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9 days ago

IT Security Architect

Praxair Danbury, CT

• Enhances security team accomplishments and competence by planning delivery of solutions; answering technical and procedural questions for less… CareerBuilder


9 days ago

Sr. Engineering Consultant - Cold Box

Praxair Tonawanda, NY

This senior level Program Manager will be responsible for managing the portfolio of cold box design projects from the initial support of business… CareerBuilder


17 days ago

Procurement Associate

Praxair Tonawanda, NY

This position is responsible for managing mid level, regionally or globally sourced commodities or processes by carrying out the strategic sourcing… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

R&D Turbomachinery Technologist

Praxair Tonawanda, NY

In this role, you will be working with R&D professionals, the technologist will be involved in all aspects of design, procurement, fabrication… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

Field Service Technician (AIMS)

Praxair Houston, TX

•Safety accountability, including program execution, training, and measuring. •Compliance with reliability, quality assurance, environmental, and… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

Logistics Planner

Praxair Saint Louis, MO +2 locations

•Key tasks must be accomplished in a manner that supports and promotes 0/0/0. •Ability to apply financial acumen to decision process to help achieve… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

Temporary Production Technician - Rancho Dominguez

Praxair Compton, CA

Praxair Surface Technologies is a Fortune 500 company with 36 plants in 10 countries. We are a world leader in surface-enhancing coatings to solve… CareerBuilder


4 days ago

Coating Development Engineer -Diffusion - R & D

Praxair Indianapolis, IN

This person's primary responsibility will be in the area of metallic diffusion coatings and surface engineering, with an emphasis on development and… CareerBuilder


30 days ago

Truck Driver - Fife

Praxair Tacoma, WA

We offer one of the highest wages in our industry. We provide excellent health, dental, and vision benefit packages, retirement, 401k plan, excellent… CareerBuilder


9 days ago

Operations Supervisor

Praxair Houston, TX

The Operations Supervisor will be responsible for running the daily operations and assisting plant management in the areas of distribution, service… CareerBuilder


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    Praxair is average and behind the times. They're tight with the buck.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Not the best employer, but not the worst. The benefits are average, at best. If you don't have strong technical skills, this is the place for you because they're behind technology-wise. Not a very fast-paced environment so no real pressure or push for employees to work overtime. The Danbury location has a cafeteria in the building and a bank; it's convenient. They also offer garage parking which is great in the winter especially since they never close the building due to snow storms, so you're pretty much expected to be at work even if it means you risk your life getting there. They're big on charitable donations and encourage (at least in theory) diversity within the company. Outside of the Administrative Assistants, everyone gets and office.

    Cons

    Management admits that the company is cheap and they're proud of it. But, then they don't have a problem spending thousands upon thousands of dollars hosting shareholder and board meetings at the St. Regis in Manhattan or throwing extravagant gala's for the executives.

    Salary increases (when there's no salary freeze in place) are below the average cost of living index. They don't encourage professional development. I've been here for 5 years and have yet to travel to any other locations to meet the people I work with on a daily basis. They don't invest in their employees by sending them to training seminars or classes to enhance their skills.

    I'm stuck in an office environment where there's little camaraderie; people pretty much keep to themselves. There are many employees that have been here 10, 20, even 30 years and with that comes a serious reluctance to change. I think it's very difficult for them to retain technologically advanced, talented young people who want to grow and be part of something bigger. The IT personnel here are useless. You're better off trying to investigate a technical problem on your own, otherwise you'll just be waiting indefinitely for IT to figure it out. They're bad at following up and just inefficient. Management is old-fashioned, stuffy, cold and keeps the 'good ole boys' network alive. The CEO rarely acknowledges anyone he passes by in the hall because he's too busy talking to himself.

    Outside of not working overtime and being able to take a lunch hour, they don't encourage a healthy work-life balance. No such thing as summer hours. No such thing as telecommuting. If you get 2 weeks vacation and you need just one more day, you have to pay for it - literally. You have to pay the company for vacation days. There are no holiday parties to speak of. If they bring in pizza for a department, each employee is asked for money to cover the cost. Good luck getting any supplies ordered. At one time, each employee was told they'll get one ream of paper per year and so they had to be very careful about what they print. All printers are automatically set up to print on both sides of the paper. The printers break down every few weeks. The fax machines are 15 years old.

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    I've been here 5 years and so it's not unbearable; for where I am in my life, it works. But, management needs to know that most employees are just biding time until they either hit retirement or get a better offer in a better commuting location. Where there's no investment or appreciation of employees, there's no investment or loyalty to the employer. This isn't a career for me - it's just a job with average pay and average benefits which is more than a lot of people have right now in this economy. A note to management would be that your employees are not stupid. We see (and hear) a lot more than you may realize, but I put in my 40 hours and you give me a check and then we're even.

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