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Air Products Reviews

Updated July 9, 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 21 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. Helpful (1)

    "Air Products Was Generally a Good Employer"

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    Former Employee - Principal Research Technician in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Principal Research Technician in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Air Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, plus bonus

    Cons

    Not telling employees that their jobs were being shipped overseas until the day we got our separation notices.

    Advice to Management

    When management knows that there are changes coming that are going to adversely impact a lit of people, they should be honest and let people know that they need to prepare.


  2. "Site Superintendent"

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    Former Employee - Site Superintendent in Gallatin, TN
    Former Employee - Site Superintendent in Gallatin, TN
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had great support from direct management, however the new CEO went through and started cutting jobs or combining them with others which a lot of people received "packages".

    Cons

    ON-Call 24/7 and I had to be within 2 hours of the site at any time not on vacation. Made for some all nighters and long days if the plant was down. CBA on the plant was a single point failure which was paid for by the company, but was not good for the personnel as the superintendent still had to start up the plant.

    Advice to Management

    Add more redundancy

  3. "Megasys Technician"

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    Former Employee - Megasys Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Megasys Technician in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safety is of Paramount concern.

    Cons

    Compensation for hazards of the job is simply not enough.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay for your personnel.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Company leadership lacking - Operations perspective"

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    Current Employee - Operator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - This job will ask you to do so much for your given role that you will be highly desirable to better companies when you decide to leave or (more likely, the company decides to cut you).
    -Pay is comparable to their competitors.
    - Coworkers are great but will ultimately move to bigger and better things.

    Cons

    - Manpower shortages.
    - If you work in operations, you will either be at work or on-call.
    - CEO lacks leadership ability and loyalty to employees.
    - Layoffs and constant cutting of corners.
    - Safety practices exist only when convenient.
    - Benefits steadily dropping as premiums increase.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Selfie, he is toxic to the company culture


  5. "contracts mgr"

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    Former Employee - Contracts Manager in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Contracts Manager in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Air Products (More than a year)

    Pros

    great job if the company would execute work

    Cons

    little authority to execute contracts


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Air Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to define new products/markets ( 1979-1995), then finding new partners (late 90's), and a leadership ( Donley/Baker) who understood R&D.

    Cons

    Leadership shifted to "accounting", minimize R&D ( by technology-but limited understanding of it), failed efforts to develop new internal expertise, new leaders ( CEO and VPs) who did not know the markets/products ( like L. Poole wanted, and reduced interest to work with local communities during the past 10 years- due to poor decision making and no change in leadership

    Advice to Management

    Read the book - OUT OF THIN AIR, understand what L. Poole did and why - he was a sales person who appreciated R&D. Train your staff vs. making them fight against each other --to win CEO/VP favor, and consider what Dex Baker did with AR&D, and the attitude of Ed Donley - to appreciate the staff-even in time of poor results. The last 3 CEO, Pres. Chairman of Board -The same person-- need to plan ahead and get those who will tell you when you are wrong-and not being fired 10 min later. See what AIRGAS/PRAX/Air Liquide did --to learn the market they served....and why APCI had to sell Spec. Gas./Elec. Gases/Chemicals/etc. --and today have a hard time to sell bulk gases--N2/O2/H2/He - that built the firm and now have few technical leaders.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Logistics Scheduler"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trexlertown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trexlertown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Air Products full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay was decent for the job grade.

    Cons

    Management was horrible. The former "Safe to Say" policy was a total joke. If you were willing to sell your soul for management's benefit, you'd go far...but woe to you who dare question what they say!

    Many of the people in LB Logistics - but not all of them - brought backstabbing to new levels!

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourselves. AP is no longer the top dog in the industry, and your egos are to blame. Your wanton desire to put yourselves before your employees and the company has brought your chickens home to roost.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "It was a good company when I first began my career with them. It's undergoing a restructuring process."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Porte, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Porte, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Air Products full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The culture has changed since Seifi arrived. I don't see any pros towards recommending someone to work for them since their future is uncertain.

    Cons

    Management is afraid to be empowered. They don't want to go against the grain. It scares them.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees. You went from being number one to number three. You have lost market share and forgotten about how to take care of your customers.You are more concerned about the shareholders. Management at the local level is afraid to be honest with their leadership.


  9. "Intelligence Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Input was valued, as were questions to clarify needs of patrons

    Cons

    New CEO, now entire company to be organized by geographic region


  10. "Good work place"

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

    I worked at Air Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Liked the work group until all the reorganization

    Cons

    Sad how it's changing with the new CEO


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