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Peabody Energy Reviews

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
29 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible middle management and even worse upper management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Grunt  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - IT Grunt in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Peabody Energy

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mining Supervisor  in  Wollongong (Australia)
    Current Employee - Mining Supervisor in Wollongong (Australia)

    I have been working at Peabody Energy full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Sell your Australian assets now and leave Australia

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    if your looking here keep looking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Peabody Energy full-time for 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Peabody Energy

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    the worst job that i have ever had.

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

    I have been working at Peabody Energy

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Need to listen to employees more and micromanage less.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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