Peabody Energy Interview Questions

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    interviewed at Peabody Energy in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Fairly straight forward. Multiple rounds of interviews, with four or five people each time.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Director Aviation Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Peabody Energy in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews, one on site.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Technical Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Peabody Energy in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    One of the interviewers asked the question "A user calls you and tells you a shared printer won't print, what steps would you take".
    My response: " I would ask the user if anyone else could print to the printer. Then I would ping the printer. If I could hit it, I would get into the printer's gui and see if there was a hardware problem".
    Interviewer's response "That answer is wrong, the printer was out of paper" (he laughs, and so does the rest of the interview panel).
    "Wouldn't the gui typically say the printer was out of paper", was my response.
    Then the interviewer made some other wise crack.
    I said "Thanks for your time guys". And walked out of the interview. Some big wig chased me down towards the elevator asking what went wrong, but the elevator door shut in the middle of him talking. I chucked in the elevator.
    I felt like I was in the middle of some type of prank. It was a waste of an hour and 3$ for parking. At least I got a free bottle of water.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Communications Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Peabody Energy in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Submitted application, took about a month to hear back. Set up an interview, then followed up with calls for a few weeks and then did a second interview 4 months after the initial application. More follow up calls for 2 months, then got a call on a Thursday wanting me to start the following Wednesday. All of this only to find out that the other people that filled the remaining positions didn't even interview and were just given the job.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Peabody Energy in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    through exec recruiter and then two rounds of interviews

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Peabody Energy in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Basic interview. Asked behavioral questions as well as technical.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Their offer was very good, so I did not need to negotiate. I think they would have been willing to negotiate if I had asked to.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Electrician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  North Mackay (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Mackay (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Peabody Energy in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was unfair as they asked questions which were not relevant to the position, and then they said i did not have underground experience, but on the application they said it was not necessary

    Interview Questions
    • what if one of your co-workers was negative towards you, how would you deal with him   View Answer
    • What would you do if you came to a hv pannel and their was no one about what would your procedure be to work on it   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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