Praxair
3.3 of 5 131 reviews
www.praxair.com Danbury, CT 5000+ Employees

Praxair Reviews

Updated Apr 02, 2014
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3.3 131 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

Praxair President, and CEO Steve Angel

Steve Angel

(88 ratings)

67% 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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good company to work with recommended

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosgood culture and values recommeded to work

Consnot global stds has lot of gaps between india and global

Advice to Senior Managementmeet global stds

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

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aa+

Associate Manager (Former Employee)
Hyderābād

I worked at Praxair full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGives you an exposure to best Technology & practices of Industry .
Balanced in growth ,

Consslow for personal growth not very aggressive in remuneration

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

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i have well experienced with specialty gas aspects & Safe handling procedures.

Operations Supervisor (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Praxair

Prosi got the knowledge about all specialty gasses physical & chemical properties,What ever gasses spread ed in our surroundings now i am familiar with their percentage h0w it is related to us.How to handle with specialty gas leakages,what are the safety procedures we have to take all those training i have completed.i have knowledge about types of cylinders & their specifications

Consthey were not taking care what v r doing in customer site,They are not giving any further knowledge about gasses not giving any facilities in customer sites ,We are sincerely doing lots of thing in customer site but ur management not at all seeing our work....my self very sad about these things.

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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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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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Two words: Smoke and mirrors

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Praxair

ProsReputation in the industry
Stock price

ConsLeadership
Silos
Compensation
Lack of effective talent management

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

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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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