Peabody Energy Reviews

Updated August 5, 2015
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  1. Helpful (6)

    End of the carbon age

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Peabody Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    In years past they were numerous. All benefits have dried up and gone away.

    Cons

    Company is in total free fall with no clear sense of direction other than shed all lower level employees and try to centralize services.

    Advice to Management

    Take satisfaction in the fact Peabody will be a case study for a post graduate degree.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Horrible middle management and even worse upper management

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    Former Employee - IT Grunt in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - IT Grunt in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits tuition reimbursement good pay acknowledge long term employees with an award ceremony on a yearly basis.

    Cons

    very political will not purchase new technological hardware and software with IT infrastructure focused on making a profit, not their employees middle management does not value the every day employee does not think globally still in the mindset of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the employees that work for you, not the almighty dollar. Management needs to encourage innovation, not fear of losing their jobs. The IT department is still in the dark ages. Monies need to be invested in the IT infrastructure ASAP.


  3. Worst company I've worked for in 26 years in coal mining

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    Current Employee - Mining Supervisor in Wollongong (Australia)
    Current Employee - Mining Supervisor in Wollongong (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Peabody Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I honestly can not think of any thing positive about this company

    Cons

    Over managed.too many people in office jobs at the mine site not contributing to an efficient operation,incompetent mine managers.Peabody say safety is first priority but in my experience production is the first priority.Peabody is mining under Sydney's water catchment area and is knowingly damaging the water quality going into our dams.they will one day leave Australia and take all the profits back to the USA and we will be left to clean up its damage.

    Advice to Management

    Sell your Australian assets now and leave Australia


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  5. Helpful (3)

    if your looking here keep looking

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Peabody Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It opened my eyes to move out, on and up. Beggers can be chooser but it was a good experience to learn what not to look for. Just wish i would have learned it faster.

    Cons

    Politics rule the roost. Your either in or out. Middle managment is completely horrible. Make a decision already. Learn something new. Learn the job before they try to manage it. Dont promote the one that can't do the job to manage the job. Do you really need a meeting to decide on the next meeting? Narcissism and egotism are not a managment qualitys. As in other reviews the HR department is horrible, it is kinda thier job description but come on.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Looks good from the outside, shambles once you open the doors

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, some of the people, looks good on a resume Good view from the corporate office of the Arch You can learn all about the way to spin the good a coal company brings to the earth

    Cons

    Highly Political You are either in or out, and either way you still could get a knife in your back Arbitrary decision making process regarding people, performance not part of the equation Good Ole Boy attitude HR is a bunch of sharks and will eat their own to survive Pass the buck and blame, steal the credit for a job well done

    Advice to Management

    Leadership thinks they are running world class company, but in fact it is a world class joke. Like driving a lemon, no one really wants to look under the hood for fear they may be blamed. Senior leadership are like ghosts and have no idea what is going on inside the company. If it was a lemon, they wouldn't ever set foot inside enough to find out.


  7. Helpful (1)

    the worst job that i have ever had.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay good benefits tuition reimbursement good hr dept great location

    Cons

    favoritism political micromanage tactics nit picky management does not look out for best interest of employees

    Advice to Management

    Need to listen to employees more and micromanage less.



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