Praxair
3.3 of 5 143 reviews
www.praxair.com Danbury, CT 5000+ Employees

Praxair Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014
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3.3 143 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

Praxair President, and CEO Steve Angel

Steve Angel

(95 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "A stable company, which is well-respected in its industry, which offers good work-life balance"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Secure job, nice people, good benefits"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Exclusionary behavior among upper management"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Outside of not working overtime and being able to take a lunch hour, they don't encourage a healthy work-life balance"
    in 3 reviews
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    hello

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosit is very hard to say

    Consso you are not unemployed

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFriendly people and atmosphere. You can learn a lot because there is always something that needs to get fixed

    Conscompensation could be better, poor reliability and maintenance in the organization

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    Excess of internal politics and concern about company"s image to the public

    Director (Current Employee)
    Tonawanda, NY

    ProsFor fresh from school people fast promotion without achievements, just based on expectations. For senior employees just pension plan.

    ConsCompany is lack of strategy. Senior managers and most of regions presidents do not have sales and business experience. They are selected based on internal politics.
    There is no carreer plan. Company is worry about its image. Diversity program only works up to middle level like senior engineers. Going to higher level there is no diversity.
    Company does not provide the same structure across the word in spite of goals are he same for all employees.
    A lot of unskilled managers are causing potentail and skilled employees to look for opportunities outside.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote people based on skills and achievements, not base on expectations.
    Do nt put diversity at the top when hiring.
    Carreer plam must be managed by HR and not dump it on employees lap for them to take care of.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Complete lack of communication from management

    Territory Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsCompany car available for personal use, good co-workers

    ConsPay is lower than industry standard, I saw my manager twice in a year, wouldn't return phone calls, emails, or texts. Company is on a spending freeze and won't invest any money in business. Stock reports show profit, yet that is not the way things feel working there. It's only going to get worse.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet sales managers that actually care.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Two words: Smoke and mirrors

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsReputation in the industry
    Stock price

    ConsLeadership
    Silos
    Compensation
    Lack of effective talent management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wonderful company to work for, great co-workers, management had it going on...great pay. This was in Concord, NH

    Leadership Development Program Associate (Former Employee)
    Concord, NH

    Prospay, benefits, people, work ethic of co workers, safety, flex time is available which was great, yearly bonuses and awards

    Conscommunication or lack of, management needs to communicate with employees more, I really have no other cons to relay to you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intern (Current Employee)
    Tonawanda, NY

    ProsGreat people, lots of stuff going on, great place

    Consmore structure to work required

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall a good company to work for. Good people at plant level and Management.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent pay, but slightly lower that surrounding Industry. People are great.

    ConsTop Heavy in Management and Engineers. Not enough people at ground level to accomplish all that they expect. They promote Safety, yet there is only one safety guy that takes care of Multiple Locations. The paperwork is redundant and there is not enough time to really pay attention to the actual work that needs to get done. Took away our profit sharing and there are really no incentives, they say that we aught to be happy we have a job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people. Training. The LMS system is a good tool, but will never replace hands on training.
    The Competition here in the South is very strong, we will continue to lose our experineced people to these other plants because of their reward system.

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    mixed review for my time with this company.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prostheir commitment to best practices in safety is world class, not just words but sincere, meaningful, admirable.

    Consthey have a negative culture in terms of politics, and being right wing is a key indicator of success for the individual. there is a lack of diversity of thought that is surprising from such a large company, which I think will hold them back against competitors and against other companies in the chemical/industrial world.

    Advice to Senior Managementbecome more diverse to benefit from opportunities in today's marketplace.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent place to work but better pay elsewhere

    Sourcing Manager (Former Employee)
    Tonawanda, NY

    ProsGood people, Challenging Environment, Career Growth

    ConsChip away annually at employees benefits

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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