Airgas Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
131 Reviews
2.6
131 Reviews
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Airgas President & CEO Michael Molinini
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay is good after 10 years or so (in 10 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good pay, opportunity to advance and a great safety program (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is paranoid to an extreme degree (in 7 reviews)

  • Credit is not given where it is due and CUSTOMER SERVICE has gone to the wayside even though Airgas is all about the 3C's (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Airgas

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Airgas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great people to work with that care about the job and their families.

    Cons

    As in most larger companies budget stand stills can create extra work and even halt work at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an easier budget process to allow the budget to flow through out the year prior to the start of the FY

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A decent pace to work with a few challenges as most places have.

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    Former Employee - Tank Filler  in  Clarksville, IN
    Former Employee - Tank Filler in Clarksville, IN

    I worked at Airgas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, fair chance to advance, good benefits for a family with children. Also pretty secure company to be employed with.

    Cons

    Tough work, slow processing of cooperate paperwork and at times the culture can make one feel down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more open to hearing suggestions from employees that do the real work day in and day out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Quirky company, good business model.

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at Airgas full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good financials, industry fairly "recession-proof", many locations, tremendous opportunity for the right people.

    Cons

    Management by "who do you like, who do you know" rather than on real, objective performance and first hand experience of the individual worker. Poorly prepared managers, no coaching for success (rarely, have to be "boss lucky" and your "press" needs to be very positive.
    First impression was that co-workers do not treat each other well, not supportive--almost mean to each other.
    Local culture is leader dependent, not aligned with corporate culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Women in power is a no-no. You will be fired at the drop of a hat.

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    Former Employee - Dispatcher  in  North Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in North Billerica, MA

    I worked at Airgas full-time

    Pros

    They will move you up but only if your position is no longer needed then they will find a way to fire you. If your a women.

    Cons

    They terminate good people all the time
     only to get bottom of the barrel employees. NEVER EVER SIGN ANY DISAPLINARY PAPERS. NEVER! There is a LOT of illegal things going on at these plants....Shhhhhh. Don't call the FDA on them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To bad on this advice block. They refuse to take advice unless its from the "official advice" person. They just keep trying to reinvent the wheel. SELL THE COMPANY!!! Oooops that was advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great potential to become a top notch employee supportive company.

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    Current Employee - Sales Support  in  Whittier, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Whittier, CA

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

    Pros

    I'm always busy, benefits are good and you always meet new people.

    Cons

    Management seems to lack in being supportive, decisions by VP are mostly based on personal preference rather than whats better for company & employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aware of what is going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    It Sounds Good at First, But....

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales/Relief Driver
    Current Employee - Inside Sales/Relief Driver

    I have been working at Airgas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Co-Workers in the trenches are great people, who want to do it right. Decent time off policy. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    If you're not part of the 'good-old-boy- network and a 'yes man' to management, forget about ANY chance for advancement.
    A LOT of redundancy and bureaucracy in the management strata. Positions are created and given to those that follow the party line and don't make waves or ask questions.
    District managers are bullies who only want yes men and not problem solvers.
    NEVER question them or you're on the Permanent-Bad-Boy,-Keep-Him-Around-Because-He-Can-Do-Every-Job-There List.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go through the middle management positions and some of your business "leadership" positions and see who is actually producing anything worthwhile.
    LISTEN (#7 in your little 3 C's chart) to those that perform the work and see your customers (drivers and inside sales) NOT account managers-they will say anything to look good.
    Hold your account managers more responsible for visiting the customers and solving problems. DO NOT leave it for the branch personnel to fix account manager mistakes, lies and oversites (read blow off of a customer; happens WAY TOO OFTEN in the Mid South area).
    Drivers are much more important to your business than you realize. Don't tell them they are the 'face of Airgas' in one breath, then treat them like crap the rest of the month. Pay them what they're worth. For all the endorsements and training required, I can go somewhere else tomorrow and make A LOT more money....and I may.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Unorganized and unguided

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    Current Employee - Safety Technician  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Safety Technician in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    If you work in North Dakota you will get plenty of overtime.

    Cons

    You will have no life outside of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow thru with training and educating of employes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome company with an unbelieveable culture!!

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    Current Employee - Talent Management  in  Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Talent Management in Radnor, PA

    I have been working at Airgas full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company with an impressive track record despite economic conditions
    A true spirit of and commitment to what is best for the company, its employees and shareholders
    A ton of opportunity to bring your personal best and have impact in a meaningful way
    Leadership who listens and respects the talented people in the organization and is committed to developing talent
    Amazing customer focus
    Opportunities in every corner of the U.S.

    Cons

    Nothing negative from my perspective

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work and continue to build on the amazing culture at the heart of the organization

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Airgas Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Airgas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Company with personal growth potential.

    Cons

    Unrealistic training. Not a lot of of support from corporate offices, they live in their own world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Seriously Another Wage Freeze For The Los Angeles Area Employees!!

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    Current Employee - Accounting Credit Finance  in  Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Accounting Credit Finance in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Really not too much to like here at this place, free coffee is a stretch. Sometimes they let you leave for lunch and two take a quick smoke break.

    Cons

    Minimal training, bathrooms are gross, paranoid supervisors, creepy HR folks., dress code is pretty strict, lo pay and no ot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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