Air Liquide Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Air Liquide CEO John Buckley
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  • There is a decent work/life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • good benefits, healthy competition most of the time (in 10 reviews)

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

  • There is a real reluctance to adopt local country best practices or decision making in either the line businesses or in the support functions (e (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Long-term view and performance

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Air Liquide full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Air Liquide has a healthy company culture. It is a financial powerhouse with strong business models tailored to the markets it serves. It's long-term perspective helps to ensure the health of the business long into the future. It is generally risk averse, with the exception of development of its people. It moves people into leadership position outside their comfort zone which allows for quick growth and results in well rounded leaders.

    Cons

    Steady business sometimes leads to a lack of urgency in decision making ... if we aren't the first mover, that is okay ... we will win in the end.

    Advice to Management

    you have a solid development program for high potentials. Keep this moving while you work to develop the workforce. We need programs to develop the drivers, plant operators, and distribution and plant managers of the future.


  2. Intern

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Air Liquide

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    lots of good projects, cool product

    Cons

    systems are ancient and need updates

    Advice to Management

    more monetary incentives


  3. Senior Process Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Air Liquide full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Analyzed ultra pure water (UPW) , VPD wafer and chemical samples using ICP-MS, Pekin Elmer DRC II, class 10 clean room. Sample preparation of organic solvent, chemicals using closed evaporator technique and metallic samples for ICP-MS. Troubleshooting and repair of the ICP-MS instruments that resulted in instrument up time 90% and over $1000,000 saving from repairs and manufacturer service contract. Maintained and scheduled the repairs of vacuum pumps and ICP-MS parts that resulted in savings. Maintained inventory of the stock standards & reagents and order new standards.Modified analytical methods and shorten method sequences that resulted in time saving and money.

    Cons

    I could not find anything that could write as negative.


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  5. Great company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Air Liquide full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent working conditions, compassionate management.

    Cons

    There is not enough overtime


  6. Helpful (3)

    Great Opportunities!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Air Liquide full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Air Liqude offers great stability and a fast paced work environment. You will get what you put in.. work hard and you will be recognized for it. The company just implemented a Flex-Time, Alternative Work Arrangements Program, which is very exciting. Overall, there is a lot of potential and opportunity here.

    Lots of room for growth and opportunities, great learning experiences, good people, fast paced, safety focused

    Cons

    Like at any other company, there are those people who do not welcome change easily...but apart from that no other con.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in people and reward them for their hard work..


  7. Helpful (1)

    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


  8. Great people, good opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  9. 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


  10. Helpful (1)

    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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Air Liquide full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (1)

    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
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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