Air Products Reviews

All of the below job reviews are anonymously written by graduates and apprentices working at Air Products to provide you with a unique insight into working there.

8
4/5
Date added: 17th March 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Varied work, good support network and interesting industry.Days can be slow as well as fast-paced.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Process Engineer (EDP)
Team:
Customer Engineering
Voted Useful by 8 People
8.8
4.4/5
Date added: 01st March 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
How dynamic the work environment is.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Project Engineer
Team:
Speciality Gases
Voted Useful by 10 People
8.6
4.3/5
Date added: 23rd February 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The scheme is very well structured and the graduate HR team provide very good support. You are assigned a mentor and a buddy to assist with any queries. There is very good networking between all the graduates and the opportunity to move around departments gives a very good insight into all sectors of the business. It is flexible to what you want to do.Outside of the head office in Surrey it can feel like a separate business altogether. It can also be difficult to establish the whole business structure and how each department links up. It would be good to have more networking events to integrate different parts of the business.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
EDP Graduate
Voted Useful by 9 People
8.6
4.3/5
Date added: 22nd February 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Great colleagues and office environment. Everyone is happy to help you at any time.Sometime some of the work is a little bit tedious especially if working on large deliverables.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Enginnering Development Programme
Team:
Process Systems
Voted Useful by 6 People
7
3.5/5
Date added: 22nd February 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The people are very helpful, knowledgeable and willing to spend time teaching.Limited responsibility.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Plant Process Engineer
Team:
Operations
Voted Useful by 8 People
7.4
3.7/5
Date added: 22nd February 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The ability to work in different areas of the company while rotating through assignments. Therefore, working as part of many very different projects which is both challenging and enjoyable. There is a very good level of responsibility and everyone is very welcoming and willing to help. There are also opportunities to move abroad for some assignments and the graduate program has a good starting salary. Workload depends on the available projects. The hierarchy of the company can be confusing as it's a large company.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Engineering Development Programme
Team:
Supply Chain
Voted Useful by 6 People
7.2
3.6/5
Date added: 23rd February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Despite recent changes, Air Products has maintained its family like culture. Enthusiasm towards projects can be infectious and colleagues are willing to go above and beyond their 'call of duty' to get jobs done without any decline in motivation. Help and training is always available and is given with patience. Clear communication regarding the company's financial progress is made every quarter. This is to determine which sectors of the business need improvement and which sectors are meeting / exceeding targets. The engineering graduate scheme provides a wonderful chance for graduates to gain experience in different sectors of the company. This aids the development of an engineer that is well rounded and understands the significance of other roles. This knowledge can be used to bridge gaps between different departments, use resources made available in previous roles and form strong interdepartmental networks. Unlike most graduate schemes the Air Products Engineering Graduate Scheme is 5 years long, which is considerably longer than most. The duration of each role allows enough time to adapt, learn and apply skills before moving to the next role. The learning curve grows steeper as the time spent in the role increases therefore a role lasting a year is far more beneficial than one lasting 9 months. The Air Products graduate scheme consists of three 1 year assignments and one 2 year assignment. Air Products pushes all their engineers to become a chartered and a financial incentive is provided to graduates to push to become a chartered engineer.A relocation allowance is only provided once by the company despite you having to potentially relocate four times. If you are a graduate, having just left university, chances are that you will have to relocate to be near to work. This is where a relocation allowance comes in handy, but thereafter you will not receive one again. 'Golden Handshake' - The company used to provide a salary advance before you started, in order to aid with rental agreements when moving to your new location. This no longer continues, therefore new graduates need to have saved enough money to pay for rental agreements as well as living costs for the first month. This can result in a backlog of payments that mean your next pay cheque will be used to pay for previous borrowings and so this will have a continuous knock on effect until eventually the debt (if any) has been paid off, which can take a long while. There is potential of some graduates having to take out loans to cover the first month's finances. Interest must be paid on top of the repayments and failure to pay these back results in further charges.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Machinery Engineer
Team:
Operations
Voted Useful by 18 People
8.3
4.2/5
Date added: 22nd February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The culture, work environment and people - company. Challenging projects and versatility - job.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
EDP
Team:
Asset management
Voted Useful by 15 People
8.6
4.3/5
Date added: 18th February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The people are amazing! I really enjoy my colleagues company and the work I do. Everyone is helpful and very nice.Being a large company the hierarchy can sometimes be confusing. Maybe the structure of the company should be explained better.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Engineering Development Programme
Voted Useful by 14 People
9.8
4.9/5
Date added: 17th February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Working with leading professionals who help you in your career development with commitment and passion. Be exposed to a wide range of equipment design and specification. Be active protagonist of a multi disciplinary project. Interaction with other disciplines and great exposure to commercial activities. Travel to inspect equipment and manufacturer factories. Possibility of rotation within the company departments according to both yours and the business need. The company is very flexible. Yearly salary increase is low.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Electrical Engineer
Team:
Engineering
Voted Useful by 14 People