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Air Products Reviews

Updated November 20, 2018
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Air Products Chairman, President and CEO Seifi Ghasemi
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Pros
  • "Nice people, good work-life balance" (in 50 reviews)

  • "good location, nice office and good people to work with" (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • "Recently got a new CEO and cuts are being made to reorganize the company" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Many employees don't have any work/life balance" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Perfect Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Products full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company loves its employees and shows it through their actions.

    Cons

    The workload is higher than typical companies. This ensures employees are good.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Industrial Gas Company - no longer a family-oriented company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company culture was filled with many warm personable people. Many approachable nurturing older engineers. Low cost of living area, great suburbia area to start/raise a family. This is a company where you can 'turn off' at 5PM without having to monitor email your entire career if you so choose.
    Also, safety is one of their core values so you will never have to negotiate your well-being for questionable work practices or designs.

    Cons

    The new management is trying to push the company to be more competitive to fall in line with the rest of the industrial gas companies. However, the location (Allentown PA) does not draw a breadth of diverse talent. Also because of the area, those that end up being laid off do not have the flexibility of trying another industrial gas company down the road. The change of guard has essentially punished the older employees for choosing to set roots in an area where there is no backup option because it used to be a more family-oriented/happy company and less concerned with the bottom line. This leaves the older employees quite nervous and stressed out at work. Work is constantly being moved overseas to low cost areas drive down costs.
    Additionally, it is still an engineering company and at the end of the day there are several managers who do not have interpersonal skills.
    Lastly, if you are younger and from a larger metropolitan area, you will be disappointed with the lack of restaurants/shopping/nightlife.

    Advice to Management

    Air Products is not an industrial gas company centered in Houston. You cannot expect the same talent pool and revolving door of employees. If you want to deliver value to your shareholders, really listen to your employees. They are smart enough to know what the hiccups of their day to day are. For example, the SME's are located in certain areas and they naturally charge to overhead, driving up their regional cost code, which should be shared company-wide. Develop a believable sustainable plan forward. Right now it seems that you are taking advantage who have dedicated their lives to the company only to be replaced by inexperienced employees who won't end up staying because they see the lack of loyalty and job security.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "CDP Engineer"

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

    I worked at Air Products full-time

    Pros

    Interesting/challenging work, passionate coworkers, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Ineffective management, not a great location, poor job security


  4. "Didnt get a chance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Air Products full-time

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits and work life balance were okay

    Cons

    Closed down DC after one year....Pretty disappointing


  5. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly environment, everyone willing to help

    Cons

    None that I can really think of having only been there for the summer


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good except for management changes"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Significant layoffs damage morale, severely limit opportunities for advancement


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Safe"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Products full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Safety is taken very seriously. If there is a safer way to do it, do it. If it’s not safe, don’t do it. Other places I have worked have preached safety but rarely followed their own advice.

    Cons

    Striving to be the safest, most profitable industrial gas company means money is on everybody’s mind. I hope that the right philosophical decisions are being weighed against the right financial decisions.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Products full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, rotational program is excellent

    Cons

    Company culture has gone downhill recently, less people-focused, and lots of cuts because management is all about displaying profitability


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Products (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not one thing at all

    Cons

    They promise you $110,000 a year and do not pay a penny

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people and stop scamming people to workas a comsultant andnot pay after multiple requests and the CEO’s excuses. We are suing the company along with others


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Still a great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Products full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Lots of responsibility.

    Cons

    Currently going through a culture change

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your people