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Updated March 22, 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. "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.


  2. "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


  3. "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.


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  5. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, leaning opportunity, high Safety and Integrity values. Company also values diversity inclusion & SHE (Safety, Health & environment) policy.

    Cons

    Less manpower some time affects work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on employee benefits and salary structure towards executive & middle management level.


  6. "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.


  7. "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.


  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. "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.


  10. "Senior Reimbursement Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Reimbursement Associate in Trevose, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Reimbursement Associate in Trevose, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lower level supervisors are always willing to help

    Cons

    closed facility without prior notice to employees

    Advice to Management

    communicate more with employees


  11. "blbla"

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

    Pros

    good company good people bla

    Cons

    low salary low salary low



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