Air Products Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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Seifi Ghasemi
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Pros
  • Great culture surrounding work life balance and diversity and inclusiveness (in 16 reviews)

  • Treat long-term employee very very well with good benefits; (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • No real career advancement opportunities unless you are willing to relocate to Allentown, PA (in 7 reviews)

  • Work / life balance is no longer a priority (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good company, undergoing radical change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA

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

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

    Pros

    -Focus on individual
    -Training
    -Benefits
    -Company values (although they're changing)

    Cons

    -Corporate heavy-focused atmosphere
    -Not enough credit/attention to plants
    -Layoffs not done based on performance/merit

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your future talent, you are losing lots of talent due to HR's negligence and incompetency.


  2. Used to be a good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Air Products

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay and flexible working hours. (old days)

    Cons

    Since new leaders have taken over, the way the company treats their employees are on a downward spiral.

    Advice to Management

    Listen before you speak.


  3. Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You are given the opportunity to grow and try different areas of the company. The opportunities increase substantially if you are willing to move, especially if internationally.

    Cons

    Going through some restructuring activities at the moment but, hopefully it will pass soon. Culture is in the process of changing....

    Advice to Management

    As the culture changes, don't lose sight of the employees. There's a tendency for companies to focus on the immediate but lose sight of the medium/long term, and not investing in your most important asset....your people.


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  5. Fantastic opportunity for a Co-Op student to gain experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Allentown, PA
    Current Intern - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at Air Products as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, Lots of other interns to hang out with after work, variety of assignments and experience

    Cons

    Sometimes there was not enough work to do or there was busy work for interns. Currently restructuring is causing layoffs and worries me about the future.


  6. Helpful (1)

    IT Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Good Company to work for. Nice people. Good work life balance. Safety conscious.

    Cons

    With the recent changes in high level management, lot of uncertainty. Not easy to get a job here. Too much red tape.

    Advice to Management

    More openness required.


  7. Helpful (9)

    If you have any ambition at all, this is not the place for you.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MBA CDP in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - MBA CDP in Allentown, PA

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

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

    Pros

    No one has very high expectations, the fact that you can fog a mirror is pretty much applauded
    Benefits are decent (if you can get into a doctor in the area)

    Cons

    Location (Lehigh Valley) is the worst place if you are a single professional. Doctors and dentists take 3 months to get into, specialists take up to 8 months. There is absolutely no night life

    Company: Not challenged at all. Management expects you to only be a warm body to refresh reports no one uses to make decisions. Fortune 500 company that is closing it's books using MS Excel. CEO speaks out of both sides of his mouth. In the earnings calls he says "Employees are the #1 resource at Air Products", then he turns around and lays off 500 people with 2500 more to go. Lack of innovation - the only way this company can find to lower costs is to lay people off... there certainly is a better way. If you are in finance, you really are a management accountant, not a financial analyst. They don't want you to put any thought into your work, they just want a spreadsheet monkey. Operational analysis is a joke - it is only used to feed the investor relations department, no business managers use it to make any strategic decisions. Project analysis is an even bigger joke, which is why the company has been stagnant for 15 years.

    Advice to Management

    You really should've fired the people who got us into the current situation we face, NOT the people who were good performers. They shouldn't be punished because the company doesn't know how to leverage SAP correctly. If you really want to inspire the next set of senior managers, give them some real responsibility and accountability. Give them real tasks. Stop asking them to fix excel models. You shouldn't hire MBA's because they know excel, you should hire them because of the plethora of other skills they offer. If all you want are excel-monkeys you should hire undergrad CS interns.


  8. Customer Service to Market Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Analyst in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Market Analyst in Allentown, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Has some really good managers.

    Cons

    Due to management changes, company is laying off good experienced employees so room for growth has gone down.


  9. This was my first engineering co-op experience (internship). I had an amazing time while I was here. Very educational!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Coop/ in Allentown, PA
    Former Intern - Engineering Coop/ in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Air Products as an intern

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, Great people, Really good pay, Learned a lot. Opportunities to learn about different parts of the company. I was at the headquarters.

    Cons

    HR- was slow to respond to me whenever I had questions. Wish I had a bit more control of picking my location and assignment.


  10. Great, solid company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Piping Designer in Allentown, PA
    Former Contractor - Piping Designer in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Air Products as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits, opportunity to learn and work on different projects, very knowledgeable engineers and designers.

    Cons

    They shifted some engineering to India and China, that slower the design process.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are hard-working, helpful, and loyal to the company. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Company is going through significant change in business model and approach with a new CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the human side of work as you re-engineer and move through change.



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