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Airgas Overview

Radnor, PA
10000+ employees
1982
Company - Private
Oil & Gas Services
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Working at Airgas

Airgas, an Air Liquide Company, through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation's leading suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as welding equipment and related products. Airgas is a leading U.S. producer of atmospheric gases ... Read more

Mission: Airgas is a company of hard-working men and women dedicated to helping our customers succeed. When a challenge arises, we provide the right solutions, leveraging our many years of industry expertise and our extensive gases, welding, and safety products ... Read more

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Airgas – Why Work For Us?


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Consider working for the Chemical Industry’s Best Managed Company – the one Forbes magazine named to it’s Most Admired Companies list. A company that offers associates industry-leading training, opportunities for growth and advancement, and a commitment to entrepreneurial spirit at every level.

That's Airgas.

As the largest U.S. distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and hardgoods, Airgas has a focus on quality products – but we recognize that it's the quality of our people that makes our success possible. With more than 17,000 employees working in approximately 1,100 locations – branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty labs, production facilities, and distribution centers – chances are there is a career at Airgas custom fit for you.


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Our Guiding Principles get to the heart of our company culture. It’s not a set of rules. It’s a reflection of who we are as Airgas associates.

  • We believe that safety must always come first.
  • We drive decision-making authority as close to the customer as possible.
  • We give managers autonomy and hold them accountable for customer satisfaction and operational and financial performance.
  • We work closely with our customers to anticipate their needs and exceed their expectations.
  • We insist on uncompromising integrity in everything we do.
  • We believe that all of our associates should be treated with respect and dignity.
  • We value differing points of view and seek to foster an environment where everyone feels safe to express those views.
  • We encourage individual initiative but always come together as a team.
  • We provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • We confront problems head on and look for solutions, not excuses.

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Airgas customers know they can count on our products. And Airgas employees and the communities they serve know they can count on us to make safety and giving back top priorities.

When it comes to our people, safety comes first. Airgas has the largest hazmat emergency response organization in the U.S. specifically trained to deal with compressed gases, with more than 25 teams nationwide. Throughout the year, Airgas Emergency Response Organization (AERO) team members drill with community firefighters to prep them to deal with incidents involving gases and cylinders. 

Each day, we know that the greatest impact we make is seen in the local communities where we work. We are always looking for a way to give back, making significant contributions to the communities we serve every day. Have ideas for how we can give back to make an even bigger impact? Join the Airgas team and let’s start a conversation.

More than paychecks. Plans for the future. 

  • Competitive salaries
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Employee stock purchase program

Keeping your health in mind--with flexible options.

  • Choose between two build-your-own PPO options, or an HMO alternative
  • Select from two valuable dental plan options
  • Always have the medications you need with a prescription drug plan
  • Keep tabs on your eye health with our vision care plan
  • Take advantage of healthcare and dependent flexible spending accounts

Protect your nest egg. Our benefits make it easy.

  • Basic life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Elective additional life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Elective spouse and dependent life insurance
  • Short-term disability coverage with optional buy-up plan
  • Basic long-term disability insurance with optional buy-up coverage
  • Worker’s compensation insurance
Paid time off. Because you’ve earned it.
  • Vacation time
  • Paid sick leave
  • Paid holidays

Keep training. Keep learning. We’ll help.

  • Take advantage of on-site training programs to increase and refine skills.
  • Leadership development courses help accelerate your advancement potential.
  • Tuition reimbursement for qualifying educational programs can help you achieve your career goals faster – on our dime.


Extras. Because we care.

  • Scholarship programs
  • Healthcare discounts
  • Employee assistance program
  • Auto, home, and personal property insurance options

Airgas Reviews

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    Pros

    - Very customer focused organization.
    - High level people throughout the organization.
    - Lots of room to move up in the company, regardless of your location.
    - Great onboarding program for sales roles.
    - Very cognizant of providing a good work/life balance, but will depend greatly on your manager.

    Cons

    - Benefits (health insurance, 401K match) leave room for improvement.

    Advice to Management

    - Improve benefits package.
    - Initiate formal talent management.

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Airgas Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 7+ months. I interviewed at Airgas.

    Interview

    Very slow process. Took several weeks to get the first interview and over a month for each interview after. After my last interview it took over 3 months to hear anything back. Not a very good job at keeping you updated. Other than that the interview was fairly normal and the people were friendly. Didn't ask many behavioral questions, they were more interested in my experience.

    Interview Questions

    • What would a previous manager describe as your biggest strengths and weaknesses?   1 Answer
    • Describe a time when you had a conflict at work and how you handled it.   1 Answer
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Airgas Awards & Accolades

  • Global Supplier of Excellence, Eastman Chemical Company, 2013
  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
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