Peabody Energy Reviews

14 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
Employment Status

Reset
4.0
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Peabody Energy President and CEO Glenn Kellow
Glenn Kellow
0 Ratings

14 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Helpful (1)

    Enjoyable, but old and slow to move forward

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Peabody Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Went through many iterations of management, the managment team when I left was very much into ensuring that work life balance was seen too. On the benefits side, healthcare/etc was good. But there were little other benefits being offered.

    Cons

    Getting anything accomplished in a reasonable amount of time took some work. There is definitely some in fighting between the field and corporate teams. A great deal of individuals working in corporate did not understand that the money for the company was made from pulling coal out of the ground. This lead to friction. Really no upward mobility either.

    Advice to Management

    Send staff into the field more to get a better understanding of what is actually occurring at the mines and field locations.


  2. Good company to work for but need stronger leadership at the tough time.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Peabody Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many talented employees. Great working environment. Strong core competency, mining coal

    Cons

    Need to communicate more with employees, particularly at difficult times. Systems in place are not utilized at an efficient manner. Management lacks appreciation of on the ground situation.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more decisive in making difficult choices


  3. Excellent company with a number of benefits, but passing through a difficult time in the industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Geologist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Geologist in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Peabody Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent training opportunities provided when the company is successful, wonderful and talented co-workers, opportunities for travel, current president/next CEO (Glenn Kellow) is excellent and has the potential to turn the company around

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities, technical salaries low compared to other mining companies, benefits are being reduced each year due to challenging industry conditions

    Advice to Management

    Liten to your technical people and don't make expensive investments with little chance of profit, solely in the interest of "shareholder growth"


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Peabody knows how to mine coal.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Safety Supervisor in Gillette, WY
    Former Employee - Safety Supervisor in Gillette, WY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Peabody Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Peabody is a leader in the mining industry.

    Cons

    There are too many layers of management.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget who puts the coal in the train.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Maintenance Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Peabody Energy as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company provided interns with great living benefits and pay for an internship. Also included box seats at a baseball game.

    Cons

    Could have paired interns together for cheaper housing.


  7. The 21 years has all been very good to me

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Gillette, WY
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Gillette, WY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Peabody Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    this company has not had a lay-off that I ever knew of. When things got hard we may have moved people ,but all continued to have work

    Cons

    The business depends some on the economies. All natural resources can fluctuate and with that comes good and hard times.

    Advice to Management

    don't continue to forget the ones that built this company when the times were hard.


  8. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Peabody Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of resources to do the job. Good work environment which includes a nice gym. The people are great to work with in this company.

    Cons

    Some issues in the IT department not listening to the needs of the users. They do what is easiest on their part and not what is beneficial to the future of the company. There are also problems with lack of management.


  9. Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Peabody Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1) Tuition is fully covered if you persue a degree in a university. 2) Most of people are very friendly and easy to work with

    Cons

    Sometimes feeling very stressful because of the market.


  10. Good People, poor HR

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mine Engineer in Gillette, WY
    Current Employee - Mine Engineer in Gillette, WY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Peabody Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great People to work for Allows engineers to be involved in many parts of the mine Safety truly trumps production

    Cons

    Succession planning is non existent Development planning is poor HR group is lazy and ineffective

    Advice to Management

    allow your people to move and develop. Remember we are One Peabody not individual mines


  11. Good Company To Work For

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Gillette, WY
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Gillette, WY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, benifits and company stability

    Cons

    Peabody Energy values education over experience more than most companies and it is therefore more difficult to get a trainee job or advance without the education.

    Advice to Management

    Give people who have performed well a written letter of thanks. For example, someone who has come up with an idea to redesign a piece of equipment and then followed through on fabricating that idea resulting in a substancial financial savings to the company should receive a written letter of commendation at the very least. Not just a verbal thank you and pat on the back.



Showing 14 of 41 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.