Peabody Energy Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Lot of head nodding but many don't want to make decisions.

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    Former Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Peabody Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, and bonus/stock.

    Cons

    Many pockets of discontent and management does not realize it. Many times middle management doesn't realize it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually spend time with the employees not just in big presentations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Great forward outlook restricted by short term decisions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Peabody Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people are excellent to work for and with. Many locations and opportunities, as well as competitive salaries and benefits. The leadership usually has a good outlook on long term development from continuous improvement, market positioning, reserve development, asset management, best practices, etc. Strong safety record and focus on safety.

    Cons

    Constantly shrinking budgets, and increased productivity demands lead to poor short term decisions that often undermine the best long term plans. A flood of mandatory initiatives from multiple directions that are not fully developed, or supported interrupt day to day progress. Demanding work environments and hours can cut into home life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a good company with tremendous potential. Provide greater stability. Take the time to fully develop new initiatives, to ensure implementation is smooth and prevent overlap or conflict to current policies and practices. Assess programs and decisions to ensure they add value to the company. Once a long term strategy is developed, stick with it or reevaluate it, as opposed to making impulse decisions that provide short term financial gain.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Safety is pre-eminent with most leaders

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Evansville, IN

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

    Pros

    A leader in the coal industry

    Cons

    Tends to be bureaucratic and centralized decision making

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior leadership in the corporate office should visit the mine locations and talk/meet with front line employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Stop and go

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    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Peabody Energy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of projects to add value to.

    Cons

    Not enough capital to complete or fully fund necessary projects. Severe bear market in company's only product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If we manage to survive, diversify. Either way, realize that waiting for competitors to fail is NOT an acceptable business strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Peabody Energy

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Gillette, WY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Gillette, WY

    I worked at Peabody Energy

    Pros

    Allows for a good work environment

    Cons

    Compensation for engineers is much less than competition. Their salaries are approximately $10,000 under competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not micro manage employees. Allow them to do their jobs.

    Approves of CEO
  7. sales manager

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Peabody Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    decent salary and bonus. if you are part of "team" you may have a chance to be considered and move up. if not , good luck.

    Cons

    upper management decisions are not leading company in the right path
    knowledgeable people are leaving the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    evaluate better people being appointed to key strategic positions within the company. Use common sense to consider sound candidates and cut somehow the gossip culture and friendship when consider management promotions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. good company in general

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Peabody Energy

    Pros

    financially stable company global oriented

    Cons

    work load may not be balanced

    Approves of CEO

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