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Air Products Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Air Products Chairman, President and CEO Seifi Ghasemi
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  • New CEO, now entire company to be organized by geographic region (in 23 reviews)

  • Limited career advancement opportunities (except at HQ), bureaucratic/slow decision making, wage growth doesn't keep up with real inflation (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Air Products full-time

    Pros

    good benefit, free lunch, cafeteria, good working environment

    Cons

    no room for career enhancement


  2. "Good people but bad management"

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    Former Employee - Operation
    Former Employee - Operation
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Air Products full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People who really does the dirty work are nice to work with.

    Cons

    New top management/business people have no clues of what they are doing to this company. Layoffs and turnovers everywhere. The fundamental layer is trimmed down so thin. Stressful working environment for operation groups who are doing the dirty work.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your business growth and strategies in the market. Don't set a unreachable target to please shareholder. Please care about the people out of your hearts instead of a slogan.

  3. "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Products full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great experiences and learning opportunities

    Cons

    A bit slow moving when it comes to progression


  4. "Great people and an excellent industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Air Products full-time

    Pros

    Great people. The best in the world.

    Cons

    None. Refocused on industrial gases per shareholders.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the people


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Gas and Chemical Technician in Malta, NY
    Former Employee - Gas and Chemical Technician in Malta, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and decent hours.

    Cons

    Bad management
    no advancement
    favorites are only thing going.

    Advice to Management

    dont play favorites


  6. "Management needs to be less condescending to employees."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Salary, Work, Benefits, Facilities, Equipment

    Cons

    Some of management very condescending and unprofessional.


  7. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Safe, great culture, nice people, good benefits

    Cons

    Overall ok place to work

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Run by beta personalities, for beta personalities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Products full-time

    Pros

    Responsibility is diluted among so many people that you don't have the stress of accountability. This is only fun until malaise and boredom kick-in.

    Cons

    Historically, the philosophy of Air Products management has been "if it aint broke, don't fix it" and this passive management style unsurprisingly resulted in decades of mediocrity. Subordinates who challenged the status quo were seen as troublemakers, resulting in independent thinkers quitting out of frustration. Those who were remained generally enjoyed being "just a number" and doing what they were told. Of those who remained, promotions into middle-management would be based on public speaking talents instead of actual leadership ability.

    The new CEO (and his direct-reports who he brought in from elsewhere) actually have a desire for something more than mediocrity. However, these desires are seen as unreasonable by the Old Guard. The company is currently going through growing pains as the Old Guard tries (and mostly fails) at making tough decisions for the first time in their career.

    Despite the management shakeup, after 3 years of supposed "Safety, Speed, Simplicity and Self Confidence", a significant number of big-picture, glaringly obvious, and easily correctable problems still remain. At some point, these easy but unpleasant decisions need to be made. Until then, it brings into question if middle-management is getting in the way, or if upper-management is afraid of walking the walk.

    Advice to Management

    You are currently considering moving the corporate headquarters (within Lehigh Valley). If you're going to relocate, move it towards Philadelphia or New York to attract residents with actual leadership potential. Lehigh Valley's culture breeds a "ho hum" attitude that opposes your vision.


  9. "Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Products full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    Very selective products that creates confined market segments.


  10. "Bad timing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trexlertown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trexlertown, PA
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, variety of opportunities

    Cons

    When I was hired, they just hired a new CEO who broke off and sold bits of the company. I was downsized in the aftermath! Last one in, first one out!


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