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Walter Industries CEO Walter J. (Walt) Scheller III
Walter J. (Walt) Scheller III
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  • I've worked here a long time and have seen many many changes of management.

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

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    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.


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

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    Doing a good job but a little Top Heavy!

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    Maintenance Foreman Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tumbler Ridge, BC (Canada)
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    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Walter Industries (Tumbler Ridge, BC (Canada)).


    Seemed alright at first. Went down on short notice to interview which was quite informal. No difficult questions or operations I had not experienced. More of a site review.
    Met different personnel and given site tour. All seemed well and verbal job offer made with salary expectation. Found staff somewhat unprofessional and not all employees were happy with working there. Some verbally expressed their discontent about a toxic environment which raised red flags.
    Final meeting with Walter Energy representatives at local restaurant was rather strange. Almost as if they were manic depressant and decided to pepper me with questions rather than discuss future possibilities of the role. Had my doubts at this point as to the true nature of leadership and was confirmed when they retracted their verbal offer with a weak excuse. They also left me a nice memory by stiffing me my kilometers as well.
    Just wish they had been more professional, showed a little more respect, and lived up to their commitments of interview expenses.

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    • None other than the odd occurrence at Diner in which they decided to ask pointed confrontational questions with a changed demeanor out of the blue.   1 Answer

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Headquarters Hoover, AL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1987
Type Company - Public (WLT)
Industry Mining & Metals
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Walter Energy has renewed energy for exploiting natural resources. Its subsidiaries include Jim Walter Resources (coal production) and Walter Coke (formerly Sloss Industries -- foundry and furnace coke). Its primary business is the mining and exporting of hard coking coal for the steel industry through its Underground Mining coal segment which accounts for more than 80% of Walter Energy's total sales. The company also develops methane gas that is found in its coal seams. Formerly a diversified company that included water products, homebuilding, and financing units, Walter... More

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