Praxair Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Complete lack of communication from management

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

    I worked at Praxair full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company car available for personal use, good co-workers

    Cons

    Pay is lower than industry standard, I saw my manager twice in a year, wouldn't return phone calls, emails, or texts. Company is on a spending freeze and won't invest any money in business. Stock reports show profit, yet that is not the way things feel working there. It's only going to get worse.

    Advice to Management

    Get sales managers that actually care.


  2. Terrible company. Loads of micromanagement with little direction from senior management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Praxair full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was average, as were the benefits. You do get to learn a good deal about other industries. Employees include some very highly regarded technical people.

    Cons

    All divisions of the company are not integrated--you often feel like you are working with a completely different company when you are really under the same umbrella. If you are not an engineer, they company views you differently, both in compensation and respect.

    Advice to Management

    I always learned that part of management was to not only run an operation but also develop employees. If you do not invest time or energy into developing your employees, you certainly will not receive a return on an investment in the future. Employee career development is almost non-existent.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Hoping Things Get Better

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

    I have been working at Praxair full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a very stable business model. There are not alot of ups and downs compared to other businesses. There are great long term employees in the organization that care about each other and what they do. They are passionate about the company and its success: "Living the Brand". There is opportunity to travel to the many locations of the plant sites, as well as international travel. Time is flexible based on your manager. While there is always the potential to get a micro-manager, clock-watching is not the norm. You end up working more than your fair share of hours anyway. The company will sponsor international employees, which is more limited with other companies. Just expect the process to take the maximum amount of time possible. Assuming you are accepted, and are technically sharp and flexible, there is opportunity to shine within the organization. Currently, however, "acceptance" is based on your ability to play along and not challenge management.

    Cons

    The plant sites are minimally staffed, with all of the support coming from central groups either in Tonawanda, NY or The Woodlands, TX. Technical support and guidance for young engineers at the plants is limited. The plant managers are ultimately held accountable for the performance of the plants. Priority setting for the central groups is flawed, and many times the plant staff ends up on their own. Administrative staff is non-existent at the plants, so engineers are left to handle the tasks in addition to troubleshooting, optimization, and new projects for the plant. While integrity is talked about as a value, there are unethical situations that are tolerated. People are very aware of these situations which ultimately results in a hefty amount of skepticism of management and HR. People are afraid to bring anything forward due to fear of retaliation. Currently, people are chosen for roles based on the "buddy" system, and the top technical people are either leaving the company or getting pushed out of HYCO operations. All of the above results in a high turnover rate, which is not really talked about, and appears to be ignored, thus putting additional strain on us that want to stay in hopes that the organization can get back to normal.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the changes you have made over the last couple of years in HYCO which have taken the group off course. Changes need to be made quickly to get the organization back on track before we lose more people and the performance of the organization declines further.


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  5. Great financial investment but not a place to make a career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager - Finance in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Manager - Finance in Danbury, CT

    I worked at Praxair full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company performance has been stellar. Solid business model and capital discipline.

    Cons

    Old school thinking, very conservative, does not have a lot of fresh blood of talent.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people and show them a career path forward


  6. Helpful (1)

    Slave away your life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Chemist in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You have a job. Overtime

    Cons

    They overwork their employees (15+ hours OT ) Underpay employees Very bad work environment Poor Management

    Advice to Management

    They need to please learn how to manage. They mix too much personal with business, they play favoritism with certain employee while exploiting others.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Lack of opportunity is troubling

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT

    I have been working at Praxair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relatively stable industry with strong bottom line growth prospects ahead

    Cons

    Poor in terms of cohesiveness across business units, and within my function


  8. Praxair pros and cons

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant IV in Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant IV in Tonawanda, NY

    I have been working at Praxair

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free parking, cafeteria on site

    Cons

    People have worked there forever, they appear to make money in spite of themselves. There is a good ole boys club and no opportunities unless you are in the club

    Advice to Management

    More training for current employees


  9. Wasn't a good match

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ASM in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - ASM in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Praxair

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexability, stocks, benefits, compensation, advancement

    Cons

    Feedback, health care division was new

    Advice to Management

    Improve employee development and communication


  10. Difficult company full of contradictions

    • 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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I did not find any.

    Cons

    Difficult ambience to work in. Challenging the status quo is not accepted.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Ok if you want to have the next 30 years of your life wasted!

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

    I have been working at Praxair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable employment, decent benefits though they no longer give profit sharing unless you are salary. vacation days are better than most companies.

    Cons

    Too much management and too little of them know what they are doing. They are all about numbers, they do not care about your family life, work comes first. There is a lot of favortism and politics. The communication is very poor, they tend to change the rules as it best fits the company and the rules are unclear and not communicated properly.

    Advice to Management

    Quit!



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