Praxair Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
155 Reviews
3.0
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Praxair President, and CEO Steve Angel
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Pros
  • A stable company, which is well-respected in its industry, which offers good work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Secure job, nice people, good benefits (in 5 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    High performing company, stable work environment

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    • 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
  2. 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
  3.  

    Great environment

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    • 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
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  5. 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.

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    • Senior Management
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    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
  6.  

    Good company - challenging market

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

    I have been working at Praxair

    Pros

    Relatively stable. Able to capitalize on market opportunities. Treat people well and with respect.

    Cons

    Cooperation between business units and with corporate is a little lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drive more standardization across business units and geographies! There is plenty of efficiency to be gained, but no motivation to go after it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    px employees

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    Former Employee - Sourcing Associate  in  Tonawanda, NY
    Former Employee - Sourcing Associate in Tonawanda, NY

    I worked at Praxair

    Pros

    good people, laid back place

    Cons

    benefits, cafeteria food, useless gossip

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should pay better to keep people

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good place to work for, good work/life balance. a little slow sometimes. Limited opportunities

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    • 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

    work/life balance is excellent at the organization

    Cons

    small organization with limited opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer more career growth opportunities

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  East Chicago, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Chicago, IN

    I worked at Praxair

    Pros

    Large company with many areas for career development.

    Cons

    Limited locations with small concentrations of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be guided only by Wall Street expectations, still plan for long-term.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work for with fair benifits and wages

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Plant Manager (Retired)  in  Mims, FL
    Former Employee - Plant Manager (Retired) in Mims, FL

    I worked at Praxair

    Pros

    Praxair is a world wide compony with production facilities in all parts of the world. It is a major supplier of industrial gases oxygen, nitrogen, and argon to all forms of businesses. They have good benifits and wages, are fair to employees, with the possibility to advance in the company in your department or another . Extra training is available for employees who want to learn other areas of the business. Safety is one of the strongest points in the organization. Safety training is on going with monthly meetings and random spot checks. Annual training in Safety, Emergency procedures, Environmental procedures are completed. There is good communications between departments and people do tend to help each other out quite a bit.

    Praxair does business with the government as well as indivigual companies. We are in aerospace, healthcare, steel making, power generation, food freezing, etc. I don't see the need for its products ever going away

    Cons

    Not much if any face time with senior management unless you are upper management yourself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out and see the folks more

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Praxair full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart people who are great to work with.

    Cons

    Vacation days and some over management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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