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Praxair Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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  • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meaningful work.
    Strong collaboration among team members.
    Challenging, but fair.
    Good career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Work / Life Balance can be a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic in terms of how employees are able to balance day-to-day work responsibilities with advancing in strategic improvements. Sometimes the day-to-day is all consuming.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Steady decline..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Joining Praxair Changed my Life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management, very low turnover, ability to contribute strategically even as a more entry-level employee. Saw reviews that PX is not changing with the times...but they are implementing new systems in various groups and configuring departments in the most effective way to be more in-tune with changing times. Amazing work-life balance with managers that actually take the time to invest in their employees well-being. Can definitely see the commitment to social responsibility, diversity & inclusion, safety, and environmental impact.

    Cons

    Benefits plans could be better...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work with employee retention and training & development to ensure all employees feel as if they are as valuable as PX perceives them to be.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Driver and 9 year vet"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Branch Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work and grow retail business. Not micro managed long as you hit your targets. Love the customers that shop with us.

    Cons

    Lack senior management support. Gas support from main plant creates many back orders for customers. Pushing out senior employees to give younger employees more than they can handle. Expect paying most of your medical.

    Advice to Management

    Be loyal to your senior employees who have been with you through all of the highs and lows. Let them guide and help promote the next generation of Praxair employees. Stop bringing in your senior managers from 10 buck 2 to clean house. They are hurting the morale of the company.


  7. "OK Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 !


  8. "Territory Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good as is 401K match

    Cons

    Company runs lean so everyone wears multiple hats!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "IT Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Good start to the logistics industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Planner in Cahokia, IL
    Current Employee - Logistics Planner in Cahokia, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good start to logistics
    Great culture and management
    Very easy going job
    Management doesn't micro manage
    Hours can be short if you are fast at what you do
    Co workers are very easy to work with

    Cons

    Hours are 2nd shift
    No room for growth in the position
    Depending on your routing locations you can be routing east coast and west coast working longer hours
    Management does not give you clear goals to work towards.
    No praise to think outside the box
    System crashes frequently and your left on your own to figure out how to fix it

    Advice to Management

    Give some clear projects to the employees
    If you want employees to stay long term have a promotional structure for planners
    Be there for support to employees when they need it


  11. "Human Resources Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Gurabo, PR
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Gurabo, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Praxair (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Economically strong company. Very structured with great benefits and good salaries.

    Cons

    High hours demanding jobs. Promotions are slow. Some managers need to receive training on dealing with personnel

    Advice to Management

    Open offices in Tampa, Florida


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