Walter Industries Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Walter Industries CEO Walter J. (Walt) Scheller III
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  1. Company current status

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many are working hard through the current economic shortcomings to turn-around performance.

    Cons

    A marginal coal-sales climate at best.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Not a good place for minorities or women

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smaller public company Good company is you are quiet and "go with the flow"

    Cons

    Good ole boy network; no opportunities for women or minorities; management cares only about mining not business

    Advice to Management

    The business side needs to be focused on processes, procedures, etc. The company mines well but as an operating company it is horrible. Promote people based on talent not who they kiss up to.


  3. Not good!!!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walter Industries full-time

    Pros

    Decent money for area. Experience in coal.

    Cons

    Current management, unprofessional, lack of respect

    Advice to Management

    People are not cattle


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  5. okay company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good pay and good benefits,

    Cons

    work to many hours. no time off. never no what shift or what days you will work.


  6. Good Company-Bad Business Decisions

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - IT Support Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walter Industries (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people at Walter Energy are amazing! They are hard working, trustworthy and dependable. The company as a whole was a good place to work before the bad business decisions.

    Cons

    The company started going down fast when they bought the Canada Mines. The stock last time i checked was .42 cents and layoffs was happening all around the company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen More to the boots on the ground. Their opinions matter as well.


  7. Great opportunity when their is a hybrid of standards enforced and flexibility allowing you to prove yourself.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analytical Developer in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analytical Developer in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to appply many different creative solutions. The culture their is the type of atmosphere that is very helpful with my profession. I am also allowed to approach most projects with a level of say so.

    Cons

    Lack of understanding from within about the different roles neccesary to accomplish certain task. Also having to act as an administrater 30 - 40 percent of the time slows my engagements down.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a CIO who has somewhat been in the trenches. Allow the department too carefully choose employees with different specialized skills to create more effective teams. Seperate development and administration for the power users who are constantly engaged in projects and enforce end users who are primarily the customer of solutions, to become more involved in all stages of projects, and not just when something is working properly.


  8. Good people in Tampa but the headquarters are moving

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a good work life balance The benefits offered are average Overall, there are good people at the senior management level

    Cons

    The company is moving their corporate offices to Birmingham. Not too many people at corporate seem to want to go.

    Advice to Management

    Better comunication with the employees. It will be a vastly different company once the relocation to Birmingham Alabama is completed.


  9. I've worked here a long time and have seen many many changes of management.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walter Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best safety program ever. From top management down to front lines. They are serious about safety. Money and benefits are good. Management setting up mines to be power house in market to come. Well run. Security in job.

    Cons

    A lot of hours worked. Coal mines have a certain amount of danger.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a good job but a little Top Heavy!



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