Praxair Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
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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. Internship at Praxair

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Praxair

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great learning experience. My manager made sure I learned as much as possible, even if it was not directly related to my work.

    Cons

    No real downsides, other than the location. There wasn't much to do in the area around the site where I worked.

    Advice to Management

    I wouldn't change a thing. Although technicians there do not follow all the safety protocols.


  2. Challenging Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Praxair full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Only work at Praxair if you care a lot about delivering results. It's a challenging, high performing corporate environment comprised of very smart people.

    Cons

    High pressure, high standards, no mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to recognize work/life balance. Not all work needs to be done in the office. People can be productive in remote locations.


  3. Excellent Company Very safety contious totally no what they are doing

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    Former Employee - Nitogen Supervisr in Cold Lake, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Nitogen Supervisr in Cold Lake, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Praxair

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

    Pros

    Totally into training and mentoring as needed Their benefites are second to none. Management treats you with respect and understanding.

    Cons

    Lots of long days,must work in all kinds of weather and willing to be away from home for long periods of time.

    Advice to Management

    This company treatsyou very well , pays very well, has excellent benefits and I would still be there if contract had not ended


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  5. graduate engineer intern

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    Former Intern - Intern in Bangalore (India)
    Former Intern - Intern in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good engineering management, did not receive any compensation or perks

    Cons

    Scope for challenging projects was limited and depends on opportunities for new projects. Satisfactory work culture. Scope for professional growth is limited.


  6. 2.5 years Project Controls job with Praxair Rus

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    Former Employee - Project Controls Team Lead
    Former Employee - Project Controls Team Lead

    I worked at Praxair full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been with the Russian devision of the Company for 2.5 years so will be talking mostly about Russian team. - great working environment (interpersonal realtioships and team spirit are great, as well as the fact that lots of people I came acoss were real professionals) - smart management - challenging projects - perfect opportunities for career development (at least, when I was there) - good salaries (at least, when I was there) - opportunities to study and develop (lots of trainings and opportunities to exchange knowledge with other countries branches)

    Cons

    Main con for me was work-life balance. Project Controls in Praxair is carrying lots of responsibilities, which on one hand a good thing for the professional development, but very time consuming on the other hand. In Praxair Rus this fact is known to the management and they were making up for it by team buildings and some flexible working time solutions when possible.

    Advice to Management

    Hard to maintain the productiveness and motivation for yourself and the team, when there is no real compensation for the enourmous over-times. In my opinion introdicung paid over-time would improve the situation. Or at least an annual bonus for those who have to work long hours would help a lot.


  7. Very good company to work for long term

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)

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

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

    Pros

    Well developed, managed company. Compensation is OK

    Cons

    Time required to prove yourself first


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

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager

    I have been working at Praxair full-time

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

    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 Management

    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.


  9. This is a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Tonawanda, NY

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

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

    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.


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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  11. 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 (More than 10 years)

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

    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.



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