Peabody Energy Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
28 Reviews

3.3
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  1.  

    Excellent company with a number of benefits, but passing through a difficult time in the industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Geologist  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Geologist in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Peabody Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent training opportunities provided when the company is successful, wonderful and talented co-workers, opportunities for travel, current president/next CEO (Glenn Kellow) is excellent and has the potential to turn the company around

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities, technical salaries low compared to other mining companies, benefits are being reduced each year due to challenging industry conditions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Liten to your technical people and don't make expensive investments with little chance of profit, solely in the interest of "shareholder growth"

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Peabody knows how to mine coal.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Safety Supervisor  in  Gillette, WY
    Former Employee - Safety Supervisor in Gillette, WY

    I worked at Peabody Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Peabody is a leader in the mining industry.

    Cons

    There are too many layers of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget who puts the coal in the train.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Maintenance Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Peabody Energy as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Company provided interns with great living benefits and pay for an internship. Also included box seats at a baseball game.

    Cons

    Could have paired interns together for cheaper housing.

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  5.  

    The 21 years has all been very good to me

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanic  in  Gillette, WY
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Gillette, WY

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

    Pros

    this company has not had a lay-off that I ever knew of. When things got hard we may have moved people ,but all continued to have work

    Cons

    The business depends some on the economies. All natural resources can fluctuate and with that comes good and hard times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't continue to forget the ones that built this company when the times were hard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Lots of resources to do the job. Good work environment which includes a nice gym. The people are great to work with in this company.

    Cons

    Some issues in the IT department not listening to the needs of the users. They do what is easiest on their part and not what is beneficial to the future of the company. There are also problems with lack of management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    1) Tuition is fully covered if you persue a degree in a university.
    2) Most of people are very friendly and easy to work with

    Cons

    Sometimes feeling very stressful because of the market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good People, poor HR

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mine Engineer  in  Gillette, WY
    Current Employee - Mine Engineer in Gillette, WY

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

    Pros

    Great People to work for
    Allows engineers to be involved in many parts of the mine
    Safety truly trumps production

    Cons

    Succession planning is non existent
    Development planning is poor
    HR group is lazy and ineffective

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow your people to move and develop. Remember we are One Peabody not individual mines

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company To Work For

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Technician  in  Gillette, WY
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Gillette, WY

    I worked at Peabody Energy

    Pros

    Compensation, benifits and company stability

    Cons

    Peabody Energy values education over experience more than most companies and it is therefore more difficult to get a trainee job or advance without the education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people who have performed well a written letter of thanks. For example, someone who has come up with an idea to redesign a piece of equipment and then followed through on fabricating that idea resulting in a substancial financial savings to the company should receive a written letter of commendation at the very least. Not just a verbal thank you and pat on the back.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Aggressive Work Environment

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

    I worked at Peabody Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work hard and get paid and get international exposure.

    Cons

    bad work life balance. Your family life will suffer.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for, treat their employees very well

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

    I have been working at Peabody Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, folks are easy to work with

    Cons

    Lack of communication., better control of expensews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    accoutability for folks for what/how money is spent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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