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Praxair Reviews

Updated October 17, 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 caves to employees of the non union locations to keep them from going union" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to learn and be challenged"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Route driver"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Healthcare Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "A warning to those who are looking to come here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is making an effort to improve, there is no after hours work, and it is fairly laid back

    Cons

    This company has in my opinion a broken IT system. There is little documentation and few standards and no one follows them. I came here from a company that had very good IT support security and strictly stuck to processes. At Praxair most support calls are sent to a off shore IT department that doesn't really do anything. The company seems to prefer to waste it's users time than pay for a good service desk. This company may have some kind of test environment but if that is the case it isn't used. Projects at this company feel like testing dieing the roll out process instead of before sending new technology to users. There is no effort or controls here to test technology in development or testing environments before deploying to end users. Praxair can attract the best talent if it tries but there are many better places to work in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Find a better service desk, follow standard IT practices by putting strictly enforced standards and controls in place to work the bugs out of technology before pushing it to end users.


  6. "Great pay, but doesn’t foster internal growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    Salary, team environment, exciting customers

    Cons

    Internal growth is not fostered.


  7. "Route Driver"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    They buy your work boots and pays OT after 8 hours.

    Cons

    Long hours and work in ALL types of weather.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent with enforcing your policies.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    There is some serious down time, but it’s either you’re in the middlen or 10 things or it’s very quite

    Cons

    You’re left alone for periods of time. The pay.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to get foot in the door!"

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

    I have been working at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    Great bosses, coworkers, and relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Pay is slightly below industry standard


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Hands down the best career move to make as a driver ."

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

    Pros

    As a driver you are home nightly except on some cases you have a layover , but company pays for hotel and gives you a meal allowance . Very professional atmosphere and they practice safety to the point and they mean it . The management are very knowledgeable in the SOP and the product they manufacture .The pay is weekly and the medical , dental and 401k are extremely reasonable if not above average . They really look out for their drivers . If you want to work and want OT and top pay , I highly recommend .

    Cons

    I have no cons to mention .

    Advice to Management

    Please keep up the good work .


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