CONSOL Energy
3.2 of 5 35 reviews
www.consolenergy.com Canonsburg, PA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 29, 2014

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88% Approve of the CEO

CONSOL Energy President, CEO, and Director J. Brett Harvey

J. Brett Harvey

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61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    I worked at Consol Energy full-time over a year.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Canonsburg, PA

    Prosnice building, enjoyed working with some of my coworkers

    Consnepotism and favoritism thrive, management was extremely disorganized and afraid to fire people who deserve it (instead they fire people who make "too much" money but have no power), no consequences for unprofessional behavior even when it negatively impacts work, empty promise of growth within the company

    Advice to Senior Managementget organized, fire people who are unprofessional and don't perform the job well

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disregard for rules, processes and ethics

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits and competitive salary. Human resources department is one of the best assets.

    ConsThere are a lot of men with power complexes running departments--in particular, the public relations department. They tout that they're moving in a new strategic direction, but have no idea what direction that is. There is no leadership or mentoring offered to new employees--if it weren't for the HR department, I wouldn't have known where the coffee or the restrooms were located. For a large energy producer, their PR department is being run very poorly. They don't seem up to speed on PR industry best practices, and the managers seem to have a very blatant disregard for rules, processes and ethical standards. I was very disappointed with my experience and expected better from a household name like CONSOL.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Managment is unprofessional

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsChance for experience and meet a few good people

    ConsPromis a good safe working environment and it's all talk. No respect for employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn leadership skills.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun job but co-workers brings down the place

    Concessions (Current Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsFun work place with good training

    ConsSupervisors and other employees are rude

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more respectful employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Coal company that wished it was an oil and gas company

    Gas Division (Former Employee)
    Canonsburg, PA

    ProsConsol is willing to give major decisions to young people which gives them a unique opportunity to learn from their mistakes.

    ConsDue to their coal pay scale they will not pay industry standard rates on their gas side. This lead to the hiring of under qualified individuals into specialized fields such as; employees with a bachelor’s degree in business to supervise a drilling rig instead of the petroleum engineer they should have hired. Major safety issues are overlooked on a regular by middle management and onsite employees half because they don’t know better and the other half because if they don’t their next promotion will not come. If you value your health and the health of those around you please avoid working at Consol.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake every employee re apply for their own job using the criteria of other companies in the industry. Get rid of those that do not meet standards and fill the gaps that are left with consultants. Please implement these changes before it is too late.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The good is gone

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Canonsburg, PA

    ProsA few years ago, benefits and salary were above average. Currently, benefits have been reduced, and salaries frozen, however, they are still not too bad compared to similar positions in the southwestern PA area.

    ConsAs far as employee work satisfaction, performance, and personal well-being, management does not take into account any employee feedback whatsoever. There are no incentives to do a better job at one's position, other than a mandatory faux employee performance appraisal once a year, which is only reflected on a few bucks more or less from the STIC. In reality, there is no short term (monthly / weekly) follow up on improvement, nor there is voice for employee's concerns, opinions, ideas, or needs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the ones who do the actual work. Maybe things could be done a lot more efficiently, if they knew what happens at the core of every task, and what pitfalls could be avoided.

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    One of the safest coal mining companys to work for.

    Shuttle Car Operator (Current Employee)
    Cameron, WV

    ProsDecent pay and benifit package. Again, maybe the safest company to work for. Large volume of coal produced insures continued employment. Fellow workers are experienced and well trained.

    ConsVery poor communications and coordination between upper management personel and section foremen. To many young foremen lacking experience are not held accountable for making mistakes. Lack of teamwork between different shifts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCome into the work areas and see what is going on!! Stop trying to run the mine from behind a desk in an office outside.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Tough Culture to operate

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsGreat physical work environment and willing to spend capital to get the job done. Exciting industry to be involved with and good technical challenges. Very competitive compensation - above average for the geographic region.

    ConsOutdated management styles and reluctant to embrace change and innovation. Very little team work among groups. Senior management does not often exhibit the leadership and technical abilities to move initiative forward. Many competing interests with little resolution from executive managment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to embrace technology and the people who can help you implement it.

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    Future Uncertain

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits and office. Promotes Safety.

    ConsOld school with man oriented environment. Future of company uncertain-layoffs, selling off mines and closing branch offices. Shrinking-not growing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more flexible and alert employees of company changes prior to having to read about it on the internet.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFriendly and helpful, Promising firm with really smart employees

    ConsNot very organized. More work-life balance required

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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