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Peabody Energy Reviews

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
27 Reviews

3.2
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company to work for. Would go back if I could.

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    Former Employee - Equipment Operator  in  Wright, WY
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in Wright, WY

    Pros

    Good employee support. Management for the most part is fair and helpful. This company promotes advancement and In most cases helps you to succeed. Their benefit package is great. Safety is # 1 with them. All in all I loved working form this company.

    Cons

    Most positions are shift work, meaning you work rotating nights then days. The work days are 13 hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good People, poor HR

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    Current Employee - Mine Engineer  in  Gillette, WY
    Current Employee - Mine Engineer in Gillette, WY

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible middle management and even worse upper management

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    Former Employee - IT Grunt  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - IT Grunt in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    good benefits
    tuition reimbursement
    good pay
    acknowledge long term employees with an award ceremony on a yearly basis.

    Cons

    very political
    will not purchase new technological hardware and software with IT infrastructure
    focused on making a profit, not their employees
    middle management does not value the every day employee
    does not think globally
    still in the mindset of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the employees that work for you, not the almighty dollar. Management needs to encourage innovation, not fear of losing their jobs. The IT department is still in the dark ages. Monies need to be invested in the IT infrastructure ASAP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company To Work For

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    Former Employee - Production Technician  in  Gillette, WY
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Gillette, WY

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Peabody Energy

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Gillette, WY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Gillette, WY

    Pros

    Allows for a good work environment

    Cons

    Compensation for engineers is much less than competition. Their salaries are approximately $10,000 under competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not micro manage employees. Allow them to do their jobs.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Worst company I've worked for in 26 years in coal mining

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    Current Employee - Mining Supervisor  in  Wollongong (Australia)
    Current Employee - Mining Supervisor in Wollongong (Australia)

    Pros

    I honestly can not think of any thing positive about this company

    Cons

    Over managed.too many people in office jobs at the mine site not contributing to an efficient operation,incompetent mine managers.Peabody say safety is first priority but in my experience production is the first priority.Peabody is mining under Sydney's water catchment area and is knowingly damaging the water quality going into our dams.they will one day leave Australia and take all the profits back to the USA and we will be left to clean up its damage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell your Australian assets now and leave Australia

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    sales manager

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    Pros

    decent salary and bonus. if you are part of "team" you may have a chance to be considered and move up. if not , good luck.

    Cons

    upper management decisions are not leading company in the right path
    knowledgeable people are leaving the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    evaluate better people being appointed to key strategic positions within the company. Use common sense to consider sound candidates and cut somehow the gossip culture and friendship when consider management promotions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Aggressive Work Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work hard and get paid and get international exposure.

    Cons

    bad work life balance. Your family life will suffer.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    if your looking here keep looking

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    Pros

    It opened my eyes to move out, on and up. Beggers can be chooser but it was a good experience to learn what not to look for. Just wish i would have learned it faster.

    Cons

    Politics rule the roost. Your either in or out. Middle managment is completely horrible. Make a decision already. Learn something new. Learn the job before they try to manage it. Dont promote the one that can't do the job to manage the job. Do you really need a meeting to decide on the next meeting? Narcissism and egotism are not a managment qualitys. As in other reviews the HR department is horrible, it is kinda thier job description but come on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good team, In downtown so good access to public transport

    Cons

    nothing that is bad with peabody

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