Airgas Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
130 Reviews
2.6
130 Reviews
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Airgas President & CEO Michael Molinini
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay is good after 10 years or so (in 10 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good pay, opportunity to advance and a great safety program (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is paranoid to an extreme degree (in 7 reviews)

  • Credit is not given where it is due and CUSTOMER SERVICE has gone to the wayside even though Airgas is all about the 3C's (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A decent pace to work with a few challenges as most places have.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tank Filler  in  Clarksville, IN
    Former Employee - Tank Filler in Clarksville, IN

    I worked at Airgas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, fair chance to advance, good benefits for a family with children. Also pretty secure company to be employed with.

    Cons

    Tough work, slow processing of cooperate paperwork and at times the culture can make one feel down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more open to hearing suggestions from employees that do the real work day in and day out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Airgas Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Airgas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Company with personal growth potential.

    Cons

    Unrealistic training. Not a lot of of support from corporate offices, they live in their own world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    GET THAT SALE

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Easy going, so far not being micro-managed. Pay is comparably low unless you're in a good territory with a booming opportunity. Pretty lenient company with a strong market share.

    Cons

    Advancement is tough. Not a lot of opportunity to move into mid level management or even upper level management due to lack of opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't have the employees do something morally unjust. Think of other small businesses before crushing them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Airgas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Coaching, Compensation is comparable to the industry. Good opportunities for advancement and career paths. The loyalty of your fellow workers is comforting and supportive especially as the economy was not performing well.

    Cons

    Many mixed signals and a lot of realigning. Clear strategy and objective would help the entire system know the common goal. Too much admin for street sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more information with the capapble employees. This makes them feel like they are a part of something bigger.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Horrible commission structure

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

    We sell a wide variety of products

    Cons

    Account managers are paid on a 70/30 split with commission for over the quota sales. This sounded great when I signed up however I soon realized that the budget is entirely out of reach. I have signed an extremely large amount of business this year. However it does not seam to matter because I have not seen a dime in commission or even more than the 70% of my salary. Then to add insult to injury they already added all business that was in my pipeline to my next years goals. That's business that I have been working on and have not yet gotten. So of I can sign everything I've been working on plus 10% I will make my quota rather than all that new business going toward commission. If I was paid a low straight commission I would easily pull 6 figures. Instead I am living at poverty level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take an interest in your people listen to those of us who are talking to the customers everyday. Take a look at the good ol boy system in upper management it is BAD for business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work with great growth potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Airgas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Ability to contribute outside normal job function

    Cons

    Male dominated industry. Few women in top positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide women with greater opportunities in leadership
    Onboarding needs improvement
    Talent management strategy greatly needed for retention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not a bad place to work

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    Current Employee - Finance  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Finance in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, job stability, opportunity to learn the industry, room to move around

    Cons

    can be unorganized at times, inter-departmental struggles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see more resources available for personal development. Online training is nice, but actual human interaction would be better. For a company of this size, I think it would be appropriate for HR to offer quarterly seminars focused on personal career development.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Customers are important to them.

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    Former Employee - Process Cylinder  in  Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Process Cylinder in Lenexa, KS

    I worked at Airgas full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyed the employees. Employees will help trained very nice. Listen and pay attention. Employees are pro customer service. Very proud of work.

    Cons

    Behind on orders. Long hours and a lot of standing, but if and when you get use to it its a good place to work. Team lead more training on supervision. The team lead over reacts over minor things. Could make new comers feel inferior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    These employees need more money. Airgas employees are very dedicated, good people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very professional interview process

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Airgas full-time

    Pros

    Helpful environment from the other employees

    Cons

    Large corporation, can be slow.

  11.  

    I learned a lot of skills, met some great people, saw some beautiful parts of the country

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Airgas

    Pros

    the people in worked with were some great people

    Cons

    in 5 years i had 5 warehouse managers and 3 district manager ( too many turn overs )

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    way to many people in management

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