Air Products

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Air Products Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
174 Reviews
3.7
174 Reviews
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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 14 reviews)

  • Great people, friendly work environment, good work & life balance (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Limited career advancement opportunities (in 7 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Air Products Master Data Team

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    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
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    Ripe for Change/Revitalization

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    • 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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  5.  

    Decent working environment. Nice people to work with. A good place to start career.

    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Allentown, PA

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

    Pros

    Diversified culture. Company is respectful to employee. Ok salary. Onsite gym. Decent work environment. Sometimes you can find interesting work if you ask around.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Depending on where you are, there may be a lot of politics. Sometimes the people are promoted for popularity not for their performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the unnecessary administrative meeting in name of safety. Safety can not be guaranteed by talking. Focus on business growth and asset management. Make the work more productive for both investors and employees. Need to revise bonus plan.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Disappointing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transportation Planner in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Transportation Planner in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Air Products full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work shift, pay rate and frequency.

    Cons

    Shutting down site after being there for a year. bad training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company with Great Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Allentown, PA

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

    Pros

    Strong commitment to employees and safety, with many process engineering opportunities in industrial gas industry with application to petroleum refining, air separation, specialty chemicals, electronics, and more.

    Cons

    hierarchy of management can be a challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to make decisions regarding future of business segments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Contractor in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - IT Contractor in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at Air Products as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Peers are very skilled and a joy to work with. My Manager was a great person to work for. Challenging work and a sense of satisfaction most days.

    Cons

    Sometimes office politics gets in the way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company Cares about safety and its personal. I enjoyed working there.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Power Plant Operator in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Power Plant Operator in Stockton, CA

    I worked at Air Products full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Great safety attitude.

    Cons

    Need more programs to help employees move around inside of company for different jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to start if you're highly motivated.

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    Former Employee - Microbulk Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Microbulk Sales Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Air Products full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people who work here are really nice. That's not always the easiest thing to find. They give you good training, but that comes a bit further down the line once you prove yourself in sales. You have to be a self-starter and very motivated. So if you can go out and make sales calls on a daily basis with a little knowledge to start then you can focus more on the things you need later in your sales process. If you can survive the first six months, then they train you very well. They provide a lot of sales training as well as technical sales knowledge of the industrial gas industry.

    Cons

    Air Products can be safety conscious to a fault. They do not have a very diverse product line like other competitors. They take a bit too long to provide the knowledge one needs to be successful early in the sales process. There is a lot of pressure for new sales reps to be successful, for example I know of certain reps that were fired within the first six months due to low success which was not necessarily their fault.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A decent company, but your experience will vary greatly by which department you work in.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good for the area.

    Cons

    Greatly depends on your manager and your department. Some departments encourage work from home, flex-time and a positive work-life balance. Other departments expect long hours and to put work before family except for extreme cases.. Sick day policy could cause a person to quickly lose vacation with an illness. Benefit program punishes all for the mistakes made a level far higher than themselves and out of their control. No empowerment of the individual - red tape prevents change and removes need for accountability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire mid-level career employees and expect them to be managed by inexperienced CDPs. Give mid-level career candidates the same opportunities as CDP program employees for development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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