Praxair Reviews

Updated August 8, 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. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    let go of some of the control, the people below have capabilities, keep focus on price it is a good thing


  2. Helpful (1)

    A Company With a Great Future

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Tonawanda, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Praxair 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.

    Cons

    Overall 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 Management

    Improvement 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.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Great solid company to work for, advancement possibilities, lacking benefit package.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SharePoint Administrator in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - SharePoint Administrator in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very talented technical people to work with. Solid company for establishing a career. Management supports both career and personal growth. Management understands work/life balance - work hard, play hard

    Cons

    Benefit package is overrated and terrible. Company maintains core focus on business, making changes to other areas slow to adopt. Project management adherence slows work execution.

    Advice to Management

    Knock down the silos and walls so that work can be completed with less paperwork and reviews. Adopt newer technologies for next generation of workforce (collaborative / remote office).


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tonawanda, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tonawanda, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    stable industry, job security, Tonawanda site has easy access from anywhere in Buffalo, variety of career opportunities, onsite cafeteria/ credit union/ dry cleaning, sports clubs, standard workday ends at 4:45

    Cons

    culture varies by departments, minimal cross training opportunities, lots of travel for some individuals, communication across departments is sometimes minimal

    Advice to Management

    hire more so overtime is needed less, have better communication about the state of different areas of the business, create more opportunites for cross departmental job changes


  6. R&D Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Tonawanda, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good group, one can make really impact from the first day of working

    Cons

    The small city is a little bored. Less chances to get promoted. Not easy to publish and network with others.


  7. a very nice company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Specialist in Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - Development Specialist in Tonawanda, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice environment and nice projects

    Cons

    i can't think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for the management


  8. Great company -- strong financials and leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Operations in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President, Operations in Danbury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Praxair has a long history of solid performance in the industrial gas segment. It is well grounded on business acumen and well-disciplined in business financials.

    Cons

    Technology changes go through lengthy process of approval, development and execution.


  9. Great Summer Internship

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

    Pros

    I worked at GTS-Welco, a Praxair joint venture, one summer during college. The management was great and very accessible.

    Cons

    The pay was low, which is average for an internship

    Advice to Management

    Come up with something other than cold calling for interns to do


  10. A perfect company to start your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Planner
    Current Employee - Logistics Planner
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * The training is phenomenal, they give you all the pieces you need to be successful. * The starting salary and benefits are much better than any other company I looked at. * We are given the power to make decisions when it comes to the Planning side

    Cons

    * To get a good understanding of their system it is necessary you start in the 2nd or 3rd shift.


  11. Decent place to work but better pay elsewhere

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sourcing Manager in Tonawanda, NY
    Former Employee - Sourcing Manager in Tonawanda, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, Challenging Environment, Career Growth

    Cons

    Chip away annually at employees benefits



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