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Praxair Reviews

Updated 19 October, 2017
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  • Flexibility for a work/ life balance is a plus (in 28 reviews)

  • Good benefits to support a healthy lifestyle (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work! Management actually listens to your ideas.

    Cons

    Taking away a lot of benefits!

    Advice to Management

    Try to stop taking away benefits!


  2. "Inside sales, branch manager"

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    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"

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    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. "Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    Doesn't easily give up on its people, fair wage, offers a half way decent benefit package for now.

    Cons

    Operates far to lean, effects customer service. Has become a red tape, beauracratic nightmare.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "All positions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Praxair (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Praxair has good intentions

    Cons

    Too many to list -
    Management is terrible, especially the board because they seem to not know how or what to do in order to grow the business.
    All of the Indians of the company are not appreciated, over worked and gets mixed messages all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Board learn who is important and what needs to be done to grow your business.
    To much politics and the old timers stick together even when they are 100% wrong destroying the business in order to protect each others job securities. Problem is the board needs to come down and see what and how the business is being ran.


  7. "territory manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    ok but high sales pressure

    Cons

    benifits are not that good


  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Praxair full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Freedom to set own schedule

    Cons

    Will fire at the drop of a hat
    Extremely slow processes
    Extremely old systems
    Lack of management support
    Very very slow HR department
    Some employees are racists


  10. "Customer Service Representative. Southwest Ontario"

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    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.


  11. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I liked the company culture and the people are amazing!

    Cons

    It can be very demanding and stressful to work here.


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