Alpha Natural Resources

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Alpha Natural Resources Reviews

Updated June 12, 2014
Updated June 12, 2014
28 Reviews
3.0
28 Reviews
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Alpha Natural Resources CEO and Director Kevin S. Crutchfield
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  1.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alpha Natural Resources

    Pros

    Good pay. People are like family. Great atmosphere. I never have a day where I do not look forward to going to work.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is infighting between different groups that is not necessary. Too many layers of middle management, might want to consider cutting back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be straight with employees. Let the employees know what the near and long term goals are.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Alpha Natural Resources is a good place to work. The salary is good and it is a good atmosphere.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Bristol, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Bristol, VA

    I have been working at Alpha Natural Resources full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good, the atmosphere is good, and the people are great to work with.

    Cons

    The vacation policy could be better. During down times for coal, cuts must be made in benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to the option of working from home a couple days per week.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic people & great pay in a very unstable industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Alpha Natural Resources full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Absolutely love the people that work in operations & lower management in this company. Hard-working, genuine, helpful, and accommodating. Challenging work for engineers. I have nothing but incredible things to say about everyone with whom I've worked directly. Pay is very good, though hours can be long depending on your job.

    Cons

    Unstable market makes layoffs a frequent occurrence. Most upper-tier of management is more concerned with PR than the actual coal miners in operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the coal miners and "lower-level" employees because you want to and because they are hard workers, not because it looks good on camera to shake their hands.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    it is pretty awesome to work here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Sidney, KY
    Current Employee - Intern in Sidney, KY

    I have been working at Alpha Natural Resources as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    friendly people and good wages

    Cons

    instability in coal market, yeah ,yeah ,yeah

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    can't say anything, the market isnt doing well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company to Work For

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coal Miner in Appalachia, VA
    Current Employee - Coal Miner in Appalachia, VA

    I have been working at Alpha Natural Resources full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Company is very Safety Oriented
    -Great Pay and Benefits
    -Great opportunity for Advancement

    Cons

    -Demanding Work
    -Try to treat Coal Mining like a factory job.
    -Very bad communication between Management and Employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Better communication
    -Find a better way to keep Employees Motivated

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company in a difficult industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, VA

    I worked at Alpha Natural Resources full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Care about their employees with training programs and good benefits. Decent pay scales for the work. No a sweat shop.

    Cons

    Too heavy on the G&A side. IT is way too large. Employ far too many consultants. Communications within the company are weak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the consultants. Engage your talented people better. Top management does not really understand what goes on in the trenches.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Most Laid Back Mine EVER

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underground Electrician in Cleveland, VA
    Current Employee - Underground Electrician in Cleveland, VA

    I have been working at Alpha Natural Resources full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can get away with not doing anything, really. At least at the union operation. LMM. Great benefits, good chance to advance.

    Cons

    You have to do the job of all those people who get away with not doing anything. No 401k offered, only a union pension, which is unacheivable, since it takes 10 years to earn it and there are only 3 years of life left at the mine. Low pay as compared to other mines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to each other. stop trying to screw the other shifts.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    It is nice to have acompany that is wants to invest in it's employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Waynesburg, PA
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Waynesburg, PA

    I have been working at Alpha Natural Resources

    Pros

    Good atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Advancement for senior employees needs to be addressed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get invovled in Your employees goals.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    safe and profitable place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alpha Natural Resources

    Pros

    they have competive pay. they have a good grasp on safety. they have good benifits. they have a good match on the retirement.

    Cons

    one downside could be that alpha natural resources is buying out all other coal comanies and it could be hard to switch jobs in need be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    one thing could be that employees are notified of changes and news a little earlier. seems that new things are hidden a little longer than neccesarry sometimes.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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