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SunCoke Energy Reviews

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
23 Reviews

2.6
23 Reviews
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SunCoke Energy Chairman and CEO Frederick A. (Fritz) Henderson
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  1.  

    Excellent opportunity for training and team development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator  in  Middletown, OH
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Middletown, OH

    Pros

    Positive awareness of personal limitations and focus on employee safety. The medical benefits are outstanding and balance of work/family is a focus. Great team and great company.

    Cons

    Commuincation from management down to employee is timely. Due to the rush of getting information 'down' quickly there is often a sort of paralysis when the situation changes and a variation of the plan is needed. The paralysis may be due to new leadership in middle management areas the need to 'get it right'. All things being equal, the overall leadership is satisfactory but a leader of the leaders needs to emerge for more efficient management of daily changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a plan and make a decision. The choice of a small change in plan should be made in minutes instead of hours. Decision makers are needed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    listen to the people who do the work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    SunCoke systematically eliminated all experienced personnel who had built the company

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    Former Employee - Various  in  Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Various in Lisle, IL

    Pros

    Due to the nature of the contracts SunCoke has with its customers, they should generate a profit from operations for the duration of the contracts. Therefore, a candidate for employment should be less concerned about the near term survival of the company.

    Cons

    The company had been vibrant to work for because of the terrific growth and the individual freedom granted to achieve the growth. Even before the move to Lisle, IL from Knoxville, TN the new management had been systematically eliminating anyone who had been part of that growth. Under the new management the company became stagnant and oppressive of new ideas or ways to grow. The new management repopulated the ranks with employees without any of the technical or industry specific knowledge required to advance the cokemaking technology and stimulate growth. A candidate for employment should be willing to work in a very top down command and control environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with respect and value their ideas instead of looking for people to blame for the next problem. Give individuals the ability and support to get the job done without fear of reprisal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Machine Operator and Utility Operator at SunCoke

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator  in  Granite City, IL
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Granite City, IL

    Pros

    The job is easy and pay is adequate
    Quickly moved up in the company during the first year of start up

    Cons

    Management not as knowledgeable in Coke Manufacturing
    Less focused on core management skills, they want technical knowledge since they know little

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The plants are small. Learn the jobs and the technical information on heat recovery

    Recommends

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