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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

ProsTerrific 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

ConsToo 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 Senior ManagementPLEASE 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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    Pros: Good Career Opportunities for advancement Stable company with little turnover Diverse work environments and… Cons: Compensation lower than others with the same workload and responsibilities Challenging goals and high pressure to meet them year… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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    Slave away your life

    Chemist (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros: You have a job. Overtime Cons: They overwork their employees (15+ hours OT ) Underpay employees Very bad… Advice to Senior Management: They need to please learn how to manage. They mix too much… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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