Praxair
3.3 of 5 143 reviews
www.praxair.com Danbury, CT 5000+ Employees

Praxair Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014
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3.3 143 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

Praxair President, and CEO Steve Angel

Steve Angel

(95 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A Company With a Great Future

    Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Tonawanda, NY

    ProsPraxair is a very innovative company that responds to the needs of its employees. Work - life balance is not only expected, but encouraged. There are many activities that employees are encouraged to participate in outside of the normal work day. At Praxair, everyone is considered part of the team.

    ConsOverall the benefits at Praxair are above standard, however, Praxair could offer better health insurance to its employees. Currently the plan is very cumbersome and requires significant administrative effort on the part of the employee each time the insurance is utilized.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprovement in communication between the many levels of management could go a long way in helping to align the goals of the Company. Including lower management in discussions with middle and upper management would significantly help to close the communication gap as they are the ones which deal with employees on a day to day basis.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to invest in but maybe not a great place to work

    Business Development Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat business model, solid base business, focus on shareholder return

    Consworking hours too long, some times too much control from th top, too much micromanagement, too many details that go unused

    Advice to Senior Managementlet go of some of the control, the people below have capabilities, keep focus on price it is a good thing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Growing company, great and inspiring place to work - if you love to meet challenges

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Moscow (Russia)

    ProsInspiring culture. Culture of internal enterpreneurship. If you start and develop your own project - you will receive encouragement and resources. You see results done by yourself. If your results are good you will be noticed and get opportunities to grow and be developed.
    Good team. Growth potential in Russia. Wise managers in BD / Gases. Encouraging managers in GSS.
    Technical knowledge and technical decision-making is changing to good as company gains experience in Russian cuture.
    Official salary, medical insurance incl. dental, corporate fitness, training programms etc.

    ConsSomewhen unclear connections between departments or single employees in a team. That results in resposibility sharing and work overload.
    The team is young and motivated but that causes lack of technical expertise sometimes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut more attention on inter-department interaction, it is often ineffective. Meet all memebers of international project team in person at least once.
    Hire extra people to reduce everyday workload. Now it's challenging but physically you feel tired.
    Grow technical expertise inside the country.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Praxair was a summer of fun !

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEverything that is done at praxair is done as a team to get the best product with the fewest errors and fastest time.

    ConsThere are not really any cons for Praxair. The entire summer was an anjoyable one.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Educational and safe

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsValue, challenging field, growth opportunities, opportunityto learn from those experienced in the field.

    ConsOur industry is very complex and the learning curves for new employees and those new tonthe industry is steep and very complex.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good company to build a career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEasy going environment, mature team, excellent people, middle managment with solid leadership, excellent training, they care about the neccesary tools to succeed, experienced senior management.

    ConsToo many seasoned, veteran workers just going through the motions, the company need a better plan to retain and promote from witihn

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management team does not think outside of the box, sometimes too passive in some decisions, too dependant on corporate decisions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Former employee of Praxair, very happy to work at the company.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI am a former employee of Praxair. The site I worked had a very engaged workforce and the business unit was small and autonomous. The company had both a pension plan and a 401k which is unusual.

    ConsA downside would be the possible safety risks. When compared to other manufacturing companies, some are riskier and some are less risky. The company had a very good safety program.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo comment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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