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Praxair Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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Pros
  • 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. "Not satisfactory"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    timely salary, timely sacking, timely late registering

    Cons

    Help the part time to retain there work


  2. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Danbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance, covered parking garage

    Cons

    Outdated systems, no innovative thinking, pathetic salaries & bonuses for lower levels, old-fashioned male dominated company, nickel & dime the employees on benefits

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking care of upper management & pay attention to lower levels by increasing salaries and time off. Invest money into your IT infrastructure. Allow telecommuting.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Driver"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gadsden, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gadsden, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good money, Great benifits . Long hours

    Cons

    Always looking for you to make a mistake. May as well have the boss in the jump seat full time

    Advice to Management

    Give driver's a break. Your so out of your common sense confront zone for worrying about who's watching you. It's dangerous.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Account Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Skokie, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Praxair (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Good Training - Always have different trainings going on and website has lots of info.
    -Good Benefits - 401k match is good.
    -Career Development - Lots of focus on possible next steps.

    Cons

    -Run Ultra lean
    -Too much tape to get through to accomplish anything

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on the bottom line and running so lean. There would be better employee retention if they thought they mattered.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Operation Research Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Praxair (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Projects - Scope in learning different parts of supply chain
    Big company
    Chance to work with directors and top bosses

    Cons

    Internal politics, restricting growth
    Junior employees and hourly paid employees are not treated properly and exploited

    Advice to Management

    Have better policies in place to protect employees.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Praxair (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None that I can think of except for money, may be.

    Cons

    Poor upper management. Lack of training to employees who matter the most. Recruiting process is unfair and very biased. Very poor business plans. No culture, not of quality and safety. Sr. Management not staying in touch with reality and facts.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up. Start paying attention to US operations.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "It could be better"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits were good until last year but it is still better then some other companies.

    Cons

    Favoritism,lies and deception are the way of business at Praxair.

    Advice to Management

    Take action before this company becomes Enron.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Dysfunctional Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is okay for those that have something to bring to the table. It has to be the ability to bring customers i.e., revenue to the party, or some specialized skill and have the negotiating skills necessary to make a good case for yourself. Very much like your teen days when having to plead your case to mom and dad, but that's true in most organizations. For me, the pay and benefits were good and I learned a lot, but after my third year there it was really a case of (extremely) diminishing returns.

    Cons

    All good intentions will never go unpunished at Praxair. The weasels that abound within this organization are legion. Every decent person I met while working there was unceremoniously fired. And for no reason, other than someone was having a bad day and had the power to so, and without exception, were always totally full of themselves. I saw good people with 30+ years of loyal service get axed just because there was a little riff going on in some office somewhere, and whatever location won that month's power struggle was going to retaliate against the other group and get everyone they could fired. Usually squabbles originating from the Canadians who seemed to have real, deep seeded prejudices against Americans. No offense to our neighbors to the north, but I saw it happen too many times to consider it coincidence. I saw good people fall apart after being fired because of the shame and humiliating wake Praxair left behind for them. Never saw them treat those people with much respect, and for that matter--mercy. This kind of cut-throat behavior is good sport at Praxair. If the idea of building a career on a pile of sand sounds good to you then this is your company; otherwise, move on. Anyplace will be better for you in the long-term. These people are clowns.

    Advice to Management

    Join the circus.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Leave you to believe in things that never will truly happen."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Experience on a resume.
    The longer you keep believing the fluff they feed you the longer you will stay.

    Cons

    Well underpaid.
    Nepotism & politics.
    Poor management.
    Greedy.
    Uncaring for their employees.
    If you feed in to the fluff this company tells you it will ruin your life in the long run & if u have a family theirs too. If you are the type of person that does not expect much then this is the job for you.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest & follow through with promises. Take better care of your employees & give them a REAL paycheck.


  10. "Horrible"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not many pros. Salary is reasonable and benefits are okay.

    Cons

    Not a good place to work. Managers are unprofessional. Coming into this job not what I expected. I would not recommend this for anyone. There is not really a sense of leadership. Need to hire better leaders and make sure things are running smoothly. Hire more people, too much work for the amount of people working.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to both sides of situations management and non management


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