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Given their size globally, very difficult and uncaring company to work for.

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Former Employee - Regional Ops Manager  in  Portland, ME
Former Employee - Regional Ops Manager in Portland, ME

I worked at Matheson Tri-Gas full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Good benefit package, reasonably good pay

Cons

Basically, they don't know much about operating retail facilities. Top heavy at corporate. Waste time w/ too many conference calls. Treat front line employees as commodities. If sales are up, hire more. If sales are down fire more. Too many tiers of management in the zones and at corporate. Corporate doesn't take the time to listen to zone employees. Like most other large corporations, it's all bottom line. Corporate lays off employees without a plan to grow sales with fewer people. One would wonder if Matheson was planning to sell off the retail portion of the business and stay with the bulk and specialty gas end of the business. Corporate has chosen to stay out of the internet business, where other successful companies(Airgas) have done very well there. E-Commerce if the wave of the future, yet Matheson chooses to ignore it here in the United States. The TIMS billing system is terrible.Unless you are very lucky, Matheson is not a place to start a career.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to front line employees as to what will and what will not work. Reduce the corporate work-force. Work on developing customer relationships with internal and external customers.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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    In need of a job? Go elsewhere.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Waverly, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waverly, TN

    I worked at Matheson Tri-Gas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Dental and Medical are good. Vacations are good. Hourly employees/supervisors/lower managers are all very good.

    Cons

    Too many to list, but I will hit the important ones.
    The COO on down to some of the directors are basically the worst collection of "leaders" I have ever seen. I am still not convinced they are just holding out to sell that part of the business. In order to hire an hourly employee, the COO must aprove of it beforehand. Extreme micromanagement. Everything must be run up to the COO before going forward.

    The engineering department is horrible. They could not design themselves out of a brown paper bag. The only sad part is that the chemicals and substances they are dealing with will kill in a second. I have no doubt in my mind that someone will get hurt if they continue to run and design things like they are.
    Anyone that could has left the company or is in the process of leaving the company.
    Watch what is promised in the job offer. A lot of what was spoken, did not come true.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves. or sell the company. The rest of the industry already knows how bad you are (as a lot of former employees now work in other businesses) and they will fire you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Not much excitement, not much to complain about either

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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Matheson Tri-Gas

    Pros

    You have a lot of freedom to carry out your job. The pay is reasonable compared to the job market. Most everyone in the company you work with is competent and pleasant. The overall culture is to be helpful to your fellow employees.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of advancement opportunities. It is in an industry that is mature so there isn't a lot of exciting new ground to be broken. Most of the competition with other companies consists of coaxing away each other's customers. Senior management does not do a very good job of communicating a sense of direction or what is really going on in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay as much attention to the people down the organizational hierarchy as you pay to the people above you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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