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Air Liquide – Why Work For Us?

Air Liquide – present in 80 countries with more than 50,000 employees – is the world leader in gases technology and health.

Air Liquide’s presence in the U.S. dates back to 1916. Today, Air Liquide companies in the U.S. employ over 5,000 employees in over 200 locations nationwide, including more than 140 industrial gas plants and multiple regional offices. Additionally, Air Liquide owns and operates a state-of-the-art R&D center, the Delaware Research & Technology Center (DRTC), in Newark. The DRTC is one of Air Liquide’s 8 major R&D centers worldwide.

Air Liquide produces and supplies oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and rare gases to customers in a range of industries: energy, refining, chemicals, glass, steel, electronics, healthcare, food & beverage, electronics, mining, space and aeronautics, and others. Air Liquide’s products, applications and services are driven by innovative technologies to help optimize industrial efficiency and protect the environment. Air Liquide’s sustainable solutions help customers manufacture indispensible products that are essential to everyday life.

Innovation is one of the founding values of Air Liquide, and remains an integral part of Air Liquide’s business culture and overall strategy. We focus on expanding our offer through constant innovation. Through our robust research and development program, we work to create new solutions for customers, expand into new markets, and evolve our business. At Air Liquide, we believe innovation is crucial to technological progress and sustainable growth.




Air Liquide employs over 5,000 people in the United States: engineers, technicians, plant managers, field service technicians, research & development, drivers, business development, executives, and everything in between. Our employees are the very foundation on which Air Liquide’s success is built. To that end, we value each and every one of our team members and look to hear from them via our company-wide employee survey. Air Liquide’s business is built on the pillars of safety, innovation, customer satisfaction, efficiency and reliability, collaboration and corporate citizenship. Receiving regular employee feedback on these areas is important to us. In short, at Air Liquide we are all ears.

Air Liquide in the Community

As a company whose business spans more than 80 countries around the globe,Air Liquide is committed to investing in and preserving the communities in which we live and work. Environmental stewardship is paramount to Air Liquide’s business. Through global community investments and research initiatives centered around health, science and education, and emerging economies, and with a focus on STEM and youth enrichment programs in the U.S., Air Liquide stands firm in its commitment to the environment, sustainability, and the people in the communities in which we operate.

Through its corporate charitable giving program in the U.S., Air Liquide has a long history of giving to non-profit organizations and matching the contributions of its employees. We don’t stop at financial contributions. Many of our employees are active volunteers, always seeking out opportunities to get out into the community to make a positive difference. At Air Liquide, we recognize that being truly engaged in the area of corporate social responsibility is not just our choice, it is a responsibility we take seriously.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14th annual Chemistry Expo
Lake Charles, Louisiana

Air Liquide participated in the Lake Area Industry Alliance's 14th annual Chemistry Expo in Lake Charles, Louisiana in October. The event provided approximately 2,700 sixth-graders a hands-on look at how chemistry affects our lives in the products we use every day. Engineers and scientists from 20 LAIA member companies set up more than 70 booths, showcasing the science behind polymers, rheology, surfactants, acids and bases, and more. Air Liquide employees demonstrated the properties of cryogenic gases using liquid nitrogen and common items such as raquet balls, hot dogs, hard boiled eggs, and others.

9th Annual Air Liquide Fall Classic
undefinedSpringfield, Louisiana

The 9th annual Air Liquide Fall Classic golf tournament was held on October 21, 2013, at the Carter Plantation in Springfield, Louisiana to kick-off its annual fundraising effort benefitting the American Cancer Society. In conjunction with the tournament, Air Liquide presented the organization with a check for $50,000 - the total amount raised by Air Liquide employees in the previous year.  The funds raised contribute to the American Cancer Society's efforts to help find cures and fight back against cancer. The annual Air Liquide Fall Classic, a scramble-style charity tournament, is orchestrated each year by Air Liquide employees from its operations in Southeast Louisiana.

Energy Day 2013
Houston, Texas

Air Liquide sponsored Energy Day 2013 in downtown Houston, a family-friendly festival geared toward K-12 students that highlights and demonstrates innovation in energy to spark interest in energy-related careers. A group of Air Liquide employees manned the Air Liquide booth as the Freeze Team, demonstrating the properties of cryogenic nitrogen and carbon dioxide through entertaining experiments involving common items like pencil erasers, raw eggs, baloons and carnations. 

BP MS 150
Houston, Texas

On April 20-21, 2013, Air Liquide joined thousands of cyclists in Texas for the BP MS 150, a two-day, 180 mile fundraising cycling ride from Houston to Austin. Air Liquide participates in the BP MS 150 each year to help raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis and to help fund research led by the National MS Society geared toward treating and eventually curing MS. Funds raised also helo provide services for those living with MS. The BP MS 150 raises over $15 million for Multiple Sclerosis annually.

Texas Diversity Council Leadership Conference
Dallas, Texas

Air Liquide was proud to sponsor the 9th annual Texas Diversity Council Leadership Conference in Dallas, held April 3-5, 2013. The conference included more than 40 sessions touching on various diversity and leadership topics: multiculturalism, race and ethnicity, gender, generations, LGBT issues, disability, mentoring, personal branding and many others. Air Liquide partners with the Texas Diversity Council on many events throughout the year and is committed to diversity and inclusion. Members of our Human Resources team are shown with keynote speaker and diversity activist Soledad O’Brien.


 

 






Air Liquide is a global leader, constantly striving to stay on top in a fast paced, high-tech industry. The diversity of our businesses and our worldwide operations mean careers at Air Liquide are limitless. Air Liquide provides opportunities to explore many different types of work all over the world while remaining within the same company.


We’re growing. You can be a part of our future, and we can be a part of yours.


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Career Philosophy


Excellence, diversity and talent development are fundamental to Air Liquide’s performance. We believe our employees are the source of our success and rely on their intelligence, creativity and determination to continuously improve all aspects of our business. We trust in the initiative of our people, and give them the responsibility and autonomy needed to get the job done.


link between our employees and our success means we must continuously attract talented and motivated people. Our philosophy is pretty simple: We focus on providing opportunities for professional development and career advancement, exceptional benefits, and a quality work environment that makes Air Liquide an employer of choice. We believe your success is dependent on a healthy balance between your personal and professional lives.


Grow with us


Air Liquide is heavily invested in the development of employees. Careers at Air Liquide provide immediate opportunities to contribute, as well as continuous access to a diverse range of training and development programs that enable career advancement. Your success drives ours, and we prepare you to succeed.




Air Liquide offers a comprehensive benefit package for their employees, and provides a variety of options designed to enhance quality-of-life.


Health and Welfare Benefits


Air Liquide offers multiple major medical plans to choose from, in addition to dental, vision, term life insurance plans, and supplemental life insurance with a generous guaranteed issue limit.>Additional health and welfare benefits:


  • Flexible spending accounts are available to help employees save on medical and dependent care expenses;
  • Short- and long-term disability options;
  • Retiree medical and life insurance benefit for employees who retire after 15+ years of service;


Wellness incentives are provided on an annual basis, where employees may participate in their annual screenings or complete a wellness assessment in order to earn up to $500.00. Discount gym memberships are also available to employees


Retirement Benefits


Air Liquide provides a generous match with their 401k Enhanced Savings plan. Employees who have reached a minimum of 1 year of service are also granted service-based contributions to help employees meet their retirement goals. An Employee Stock Purchase Plan is also offered.


Additional Voluntary Benefits


Additional voluntary benefits are offered to help promote a culture of health and financial security for their employees, including: paid holidays, vacation and sick days; tuition reimbursement; employee assistance program; computer purchase program; and many others.

Air Liquide has qualified for Fortune magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for the fifth consecutive year. This year, Air Liquide ranked No. 5 the Chemicals industry category after ranking No. 6 in 2012 and No. 7 in 2011.




Air Liquide is proud to be a Silver Member of the Texas Diversity Council.



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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Air Liquide in May 2013.

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    Met with HR Manager and District Manager. Very Laid back process. Went threw my resume and asked about Sales experience. They asked simple questions that made me think, but were very well thought out. I felt at ease talking to them, no pressure and the whole interview took 45 min. They wanted me to do a driving test with a 5 ton truck and a medical exam after getting past the first interview.

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Air Liquide Awards and Accolades

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World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2012

Additional Info

Website www.airliquide.com
Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1902
Type Company - Public
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (CAD) per year

Air Liquide - the world leader in gases, technology and health - is present in 80 countries with close to 50,000 employees.

Air Liquide’s presence in the U.S. dates back to 1916. Today, Air Liquide companies in the U.S. employ over 5,000 employees in over 200 locations nationwide, including more than 140 industrial gas plants and multiple regional offices. Additionally...
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