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Praxair Reviews

Updated 14 May, 2017
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Pros
  • Amazing work-life balance with managers that actually take the time to invest in their employees well-being (in 26 reviews)

  • There are good benefits if you are a full-time employee (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Company Very safety contious totally no what they are doing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nitogen Supervisr in Cold Lake, AB
    Former Employee - Nitogen Supervisr in Cold Lake, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Totally into training and mentoring as needed Their benefites are second to none. Management treats you with respect and understanding.

    Cons

    Lots of long days,must work in all kinds of weather and willing to be away from home for long periods of time.

    Advice to Management

    This company treatsyou very well , pays very well, has excellent benefits and I would still be there if contract had not ended


  2. "Inside sales, branch manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Manager and Inside in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Branch Manager and Inside in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Praxair full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is never a dull day as the job entails working with established an potential customers with inquiries order by phone, fax, email and walk in. Being the only staff member at the branch full time (and the only inside sales staff), can make for a consistently busy day, with little down time. Given the freedom to make decisions in the best interest of the customer and company.

    Cons

    Being the only full time staff member is not without its challenges. There is not a thing that happens there that I am not responsible for, be it actually part of my job or not). Shipping/receiving, phones, walk ins, truck drivers, couriers, asset protection, inventory integrity etc etc.

    Huge amount of responsibility for very average pay. There is also surprisingly little opportunity for real professional development, or opportunity to advance .


  3. "Anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Prince Albert, SK
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Prince Albert, SK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Praxair (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The one thing i dont get with praxair is there cuture of not giving back to employees who make them there cash and work hard .when i started with praxair we had bonus staff meals chritnas party to show us there appreciated us now they just keep taking things away no bonus no christmas party 6 week holidays after 25 year whats next i belive its all about the bottom line but look at the profit

    Cons

    Good pay and benifit most of the people are good.
    Hard workin

    Advice to Management

    Please start appreciate your employes more thay will work harder instead of resentfulness towards praxair


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Employees and some local managers are great to work with."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Tech in Sarnia, ON
    Current Employee - Operations Tech in Sarnia, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Praxair full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They give you a lot of leeway to do your job.local managers are pretty good to work for but don't have any real say on the things that matter to the employees . They do the best they can with the little they have to make a good work place environment

    Cons

    Upper management focus on cost saving targets and not caring about the real needs of the company like maintaining their facilities ,focus on taking away every benefit of employees they can get their hands on can not trust upper management they don,t follow their ethic core values only for the very top management and CEO. The culture is not as good as there competition no balance of fairness or accountability. Praxair states that they follow the highest ethical standards in running their business but their words don't match their actions and it is a good thing their employees don,t think.

    Advice to Management

    Say what you mean and mean what you say in your policies know the difference between right and wrong and greed and greedy.


  6. "Customer Service Representative. Southwest Ontario"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in London, ON
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in London, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Praxair full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can actually help people if you ignore the bungling of management. Also, many of the staff are amazing people who all struggle together.

    Cons

    They will hire you as a temp so the management team (and there are far too many managers) can abuse you with ridiculous work loads and completely inept leadership. If you have ever seen the meme which describes the difference between bosses and leaders you will understand the horror I live on a daily basis. I have witnessed amazing employee after amazing employee become the target of one manager in particular. That poor person will be blamed for all problems then terminated. It is a toxic work environment and when the opportunity presents itself many of us are outta here.

    Our zero/zero/zero policy regrading safety is a joke. If you notice a hazard you are best to say nothing or risk being fired.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff. When everyone is telling you there is a serious problem with middle management, perhaps there is a good reason. We all feel abused and worthless.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "20 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Driver in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Route Driver in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Praxair full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay good hours simple job

    Cons

    No advancement ,favouritism , no communication

    Advice to Management

    Grow some


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Praxair full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Retirement and Benefit Package is a nice plus and keeps most of the employees from leaving. The work-life balance really depends on whom you are and how many "feathers" you have.

    Cons

    I worked for Praxair for a long time. There is very little room for growth and development unless you are part of one of the internal "clicks" Even then, you will always be given as much work as you want but are very rarely compensated.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management really should communicate with "ALL" levels of employee's and not rely solely on middle management opinions. I think upper management would be surprised at the amount of micro managing that goes on.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Praxair full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people who are great to work with.

    Cons

    Vacation days and some over management.


  10. "Very good training ground"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Coordinator in Brampton, ON
    Former Employee - Inventory Coordinator in Brampton, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Praxair full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A good & very stable company.

    Cons

    Low wages & no opportunity for growth. Does not value employee loyalty

    Advice to Management

    Change policy and promote people from within.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "It is a good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt in Mississauga, ON

    Pros

    You will work in a friendly environment with knowledgeable people to learn from. It is a good industry to work for as you can take this experience and apply it to many other industries.

    Cons

    They don't really groom and invest on employee training as much as some other companies. This is one of the reason they are not really the top company in their relative field.

    Advice to Management

    Prepare leaders within your employees. Groom the young guys to ensure they stay with the company for long as the knowledge they gain about the product and company would be lost if they are not kept around for long.


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