Praxair

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A fine company, great business model, but very conservative and do not care a lot about employees

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

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

Pros

Terrific knowledge base, great commitment to safety, most managers walk the talk, good commitment to integrity, you're able to move into a different career path if you want to and put in the effort, everyone's willing to teach you what they know, great people at every single location including all the plants I've ever been to

Cons

Too risk averse, not willing to fire anyone, some very old school managers that feel there's only one way to get certain jobs (i.e. very difficult to move between technical and sales), not a good internal job change process, overall huge lack of communication, big mismatch in male-female ratio (about 83-17%)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

PLEASE do a better job managing your managers. They are the single worst thing about Praxair. I would say 80% of the salaried workforce are engineers, and most engineers need a lot of help to become good managers; it's just not in their DNA. Many people are promoted into the wrong positions and don't know how to use the power. I don't foresee any change in pay in the future, but especially in a town like Houston where I work, you can't afford to treat people poorly AND pay low salaries. They'll leave.

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    Excellent Opportunities and Career Growth

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

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

    Pros

    Good Career Opportunities for advancement
    Stable company with little turnover
    Diverse work environments and fields
    Excellent knowledge base to learn from
    Teamwork is stressed to achieve goals

    Cons

    Compensation lower than others with the same workload and responsibilities
    Challenging goals and high pressure to meet them year after year regardless of external conditions
    High demand on time with little downtime and ever feeling disconnected form the job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    R&D Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Tonawanda, NY (US)
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Tonawanda, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Good people, good group, one can make really impact from the first day of working

    Cons

    The small city is a little bored. Less chances to get promoted. Not easy to publish and network with others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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