Air Liquide (USA) Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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Air Liquide (USA) 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)

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  • 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. Helpful (6)

    Intern 2014

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Air Liquide (USA) as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Allex program, Pretty good pay, potential for a meaningful internship, I knew of others that had a great experience, friendly coworkers, great work environment, almost always get an offer for a job as long as you still meet the school requirements

    Cons

    absolutely horrible HR Department, very unorganized internship process, no one from HR calls or emails you back and are quite rude in addition to their lack of ability to do their job, they do not care where you get places, it can be 800 miles from your home and there are no good suggestions for places to live

    Advice to Management

    Everything seemed to be very organized, itineraries, schedules, deadlines, etc, all set...however, none of it panned out. Many interns waiting 14 weeks + to receive their travel reimbursements. I personally fell through the cracks on several occasions and it is near impossible to bring it to their attention and get it fixed. Human Resources needs major improvements, the interns want to see an organized, hassle free program that they want to score a career at. They should be sold the program and impressed otherwise they will not draw impressive employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Ok.

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    Current Employee - Chemist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Chemist in Dallas, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice coworkers. Safety culture is much better than many companies I worked at.

    Cons

    Insane workload and required amount of work hours. You cannot work 40 hours and be considered an acceptable worker.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Sales - Acocunt Manager - Review

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Air Liquide (USA) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big Company, opporunities in the long run, good bennifits

    Cons

    Beware that AL is very process focused, to the point of frustration. We have very smart people here that like to make things very complicated and challenging for sales. AL does not utlize very much common sense when taking care if its customers and its employees sometimes. Makeing new sales is hard enough but then the real works begins, getting equipment, contract terms, and getting money approved for new equiment is very frustrating and takes months. Typically, when you gain a new piece of business, it takes 3-6, months before it is installed. Oh yea, you dont get commissions until its installed and the commission plan is extremely poor. A hell of a lot of work for very little money. So my best advise, negociate a salary that you are happy with because the average sales commissions per year are about 5% of salary. I am not kidding. I would say that the top 10% of AM's make over that, and even then its more like 10%. Please understand that and if you you are okay with that, then you will be fine.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate, value, and take care of your sales people. We are on the front lines and without us, nobody has a paycheck.


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  5. Great, but not much career development

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

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

    Pros

    International Company with lots of room to grow.

    Cons

    Waiting for people to retire until positions open


  6. Good company to work for that values its people.

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    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Goes beyond just saying people are important, but rather believes and practices it. Not perfect but a good place to work. Senior mangement can be a bit stuffy at times and focus too much on numbers. HR Leadership is rather clueless.

    Cons

    Could improve by embracing flexible work arrangements more.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people more. Be able to accept criticism so you can truly improve. You really do not know what people want unless you ask - and then listen to the answers.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Room for growth, but managable if you have patience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Air Liquide (USA)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Once you get in the right group or with a competent manager, and if you have enough patience, Air Liquide is a reasonably good place to work. Most managers are pretty good about letting employees take vacations /doc appointments when they need to (I've only worked for 1 manager that controlled that tightly). There are several really good leaders and managers in the company. Networking is very important to go to places you really want. Most people, including those outside of your department are willing to take the extra step to help you if you're nice. If you're not a confrontational person, you'll be fine. Diversity at corporate is good. Most people try. There are a lot of career options for you if you're willing to move around, within the US or out. Houston always has job openings. Company is pretty stable and layoffs aren't that severe compared to some of our customers. If you're in good with your manager and your work is good, the company can usually find you a job (even if its in another city) during heavy layoffs. They want to promote within and keep their people. People stay a long time.

    Cons

    If you end up with a bad manager (e.g. micro-managers, unresponsive, or unexperienced etc.) then it can really make your job and life miserable. Confrontational people or "challengers" have not been seen to last in this company either. The company runs with the leanest teams and runs with bare minimum, at good times and bad. Air Liquide has generally good policies, but enforcement is not strong in most procedures written, so short-cuts to by-pass perceived unimportant processes are common. It can also be a training issues where newer employees are not taught (or imporperly taught) some processes and had to learn everything on the job. "Training" is now signing off on your 100+ documents on time, of which 40% of them may not even apply to your job. Human resource additions are slow. Idea-to-result projects and approvals move slow in general, unless you are willing to babysit each step to complete any task. Bureaucracy has been getting worse by the year (possibly due to the perception that people aren't following policies, so more policies are written to try to cover the loopholes). There are some people that don't get recognized for their efforts and therefore become disgruntled, especially those that try to make do because others have by-passed policies. Management has tried to make programs to enforce recognition by peer compliments but it has been seen as superficial because some people aren't working that hard and still get on the recognition page, maybe due to politics. Too many teams are resistent to reform and work smarter instead of harder. Passivity is rampant. These extremes make the ultimate dynamics between teams need a lot of patience and post-change results are mediocre at best.

    Advice to Management

    Put money where your mouth is. Some programs that are initiated appear to be lip service to lower level employees. When employees work with bare minimums, the results won't be spectacular. So if you want to grow and expand, you'll need a lot more assets and human resources than just making big targets.


  8. Great place to be a part of.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Air Liquide (USA)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management. Very fair company.

    Cons

    Alot of travel required but we have alot of customers.

    Advice to Management

    You have to spend money to make money.



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