Praxair Reviews

Updated February 14, 2015
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  1. Many opportunities for advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Praxair full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    International company with many opportunities to learn new technologies in many different locations.

    Cons

    Big company so you can get lose in the shuffle and the company is always looking to "trim the fat."

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire only the best.

  2. Intern not returning

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Buffalo, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Praxair as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My favorite parts of Praxair were the fantastic people and great mentorship. If you have the drive to advance quickly, they will accommodate you and give you tougher challenges and visibility

    Cons

    Not particularly dynamic or cutting edge. Industrial gases as an industry doesn't have much more it can do beyond seeking better efficiencies.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Overview of R&D

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Praxair is a stable, financially sound company. So far, the focus and discipline on the next quarter and short term financial success, judgement based on each project performance rather than long term strategies lead to excellent results.

    Cons

    The past and current approach also works against the company. The lack of significant innovation, due to limited resources in R&D, high turn over of specialists, the significant number of retirement in the ranks of people with valuable expertise without a strategy for knowledge transfer will set-back the future performance.

    Advice to Management

    Speed up the innovation cycle by decoupling the R&D projects from their business sponsorship and request to follow the "RCP" approach the way is implemented today. Improve retention, and put more energy into career development and career progression. Better salaries may help as well.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Forced to leave department to obtain advancement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Praxair

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, fair and freindly work environment, minimal travel, large fortune 300 company with global reach yet close to home.

    Cons

    Too competetive, Limited opportunities for career advancement within ones own department, forced to seek outside of department for advancement. Salary structure not comunicated well.

    Advice to Management

    Leaders should be more open with employees and communicate changes effectivly rather than let the "Grape Vine" be their best source of information.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Feedback

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Praxair

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary, strong leadership team, stable company, sustained performance, emphasis on safety and productivity

    Cons

    Benefits are okay but could be better

    Advice to Management

    Consider giving more long term incentives to top performers

  7. Helpful (3)

    Great solid company to work for, advancement possibilities, lacking benefit package.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SharePoint Administrator in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - SharePoint Administrator in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Praxair

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very talented technical people to work with. Solid company for establishing a career. Management supports both career and personal growth. Management understands work/life balance - work hard, play hard

    Cons

    Benefit package is overrated and terrible. Company maintains core focus on business, making changes to other areas slow to adopt. Project management adherence slows work execution.

    Advice to Management

    Knock down the silos and walls so that work can be completed with less paperwork and reviews. Adopt newer technologies for next generation of workforce (collaborative / remote office).

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