Praxair
3.3 of 5 133 reviews
www.praxair.com Danbury, CT 5000+ Employees

Praxair Reviews

Updated Apr 23, 2014
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3.3 133 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

Praxair President, and CEO Steve Angel

Steve Angel

(89 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "A stable company, which is well-respected in its industry, which offers good work-life balance"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Good people, good group, one can make really impact from the first day of working"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Exclusionary behavior among upper management"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Senior management does not have the guts to invest in new technologies"
    in 4 reviews
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Great Company with great culture

Process Engineer (Former Employee)
The Woodlands, TX (US)

I worked at Praxair full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat Company with great culture

ConsPolitics exists everywhere. the Woodlands is not a location I recommend.

Advice to Senior ManagementRetain people is important. Equal oppotunity and fare treatment is important. This applies to both young and senior engineers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Praxair

ProsFriendly people and atmosphere. You can learn a lot because there is always something that needs to get fixed

Conscompensation could be better, poor reliability and maintenance in the organization

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Praxair is a good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Praxair

ProsDisciplined and ethical company that focuses on sustained growth. Is a good place to work for people that are looking to interface with many different industries.

ConsFlat organizational structure that makes rapid career advancement difficult. Career growth is steady and usually occurs through a combination of lateral and upward moves.

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Great Place to Work

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

I worked at Praxair full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat people and a lot of experiences to live thru

ConsLow growth opportunities in finance departments

Advice to Senior ManagementCareers paths need to be define for all positions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Wonderful company to work for, great co-workers, management had it going on...great pay. This was in Concord, NH

Leadership Development Program Associate (Former Employee)
Concord, NH (US)

I worked at Praxair full-time for more than 10 years

Prospay, benefits, people, work ethic of co workers, safety, flex time is available which was great, yearly bonuses and awards

Conscommunication or lack of, management needs to communicate with employees more, I really have no other cons to relay to you.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Intern (Current Employee)
Tonawanda, NY (US)

I have been working at Praxair as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat people, lots of stuff going on, great place

Consmore structure to work required

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great experience for students

Reliability Internship (Former Employee)
Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

I worked at Praxair as an intern for less than a year

Prosyou will work in a friendly environment with knowledgeable people to learn from. It is a good industry to work for as you can take this experience and apply it to many other industries.

ConsThey don't really groom and invest on employee training as much as some other companies

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter equipment for interns

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Coordinator (Current Employee)
Guelph, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Praxair as a contractor for less than a year

ProsPeers are nice to work with

ConsZero technology - technology is from 1983

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Excess of internal politics and concern about company"s image to the public

Director (Current Employee)
Tonawanda, NY (US)

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

ProsFor fresh from school people fast promotion without achievements, just based on expectations. For senior employees just pension plan.

ConsCompany is lack of strategy. Senior managers and most of regions presidents do not have sales and business experience. They are selected based on internal politics.
There is no carreer plan. Company is worry about its image. Diversity program only works up to middle level like senior engineers. Going to higher level there is no diversity.
Company does not provide the same structure across the word in spite of goals are he same for all employees.
A lot of unskilled managers are causing potentail and skilled employees to look for opportunities outside.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote people based on skills and achievements, not base on expectations.
Do nt put diversity at the top when hiring.
Carreer plam must be managed by HR and not dump it on employees lap for them to take care of.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Complete lack of communication from management

Territory Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Praxair full-time

ProsCompany car available for personal use, good co-workers

ConsPay is lower than industry standard, I saw my manager twice in a year, wouldn't return phone calls, emails, or texts. Company is on a spending freeze and won't invest any money in business. Stock reports show profit, yet that is not the way things feel working there. It's only going to get worse.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet sales managers that actually care.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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