Praxair Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
156 Reviews
3.1
156 Reviews
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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
  • The main goal of Upper management is to get money to the stockholders (in 8 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Typical big corporate bureaucracy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    - Good benefits package
    - Kind workforce
    - Good teamwork between disciplines
    - Safety effort and awareness are top notch

    Cons

    - Management is lacking drive, vision, and don't care much
    - Raises are basically the same as inflation (~2-2.5%)
    - The only way to get a healthy raise is through promotion which is rarely given to certain specific positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Efficiency trups Effectiveness

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Associate  in  Orangeburg, NY
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Orangeburg, NY

    I worked at Praxair full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Solid, stable,no nonsense firm. Safety is a religion.

    Cons

    People think like machines, decisions are made by spreadsheets, fear of change is paralyzing.
    If you manage what you measure, what you don't measure goes awry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be human. Teach the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to everyone. Make the ultimate measure of any process the TIME it took to produce the desired result.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Developer  in  Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - IT Developer in Danbury, CT

    I have been working at Praxair full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good global company to work. A lot to learn.

    Cons

    Understaffed. Should hire more people for the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some employee training will be helpful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Praxair - Subpar Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tonawanda, NY

    I have been working at Praxair full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Name Recgnition in working for a large company
    Good place to work for a Drone - if you want little responsbility and lackluster environment
    Good Work - Life balance

    Cons

    Middle and Upper Manageent is very risk averse - Doesn't thnk outside of the box
    Awful pay raises - Pays way less than average
    Lack of advancement for in house employees
    Lack of respect for employees who speak up and challenge the status quo

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop favoring short term rewards and invest in the long term investments
    Can't see the forest through the trees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    good work place for experienced persons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer  in  Orangeburg, NY
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Orangeburg, NY

    I worked at Praxair full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    stable and peaceful work place with good friendship development.

    Cons

    There are not much growing challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more focus on improving technical strengths.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Positive company but hard to get promoted from within.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Praxair

    Pros

    Small company feel... big comany benefits.

    Cons

    Largest employer in Tonawanda, NY... forgets that the rest of the country isn't Tonawanda.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within... ASAP.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Praxair as an intern

    Pros

    Praxair is a consistently successful company with a major focus on safety. The culture is fast-paced and relatively traditional. The people are generally friendly, willing to help, and good at their jobs. The intern program is great and allows the interns to do hands-on projects and interact with people at various levels of the company. As an intern, you also interact with other interns on a group project as well as social events.

    Cons

    Some of the processes are inefficient and cumbersome, but that is common in many large regulated companies. Another con is that headquarters are in Danbury, CT and a major office is in Tonawanda, NY, so if you don't want to move there your opportunities will probably be limited.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    In one sentence - a learning experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Materials Coordinator  in  Tonawanda, NY
    Former Employee - Project Materials Coordinator in Tonawanda, NY

    I worked at Praxair full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Close, many career opportunities, great teams

    Cons

    Praxair does not offer good health benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know you your team members are

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experience as an underpaid salesperson

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Praxair full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Leader in field and fellow workers are hardworking

    Cons

    management aloof; disconnected from subordinates and customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get suggestion boxes from all departments and take heed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Expansive company that is hampered by typical corporate politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Praxair full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable job, challenging, room for advancement, Marketplace leader in US, well performing stock

    Cons

    Salary and benefits are falling behind industry average, must be on the "in-crowd" for the more lucrative positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The constant belt tightening at the plant and mid-management level is not consistent with corporate earnings. There is a disconnect between the top and bottom. Bring salary back to par will help retain talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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