PRINCIPAL PROJECT SPECIALIST (Former Employee) – Trexlertown, PA – June 23, 2018
Overall Air Products offers a reasonable employment package. The environment within the company is very nice, however as in all companies, there are a few undesirables that need to be worked with as well.
Good place to work, but work life balance is subpar
Supervisor/Manager (Current Employee) – TX – June 11, 2018
The company is great at the local level. People are mostly fun to work with. But the stress of the job and the feeling of being pushed to get things done is high. Hourly employees make decent wages, salaried employees are not paid enough for what they do. Recent changes to the benefits that are offered have been mostly frowned upon by the rank and file; and rightfully so in my opinion. The work life balance is way off and the mid level managers do what they can, but the leaning out of the company over the past few years has really put a strain on those willing to step up to get the job done. Air Products needs to start reinvesting in its people, otherwise it will continue to be a training ground for other, more lucrative companies.
Pay is subpar for the amount of time put in. Work life balance is lacking.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 30, 2018
Good place to get your feet wet and start a career. No one really hangs around for the long haul though. A lot of turnover. They do have a lot more attention to detail than most industrial gas companies so that is a plus.
Under paid, and stretched thin. Great place to work out of school, but wages and benefits are such that AP is a recruiting haven for good people. The people that work here, are fantastic, but they do not promote from within enough, and the wages paid are low compared to their competition.
Bonuses and Commission paid quarterly. Waiting 3 months on a commission check is no fun for a career sales person. Though you can make good commission their is an extra tax as it is not considered commission but bonus. So the take home ends up only be about 2/3 of what it should be.
Hazardous Waste Technician (Former Employee) – Carlsbad, CA – May 5, 2018
Air products was my first job after the military. I enjoyed working there until a certain manager came into the picture. the entire culture changed and for that reason only I made a personal decision to leave.
Broad range of disciplines but cutthroat management
MANAGER, GLOBAL PLAN PROCESSES (Former Employee) – Allentown, PA – April 25, 2018
Working for Air Products was great until the management and focus changed in 2013. Opportunities for international assignments are good - take the chance if you can. The restructuring changed all of that and even long-standing loyal employees are vulnerable
Synthetic Chemist (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ 85284 – April 4, 2018
Originally a great start-up turned high stress. As the company progressed from start-up to Air Products to Versum, the overhead corporate pressure increased more and more. Employees are told that they make the company but then told it's all about the share holders and keeping them happy. Upper management is awful. They collect fat bonuses while promotions and bonuses suffer beneath. You literally cannot advance unless you have a PhD. Even Master's degrees have poor career advancement. If you have a bachelor's degree stay away. Beware, they have a non-compete so once you sign it be prepared for lack of growth and increasing stress!