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A risk aversion, commodity company with no future insight

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

I worked at Praxair

Pros

Company's somewhat monopoly in gas business; Performing company stock.

Cons

Senior management does not have the guts to invest in new technologies. The annual budget for R&D has been pathetic compared to industrial peers. Company only promotes YES men instead of talented people. Due to lack of technolgy projects, company hires many "Productivity Improvement" people who can't really solve any technical problems, but appear to be busy (having meetings) all the time. This is a typical American company that rests on existing monopoly status, waiting for others to erode its market share. This is not the type of enterprise who can lead US out of the recession through constant innovations.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    good place to work, great atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tonawanda, NY

    I have been working at Praxair

    Pros

    They tend to be very family oriented

    Cons

    More about profits than the people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comment

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tonawanda, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tonawanda, NY

    I worked at Praxair

    Pros

    stable industry, job security, Tonawanda site has easy access from anywhere in Buffalo, variety of career opportunities, onsite cafeteria/ credit union/ dry cleaning, sports clubs, standard workday ends at 4:45

    Cons

    culture varies by departments, minimal cross training opportunities, lots of travel for some individuals, communication across departments is sometimes minimal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more so overtime is needed less, have better communication about the state of different areas of the business, create more opportunites for cross departmental job changes

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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