Air Liquide

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Air Liquide Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
172 Reviews
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Air Liquide President and CEO, American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc Michael J. (Mike) Graff
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Training is encouraged and the company also provides a good work life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Air Liquide offers a good work-life balance, good benefits, has a very stable business (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • no work life balance, safety procedures are more important than working safe (in 9 reviews)

  • Poor decision making by upper level management (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Air Liquide is a great company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Air Liquide

    Pros

    Lots of career advancement opportunities and a very good community in the ALLEX program. Managers are very geared towards helping you be successful at Air Liquide

    Cons

    Not a lot of engineering coursework was used during my internship and I don't foresee a lot of hardcore engineering work as a full-time employee

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    Great people, good opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities and access to upper management. They encourage movement into different fields and allow you to become well-rounded in your career. Almost everyone is a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Technology in the organization is 5-10 years behind. This is currently being changed and it will be a struggle to go through so much change in a short period of time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Well managed established French Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain (Logistics) Analyst Assistant in Brussels (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain (Logistics) Analyst Assistant in Brussels (Belgium)

    I worked at Air Liquide as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Will to innovate within its structure, will to improve.
    Very nice atmosphere between people and very smart people to be surrounded with.
    As an intern I've learned a lot, felt valuable to the team and enjoyed working for the people there.

    Cons

    Everything in terms of IT is centralized over in Paris, so even if you have the skills/knowledge, there's a bureaucratic approach to IT that can be very frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to think more ahead in terms of organisations with respect to IT.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Air Liquide

    Pros

    Supportive environment and reasonable pay

    Cons

    Frequent promises and no action or follow through

  6.  

    A Great Experience! I only left because I wanted to go to an African country where Air Liquide is not present.

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

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

    Pros

    - Working on middle size projects: Large enough to be interesting and have an impact on the industry landscape, and Small enough to be aware of the progression of the whole project and be involved in it.
    - Very caring managers and "human" atmosphere.
    - Safety is the absolute priority and it is felt in the office and on the site.
    - Stable business model, therefore good opportunities to evolve vertically and geographically.

    Cons

    - Some very hard and complex projects when it comes to absolutely new technologies.
    - The salary is slightly below the average of Engineering market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Especially to HR: Be more reactive when it comes to relocate or fill in positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Air Liquide is a great company to work for , when the economy took a tumble they stood by us and weathered the storm

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bulk Driver in Geismar, LA
    Current Employee - Bulk Driver in Geismar, LA

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

    Pros

    Friendly working atmosphere , good training and safety orientated .

    Cons

    Sometimes frustrating dispatch being flexible has draw backs . Needs better communication typical in transportation industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could run like a Swiss watch if key people didn't keep moving on once trained . Onwards and upwards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Air Liquide

    Pros

    It is a good company

    Cons

    However its businees is not growing fast

  9.  

    Learn, grow and get new opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Air Liquide (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    solid company with consistent business results, good relationship within colleagues, learning environment, opportunity for career growth, international, good ethical values applied in real world.

    Cons

    not for self made individuals that are entrepreneurs, team work spirit instead. Decisions are made on a consensus mode, not just do it by yourself what you think is the right thing to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should advertise more the company brand as it is not know in Americas as it is in Europe.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing place to work and grow professionally

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Politics 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 ManagementAdvice

    cultivate the team you have working for you.

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

    Finally expanding

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Air Liquide

    Pros

    Company is building its own headquarters in Houston.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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