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Praxair Reviews

Updated February 15, 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. "Senior Reimbursement Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  2. "Production"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible Management with no integrity or backbone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Territory Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Praxair"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Culture needs drastic change."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Go no where company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Lab Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Quality Lab Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Praxair surface technologies offers great benefits, good pay, room for advancement

    Cons

    Buddy system, hard to advance without a degree, must work extremely hard to earn more pay, continually takes away benefits

    Advice to Management

    Cut out excess management, use internal certificates and online classes as a way to allow employees to advance.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "All positions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Praxair (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Praxair has good intentions

    Cons

    Too many to list -
    Management is terrible, especially the board because they seem to not know how or what to do in order to grow the business.
    All of the Indians of the company are not appreciated, over worked and gets mixed messages all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Board learn who is important and what needs to be done to grow your business.
    To much politics and the old timers stick together even when they are 100% wrong destroying the business in order to protect each others job securities. Problem is the board needs to come down and see what and how the business is being ran.


  10. "OK Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Tonawanda, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Praxair full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    OK to work for, a middle of the road company, Not a bad place to work if you are satisfied with the status quo. OK benefits, OK work life balance.

    Cons

    Management by KPIs only, no real drivers to make significant changes, no ability to make changes that are meaningful, stangnant wages, little or no business growth . Continually outsourcing work to China/ India resulting in less jobs here in the US. Less career growth opportunities, eliminating senior level positions and requiring junior engineers to do more for less, then they wonder why projects are behind schedule or don't work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop nitpicking your employees for pennies, look for the $ and larger process improvements that can make a real and lasting change. Stop the good old boys club network. Promote the best person for the job, instead of your buddy. Trust your employees. Management suffers from a lack of vision, and have no real sense of purpose. All they push for is the almighty KPI !


  11. "very efficient company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Pros

    effective management, learn a lot

    Cons

    demanding, slow promotion, extra hour



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