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Praxair Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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  • Flexibility for a work/ life balance is a plus (in 27 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "overall ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Praxair has a lot to offer in the right position and there is a lot to learn. Benefits and time off are decent. There are a lot of places to go if you are willing to relocate and have the experience.

    Cons

    This company is behind the times compared to other companies in the industry. Management is extremely disconnected and the company culture would vastly improve if they would work on employee development.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge that times are changing. There are some members of upper level management are extemely dedicated but the ones that are not are dragging the company down. The company would benefit greatly benefit from ongoing leaderships seminars.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Process Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer
    Former Employee - Process Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance is good

    Cons

    poor benefits (medical insurance sucks), extreme politics, poor management. May be good for beginners.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Denigration/harassment/toxic work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bulk Cryogenic Driver in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Bulk Cryogenic Driver in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Praxair (More than a year)

    Pros

    Union position..benefits and pension .schedule

    Cons

    3 person shop/hatred and vitriol co workers..........a hostile work environment with harassment
    on the job from co workers

    Advice to Management

    respond in a timely manner to questions and concerns/address a problem........don't dismiss a well educated and safe driver who brings concerns to management


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Ole Boys Club"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good $, good benefits, good vacation allottment

    Cons

    If you havent been there forever and dont gold, dont bother

    Advice to Management

    Be fair


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate"

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Assistant in Danbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Parking, good location, cafeteria

    Cons

    The people, the culture, HR

    Advice to Management

    Dig deep to understand the corporate culture


  6. "Misleading career advancement."

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    Former Employee - Production Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology was updated quarterly as developing business was established. Teamwork among process technicians and lab technicians was manageable.

    Cons

    Management had lost touch with problems on the ground level of work. No management support, if they are called out you are thrown under the bus without any plea of case for justification even if manager authorized to initially do so.

    Advice to Management

    Not only listen to the ground workers but hear them as well. Get in their business professionally like an adult to make sure processes are being followed as directed by management. Put gloves and on and help out side by side. Work productively more and meet less.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "IT Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Danbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for work life balance – you can expect to only work from 9-5.

    Cons

    Behind the times in culture, technology and employee engagement. For example, limited diversity, including an aversion to post the words LGBT on the company website. If you liked the 90s for technology then this is the place for you. They are on an old version of Lotus Notes, extremely manual processes (can you say spreadsheets?), and an aversion to automation primarily due to the investment required. Lack of willingness to change and adapt – “we have always done it this way” is commonly voiced. Health benefits for non-executives seem to be the place that gets cut when it is time to trim the budget. You can expect to pay a hefty portion of your health expenses with the plans provided… just don’t get seriously sick. Your level of contribution to the organization is measured not by your skills and impact but the fact that you were at your office from 9-5 and you get a feather in your cap if you are a life-timer.

    Advice to Management

    It is critical to adapt and change if you plan to sustain your business. Remove the resistance from within the organization to change and embrace new ideas and listen to the voice of the employee.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Driver and 9 year vet"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will learn new things if it's your first time hauling haz mat,401 k is not bad,free money, ,,but they can do better if it wasn't due to corporate greed.

    Cons

    If you get hurt on the job,they will give you light duty,and keep u in house regardless of how bad your injury,and if continues to hurt it'll be weeks before you get X-rays, my advice, call 911 at the time of injury, it'll fall under workers comp, and at least you'll get it checked out by a professional instead of getting a Tylenol for the pain.

    Advice to Management

    EQUALITY! !! Should be for everyone, not just Caucasians.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Steady decline..."

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    Former Employee - Engineering Consultant in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Engineering Consultant in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None that come to mind...

    Cons

    -Terrified of risk
    -Retirement center for Boomers
    -Assigning blame is more important than getting the job done
    -Will spend $10 in man-hours (meetings, negotiation, renegotiation) to try to save $1 in operating costs. IOW's people are valued less than the bottom line.
    -Zero innovation. Trying to make money by continually cutting costs.
    -Below-market compensation
    -No culture at larger sites. Unless you're part of the old-boys club, don't expect socialization or comradarie


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Pay is bad"

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

    Pros

    pay for the bills

    Cons

    always gone, pay is resonable, but the safety meetings are a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your truck drivers better and at least raise the pay.


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