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"Fresh of out school? Start here!"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - BSC Office Employee in Cleveland, OH
Current Employee - BSC Office Employee in Cleveland, OH
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Airgas full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

- Flextime (for MOST departments; obviously some Job Requirements for certain positions won't allow) - it actually motivates me to get in earlier, so I can get out earlier and be more productive
- Location
- Office culture and co-workers; I am a new grad in my first full-time role. Due to frequent acquistions, Airgas company culture evolves frequently as well. Long story short, we're all new and learn together. I don't feel intimidated, just welcomed
- Employee Benefits; great vacation time, salary and tuition reimbursement... this is ideal for a young professional

Cons

- This is a large company with a corporate feel (not an issue for me, but I can see this won't be appealing for everyone)
- With large companies, there is a lot of learning that goes with it. However, the Business Support Centers (BSCs) were recently put into place to streamline policies and general work flow
- Some old school mentalities still exist in upper management, though I do see this changing with newly hired managers in multiple locations

Advice to Management

I would actually advise those looking to join this company; when using research tools such as Glassdoor be mindful that with a large company (15,000+) our team includes all different professionals in the gas industry. A truck driver's opinion of his time with Airgas will vary from those in Real Estate pockets. Basically, use good judgement and do your research!

As for management, be mindful of the idea of changing times... I think we are seeing more favorability to a more liberal environment, but if you want to attract young talent, flexibility is attractive!

Other Employee Reviews for Airgas

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Unhealthy Corporate culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Airgas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and health benefits.

    Cons

    Large company that operates like a mom and pop. It is not about what you know it's about who you kiss up to. Knowledge, skills and abilities come second to your ability to say "yes sir".

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as valued partners. Once employees feel valued and appreciated they will be committed to producing good results. Managing employees through intimidation does not produce excellent long term results and will not give Airgas a competitive advantage. Until Airgas embrace these concepts, they will not be able to retain talented team members. Many of us remain at Airgas because we need the job. If given a better opportunity we would run. Is that what you really want?


  2. "Long Journey"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Wages, Schedule Flexibility, Career Advancement, Training

    Cons

    SAP, staff reductions, wage freezes, no clear visibility on reporting

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to your front line employees

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