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Praxair Reviews

Updated May 15, 2018
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Pros
  • Flexibility for a work/ life balance is a plus (in 31 reviews)

  • Praxair employees get good benefits (not Manpower employees) (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is non existent (in 22 reviews)

  • Upper management did not offer any direction or too busy to help (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "General Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent products, value added proposition with technical expertise to back it up, great people.

    Cons

    Core products are commodities, where the customer does not care about value, only lowest price, and you end of getting "nickle and dimed" on product cost with minimal margin growth.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Great place to start your carerr"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Lab Technician in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Chemical Lab Technician in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management who cares
    Great coworkers
    Decent benefits
    Laid back work culture

    Cons

    Lower pay than the rest of industry
    Working with old technology
    High turnover mainly due to either pay or the fact it's Toledo

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring from temp agencies, and start going to universities for your workers because if you're gonna have a high turnover rate, then at least have it with better quality people
    Pay $8-10 more per hour in salary to keep people

  3. "Good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The interview was easy. If you aren't lazy, its a good job.

    Cons

    There is not anything negative.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the good work.


  4. "Good Compay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    Good company, good benefits.

    Cons

    Old way of thinking, not invested in anything that isn't engineering or research.


  5. "Great pay / benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Class A CDL Driver/HazMat Tanker in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Class A CDL Driver/HazMat Tanker in Glendale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the challenges as well as opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    12-14 hour days on average

    Advice to Management

    An all encompassing app for the drivers containing tour information, podcasts for safety meetings, instruction videos for delivery processes - customer access etc. Consider hands-free phone communication for the driver's.


  6. "Sales Rep"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Given all the tools you need

    Cons

    Could not always count on your account being serviced the way promised. A lot of confusion on the operations side of things

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your reps they understand what your target demographic is looking for


  7. "Bulk Sales"

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

    I worked at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    Good stable company with great benefits and industry leader with good innovations. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Feels like you're on an island by yourself.

    Advice to Management

    TRY to have more inclusion events. Maybe quarterly meetings where everyone come together to share ideas.

  8. "Good Company to Work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Growth focused organization that will assist employees career paths ambitions. Many people spend their entire careers here.

    Cons

    You might have to relocate to another country if you are ambitious and want to be a VP


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Frustrated Manager"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, job security, room for advancement, a lot of training.

    Cons

    Boss is incompetent, execs know this but don't do anything about it.
    Work life balance is non existent. Expected to work 50-60 hours per week without regard to exhaustion.

    Advice to Management

    Properly staff locations so that the personnel are not overworked. Deal properly with incompetent mangers, stop trying to encourage them to get better when they have been this way for years.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "EOE ???"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits was a plus with company match.

    Cons

    Good old boy network. No diversity

    Advice to Management

    Need to read the EOE and follow by example.


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