is in hours and not weeks, because with 12 hour shifts, that only adds up to 6 days off per year.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote from within. Give a better pay differential for night and weekend employees. Reward people who work the hard shifts by better bonuses and more time off.

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  5. Great company with good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Total Access Specialist in Germantown, WI
    Current Employee - Total Access Specialist in Germantown, WI

    I have been working at Airgas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    it comes off as a outbound sales calls but they are customers that did business with us before. Its maybe 5% true cold calling. They also say its a call center . It is a call center but not where they monitor your time away. As long as calls an minutes are obtained legitimately . You can be successful,.

    Cons

    If you move within the company from sales. expect lateral pay. Once you are in sales lb there is no advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    No advice to give. each manager has there own style of training or coaching. just know what type even of manager you work best with in your interview. They do ask so be honest.

  6. Good place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Accounting in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Airgas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Positive day to day. Good guidance from management.

    Cons

    Overturn caused by low pay

    Advice to Management

    Improve pay to match what others using your system pay in the area.

  7. good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Airgas

    Pros

    awesome pay and a good computer system however, there was not a lot of supervision available when you had questions. The building we worked in was less than glamorous, but the pay was worth it.

    Cons

    The building we worked in was less than glamorous, but the pay was worth it.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Not a bad place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Airgas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people and atmosphere to be in.

    Cons

    Not really a place for a long term career

  9. Airgas USA,LLC is good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Hapeville, GA
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Hapeville, GA

    I worked at Airgas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has great opportunities for advancement, good benefits and a chance to meet some great people.

    Cons

    The HR department should be more involve with the branches

  10. Long Tenure Common

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Radnor, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Radnor, PA

    I worked at Airgas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Ability to pack up and relocate is high on the list.

    Cons

    The typical big corporation issues when going from locally operated to centralization - no more autonomy.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.

  11. Good company with long term growth potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plant Manager
    Current Employee - Plant Manager

    I have been working at Airgas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This company offers growth and long term stability. Benefits are average for area and pay is good.

    Cons

    Upper management can lose touch with the line worker from time to time. Lack of accountability at times, but has improved recently.

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