Praxair Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Praxair President, and CEO Steve Angel
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Pros
  • Good place to work if you are looking for a good work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • People are great hardworking Benefits ok middle of road (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is sometimes a challenge (in 5 reviews)

  • Exclusionary behavior among upper management (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Driver review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Driver in Canton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a rotating schedule 5 on 2 off 5 on 3 off. Lv it.

    Cons

    24/7 365 days a year

    Advice to Management

    Less micro managing


  2. Good Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Strong company that gives interns a large share of responsibility and learning opportunity.

    Cons

    At times, seemingly stagnant technological development


  3. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    stable company with great people

    Cons

    pay raises are small but yearly

    Advice to Management

    don't fear your employees nurture their talents you'll be further ahead in the long run.


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  5. Logistics

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Planner in Tonawanda, NY
    Former Employee - Logistics Planner in Tonawanda, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Praxair full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are awesome. Every one cares about each other. Can be really fun and challenging at times. Everyday is different.

    Cons

    The hours. 247 operation on a rotating schedule. It's rough on home life and social life. Weekends and holidays if you haven't been there 10 years expect to work them.

    Advice to Management

    Work out a better schedule. It's why people leave. There is no incentive to stay. Really no where to move up or advance. No bonus for the people trying to make trips efficient so save the company money! The little guys need help too!


  6. Administrative system

    Former Employee - Executive Assistant - Assistant to President in Waterbury, CT
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant - Assistant to President in Waterbury, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Praxair (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly company very accommodating friendly management

    Cons

    Wish it had been permanent

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  7. Helpful (3)

    Used to be fun

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a bunch of great people working for this company. There is a decent 401k match. This was a good company at one time.

    Cons

    Work / life balanced is tilted heavily in favor of work. Groups run very lean and folks are required to work 60+ hour weeks to get the day-to-day stuff done. When a person retires, leaves the company, or moves to a different job, their position isn't filled - the work is spread amongst the rest of the group. Very short sighted when it comes to spending money - little to no re-investments into the plants. Maintenance and plant outage budgets getting whacked, almost like the company doesn't realize it's cheaper to do work during a planned outage as opposed to an unplanned one. No reward for the ever increasing work load. Above average performers are rewarded with 2-3% pay increases. The training that is offered is terrible - outdated computer based modules followed by tests that often times have the incorrect answers programmed as correct ones. There are two or three centralized training centers in the U.S. that most employees can't access due to a constant travel ban.

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of great people retiring early and jumping ship due to work conditions getting worse every year. Find out what the problems are, don't ignore them - like you did with the employee survey - and fix them.


  8. Production Technician

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Tech in Texas City, TX
    Former Employee - Production Tech in Texas City, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    Salary is in line with others

    Cons

    Management makes up reasons to terminate you if they don't want you there. Policies are broken every single day by the favorites. Nothing done about this.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at what's going on at the local plant level. Open your eyes.


  9. Engineering Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Tonawanda, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people at the Tonawanda plant, this internship has taught me a lot about engineering in the real world and the daily life of one. Definitely recommend!

    Cons

    Sometimes the work that the interns do is a bit tedious and more like book keeping, however, in the end it was still a great experienece

    Advice to Management

    I guess I would say maybe to get the interns a little more involved in the hands on engineering rather than some other type of work, like spreadsheets and documentation...ect.


  10. overworked underpaid

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    Former Employee - Plant Technician for Standard Plants in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Plant Technician for Standard Plants in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Praxair full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility and minimal supervision. Company vehicle

    Cons

    Long hours low pay On call 24/7 Techs are strung out over large area when plants aren't running you get treated poorly. Can't order spare repair parts to keep on stock for when plant is down. Lead techs don't train lower tech, instead run to management when issues arise.

    Advice to Management

    Pay plant techs better Revise your employee review process, should never be mandatory to rate one tech below standard when all techs did outstanding work that year,plus should be able to rate more than one tech as being excellent for the year.


  11. cares nothing about its employees

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Praxair full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    a paycheck that is not competitive ...

    Cons

    no benefits........no pay raises.........health care benefits are good as long as you don't have to use them.......no future.....stressful job....

    Advice to Management

    your employees are your most important asset if you plan on being in business longer than 5 years ...invest in the company instead of stock options



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