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Praxair Reviews

Updated March 26, 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 25 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  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.


  3. "Nice company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


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  5. "Nitrogen Service Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  6. "Too lean to function efficiently"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very consistent sales and higher profit margins compared to industry. This leads to very stable employment. Many workers here are lifers who have worked for the company for 20+ years.

    Cons

    Management is reluctant to hire the positions necessary to run the business efficiently. Most workers are over-worked and not paid enough to reflect that extra work.


  7. "Great long term employment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Development Manager
    Current Employee - Account Development Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company for the most part cares about their people. A very good team atmosphere and retention is higher than normal so you work with a lot of the same people.
    Great benefits and negotiable salaries. Lots of lateral movement.

    Cons

    Staffing tends to be on the lower side so work loads tend to be higher. Training is at a minimum. You are expected to jump into the pool and swim fast. Those who don't tend to leave. Those who stay learn to rely on their coworkers. Hence the great team working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Enact a more professional training environment. Be willing to jump in or hire when you staff requests help.


  8. "Assistant Buyer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    Great people and benefits. Decent amount of vacation/PTO

    Cons

    no where to grow/move up


  9. "Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "some thing else"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  11. "Need professional senior managers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Tonawanda, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company for fresh from school engineers to learn about standards, project documentation.

    Cons

    Weak senior and mid level management, lack of strategy, too much politics and emphasis on diversity. Competence and skills don't count toward promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with ultracrepidarianism culture.



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