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Praxair Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
168 Reviews
3.2
168 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
  • Work-life balance is sometimes a challenge (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. 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
  2.  

    Awesome Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of great work, Good Exposure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5. 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Professional and proficient

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

    I have been working at Praxair

    Pros

    Ability to earn promotions based on performance
    Large company with many opportunities
    Good balance between work and life
    Many locations across the country and world
    Diverse workforce
    Emphasis on employee safety above all other considerations

    Cons

    Downsizing after the 2008 recession caused a feeling of insecurity among the employees
    Pay is less than similar positions with other companies within the industry
    Lack of transparency and feedbact from senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improved employee and management communication and development including career development training and a beeter evaluation system with periodic informal reviews.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall good place to work

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

    I have been working at Praxair

    Pros

    Great people to work with, family oriented.

    Cons

    Could use more younger management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    High performing company, stable work environment

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

    I have been working at Praxair

    Pros

    Smart people, job security, good pay, flexible

    Cons

    Very conservative, benefits ok but could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better programs for work/life balance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Feedback

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

    I have been working at Praxair

    Pros

    Competitive salary, strong leadership team, stable company, sustained performance, emphasis on safety and productivity

    Cons

    Benefits are okay but could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider giving more long term incentives to top performers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great environment

    • 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

    Great pay and the benefits are great

    Cons

    Boring office, needs more color

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    So far, it's a good place to make a living and applied what you learned to your daily work. However, too much politics.

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

    I worked at Praxair

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and nice working place.

    Cons

    too much politics in some groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aged.

    Approves of CEO

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