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Praxair Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Nitrogen Service Tech"

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    • 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.


  2. "Great long term employment"

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    • 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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Operator"

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    • 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.


  4. "Assistant Buyer"

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    • 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


  5. Helpful (2)

    "some thing else"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work atmosphere,sold many gases

    Cons

    hated to move on,i won the powerball

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Shipping and Receiving"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipping and Receiving in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Shipping and Receiving in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Worked independently and had access to unlimited overtime

    Cons

    although management was laid back, there was poor leadership


  7. "OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    Lots of leeway to start your own projects. Good work environment, lots of engineers nearby to help out as needed and are open to questions

    Cons

    Management can by tyrannical. Impersonal company who cares more about bottom line than employees. Do not expect help from mgt in forging a career path

  8. "PDI"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Resources, Opportunities, many great people.

    Cons

    You are a number, no matter how long you have been there.


  9. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Plant Engineer in Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Plant Engineer in Gary, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company with good longevity. Stable growth with an excellent safety record. Plenty of opportunity if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Management could be better, but you have to direct your own growth.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more feedback to staff


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Old trucks,not very good leadership


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