SunCoke Energy Reviews

Updated April 8, 2015
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  1. Technology

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at SunCoke Energy as an intern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with. You learn a lot from other engineers.

    Cons

    Not suitable for a person that is hands on. A lot of data analysis and Microsoft Excel.

  2. Was fun, everything went well, except getting a job offer in the end

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    Former Intern - Process Technology Intern in Lisle, IL
    Former Intern - Process Technology Intern in Lisle, IL

    I worked at SunCoke Energy as an intern (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vibrant, excellent team work, hands on experience, challenging work. You get to travel to different plants as well. People are helpful in the technology side.

    Cons

    Do not appreciate talent. Hard and good working people are just let go. I worked day and night on my projects, started loving the job, was assured of a job at the time when they were offering me the internship position but never got it. I was told that they don't want someone from my background. If that was the case, they shouldn't have hired me in the first place. It is really hard getting a job outside of the company you interned with.

    Advice to Management

    Check your recruitment policies. Hard working people are just let go. I did a lot of good work for which I was constantly appreciated but was not retained whatsoever.

  3. Was a good place, things changed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL

    I worked at SunCoke Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great 401k package, good compensation, supported employee development and conferences, was able to manage my work and do what needed to be done without a lot of oversight.

    Cons

    Layoffs at corporate, steel and coal industry instability, new executive management set completely new direction for department, almost the entire department left the company in 7 months.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people, keep the talented staff, communicate through out the company better. Work on employee retention.

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  5. Good Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunCoke Energy

    Pros

    Good pay and always new challenges

    Cons

    Sometimes there is frequent travel

  6. A good learning ex perience.

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    Current Employee - Underground Miner in Whitewood, VA
    Current Employee - Underground Miner in Whitewood, VA

    I have been working at SunCoke Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and hours

    Cons

    Unstable company at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Better Money management

  7. Commercial Operations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunCoke Energy full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, driven, and results oriented

    Cons

    I cannot find a con. i have asked for training, conferences and i was granted to go. no Cons.

  8. Small Company resources, large company ambitions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunCoke Energy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A very dynamic and challenging place to apply any skillset. There are a lot of problems to be solved and a good sum of money allocated to solving problems so it is a real playground for problem solvers. The team is mostly nice and open minded with most managers accessible and welcoming of your ideas.

    Cons

    A lot of the problems are created by missing processes or insufficient management attention toward closing the loop on initiatives. Many things are started but never finished, promised and never delivered. The management is very ambitious but does not know how to efficiently work the team to attain the ambitious goals. This leaves the team working hard and still feeling like they didn't meet the mark. There is not much room for growth. A very flat organization means few opportunities to get promoted. Usually you have to move to get promoted. The middle line managers are always the reason for all the problems. This creates a very high turnover and a constant influx of new people that just don't know enough to progress the company forward.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize the initiatives and insure the work is completed. Take time to understand the process in place before blaming the managers and adding to the extremely high turnover. Create opportunities for career growth within company structure that does not rely on promotion alone. Focus on technical leaders rather than just "leaders".

  9. Great concept, great aspirations, good systems, but they forget about their customers and employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunCoke Energy full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, as long as you can focus on this as a driver.

    Cons

    constantly changing, it's like working for a company with attention deficit disorder

    Advice to Management

    listen to the people who do the work

  10. Good job when the economy was bad now looking elsewhere.

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech-Electrical in Granite City, IL
    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech-Electrical in Granite City, IL

    I have been working at SunCoke Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Pay and Benefits. Different schedule than anybody else.

    Cons

    Inhaling and being around coal and coke dust which are known to cause cancer.
    Nothing but outdoor work.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your meetings and do your primary job which is to direct the workforce. Stop trying so hard to move to a new job, do the one you were hired for.

  11. Company needs to treat good workers better.

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    Former Employee - Bolter Operator in Oakwood, VA
    Former Employee - Bolter Operator in Oakwood, VA

    I worked at SunCoke Energy full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay,benefits, work safety, equipment, bonuses

    Cons

    Layoff, no drug testing, lazy workers, poor management, outdated mining practices, no corrective action is ever enforced.

    Advice to Management

    Before you decided to have a layoff, you should have drug tested all the workers at your Dominion mines. That would have saved some good workers their jobs and got rid of the drug abusers at the mines. Workers that had disciplinary issues, write ups, attendance problems, were kept and good hard workers were layed-off. The workers at Dominion 36 let their mine go down and receive violations, but the majority of them were kept. Does not make much sense to send the bad apples from 36 to the other mines and lay off good workers.

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