Praxair Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
161 Reviews
3.1
161 Reviews
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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
  • 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.  

    Good people, great products, just a bit old-fashioned

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Danbury, CT

    I worked at Praxair full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Disciplined, stable company that is a leader in its field; excellent stock to own

    Cons

    Not friendly to working moms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more progressive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Developer in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - IT Developer in Danbury, CT

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

    Pros

    Good global company to work. A lot to learn.

    Cons

    Understaffed. Should hire more people for the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some employee training will be helpful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Positive company but hard to get promoted from within.

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

    I have been working at Praxair

    Pros

    Small company feel... big comany benefits.

    Cons

    Largest employer in Tonawanda, NY... forgets that the rest of the country isn't Tonawanda.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within... ASAP.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Praxair as an intern

    Pros

    Praxair is a consistently successful company with a major focus on safety. The culture is fast-paced and relatively traditional. The people are generally friendly, willing to help, and good at their jobs. The intern program is great and allows the interns to do hands-on projects and interact with people at various levels of the company. As an intern, you also interact with other interns on a group project as well as social events.

    Cons

    Some of the processes are inefficient and cumbersome, but that is common in many large regulated companies. Another con is that headquarters are in Danbury, CT and a major office is in Tonawanda, NY, so if you don't want to move there your opportunities will probably be limited.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Solid company with strong culture of loyalty and mentorship. Must be willing to move every few years to advance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director - Sales in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director - Sales in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Values higher education, rewards performance, variety of opportunities

    Cons

    Must be willing to move, slow to change, political / bureaucratic internally

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Praxair

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

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

    Pros

    Salary plus overtime helps alot

    Cons

    Health care offered is not very good and also expensive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall pretty good

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

    I worked at Praxair full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company growth is very good

    Cons

    Pay offered is on the lower side

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome Experience

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

    I have been working at Praxair part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Best work ethics ever. Everyone that I have dealt with has been nice with good work morals.
    2. Everybody is ready to teach you and help you somehow. You just have to ask once.
    3. Most of the administrative systems are well set up and effectively functional.
    4. Promotions and better job oppurtunities are always available.

    Cons

    1. Most of the plants are in small cities, so you have to relocate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of great work, Good Exposure

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Praxair full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    High performing organization
    Lots of wonderful people

    Cons

    Lack of progression opportunities
    Lots of change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Praxair is a financially sound, results-driven company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Praxair

    Pros

    -Opportunity to learn and develop
    -Stable
    -Friendly peers
    -Global presence
    -Opportunity for advancement is available to those who work hard

    Cons

    -Pay is slightly below average
    -Benefits are becoming worse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A company driven by growth and profit is excellent. Just remember those whose work brings about that profit.

    Approves of CEO

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