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Air Liquide S.A. (French pronunciation: ​[ɛʁ likid]; literally "liquid air"), is a French multinational company which supplies industrial gases and services to various industries including medical, chemical, and electronic manufacturers. Founded in 1902, after Linde it is the second-largest supplier of industrial gases by revenues and has operations in over 80 countries. It has headquarters at the 7th arrondissement of Paris, France.[3] Air Liquide owned the patent for Aqua-Lung until it expired.

In September 2002 Hurriyet Daily News published Italy's accusations against Air Liquide for a frozen embryo accident:

An Italian hospital director on Monday blamed French industrial gas giant Air Liquide for an accident in an assisted reproduction lab last week that destroyed 94 embryos frozen in liquid nitrogen.

Air Liquide declined to comment on the accusation, after saying earlier that it had opened an internal investigation into what happened and would pay out compensation to would-be parents if the accident was indeed its fault.

Prosecutors on Monday also opened an inquiry, although officials said they had not yet determined whether or not the embryos should be considered living beings, which could lead to a possible investigation for manslaughter.

"It's Air Liquide's responsibility. The least they could do is explain what happened," Domenico Alessio, director of the San Filippo Neri Hospital in Rome, told Il Messaggero daily, saying the incident was "unimaginable".

In another interview with La Stampa daily he also admitted, however, that an alarm went off in the hospital when the temperature began to rise but "no-one heard it" because it was in a basement while the lab was on the second floor.

Alessio told Il Messaggero he was "angry" that he had not yet received a report from Air Liquide on what happened after the incident on March 27.

"This is unacceptable. We are talking about a contract granted to the most important company for this type of service," he said.

In a statement on Sunday, Air Liquide said it followed strict procedures.

"We are profoundly sorry for this event, which contrasts with the security and quality standards that the company pursues and guarantees its clients," Andrea Saitta, director of Air Liquide Sanita Service, was quoted as saying.

An Italian hospital director on Monday blamed French industrial gas giant Air Liquide for an accident in an assisted reproduction lab last week that destroyed 94 embryos frozen in liquid nitrogen.

Air Liquide declined to comment on the accusation, after saying earlier that it had opened an internal investigation into what happened and would pay out compensation to would-be parents if the accident was indeed its fault.

Prosecutors on Monday also opened an inquiry, although officials said they had not yet determined whether or not the embryos should be considered living beings, which could lead to a possible investigation for manslaughter.

"It's Air Liquide's responsibility. The least they could do is explain what happened," Domenico Alessio, director of the San Filippo Neri Hospital in Rome, told Il Messaggero daily, saying the incident was "unimaginable".

In another interview with La Stampa daily he also admitted, however, that an alarm went off in the hospital when the temperature began to rise but "no-one heard it" because it was in a basement while the lab was on the second floor.

Alessio told Il Messaggero he was "angry" that he had not yet received a report from Air Liquide on what happened after the incident on March 27.

"This is unacceptable. We are talking about a contract granted to the most important company for this type of service," he said.

In a statement on Sunday, Air Liquide said it followed strict procedures.

"We are profoundly sorry for this event, which contrasts with the security and quality standards that the company pursues and guarantees its clients," Andrea Saitta, director of Air Liquide Sanita Service, was quoted as saying.

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Production Technician (Former Employee) says

"Horrible company, I worked at Freeport Hyco And the company is a joke, never fix any process problems! Under staffed and over worked, as far as pay, there cost of living and Performance were together, so 3% at the most, management doesn’t know what’s going on, they will hire anyone one they know with out any Experience, HR won’t interfere with any of the problems like conflict of interest, or a hostel environment, the company only cares about making money, not there employees, would never recommend everyone to work with that company, Air liquide isn’t innovative or seeking new technology! It’s all about money and beating a dead horse, I worked with great operators that put there life on hold to keep production going, horrible experience wouldn’t waste my time on apply, I’m sure they already have someone pick out for the job before you apply, doesn’t matter about your experience or Certifications! Cons: Poor management"

Opérateur de production (Former Employee) says

"Promesse d’une prime à la fin du COVID , on a travailler toute la période du virus en horaire du matin et on m’a promis une prime que je n’ai jamais eu merci Air Liquide."

Operador de Centro de Enchimento (Former Employee) says

"Lugar para mudar seus hábitos estressantes cansativo e falta de humanidade com os operadores."

Tecnico (Former Employee) says

"Mi valoración es que una empresa como esta no debería de estar en sanidad, hacen malas gestiones de equipos etc..... Cons: Todo"

Administrative Officer (Former Employee) says

"Manager thinked contract workers are people who they dont even bother to put in effort to work things out. Mandane. There is not relationship between workers."

Leader (Former Employee) says

"Somente quem da resultados financeiros, fica. Nao valorizam a pessoa"

Production Technician (Former Employee) says

"Not a fun place. Had coworkers that were disrepectful and screaming in my face. Not worth $22hr and lousy benefits at $1,200 a month for a family. If you are single and like disrepectful coworkers it may be your cup of tea."

Manager (Former Employee) says

"This company is all about profit, doesn't care about staff or customers unless it impacts profit. The culture has staff competing against each other rather than work together. Management are unresponsive and unsupportive. High turn over of staff. Managers need a course in the meaning of bullying."

Production Technician (Former Employee) says

"Mount bethel pa site. Full of unprofessional techs, production supervisor is young and very uptight. He doesn’t approach new employees nor give advise on how they’re doing but talks behind their back."

Bulk cryogenic driver and operator (Current Employee) says

"Leaking unsafe equipment and plant,no repairs ever made,just patch it up and send you back out,Breakdowns are a daily occurrence . Pay not even up to dry freight rates."

Production Technician (Current Employee) says

"It was a terrible workin at this place"

Home Oxygen Co-ordinator (Former Employee) says

"I worked here for years, management changed.no support, too many hours. No support when training is needed. They have promoted managers that don't know the role."

Warehouse Stores Assistant (Former Employee) says

"warehouse a disgrace poorly run Cons: wages not the best workload to heavy"

conductor de trailer (Former Employee) says

"La dirección en el centro de carga y sus trabajadores no es la correcta. Cons: Todos"

Remplisseur de gaz médicaux et indistruel (Former Employee) says

"Merci de confirmer mon compte et de m'aider à trouver un travail Cons: Nn"

Account Manager (Former Employee) says

"Very poor management who do not know what is going on. Most of the time people steel the accomplishments of others by lying to senior managers. Senior managers run the company and do so without knowing what is going on. Cons: Unreasonable sales goals, do not know who is responsible for the actual sales."

Lead Dry Ice Maker (Former Employee) says

"never like working there. there culture was really bad and no communication at all. work p;ace was not save at all. and the supervisor didn't care about your safety"

Secretary (Former Employee) says

"No room for advancement. Raises are given to the same upper level employees per dept. Department heads feel like they are in a different class and are unapproachable. No training and procedures are constantly changing. A “Men’s World” work environment. You are not acknowledged for hard work. Cons: No advancement or raises"

P+D Delivery Driver (Current Employee) says

"This company needs a Serious input of People who can think Cons: Heavy Lifting/Long Days/Pathetic Wages"

Human Resources Coordinator (Former Employee) says

"It's amazing how such a successful company has a revolving door in their own HR department. The leadership is lacking any direction or involvement. Diversity is clearly apparent given 90% of the "worker" positions are filled with women of color while the management is all Caucasian. I was told that the company was trying to build their reputation on this site... who has to "build their reputation"??? Cons: Management / Human Resources / Compensation / Transparency"

Former Employee - Business Development Manager says

"I worked at Air Liquide full-time for more than 10 years Cons: Too frequent changes in management. No decisions ever get made."

Former Employee - Internal Audit says

"I worked at Air Liquide full-time for more than 5 years Cons: No growing/learning opportunities. Appalling IA VP."

Former Employee - Laboratory Technician says

"I worked at Air Liquide full-time for more than a year Cons: Don’t care about safety, or growth, in call and you aren’t paid if they don’t call you in even though you can’t drink or schedule your normal life"

Former Employee - Project Engineer says

"I worked at Air Liquide full-time for more than a year Cons: Every decision seems to be made out of desperation, where everyone knows what the "right" thing to do is, but there's always an excuse for why it can't be done. "Engineering" consists of frantically slapping stuff together instead of thinking things through in a deliberate process. No corporate standards to speak of. Competitive bidding hardly ever happens; work is usually sole-sourced using poorly defined RFQs. Basically, all the no-nos of project management are ubiquitous, and the culture has contempt for those who point it out. The company refuses to invest in efficient IT. For example, approvers aren't notified of invoices as they arrive, so solution is for approvers to manually track all expected invoices using a spreadsheet, with weekly review meetings (at any other place, invoicing is basically automated). The solution for every IT shortfall is a manual spreadsheet, of which there are many. The culmination of the above problems is that they use Gmail instead of Outlook. When there are hardly any formal documents on a project (everything is documented via e-mail and meeting minutes, unless contradicted by a later e-mail or meeting minutes), and everything is constantly in flux, you don't want to be in a position where you're relying on Gmail and countless manually-maintained spreadsheets."

Former Employee - Process Engineer says

"I worked at Air Liquide full-time for less than a year Cons: 60% of new hires leave company within a year. Morale is low so is technical competency. Communication from Sr. Management is non-existent so is training and career progression. Acute shortage of technical professionals in all disciplines. Blame culture is fostered by Sr. Management. Stay away unless you are really desperate."

Former Employee - Accounting Clerk says

"I worked at Air Liquide full-time for more than 3 years Cons: micromanagement, poor communications, and cold"

Former Employee - Scientist I says

"I worked at Air Liquide full-time for less than a year Cons: No teamwork, people are not smart, management itself compromises on data quality by reporting wrong results to Clients, forcefully making the QC pass by wrongly processing the data and not taking time out to troubleshoot the problem. Some stupid people working here long-term are highly reluctant to making any improvements in automating the processes etc. and if smart people try to improve the processes and making them more efficient, their mouth is shut by everyone. Even the management supports the dumb folks who have their monopoly here. I would not advise smart people to work here. If you only want to earn few extra dollars (they don't pay that well too) and do not have any other option for income and can do work that is a no-brainer and even a high-schooler can do, and dont open their mouth at all to make any improvements, just quietly accept and do what is being told to do even if it is wrong, then that kind of a person can survive here for sometime. No scope of career growth."

Former Employee - Senior Internal Auditor says

"I worked at Air Liquide full-time for less than a year Cons: Terrible dept. leadership, you will be used and disposed of right before a bonus is paid out."

Former Employee - Executive Assistant says

"I worked at Air Liquide full-time for more than 10 years Cons: You never get ahead, raises are never given. Negotiate salary when you interview or you’ll never make enough money. Women are belittled. Management heads in the clouds,“good ole boy” sexist, ridiculous causing the high turnaround."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Air Liquide full-time for more than a year Cons: Extremely hostile to women in IT; management laughs at homophobic, xenophobic and misogynic jokes; bullying is tolerated and those who are bullied are told that they need to just accept it."

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