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Praxair Reviews

Updated May 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Amazing work-life balance with managers that actually take the time to invest in their employees well-being (in 26 reviews)

  • There are good benefits if you are a full-time employee (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Praxair (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great job security and stability. Good potential for advancement. Benefits are competitive 401k with company match. 2 weeks off your first full year.

    Cons

    Company seems to operate so lean that sometimes leads to shooting themselves in the foot. My local branch has one person in store- the branch manager who is way over loaded. And 2 truck drivers.... we do between 4-5 million dollars a year. Workload is unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    Hire an appropriate amount of staff at Branches.


  2. "Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New York in Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - New York in Tonawanda, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work. Wide variety of project work. Competitive salary and benefits. Excellent co-workers.

    Cons

    Some of the decision makers are too concerned with the bottom line and out of touch with design and engineer ranking employees

    Advice to Management

    Management could be more transparent


  3. "Cylinder processor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cylinder Handler in Pittsburg, CA
    Current Employee - Cylinder Handler in Pittsburg, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Praxair full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Vacation,weekends off,great co workers,overtime sometimes,

    Cons

    Sick day policies suck,under paid,no hazard pay even tho we work with hazardous materials everyday,no pension plans only 401,no employee appreciation,always have something negative towards employees,expensive and worthless medical benefits

    Advice to Management

    Fight corporate for your employees we deserve so much more don't be just another puppet


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  5. "National Accounts, Public Sector"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Accounts, Public Sector in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - National Accounts, Public Sector in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very experienced and professional sales force.,

    Cons

    Large organization that moves slowly at times. Compensation isn't the same from one sales rep to the next.

    Advice to Management

    Commission should be offered to sales reps willing to produce under that scenario.


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    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    We design and build high tech equipment that we integrate into robotic thermal spray cells. These spray cells are used all over the world for anything from aircraft engine parts to oil well drills to wind mill components. Everyday brings a new and exciting challenge. We also have a great team atmosphere where everybody does what it takes to make each project a success.

    Cons

    We are part of a big company (which is also a positive) which means we do have a little red tape to deal with at times. All in all it is not a big deal.

    Advice to Management

    Keep bringing in more work. We love the challenge to take our company to the next level.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "A Company with a History of Employee Longevity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Concord, NH
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Concord, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Praxair full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Employee safety comes first.
    -Tuition reimbursement available for those that want to move up in their career.
    -Upper management is open to giving anyone new responsibility that wants to prove themselves.
    -Unlimited progression if you show up, work hard and take initiative in yourself and within the company. This has been my personal experience starting as an entry level employee and advancing through the ranks.
    -Many co-workers have significant longevity in the company and within the industry, all of which are more than open to share their knowledge with you.
    -Flexible scheduling and chill atmosphere.

    Cons

    -Free coffee may create caffeine addiction

    Advice to Management

    -Continue to grow the company within by mentoring new employees towards career success and grow younger employees behind the older generation for future fulfillment.


  8. "Nice company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tonawanda, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cushy job, great work hours, no hassle

    Cons

    Remote location, isolated teams, bad weather

    Advice to Management

    More interaction of executives with bottom level employees needed


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Nitrogen Service Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nitrogen Service Tech in La Porte, TX
    Former Employee - Nitrogen Service Tech in La Porte, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is highly competitive for a job that requires little to no formal training. Praxair, as a company, cares about its employees and their wellbeing.

    Cons

    As with most of the oil and gas industry, it's a "good ol' boys" club for sure. Being hired/promoted, isn't about what you know or your level of expertise in the industry, but who you know in the area you're looking at.

    Advice to Management

    Look around at what you have and ask yourself, who is it that is making our company so great. If it's not you, then make changes. I've seen guys with Praxair for 20 years, but can't get to the next level because of the politics involved. There also should be some input of those who are being managed before someone is put in charge. In the facility I worked in, our new foreman had never even been in a chemical plant, only studied them in college, but because of his degree, was put in a leadership role, even though there were far more qualified individuals willing to take the position.


  10. "Operator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to get a good understanding of a well run company. Praxair is very safety aware, so you will get a great education on safety.

    Cons

    Management changes frequently and doesn't seem to give the operators much say in how things operate. Seems to be a good ole boy network

    Advice to Management

    Involve the operators in more decision making of how things are done on the shop floor. Some of us would love to help improve our conditions.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "some thing else"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work atmosphere,sold many gases

    Cons

    hated to move on,i won the powerball

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work


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