Air Products

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Air Products Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
183 Reviews
3.7
183 Reviews
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Seifi Ghasemi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance although when there is a plant issue it's all hands on deck (in 15 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Limited career advancement opportunities (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    good internship

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

    I worked at Air Products as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    teammates are nice and helpful. Allentown is a good city. The lunch is good. There is a gym. There are many shops around the company.

    Cons

    There is no commuter going to the company. The weather is a bit hot in the summer. The working hour is very rigid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more training opportunities to the fresh intern. Add more interactions between employee and interns. Make the working hour more flexible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A very opening, learning driven company

    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Allentown, PA

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very knowledgeable and interested in sharing their knowledge
    Their business is diverse and offers a lot of different scientific opportunities
    Many jobs allow a lot of travel

    Cons

    Management structure is convoluted
    Bureaucracy often limits progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplift the structure of the company and some of the core services, like STAC

  3.  

    Hard working employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    High pay scale with wide array of career opportunities. Multiple training opportunities for skills improvement and professional development.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a good place to work but expectations have become shifting life to meet reorganization demands

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

    I have been working at Air Products

    Pros

    Good people, smart people work here. Strong focus on those with engineering backgrounds. Area has a reasonable cost of living and good schools.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy limits speed of decision making. Poor implementation of reorganization will leave many unhappy and strong performers will leave. Limited promotion potential for women.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward equal work with equal pay/opportunity. Do not expect all to uproot lives for reorg when not given promised promotions in past- people can work elsewhere!

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Focused Account Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Focused Account Manager
    Current Employee - Focused Account Manager

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

    Pros

    More than a few areas to work in from engineering, sales, business developement.

    Cons

    The company has very few managers that understand how to work with the people that pay the bills(the customer). It is a "me based culture" and working in silo's is still going to be the norm not the exception.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to talk to some of the people that are being downsized to get their input.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for, would of loved to stay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Tech in Trexlertown, PA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Tech in Trexlertown, PA

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

    Pros

    Learned very valuable job skills, good compensation and benefits, Great human resources dept. Good Home/work life balance.

    Cons

    Spread work load out during the year to prevent layoffs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company to work

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

    I have been working at Air Products full-time

    Pros

    Friendly / Helpful People
    Able to Move Laterally Throughout the Company very frequently (If Desired)
    Room to Advance Vertically if Willing to Put in the Work
    Competitive Pay
    Great Benefits
    Laidback Culture
    Many Field Locations Available

    Cons

    Area is not the most exciting (Trexlertown can be boring for people used to city life)
    Difficult to balance work/life in some roles as there is a large precense in Asia and Europe

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Air Products Master Data Team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Global Master Data Team in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Manager Global Master Data Team in Allentown, PA

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

    Pros

    The people I've worked with have become my family. They are dedicated, hardworking and caring. The training received through the company is very good.

    Cons

    Expectation that employees are always willing to work 24/7. For years the company had teams that would travel the globe learning the systems and businesses, but in a few short years since the projects have been over, their skills and knowledge has not been valued as an asset to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please let experienced employees know that you value their input and experiences.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Air Products

    Pros

    Excellent workplace environment--everyone is friendly and always willing to help. I was given tangible and meaningful tasks as an intern that I successfully completed in the few months that I was there.

    Cons

    Not as much to do in Allentown or surrounding area for a college student, but seems like a good area to raise a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greater focus on restructuring business and decentralization to increase profitability for investors

  11.  

    Ripe for Change/Revitalization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Process Engineer

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

    Pros

    -Responsibilities from day 1 for all engineers ( whichsometimes turns into 50-60 hour weeks)
    -Reasonable pay out of the gate (other companies catch up quickly after a few years of experience)
    -Good Benefits (dental, health, optical, etc)
    -Community involvement
    -Integrated internship/rotational program to attract new talent
    -Emphasis on flexibility, safety, and family

    Cons

    -No centralized "training program." Expects senior employees of each group to carve time out of their busy days to train interns and rotational program employees year over year over year.
    -New management expects workers to devote 24/7 to the company for no monetary incentives (Oil/Energy hours for less a lot less money)
    -High turnover amongst young employees (35 or under)
    -Hit or miss when it comes to projects. Work can become very repetitive and niche.
    -No real career advancement opportunities unless you are willing to relocate to Allentown, PA
    -Dwindling market share that is beyond the control of engineering or operations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First impressions are powerful and memorable but wear off. You do a good job at attracting young talent. Please improve the way you keep your work force from leaving for better paying jobs at companies with healthier cultures. Money may not be the answer, though you would never think about raising wages anyway.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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