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Praxair Reviews

Updated 25 November 2014
Updated 25 November 2014
168 Reviews
3.2
168 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good place to work if you are looking for a good work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • People are great hardworking Benefits ok middle of road (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is sometimes a challenge (in 5 reviews)

  • The main goal of Upper management is to get money to the stockholders (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Benefits. Good work environment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Praxair (more than an year)

    Pros

    They offer many opportunities for growth and professional development.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is sometimes a challenge. Competitive salaries but under average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Professional growth and salary increase go hand on hand. Salary increase is way to low compared with cost of life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good company to work for long term

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    Well developed, managed company. Compensation is OK

    Cons

    Time required to prove yourself first

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience with an array of resposiblities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in Deer Park, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Operations in Deer Park, TX (US)

    I have been working at Praxair full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You really get to learn the process because you have a whole plant not just a unit. Process isn't dangerous for the most part. Pay is comparable to industry.

    Cons

    Slow to move, but what company isn't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have less people in charge and bring in a bigger work force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok job....................................

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    Pay was ok , little higher then competitors.

    Cons

    you are doing three different positions and only getting paid for one. High turn over rate no work life balance. Insurance is ok as long as you do not have health problems and need to use it often. People making the calls have no idea how the plant is run or what goes into it daily. only can advance if you are willing to relocate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. change the health insurance. when en employee come in with years of good experience and turned down because there is someone who has a degree but no insurance its not always best . degrees are great but that paper only goes so far when they are thrown into having to do real work. id take the person who has over 20 years experience over the one who has no experience but a degree any day. especially when already understaffed. when we work 16 hour shifts day after day phone rings all hours of the night. a simple thank you once in a while goes a long way. especially when we are missing out on our whole family day in and day out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Madrid (Spain)

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

    Pros

    flexible , safe, few competition, good numbers

    Cons

    Many hours, low salaries, do not care employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better managers an take care of the excess of hours qe work and increase salaries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Praxair is a good place to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Praxair

    Pros

    Salary and responsibility. Company (atleast my management) has been easy to deal with.

    Cons

    Workload can be overwhelming. Also, the salary increases offered for internal promotions are poor.

  8.  

    Intern not returning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Buffalo, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Buffalo, NY (US)

    I have been working at Praxair as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    My favorite parts of Praxair were the fantastic people and great mentorship. If you have the drive to advance quickly, they will accommodate you and give you tougher challenges and visibility

    Cons

    Not particularly dynamic or cutting edge. Industrial gases as an industry doesn't have much more it can do beyond seeking better efficiencies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Praxair

    Pros

    Safe job
    Constant change
    Excellent Benefits
    Great culture and focus on safety

    Cons

    I feel that they don't truly value employee contribution and are consistently at ease with paying in the lower brackets for the hiring ranges for positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical manufacturing culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Praxair

    Pros

    Good place to work if you are looking for a good work life balance

    Cons

    Management needs to stay ahead of the curve to keep the talent.

  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Need to see a change.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Praxair full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The financial stability of this company is second to none. The safety culture can be overbearing at times, but there is never a point where I have felt unsafe. The managers stick to an open door policy and open to discussions for the most part. If you are able to successfully manage your workload (and the many unwritten tasks and additional job duties), you can enjoy freedom to move about as you please.

    Cons

    The financial stability comes, in part, from the company being cheap when it comes to salaries. You are hired for a position with a certain set of tasks/duties, it won't be long before you are doing the work of 3 people. Diversity is a joke. There is a serious lack of managerial courage and a BS system for yearly performance evaluations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people more and they might be ok with doing the work of 3 people. A little praise can go a long way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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