Good health insurance; 401k starts at an "average" match but increases with tenure.
You had several health choices, but the company remove the PPO selection. No retirement, and it seems the company is moving towards the employee paying more of the health package.
Insurance plans are expensive and have high deductibles. Vacation is limited compared to the average. No maternity leave policy.
401k with company match is very good
Benefits used to be a strong point for Air Liquide. Over the past 5 years, they've become more costly, especially for employees with children If you're part of the newly formed airgas division, your benefits will be terrible
Benefits are high. While allowed a beginning 3 weeks vacation if an experience hire, it should be upped to 4 weeks for very experienced hires.
The cost of benefits has dramatically shifted towards the employee. The "cost" of medical insurance almost tripled but the coverage is horrible. super high deductibles for everything. The annual performance increases are low and based on COL it becomes a negative year over year. The recent purchase of Airgas has made the problem even worse. Getting moved from the AL side to Airgas took $18K out of our take home pay essentially. A lot of the benefits listed are offered but at a non-competitive price. They price their "benefits" so high to drive you away from using them.
all perks were lost when the airgas buyout took place, we buy airgas then workers get airgas benefits if that's what you call them.
Its outsourced so there is no one at the branch to assist you with issues. Very difficult when you are dealing with health issues and need a 3rd party.
Air Liquide's Maternity policy needs significant improvement if they want to retain women. Currently maternity leave is not paid and new mothers are expected to return full time after the FMLA 12 weeks is up. Short term disability is offered but only pays for a very small portion of the employee's salary depending on how long the employee has been with the company. The benefits force new mothers to have to choose between continuing to earn an income to support their families and bonding with their new baby.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.