Praxair Reviews

Updated 21 August 2014
Updated 21 August 2014
152 Reviews

3.0
152 Reviews
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Praxair President, and CEO Steve Angel
Steve Angel
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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)

  • Secure job, nice people, good benefits (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • The main goal of Upper management is to get money to the stockholders (in 8 reviews)

  • Outside of not working overtime and being able to take a lunch hour, they don't encourage a healthy work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good company to work with recommended

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good culture and values recommeded to work

    Cons

    not global stds has lot of gaps between india and global

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    meet global stds

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    aa+

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    Former Employee - Associate Manager  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    slow for personal growth not very aggressive in remuneration

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Bangalore

    I have been working at Praxair

    Pros

    i 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

    Cons

    they 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.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place for business but not highly technical positions (unless you are in a core business)

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    High salaries, good benefits, good colleagues, training, challenging work, international travel.

    Cons

    Rigid hierarchy -- workers vs managers, core businesses vs non-core. There is a lot of turnover and a lack of focus -- to many functions. Some business areas are very disfunctional with unqualified staff, a lot of political nonsense, a lot of KA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking that you are better than anyone else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Disenchanted with creative process and your ability to contribute at lower levels.

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    Current Employee - Technologist  in  Tonawanda, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Technologist in Tonawanda, NY (US)

    I have been working at Praxair full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and time off when you need it. Managers that do listen...some of them at least. A lot of talent to go around. Unlimited sick days with pay so I have been told.

    Cons

    Can be a tough place to get acknowledged for your hard efforts and "real" world experiences. PhD's think that they are gods and no one at a lower level, such as the Technologists, have any real ideas or possible solutions to help in their research. PhD's and researchers have only school experiences and many times work with blinders on. They just don't have enough general work, play and life experiences.

    Not enough recognition to the ground force workers who are the driving force in getting work done on a team. Yes it is a TEAM effort, but many with higher education won't acknowledge the fact. They let their ego's get in the way and think they can solve everything. When in fact they're just chasing their own tails. As a formal Navy Officer, I never lost hope in my junior employees. They all have something to contribute no matter how low on the totem pole. Everyone has something to contribute. We all can be developed to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Little ideas no matter how small or trivial they may seem DO become big ideas. Ask those with the soft voice because they feel intimidated for their ideas. 98 percent of them may have already been tried. It only took 1 big idea and belief for Apple computers CEO, Steve Jobs. Remember this... You lead, follow or fall behind. Its tough to be in the front leading especially since you forget to look in the rear view mirror and see that you were about to be over come with your single mindedness .... and passed. Listen to those in the back seat. They are the ones who are doing more observation because they don't have to keep focused on what's just up ahead . You just need to listen. I've been told by my wife it's a hard thing to do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very great group but overall company organization could be better.

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    Current Employee - Development Specialist I  in  Tonawanda, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Development Specialist I in Tonawanda, NY (US)

    I have been working at Praxair full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very smart, strong engineers that work well together. Also, there is an open door policy with most people and everyone is very friendly and willing to help.

    Cons

    The overall goals for the company are not straightforward and different groups have different agendas. Collaboration could be better and some of the usual micro-managing in other groups needs to be solved. Promotions seem random and the work flow is a bit too hurried with everyone wanting the answers before analysis is complete.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have a more focused message and have buy-in from everyone. Make decisions based on facts and not agendas. The pay could be better in order to keep the best performers. Sometimes the raises from the best and worst are not that much different. Get rid of the ranking system for promotions/benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Dynamic environment, almost a scary level of competence amongst my colleagues.

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager

    I have been working at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    interesting work, good communication, the physical facility is well kept and is conducive to serious work. The workforce is international and immensely talented.

    Cons

    lots of structure, and one must be aware of the unwritten do's and don'ts or career obstacles will occur. Typical for a larger company, it can be difficult to do things quickly in the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reduce the amount of rules and structure. A lot of energy is expended in producing charts, reports, tables, etc., for review meetings and regular reporting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    managers must be righting the good reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Praxair as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    every aspect of the job has gone down hill.

    Cons

    1lost sick time mangers unlimited 2lost profit sharing which we had to Buy in managers got bigger bonuses3 lost 6 weeks vacation after 25 years now only 5 4Steve Angel makes more and more money millions every year top rise 2.5 percent last 4 years plant wide 5 safety has know taken a back seat in the last year no safety manger plant manger is doesn't seem to care safety is being ignored now we have now osha violations happing and if anything is reported to management or corporate security you will be dealt with fired for something else or forced to leave I watched it happen to the best guy we got.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cant be fixed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Benefits

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Praxair

    Pros

    Benefits and international trips are very good

    Cons

    Internal politics with in the organization are bad

  11.  

    Customer Service tech

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Tech
    Current Employee - Customer Service Tech

    I have been working at Praxair for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work from home.

    Cons

    on call, low compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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