Senior Research Scientist (Current Employee) – Newark, DE – May 25, 2018
Generally positive experiences however very limited opportunities outside of R&D. Management promotes pursuing new directions to the new employees but does nearly nothing to support employees who want to expand their career paths.
Nice work place and generally good interactions with coworkers
Too much employee turnover and apparent apathy by management
The company workplace culture is not the same. Once Air Liquide purchased Airgas, the environment became high stressed. Air Liquide put a few of it's companies under Airgas, and the Airgas way of doing business is completely different.
TGCM-Tech Level (Current Employee) – Malta, NY – May 2, 2018
Management's mentality is if you make a mistake then what other mistakes have you made. Managers do not believe a missed signature is just a 'missed signature'. They believe that this minor infraction is a precursor of a much greater delinquency of a technician's duties. With that one mistake, supervisors and upper management take that example and yell at everyone. I mean red-in-the-face yelling and shaming the technicians for over-looking and then chastising the crew to be more vigilant and pay attention. This happens at least once a week. I work with men and women who do not deserve to be treated with such disdain.
On a side note: We used to have an HR rep but to save the company money that position was moved to Dallas, TX (Two time zones away!)
It was back to high school. You had your groups that could do whatever they wanted and no one ever said anything to them. If you were in the group you were golden. When it came time to lay people off all of the GM's buddies stayed and the rest of us got let go. Did not matter that the ones that stayed were the ones who were on their phones all day and had nothing to do. Guess that will change now.
Air Liquide is a good company that takes care of it employees
Maintenance Tech (Current Employee) – La Porte, TX – April 17, 2018
Air Liquide is a good place to work due to company values of safety and reliability. A typical day work can sometimes be unpredictable and other times pretty smooth. The most enjoyable part of the job was being included in the problem solving process.
HyCO Production Engineer (Current Employee) – Freeport, TX – April 4, 2018
Depending on what role you are in you may or may not like the company. I was at a very old plant that required me to always be on the clock. I was there a lot and my pay did not reflect the hours I put in.
Operations Control Center Staff Engineer (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – April 3, 2018
Responded to the set condition for energy, and oil and gas production and optimization. Setup computer for the instructing the volume for daily supply and transportation to various area, Monitored the performance of integrated plant and troubleshoot for optimization of the pressure, temperature, and flow volume using SCADA,
Engineer (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – March 28, 2018
Air Liquide is a great place for those looking to have a relatively easy going career. If you're looking to advance, you can do so here, but know that your skills and experience will lag your peers at other companies. Why? You'll be a product of your environment, and Air Liquide is not a forward thinking or acting company. Many legacy and just plain outdated ways of working drive the skillsets of each employee.
From a corporate perspective, Air Liquide is usually behind the curve 2-3 generations in their technology and approach, which helps older employees manager but really hurts those looking to work on new and exciting projects. This also makes daily work activities very frustrating, since a lot of ones time becomes wasted with archaic processes and tools. There's been a few moves to remedy this, such as 'Going Google' but these are cost cutting measures more than anything (i.e. push employees to the Google Suite of Apps to save on Microsoft / Office licensing).
Further, office politics are huge here. You'll see the same people playing musical chairs when upper management positions are filled, seemingly without rhyme or reason, while excellent / skilled employees get passed up or hit glass ceilings.
On the plus side, you'll work with some good people and you can make genuine friendships with your coworkers. The work-life balance is generally very good, and the company is big on making sure your voice is heard.
In the end, the positives did not outweigh the downsides and I decided to move on. I don't intend to return, but I will keep in touch with those Imore... met and worked with.less
Relaxed culture, varied opportunities, can build lasting relationships with your peers
Slow growth, lags in adopting new methods or technologies, extremely beaurcratic