I loved most of the people I worked with. There were a lot of dedicated hard working people committed to excellence at the company. After 2009 things changed and a serious policy of micromanagement started but never ended. Most jobs, especially management, were piled on with responsibilities. While the benefits were great, there was not a policy of flexible scheduling. Most managers had multiple sites possible hours apart and very little staff or support. I eventually chose my family and life over medium pay for maximum effort. Also... although they say otherwise, they are not a diversity minded company. At least not in the field
Corporate America politics is worsened by its internal exposures in south america. Over the years, a lot of SA employees were transferred to US corporate office under the name of training, but they all took the opportunity as a convenient vehicle of immigration. They limited other US based employees career advancement opportunities as well as nurtured a sort of mafia type of corporate culture. The management turned to blind to this trend for the sake of their strong presence in South America.
Performance driven workplace with a lot of emphasis on sound management through decision making with rigorous analysis
Project Business Lead (Former Employee) – Danbury, CT – January 18, 2017
Great global workplace with lots of opportunity to learn. High emphasis on sound management with heavy analytical rigor. A Business Development professional will have to learn discounted cashflows, financial modeling, pricing strategy and management of base business.
Customer Service Technician (Former Employee) – Suffield, CT – November 22, 2016
I enjoyed the work, something different every day. The biggest problem with the company is poor management. My immediate supervisor was not suited for a leadership role, he could not make a decision if his life depended on it. I had little to do for nearly 9 months, I had to beg for something to keep the time card full. It is hard to see that type of incompetence at an interview but upon reflection there were signs. I wish I hadn't worked for them, it was 1 1/2 years wasted
It is a fast pace work environment with good benfits
Opperation Tech (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – January 3, 2017
It is a fast pace work environment with good benefits. The most enjoyable part of my job is knowing I was able to help someone or some company improve their quality of life. I enjoy working with my co-workers and they are mostly willing to lend a helping hand. The hardest part of my job is my workload however I am accustomed to the fast paced work environment.
OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) – North Royalton, OH – November 5, 2016
All jobs kept you busy. A great opportunity to learn about the packaged gas industry. Management was over worked. Coworkers are very knowledgeable and easy to get along with. Hardest part of the job was adjusting for customer demands with limited resources. The best part was having an opportunity to advance career.
Decent benefits, rate of pay for work required.
Manufacturing practices were not the same across the board, creating difficulties for LEAN operations.
Lead Man (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – November 19, 2016
Typical day of fielding 40 phone calls and dealing with the fact that most people can't and wont perform their job functions and having to accept that management will not do anything about it. Any accusations brought against you are taken as fact. It was hard dealing with all the personalities. Most enjoyable was the flexibility of my schedule.
Truck Driver Class A (Current Employee) – Modesto, CA – January 1, 2017
the job is horrible the day to day is just working loading your truck but the product isn't right and you have deal with a lot of unhappy customers that has issues that you cant even help sloved situtations and the co workers don't really care about other folks just them selves
Logistics Coordinator (Current Employee) – Tonawanda, NY – September 3, 2016
The company shows no compassion for employees or customers. Everyone passes the buck and never follows up to ensure customers are satisfied. The culture and environment is toxic. Management is oblivious to how the company is run and rules are created and implied when and if it benefits management. I would never recommend anyone beginning a career with Praxair. One would think it was a prestigious and respectable employer to work for however a week in and you will see for yourself.
Production Operator and Production Supervisior (Former Employee) – Roseville, CA and Pitssburg, CA – August 22, 2016
This company gave me a good start in this field. Everyday was a good day to learn about production. While at the facility in Roseville, the staff and management was very nice and a good mixture of personalities. My job wasn't hard at either the Pittsburg plant nor Roseville, I looked to changes jobs because management was going through lots of difficult changes-it became unstable.
Sleep Care Management (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – December 23, 2016
best job I have ever had, Great management and co-workers very family oriented no stress it was a pleasure to get up and go to work. Company was bought out by Apria Healthcare so office was closed and we were all relocated,
customer service representative (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, Utah – August 22, 2016
This job contained a high volume of calls and top quality customer service within a day to day routine. I have gained self knowledge and growth as well as a global industry for welding gases, medical gases to specialty gases, welding equipment and computer skills as far as data entry to spreadsheets. This job had me maintain a positive outlook in future growth within a career and myself. This was a team oriented position where open communication was key and that sales can be all what you make it. Hardest part of the job is the difficulty of not being in the physical state that your customer is in. The most enjoyable part is every day is different and there is forever growth in knowledge, product, and awareness.
Branch Manager (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – October 7, 2016
I learned the industrial industry and focus on management duties. I enjoyed the freedom to learn and make mistakes to ensure my success as well as the companies. It was a very memorable experience and at times miss working there.
Flexible hours, and friendly co-workers. Clean and safe work environment. Unsteady market causing wide swings in workload. Management is inconsistent between departments. Engaged in the community. Benefits are average.