Air Products

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Air Products Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
169 Reviews
3.7
169 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 13 reviews)

  • Treat long-term employee very very well with good benefits; (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Limited career advancement opportunities (in 6 reviews)

  • review process is complex and fosters favoritism (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company with Great Opportunities

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Air Products full-time for more than a 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
  2.  

    Excellent company to work for!

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  3.  

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

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    Former Employee - Power Plant Operator  in  Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Power Plant Operator in Stockton, CA

    I worked at Air Products full-time for 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
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at Air Products full-time for 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
  7.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Engineer  in  Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Air Products as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Most employees are very friendly and willing to help. The compensation is very good, even as an intern. In addition, they ask what you want to do within the company and will do anything they can to help you become successful.

    Cons

    It may not be a bad thing given that I haven't been out into the workforce yet, but you cannot take vacation until you've been working there for 6 months. Also, the work-life balance can be hectic if you're working in a plant as it can be more demanding.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for to grow yourself, easy to stay a long time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Air Products full-time

    Pros

    The company values change and allows you to grow by working in other departments and positions. They have a great system to help pair you up with other leaders with your skill set to guide you through your career. The pay is definitely at levels that are higher that what I've seen at other companies. People are great as well!

    Cons

    Because they are such a large company, there are lots of rules and policies for everything. It is nice because there is structure and procedures in place for most everything, but in some ways it seems pretty strict.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As there have been some bumps in the road financially, certain benefits or perks get decreased or cut for employees. They should try not to do this so much because incentives are what keep employees constantly motivated and positive.

    Recommends
  9.  

    I enjoyed working in a professional atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Research Technician  in  Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Air Products full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working environment is very professional with unstanding.
    salary is very good

    Cons

    Some Direct supervisors were difficult to work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize more accomplishments of the non management personnel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company. Good training.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Air Products full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility. Dedicated to safety. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Project specialists have big heads and think they are engineers. Sometimes not willing to push the envelope on a project in order to get the sale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop walking away from sales opportunities and invest more money in your sales people and opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to gain engineering knowledge

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people, friendly work environment, good work & life balance.

    Cons

    Poor compensation, not quick at making critical business decision, headquarter is not the place to be

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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