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Praxair Reviews

Updated November 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexibility for a work/ life balance is a plus (in 29 reviews)

  • Good benefits to support a healthy lifestyle (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "The same ol same ol...."

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    Former Employee - Logistics Representative in Burr Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Logistics Representative in Burr Ridge, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Location - Appx 30mins outside of Chicago

    Cons

    Extreme favortism is a fact of life

    Advice to Management

    HR should committ to active listening.....so many expressed the feeling that their words fell on deaf ears


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Praxair is the worst place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    nice co-workers; easy work; can not think of any other reason why anyone should work there; close to home; that's about it

    Cons

    management is horrible; benefits are mediocre; the company as a whole needs to catch up to the twentieth century, forget about the twenty-first century.

    Advice to Management

    motivate your employees; expand your benefits to balance work/home; organize your staff to work more efficiently; appreciate your employees; a happy place is a more productive place

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Questionable Billing Practices"

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    Former Employee - Reimbursement Specialist in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Former Employee - Reimbursement Specialist in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits were great...they even have legal services paid pretax. Other than that, not worth the stress and effort to keep this job.

    Cons

    Where do I start. This office is prejudice. Management showed favoritism. The billing was awful and everything fell into our hands to fix it. Angry patients and an overall stressful work environment. Training was basically non-existent. No chance for advancement. There was always some sort of drama in the office and everyone was always worried about what the next person was doing.

    Advice to Management

    They should fire all management and start over, because the management had no clue how to talk to people. He talked to us like we were kindergartners.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Stressful, overworked, and under paid and under appreciated."

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    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Close to home. Decent benefits. Knowledgable staff. Strong commitment to safety.

    Cons

    Low morale due to poor management and communications. Tons of travel. Low pay accompanied with 16 hour days and no recognition, only push for additional "commitment". Old, outdated systems like Lotus Notes for email. Too. Many engineers, have managed to over complicate the simplest tasks and processes. Poor office politics and BS bonus scheme.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your start up business segments.


  5. "Hostile work environment, limited advancement opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is inhumane, unprofessional and extremely

    Cons

    Located new Niagara Falls...super cool to be so close

    Advice to Management

    Lower your egos and listen more than you speak


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked"

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

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

    Pros

    Nothing to be happy about here.

    Cons

    Overworked, underpaid, looked down upon, work life balance not good

    Advice to Management

    Feels like the distribution side is the step-child of the company, no equality


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Praxair - Subpar Company"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tonawanda, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Name Recgnition in working for a large company
    Good place to work for a Drone - if you want little responsbility and lackluster environment
    Good Work - Life balance

    Cons

    Middle and Upper Manageent is very risk averse - Doesn't thnk outside of the box
    Awful pay raises - Pays way less than average
    Lack of advancement for in house employees
    Lack of respect for employees who speak up and challenge the status quo

    Advice to Management

    Stop favoring short term rewards and invest in the long term investments
    Can't see the forest through the trees

  8. "Praxair is good, but don't even think about working at Praxair Surface Technologies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have competitive pay and average benifits.
    Your boss will often leave very early.
    There is also a good tuition reimbursement program.

    Cons

    The PST corporate culture is driving the individual facilities into the ground. Always a chance of getting laid off if you don't meet the specified sales. You can have the work to meet sales, but corporate doesn't allow the investment into the workforce in order to meet the goals, creating an endless cycle of failure. There is terrible communication company wide, from the top down because management does not really care about the individual, only about looking good to their boss. There is no room for advancement or there is only advancement based on who you know in the good ol' boy network. Furthermore, the company is very resistant to changing their culture, workforce, and systems to improve the facility. Don't even think about suggesting ways to improve things as you will be seen as someone throwing a wrench in their terribly oiled machine.

    PST competitors are growing at a rapid rate, because of PST inefficiencies.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and bring in new management for PST corporate and in the individual facilities.


  9. "hello"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    it is very hard to say

    Cons

    so you are not unemployed


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Old Company, corporate politicking, old hands struggling in a modern world"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Danbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of international exposure
    Pay is alright, flexible when weather acts up
    Lots of opportunity to move between groups if you know the right people

    Cons

    Zero diversity, in the few years I was there, out of hundreds of people in the corporate offices, you could count the minorities on a few fingers. Diversity claim is a joke, maybe just to meet EEOC reporting
    Too many clicks and exclusionary behavior among higher ups
    Old hands, stuck on doing things the old way. You crank out lots of documents but don't really deliver much because people hide behind documentation instead of getting anything done
    Lots of incompetent folks hiding behind "process", they will not hesitate to scapegoat / hang others out to dry so you're constantly watching your back
    ZERO training! ask for training and good luck getting it! I asked for training for years....got none!! Management response was "you don't need to be an expert to do this and that"


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