Praxair Reviews

Updated 17 April 2015
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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. Nice People, Good Opportunity

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    Former Employee - Director - Sales
    Former Employee - Director - Sales

    I worked at Praxair

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Support, Sales works as a team, Well known name

    Cons

    You can sometimes find yourself spread a little to thin.

    Advice to Management

    Open communication on direction you want sales to stear their message.

  2. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Praxair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, cutting edge technology, financial strength.

    Cons

    Over zealous for safety meetings quota lose's the desired required awareness.
    After 50+, you will be ousted ASAP!

    Advice to Management

    Age discrimination has to be stopped before it becomes talent drain and hurts the corporation.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Great for young employees. Great place to get started. Get some skills and get out.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits (check fine print)

    Cons

    Low pay and bonuses. Lots of turnover. Massive lay offs, replacements are extremely young and inexperienced.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good company with good management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Praxair

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of their main concerns is safety, they pay well, have benefits, overall a good company to work for

    Cons

    I haven't really been working here that long, but I don't have anything negative to say.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Truck driver

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Praxair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady work good pay ok insurance

    Cons

    Poorly managed no respect. They talk saftey but dont have a clue high insurance

  7. Helpful (1)

    Company Culture has gone downhill!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Praxair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company continues to have a strong revenue stream.

    Cons

    Company does not value employees at all.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Fortune 250 company with a lack of vision and direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Stable company that is a global leader in the industry
    - Great employees and co-workers who are at the top of their respective fields
    - Still offers 5% matching on 401K
    - Safety first culture

    Cons

    - In 8 years I have been through 3 major and 2 minor reorganiztions
    - There is no effort to retain or compete for talented individuals
    - The limited bonus structure has been updated 3 times in recent years to minimize what is paid out to employees. Now it is almost insulting
    - Praxair prides itself on being a technology company, but it is definitely not embracing information technology trends. Praxair is easily 10 -15 years behind the times, while our competitors make strides forward
    - Very politically charged, good old boy, silo type mentality.
    - Upper management not engaged. More concerned about immediate rewards for their reviews and bonuses over the long term stability and growth of the company
    - There are many unqualified individuals in technical management positions because of soft skills alone.

    Advice to Management

    Advice: Foster an environment where employees don't fear the next reorganization. Be engaging and help to promote your employees through training and mentorship. Have a vision and promote it. You want us to be loyal to the company, well, give us something to be proud and loyal to.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Manager

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    Former Contractor - Operations Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Contractor - Operations Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Praxair as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company present in many countries. Salary is good and the safety aspects are the best in this kind of market.

    Cons

    High market competition and hard job. The research and development is the challenges point for this kind of company.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Good company overall!

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

    I have been working at Praxair

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, good room for growing with the company.

    Cons

    Fast pace, and limited freedom on decision making that really impact the business.

    Advice to Management

    Looking further then quarterly profits doesn't always hurt. It definitely would help us prepare better for the future.

  11. Good company but not for everyone

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    Former Employee - Project Controls Engineer
    Former Employee - Project Controls Engineer

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place for the starters, especially engineers. Many projects, a lot of opportunities. Seen some cases of good promotions. Company is not afraid to give somebody a chance to show yourself. The best about the company is intercommunication between offices, experience sharing, trainings at the office and training trips to other company locations.

    Cons

    Not a place for professionals with experience from outside. Chaotic style of work, exceptions to the accepted practices. Gossips culture. Moderate level of compensation. No perks in the compensation package.

    Advice to Management

    Develop compensation package if not in quantity of perks but in quality.

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