Airgas

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Airgas Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
160 Reviews
2.7
160 Reviews
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Airgas President & CEO Michael Molinini
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, fair chance to advance, good benefits for a family with children (in 14 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good pay for upper management, job security as long as one looks the other way (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management can lose touch with the line worker from time to time (in 13 reviews)

  • No Cons for people who want to put safety and customer service first (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Back stabbers GALORE!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Driver in Billerica, MA

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

    Pros

    There is now NO best reason to work here. Watch your back!! Even after they fire employees that were great workers they continue to talk smack about them. Of course they can't defend themselves, they r fired. If you complain about mgt they will target you for a firing. If you work a lot of OT they ask why??? Continued under CONS;

    Cons

    They pile work on you then say why does it take u so long, work safely but ya gotta go faster but slow down....HUH!!!! Politics in this place is running rampant.
    Safety meetings are a joke, they brush thru the info and give answers to the tests. Why do these "meetings"on a Friday when everyone wants to get out early or on time. Drivers ARE watched...WATCH OUT!! Your not allowed to use common sense. They treat everyone like they are children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit bashing fired employees as you look like idiots. Move on!!! Safety meetings are a joke, try actually training us. Leave the drivers be. No wonder they r all going UNION.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Airgas USA,LLC is good company to work for

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

    I worked at Airgas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company has great opportunities for advancement, good benefits and a chance to meet some great people.

    Cons

    The HR department should be more involve with the branches

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not a bad place

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

    I worked at Airgas

    Pros

    Nice people and atmosphere to be in.

    Cons

    Not really a place for a long term career

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    FP&A Intern with Airgas Coporate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - FP&A Intern in Radnor, PA
    Former Employee - FP&A Intern in Radnor, PA

    I worked at Airgas as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very organized company with established procedures and efficient processes. Comfortable office, friendly co-workers, and good work-life balance. Generous benefits, including employee stock plan.

    Cons

    Small office with limited opportunities at corporate headquarters. Company is very decentralized. Many at headquarters have been in their position for long periods of time, some going back to early days of company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more development through moving people to different opportunites.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Learning an interesting trade

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    The whole process of learning how to fill highly compressed gas cylinders. Gaining the knowledge on how to analyze medical & food grade gases and how to use the instruments to perform said assay.

    Cons

    Very dangerous. Company seems to have started caring less about its employees and more about the stockholders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a day and get hands on experience of always evolving SOPs. Be more understand that people can only handle so much work before it starts to get stressful and seems like no end in sight

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    "VERY STRESSFUL POSITION AT BRANCH MANAGER"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Owensboro, KY
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Owensboro, KY

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

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities (hire within) The pay is decent. As a manager, you get to have a flexible work schedule. Casual clothing policy.

    Cons

    Airgas restructured in 2012 and since then everything has gone down hill at the local branches. It helped the company overall as a corporation and stock pricing, but upper management has continually thrown additional responsibilities to the branch managers to the point that everything they want done CAN'T be done because there are not enough hours in the day. I have been with the company seven years, and this is by far the most stressful year I've had. Since the restructure, our region alone has had to replace at least 15 branch managers because of the impossible demands.
    As a manager of a small branch, you are expected to fill in for your employees that call in sick or are on vacation AND do your job. You end up doing everybody's job. At a large branch, you have the luxury of delegating responsibilities for some of these areas. At times, I have worked upward to 70 hours a week or more. Some weeks I have worked 35 hours.
    Airgas used to boast one of the best cultures anywhere, but after the consolidation and added work, people have gotten burned out and resentful.
    The welding supply industry is a stressful industry to work in because customers are very demanding and all their needs are emergencies it seems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look at the turnover of Branch Managers as proof that the current system isnt working. By consolidating corporate offices and then turning around and putting the responsibility back on the branch is a step backwards. I see the turnover to continue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Stepping stone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales
    Former Employee - Inside Sales

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

    Pros

    There is consistent safety training although many do not apply the information. Bi weekly salaried checks. Constant food from vendors and cookouts.

    Cons

    No sales training. Reps only sell based on lowest price. Most reps hired have no hunter mentality and due to recent changes in structure, Call centers are basically full of customer service reps and administrative assistant for outside sales team. Micromanagement is key to success. SAP is cumbersome, poorly designed and hard to learn. Call center environments as a whole are breeding ground for gossip and negativity. And that's at any company. Very little work gets done because reps are more focused on dress code and the latest gossip than closing the sale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont waste your time giving advice to upper management. They won't listen anyway.. but advice to you if you work here or want to.. Learn SAP (15 months learning curve). Learn about real sales processes (continuously grow and revamp). Stay out of the drama. Use this place as a stepping stone and get out.

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

    Long Tenure Common

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to pack up and relocate is high on the list.

    Cons

    The typical big corporation issues when going from locally operated to centralization - no more autonomy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Airgas is a great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Bev-Carb Manager in Waycross, GA
    Current Employee - Area Bev-Carb Manager in Waycross, GA

    I have been working at Airgas full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Safety and customer service are number one with Airgas. Airgas has many career options in numerous divisions. There is room for advancement and Airgas offer training for all employees.

    Cons

    No Cons for people who want to put safety and customer service first. Airgas is a large company and was the large number employees. There will always be a few bad apples that it takes time to identify and weed out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training events with employees from different divisions attending to promote unity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Only South Division BSC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AR Supervisor in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - AR Supervisor in Kennesaw, GA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay for upper management, job security as long as one looks the other way
    Note in ratings below opinion is based on position at time

    Cons

    Horrible political environment, several very unqualified personnel in prestigious positions, preaches ethics and employee importance through video classes yet lacks both severely in every facet of corporate culture, poverty line pay for underlings though that maybe shifting upward recently due to high turnover and increasing tarnished reputation throughout metro Atlanta

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually analyze individual placed in position of Director. Note how there is no production whatsoever from this individual and no difference in divisional profits post arrival 2 years later. Also take notice individual does not care enough to learn company SAP software system or attempt to understand simple industry specific terminology and processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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