Air Liquide
3.5 of 5 130 reviews
www.airliquide.com Houston, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

Air Liquide Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.5 130 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

Air Liquide President and CEO, American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc Michael J. (Mike) Graff

Michael J. (Mike) Graff

(66 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good benefits, OK pay, and relatively positive work life balance"
    in 9 reviews
  • "good benefits, healthy competition most of the time"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "if you aim for work-life balance, then this is not for you"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Not the most competitive compensation, More Top to bottom decision making than flat, have to be vocal for the opportunities sometimes"
    in 4 reviews
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Good pay - somewhat short sighted

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Air Liquide full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood benefits and adequate pay

ConsSomewhat short sighted in maintaining staffing levels. Sort of "live for the day" approach without considering upcoming opportunities

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on stability and quit chasing the short term results

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to build experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Air Liquide full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFriendly organization, great place to learn and build experience.
Strongly values safety.

ConsOrganization runs very lean, and can be slow with making decisions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Past few years something is grossly wrong with this company...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Air Liquide

ProsHighly interesting business

Good place for grads to get experience but better to leave after a few years.

ConsMany of the leaders lack integrity and experience with subject and people.

HR lacks integrity and knowledge.

Company rules by chaos.

Company (HR) appears to be cleaning house of those near retirement (to make financial numbers)

Poor safety and poor safety leader.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind out what is really going on. Get rid of your HR department and start again. Put some leaders in place that know what they are doing and won't sugar coat. Those few leaders that refuse to sugar coat, LISTEN to them!

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Stable but sad

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Air Liquide full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood people and challenging work.

ConsCompany led quarter to quarter based on the numbers, company stops spending in April to ensure making the year and instills fear in everyone about making the year. Safety gets lip service only. Senior management tries to come off as sincere and caring, but they only care about the numbers.

Advice to Senior ManagementSome of the new leaders the last few years are good and are driving change especially in the US around safety, IT and HR. Keep that up if you can....but remember it is a numbers game

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I'm from Houston and I'm here to help

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Air Liquide full-time for more than 8 years

ProsYou get a lot of exposure to many different elements of the business.

ConsWork to staffing need is unrealistic. Need to increase headcount in order to take it to the next level. Company is full of micromanagers that can't hand over responsibility, but are happy to keep you accountable. As a small company, you are limited on how far you can go unless you are ID'ed as a Superstar

Advice to Senior ManagementGet the team in Houston to support the team in the field instead of the field doing the work for the home office. Release the potential of the company by making the field personnel responsible and support them with the tools and the talent to achieve the company's goals

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Air Liquide

ProsIt is a good company

ConsHowever its businees is not growing fast

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Finally expanding

Analyst (Former Employee)

I worked at Air Liquide as an intern for less than a year

ProsCompany is building its own headquarters in Houston.

ConsPolitics, the good ole boy network still exists. Advancement is based on who you know or who you are related to.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's who you know!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Air Liquide full-time

ProsStable company and good people

ConsIf you want to climb up the corporate ladder, you better know the right people. What matters are the contacts and not your work...

Advice to Senior ManagementWake up!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Finally expanding

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Air Liquide

ProsCompany is building its own headquarters in Houston.

ConsPolitics, the good ole boy network still exists. Advancement is based on who you know or who you are related to.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing place to work and grow professionally

Logistics Analyst (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Air Liquide full-time for more than 8 years

ProsCompany is growing organically and through acquisitions. You can move across the organization into different roles that interest you.

ConsPolitics and nepotism still run rampant. Weak front line managers who are hired from outside the company and who have embraced the culture of ingenuity and growth at Air Liquide.

Advice to Senior Managementcultivate the team you have working for you.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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