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Praxair Reviews

Updated October 15, 2017
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  • Flexibility for a work/ life balance is a plus (in 28 reviews)

  • Good benefits to support a healthy lifestyle (in 19 reviews)

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  1. 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


  2. "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

  3. 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


  4. 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


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "managers must be righting the good reviews"

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

    I have been working at Praxair as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    every aspect of the job has gone down hill.

    Cons

    1lost sick time mangers unlimited 2lost profit sharing which we had to Buy in managers got bigger bonuses3 lost 6 weeks vacation after 25 years now only 5 4Steve Angel makes more and more money millions every year top rise 2.5 percent last 4 years plant wide 5 safety has know taken a back seat in the last year no safety manger plant manger is doesn't seem to care safety is being ignored now we have now osha violations happing and if anything is reported to management or corporate security you will be dealt with fired for something else or forced to leave I watched it happen to the best guy we got.

    Advice to Management

    cant be fixed


  7. Helpful (14)

    "Praxair-The Woodlands, Tx"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many good people in office who are helpful and knowledgeable.

    90%+ diversity is in HR department, with most, if not all HR/Talent Acquisition being minorities.

    Cons

    Turnover rate says it all, not just in office but plants supported by The Woodlands. Below average salary, and that is comparing to non-oil and gas industry which usually pay more. Some of the people in the office are older/worked there many years or part of the old pension plan points system (old pension discontinued early 2000s). The pension is probably the only thing keeping the older generation from leaving. Not many young people, and the ones that are are mostly international folks probably only staying because company is sponsoring their green card. Extremely political, good ole boys club, lots of immature/unnecessary backstabbing by these people. Many people in this office spend more time gossiping and worrying about themselves than doing work and supporting plants; plants are very aware of this (never seen so much unproductivity in my career). Last reorganization in early 2015 has left people getting fired or resigning. Not a good situation, morale at an all time low. Cost cuttings measures being taken yet CEO is handsomely compensated for an industrial gas company. With below average salaries, limited outside training opportunities for professional growth (due to cost cutting measures) and good people leaving, there is no incentive to stay. Even in this oil downturn, do yourself a favor and find something else in Houston.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice. Most companies dont listen to advice nor do they care. Good people are continously leaving and neighboring companies should thank Praxair because they are scooping these people up, in some cases providing a 40-50% pay increase . They are getting these increases because they are standard compensations in the area (gives you an idea how bad the pay at Praxair is).

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Not for everyone"

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

    Pros

    Not alot of layers of management. Can be exposed to alot of things, some times out side of your discipline.

    Cons

    The culture of this company is not for everyone. It is very political & good olé boy network. There is a complete lack of communication between groups as well as managers & employees. This is probably one of the worse companies for gossiping, back stabbing, and inefficiency. People are not very receptive to hearing about ideas that go against what has been done for years.

    Every year the company talks about how much they have to cut cost/down size yet constantly make record profits. Moral is extremely low & people are over worked, but the company doesn't care as long as it makes its share holders happy. The only way to be successful is to work long hours & get your nose extremely dirt.

    Advice to Management

    The company continues to have high turn overs but haven't done anything to address it. Probably because the company thought process is someone is waiting 2 work for them. So what is really the point of giving advice when no one will listen.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "cares nothing about its employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    a paycheck that is not competitive ...

    Cons

    no benefits........no pay raises.........health care benefits are good as long as you don't have to use them.......no future.....stressful job....

    Advice to Management

    your employees are your most important asset if you plan on being in business longer than 5 years ...invest in the company instead of stock options


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Going down hill."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Reasonable pay and benefits. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    We run so lean that everyone is overworked and stressed.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that employees are contributors and not just overhead.


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