Praxair Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Praxair President, and CEO Steve Angel
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Pros
  • Good place to work if you are looking for a good work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • People are great hardworking Benefits ok middle of road (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is sometimes a challenge (in 5 reviews)

  • Exclusionary behavior among upper management (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Overall Good Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Praxair full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Dedicated Employees, willing to help you grow, career advancement if your willing to work hard and relocate

    Cons

    Need to relocate to move up, not the highest paying, requires dedication, tough to separate work/life


  2. Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Texas in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Texas in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Large company, many opportunities for growth, decent benefits and great colleagues

    Cons

    Slow to change, training opportunities are very limited, people are stretched thin and it doesn't seem that senior management is considering the long term health of the company

    Advice to Management

    Training is extremely important to employees who wish to advance and will be the difference in whether or not I personally stay with the company.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Overall a good employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tonawanda, NY

    I have been working at Praxair full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Generally a positive work environment.. Most managers genuinely value your hard work, meaningful contributions, and feedback. If you are a good performer, there is typically plenty of room for advancement and growth.

    Cons

    A small minority of managers are poor at dealing with people and are allowed to stay that way. Employee performance reviews are not consistent through the entire business so an honest cross-section of feedback on your performance is not always presented and weighed.
    It's a big company. Decisions are made slowly and change happens even more slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Training for new managers on developing mgmt skills seems pretty minimal. Managers set the tone for your workers every day. Bad managers will bleed you of potential high performers in a hurry. Do better at identifying bad managers by soliciting anonymous feedback from their reports, and give them the resources to improve.
    My experience is that skills training for employees has suffered somewhat in the past 5 years. People want to grow and learn, or they will go elsewhere eventually.


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  5. Management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    Management is friendly and good

    Cons

    Salaries are below market average


  6. Development Specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Specialist II in Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - Development Specialist II in Tonawanda, NY

    I have been working at Praxair full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    A stable and profitable company with a very diversified portfolio of customers. The company is very risk averse and it takes forever to present and convince higher management to do projects. After working for Praxair you will find yourself an expert in Project management.

    Cons

    Slow culture where you should be prepared to wait before your project goes live.

    Advice to Management

    Please catch up on R&D expense with your competition.


  7. Praxair intern job on research center

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Buffalo, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Praxair as an intern (Less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Manager is nice and smart. Working environment is good. Buffalo is OK.

    Cons

    The location. So cold in winter. Heavy heavy heavy snow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving. No other advice


  8. Nice People, Good Opportunity

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

    I worked at Praxair

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

    Pros

    Great Support, Sales works as a team, Well known name

    Cons

    You can sometimes find yourself spread a little to thin.

    Advice to Management

    Open communication on direction you want sales to stear their message.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good company with good management

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

    I have been working at Praxair

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

    Pros

    One of their main concerns is safety, they pay well, have benefits, overall a good company to work for

    Cons

    I haven't really been working here that long, but I don't have anything negative to say.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good company overall!

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

    I have been working at Praxair

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, good room for growing with the company.

    Cons

    Fast pace, and limited freedom on decision making that really impact the business.

    Advice to Management

    Looking further then quarterly profits doesn't always hurt. It definitely would help us prepare better for the future.


  11. Many opportunities for advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Buffalo, NY

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

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

    Pros

    International company with many opportunities to learn new technologies in many different locations.

    Cons

    Big company so you can get lose in the shuffle and the company is always looking to "trim the fat."

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire only the best.



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