Cloud Peak Energy Reviews

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Colin Marshall
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  • Tough industry, generally fair company

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    Management is fair, the company is proud of the work they do. Good safety record, management really does care about the health and safety of the workers. Company does a good job with environmental work, especially in regards to reclamation. Cost management in hard times has been done well. Excels at efficiently extracting coal in open pit mining environment - very good at what they do.


    Internal advancement can be limited in some areas of the business. Long term outlook is not great given the industry problems. Culture in the corporate offices is a bit stiff, and management is pretty set on a traditional Monday through Friday, 8/9 to 5 schedule for office employees.

    Advice to Management

    In the current environment, cost cutting is important, but management needs to maintain competitive salaries and benefits if they want to retain talent. The broader markets are not being hit the way coal is, so cutting salaries and benefits will result in losing valued employees to other industries. Also, many other companies have moved to 9/80 schedules or other more flexible arrangements, give more or allow purchase of more vacation days, and/or allow employees to work from home. These are all valuable tools that don't cost much that would go a long way towards boosting moral in tough times.

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    great easy and fast easy to get a hold and ask questions. People were great and good to work with through out the process. They were clear with there requirements and clear with what they expected.

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Headquarters Gillette, WY
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2009
Type Company - Public (CLD)
Industry Mining & Metals
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) is headquartered in Wyoming and is one of the largest U.S. coal producers and the only pure-play Powder River Basin (PRB) coal company. As one of the safest coal producers in the nation, Cloud Peak Energy mines low sulfur, subbituminous coal and provides logistics supply services. The company owns and operates three surface coal mines in the PRB, the lowest cost major coal producing region in the nation. The Antelope and Cordero Rojo mines are located in Wyoming and the Spring Creek mine is located in Montana. In 2013, Cloud Peak Energy ... More

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