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Praxair Reviews

Updated December 4, 2018
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  • "Flexibility for a work/ life balance is a plus" (in 30 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn and be challenged"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chief Innovation Officer in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Chief Innovation Officer in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Praxair is willing to invest in innovative projects that are leading edge in nature. Very bright and intelligent organization.

    Cons

    Senior leadership may need to take more risks in mega trendy than ever taken previously. Over the years forced ranking has hurt the overall culture.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work closely with the community by engaging with the Buffalo Niagara Medica Campus. By getting involved with the local start-up scene and our innovation center you can build a brand closer to the community and talent will become aware of the great things happening at Praxair.


  2. "customer service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cahokia, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cahokia, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    hours are good, pay is decent

    Cons

    advancement opportunities are a joke. People with minimal experience surpass others with phenomenal experience. There is no appreciation for knowledgeable staff.

    Advice to Management

    appreciate staff loyalty and commitment

  3. "Decent Company to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    Good Company to work for

    Cons

    Not competitive wages for starting compared to other companies for same position


  4. "LTOP Program"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    The LTOP program really kick started my career. It continues to help me with networking, understanding who to go to for help, and being able to get the big picture.

    Cons

    The program is only one year, so take advantage while you are in it to learn all you can and meet as many people as you can!


  5. "Cylinder processor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility,Benefits,Well trained
    3 shifts,rooms for growth.

    Cons

    Mgt could be better.
    That’s all for now


  6. "Decent pay, okay benefits."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    Smooth day to day operations, professional environment.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other chemical plants, no bonuses, below average benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Good employees will keep leaving if not compensated fairly.


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay was up to par

    Cons

    Environment was tough work environment

  8. "Route driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, hours and home life

    Cons

    Route drivers should make more$$ since they have to do multiple jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Slight pay increase would be nice since we do more jobs than bulk drivers. Watch the store occasionally, put stops in for next day, receive inventory in , etc.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Healthcare Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, lots of support for help. I was constantly asking a lot of questions and had plenty of support. They are really focused on safety as that is their top priority especially in an industry such as this. I appreciated that this was always something that strived for - zero accidents - there were constant reminders which were helpful reviews of how to prevent an accident from happening. While it may have been a bit time consuming, there was a lot of ongoing training with regards to various aspects of the business that employees had to.

    Cons

    Systems are slow and outdated, it takes a long time to implement a new system that is more efficient in doing the day-to-day tasks. Sometimes, there was too much paperwork involved which felt like you were repeating the steps again unnecessarily. Can be more efficient in a lot areas.


  10. "Only Work for PDI if You Are A Driver"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    Drivers receive good pay. No One else does. Being such a distribution heavy industry it negatively affects the company when they are short staffed on drivers so they pay them well. Managers and handlers are look at as expendable.

    Cons

    Low pay and no support for local level management. Good Old Boy network from acquisition companies. Upper management caves to employees of the non union locations to keep them from going union.

    Advice to Management

    Investigate why you have such high turn over in management and put a plan in place to fix it.