Praxair

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Praxair Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
166 Reviews
3.1
166 Reviews
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Praxair President, and CEO Steve Angel
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Review Highlights

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. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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

    I have been working at Praxair

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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).

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Company With a Great Future

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

    I have been working at Praxair

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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

    I have been working at Praxair

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good company to work for long term

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Well developed, managed company. Compensation is OK

    Cons

    Time required to prove yourself first

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at Praxair full-time (more than an 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
  7.  

    Praxair was a summer of fun !

    • 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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everything that is done at praxair is done as a team to get the best product with the fewest errors and fastest time.

    Cons

    There are not really any cons for Praxair. The entire summer was an anjoyable one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Educational and safe

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

    I have been working at Praxair

    Pros

    Value, challenging field, growth opportunities, opportunityto learn from those experienced in the field.

    Cons

    Our industry is very complex and the learning curves for new employees and those new tonthe industry is steep and very complex.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    good company to build a career

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

    I have been working at Praxair

    Pros

    Easy going environment, mature team, excellent people, middle managment with solid leadership, excellent training, they care about the neccesary tools to succeed, experienced senior management.

    Cons

    Too many seasoned, veteran workers just going through the motions, the company need a better plan to retain and promote from witihn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management team does not think outside of the box, sometimes too passive in some decisions, too dependant on corporate decisions

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Former employee of Praxair, very happy to work at the company.

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

    I worked at Praxair

    Pros

    I am a former employee of Praxair. The site I worked had a very engaged workforce and the business unit was small and autonomous. The company had both a pension plan and a 401k which is unusual.

    Cons

    A downside would be the possible safety risks. When compared to other manufacturing companies, some are riskier and some are less risky. The company had a very good safety program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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