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Updated January 25, 2018
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  • Less manpower some time affects work life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Micro Managed by upper management (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Praxair Services, Inc."

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    Current Employee - Process and Pipeline Technician in Gonzales, LA
    Current Employee - Process and Pipeline Technician in Gonzales, LA

    Pros

    Lots of overtime allows for high annual earnings. Per diem; hotel, rental, flight, etc. rewards points are yours, not the company's. 100% match on 5% with competitively priced benefits. Praxair offers assistance with everything. Adoption assistance, mortgages, 20% off AT&T bill and similar for Verizon, mortgage assistance, paint discounts, ability to utilize company travel agency discounts, school reimbursement, legal assistance, the list continues on with benefits just as applicable to daily life.

    Cons

    Your head will be resting on a hotel pillow for over 200 days a year. This allows for high monetary benefit, but can put a strain on any relationship unfamiliar with these difficulties. Very difficult to make plans. Praxair Services, Inc. is a subsidiary of Praxair. We are a service company. If a customer calls in the middle of the night needing relief, regardless of vacation, PTO, or Quality Day, you could be subject to working. They do an excellent job in mediating this factor, but it does still exist.


  2. "Driver"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Garland, TX

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

    Pros

    Good compensation. Safety driven culture.

    Cons

    Work/life balance. No chance for advancement as a driver.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Strong Commitment to Employee Safety"

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    Former Employee - Bulk Driver in Fife, WA
    Former Employee - Bulk Driver in Fife, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Praxair expects all employees to work safely and behave ethically. You will be provided with proper training and equipment to get the job done. You will be expected to do the job correctly every time. If you buy-in to the culture then they will take very good care of you.

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime (55-65 hours per week). Nights/weekends for the first few years.

    Advice to Management

    Better work life balance for bulk drivers. Living wage without overtime will make for happier drivers!


  4. "Career Growth Opportunity Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Danbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great business model and savvy management team

    Cons

    Career growth ceiling for finance accounting professional.

    Advice to Management

    More human capital focus in addition to cost and efficiency management


  5. "Accounts payable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    Strong family like culture, lots of room for growth

    Cons

    Long hours and very high expectations


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    Stable Environment
    Reasonable Benefits
    Good mobility between groups

    Cons

    Haphazard Management
    Slow growth
    Needs more team work


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Technologist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technologist in Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - Technologist in Tonawanda, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. I love the company and the job!

    Cons

    Very few new job postings to advance.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Management is a dictatorship in Procurement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    Benefits
    Coworkers - peers stick together - cohesiveness in the lower ranks
    Size of Company

    Cons

    Leadership within GPMM
    Moral
    Lack of Mobility
    Impending merger has a save yourself mentality

    Advice to Management

    Learn from smaller companies that the days of bullying employees to get results are over. This is for the Global Procurement Department. Anyone joining this company needs to know what they are getting into, plus with the impending merger with Linde, all managers will be fighting to save themselves.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, great compensation, mippmcromanaged"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great compensation. A lot of employee benefits. Company seems to truly care about employees and their morale. Attracts some of the best talent in the industry.

    Cons

    My department its very heavy on micromanaging. Communication between disciplines could be better.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Accountant II"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, great peers and fantastic, comprehensive benefits. The pay is fair to excellent. Management checks in a lot but is fair.

    Cons

    It got very stressful at times with uncertain requests and deadlines. It can be hard to get a response because of waiting for answers from a chain of command.

    Advice to Management

    Just be honest if you won’t get an answer for a while.


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