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Praxair Reviews

Updated October 13, 2017
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  • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Engineer"

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

    I worked at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    very competent dedicated frontline employees

    Cons

    constant restructuring, no advancement opportunities, need to be political to survive


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Danbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment, good business model and prudent conservative management style

    Cons

    Lacking career development advancement opportunities. As the firm is growing globally, the geopolitical balance has hindered employees reaching their full potentials.

    Advice to Management

    Mindset shift from product focused to human capital focused. Break the geopolitical barriers. Recognize and reward the talents and hard work of employees other than their geopolitical identity. Reward and promote only those excellent global resources.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible work life balance; they need a union for both hourly and salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Praxair full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay was competitive. Not a bad place if you do not have a job, but do not leave a good job to work there

    Cons

    No work life balance. Executives do not care about the customers or employees, just keeping their bonus and jobs. You can be meeting / exceeding objectives and have your job eliminated the next day so they can make more profit. Quality is sacrificed to sales, cutting corners to make month end sales numbers

    Advice to Management

    Gain some integrity. Have some concern for the employees that are actually supporting you. Start caring about your employees and providing job security before you end up with a union because the employees are fed up with the way they are being treated, lack of quality integrity, and lack of job security


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Cylinder processor"

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    Current Employee - Cylinder Handler in Pittsburg, CA
    Current Employee - Cylinder Handler in Pittsburg, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation,weekends off,great co workers,overtime sometimes,

    Cons

    Sick day policies suck,under paid,no hazard pay even tho we work with hazardous materials everyday,no pension plans only 401,no employee appreciation,always have something negative towards employees,expensive and worthless medical benefits

    Advice to Management

    Fight corporate for your employees we deserve so much more don't be just another puppet


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Reimbursement Associate"

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    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


  6. "Production"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    PTO 4 weeks starting for new people.

    Cons

    good luck getting it approved.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible Management with no integrity or backbone"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Praxair full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Being a global company with many employees the benefits are pretty good, retirement is very good.

    Cons

    Being a leader in the industry should make this company a powerhouse especially in the gas game. But as a salesperson for this company for many years, the last thing they can claim to be is a reliable source of gases no matter the type. They want growth constantly, but give you no support to have this growth executed properly from the start, most new business will have issues from the very beginning. Rather it be the gases required will not be delivered complete from the start, or the pricing will not be entered correctly by the pricing team, there will be fees that neither you nor the customer negotiated on, the plant in which is in charge of the area for deliveries will not make a delivery and will not notify the Salesman of the issue. Praxair is probably the toughest company to work for when it comes to the industry, red tape, Managers without knowledge or backbone to stand up for the team and customer when need be.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to listen to your team and at least act as if you care about their concerns, motivate your team in the right manner, do not threaten your team with derogatory comments which almost always have a negative result. Shoot the team straight, numbers are numbers and those numbers are available to your team and they are not as dumb as you think they are. You end up looking a fool lying to them about what they already know. Integrity is what the company prides itself on, you should look into what this truly means as a supposed leader and not think you can bury your missteps deep enough where it will never catch up to you because I promise you they will, every time sooner or later.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Territory Manager"

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have a good sales manager that does not bird dog you. The company has a ton of offerings almost to much...

    Cons

    The commission plan is a total joke...you don't know where the numbers come from on what you are getting paid. They try to be a sales company but there not. They do great job on gases but are terrible in selling hardgood's. Also they leave many branches with only one person at the store to cover it all day long...I find that very unfair for the person when they cant even go to the bathroom or have lunch. The operations personnel are oppressed, they are over worked and under paid.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being greedy and pay your sales people if you want them to stay with the company. Also pay more to your operations teams and man the stores correctly.


  9. "Praxair"

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

    Pros

    Nice colleagues to work with

    Cons

    Very competitive sector. If your not thinking like praxair wants you to think, you're out.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Culture needs drastic change."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The company offers great benefits such as 401k matching, and holiday/vacation. That's about it. A lot of employees are feeling discouraged and unappreciated.

    Cons

    They are having trouble understanding the competitive market. Sales have taken a sharp decline, with no apparent strategy to recover.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a cultural overhaul, beginning with management. Change comes from the top, so begin by hiring skilled managers.


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