Airgas Employee Reviews about "upper management"
57% would recommend to a friend
(128 total reviews)
72% approve of CEO
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- "good benefits are pretty good" (in 199 reviews)
- "Good pay and much paid overtime available." (in 126 reviews)
- "Great people and fulfilling work" (in 102 reviews)
- "Company stability and ability to have a good work/life balance are very strong." (in 49 reviews)
- "great coworkers to work with" (in 33 reviews)
- "let management retaliate if you try to save lives or accidents by reporting incompetent management or poor judgement all about $" (in 132 reviews)
- "Upper management poor in helping during difficult situations." (in 70 reviews)
- "2.) A couple of managers have been allowed to talk to their employees and others disrespectfully without being disciplined." (in 42 reviews)
- "No or little training on job duties." (in 37 reviews)
- "No support and no leadership in the human resources department in Long Beach" (in 25 reviews)
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Updated Nov 28, 2023
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- 1.0Jan 12, 2022Outside Sales RepresentativeFormer Employee, more than 10 years
Nothing as middle and upper management run the show without employee insights as they have minimal industry and managerial experience
Too many to list, caustic atmosphere and arrogant as they think they have no local competition
- 1.0Feb 23, 2018Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
Learn SAP. Understand welding equipment and gases. Meet some very respectable people.
Upper management are just a pack of used car salesmen who do not understand how to treat people. No room for advancement unless you are a 'good old boy' Micro manage to death. They could not care less about you. Gouge customers who have accounts and do not complain.7
- 2.0Jun 20, 2017Bulk DriverCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
The best thing I can see, Air Liquide will eventually take this circus completely over
When is Air Liquide going to trim the dead weight? When you see a occasional review that is negative, that is one thing. When almost all reviews have the same reoccurring theme, it is time to shake things up. I was recently in the middle of buying a home. My broker needed employment/income varification. I was referred to HR, I sent out the requested information, a week and a half later, no response. The entire Airgas HR is ineffective and appears to staff illiterate morons. Upper management appears to be staffed by individuals that either perfected the art of politics or knew exactly which set of butt cheeks to kiss. Very little, if anything, about cryogenics, but amazing at game playing. Safety department would know safety if it slapped the taste out of their collective mouths, but man!!!! They'll use every gimmicks sold to them. If it wasn't for the 17 years I have invested in Air Liquide, I would run as far away and as fast as I could. Air Liquide needs to take a look at the number of veteran employees leaving. Ask themselves why people have invested 5, 10, even 15 years of their lives with Air Liquide and are now leaving in droves from Airgas. We put up with a lot, and I do mean a lot, to stay with Air Liquide, why are they leaving now? Air Liquide needs to take over leadership. At this point, there is no company pride, there is no company mission, there is no dedication to the cause of bettering the company. The answer for that is simple, no professionalism at management. I recommend they do it quickly, otherwise what is left may not be worth saving.6
- 2.0Mar 7, 2019Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Weekly pay Weekends off No micromanaging
They claim to promote from within, They don't. They claim to care about the customer, they don't. They claim to be the nation's largest cylinder company yet we never have any. Upper management is always looking for ways to take money out of your pocket instead of fixing what's not working They will continue to load more work on the people that actually get things done and excuse the slackers, no accountability for the ones who can't or won't do their job correctly. Peanuts as pay raises3
- 4.0Mar 5, 2019Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
- Good work life balance with flexible hours - Great opportunity to be included in discussions with and present to c- suite management - The compensation package is good - Reimburse for schooling/certifications
- Upper management can be difficult to work with when it comes to 'changes.' - Very de-centralized company with regards to processes and policies. This can be frustrating and confusing. - average vacation package - Age diversity is low
- 2.0Mar 8, 2015ManagerCurrent EmployeeDallas, TX
Benefits were decent and most coworkers were great. I was with Airgas more than 15 years and up until the last five years, you couldn't work for a better company. When it changed, it changed drastically for the worse.
Upper management no longer cares about the associates. Loyalty and longevity no longer matters. Upper management has lost their integrity and now function on a 'CYA' and greed basis.2
- 2.0Jul 5, 2021Strategic AccountsCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsGermantown, WI
Great facility. Lots of parking. Upper management often caters lunches and provides the leftovers to hourly or other salary workers.
No room to move/advance within the company. Culture and mindset stuck in the 80's. Each manager and supervisor is promoted annually (flashier title and bump in pay) while specialists and analysts rarely receive raises or promotions.3
- 4.0Nov 20, 2019Sales Associate/Delivery DriverCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearTallahassee, FL
Your knowledge and skills are noticed almost immediately My branch has a GREAT staff who communicate well Weekends off, rarely work after 5 pm Everyone knows family and health come first, which makes management VERY accommodating to time off I feel like an asset to the company which makes coming to work day in and day out enjoyable
upper management seem to be more concerned with their matrix percentages and statistics rather than customer service SAP will take years to master Computers and electronics used daily at the branch seem a bit archaic They hang a driver bonus over our drivers head which seem unattainable for some routes making the driver wanting to rush which could potentially cause a safety hazard. In my opinion, it should just be instilled into their hourly wage3
- 2.0Dec 19, 2017ManagerFormer Employee
Good Benefits. Vacations and paid time off. District Managers and AVP are great try their best to be fair and help employees where they are allowed. Met great people who were fun to work with.
Not all districts are run the same. Poor “UPPER” management with no clue as to what goes on with the day to day operations of Airgas as a whole and their locations. Requiring AVP’s and District Managers to be miracle workers always having to fix issues that were not necessary and could’ve been avoided. Poor training and support for the employees. Run extremely short staffed and require others to do the job of many. Manage in fear with some employees allowing them to get away with unethical behavior. Safety is supposed to be #1 at Airgas above everything and it’s situational. Spend less time talking and more time doing. Airgas management will leave stores staffed with one person handling cylinders and running store at same time. This is not safe and creates staff to be exhausted, completely unsafe and resentful. Employees are not valued or looked upon as an asset for their hard work, dedication and commitment. Low morale with in Regions ( Northeast/SNE specifically). Airgas’s problems are a result of a company that refuses to fix its dysfunctional culture Airgas upper managerial stubbornness to sheer incompetence.8
- 3.0Jul 31, 2023Digital Marketing SpecialistCurrent Employee
My boss is kind, helpful, and will stand up for me if needed.
It takes forever for anything to change because there is so much red tape and upper management is stuck in their ways. Coworkers are rude and catty with one another. Often talking down to one another. It doesn't feel like the company cares about improving employee working conditions or development. The email team has been trying to argue for a new platform to help improve the process of sending emails. It has taken over two years for upper management to start seriously looking into a change of platform. However the process will start then fall off and the team will have to argue for an updated system again1