Praxair Reviews

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
155 Reviews
3.0
155 Reviews
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Pros
  • A stable company, which is well-respected in its industry, which offers good work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Secure job, nice people, good benefits (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • The main goal of Upper management is to get money to the stockholders (in 8 reviews)

  • Outside of not working overtime and being able to take a lunch hour, they don't encourage a healthy work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Dynamic environment, almost a scary level of competence amongst my colleagues.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager

    I have been working at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    interesting work, good communication, the physical facility is well kept and is conducive to serious work. The workforce is international and immensely talented.

    Cons

    lots of structure, and one must be aware of the unwritten do's and don'ts or career obstacles will occur. Typical for a larger company, it can be difficult to do things quickly in the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reduce the amount of rules and structure. A lot of energy is expended in producing charts, reports, tables, etc., for review meetings and regular reporting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern  in  Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Tonawanda, NY

    I have been working at Praxair full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone in management is extremely helpful and place their emphasis on learning and growth rather than immediate results and deadlines.

    Cons

    I haven't found anything to complain about as of yet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    Inspiring 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.

    Cons

    Somewhen 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 ManagementAdvice

    Put 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful company to work for, great co-workers, management had it going on...great pay. This was in Concord, NH

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    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate  in  Concord, NH
    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate in Concord, NH

    I worked at Praxair full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    pay, benefits, people, work ethic of co workers, safety, flex time is available which was great, yearly bonuses and awards

    Cons

    communication or lack of, management needs to communicate with employees more, I really have no other cons to relay to you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent place to work but better pay elsewhere

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    Former Employee - Sourcing Manager  in  Tonawanda, NY
    Former Employee - Sourcing Manager in Tonawanda, NY

    I worked at Praxair full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people, Challenging Environment, Career Growth

    Cons

    Chip away annually at employees benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A perfect company to start your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Planner
    Current Employee - Logistics Planner

    I have been working at Praxair full-time for 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Summer Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Praxair

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company -- strong financials and leadership

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    Current Employee - Vice President, Operations  in  Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President, Operations in Danbury, CT

    I have been working at Praxair full-time for 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    a very nice company

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    Current Employee - Development Specialist  in  Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - Development Specialist in Tonawanda, NY

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

    Pros

    nice environment and nice projects

    Cons

    i can't think of any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for the management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    R&D Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer  in  Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Tonawanda, NY

    I have been working at Praxair full-time for 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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