Westmoreland Coal Reviews

Updated May 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Very enjoyable experience

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Westmoreland Coal as an intern

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

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and willing to help you. Lots of freedom to explore and progress your projects how you would like.

    Cons

    Poor Union attitude from most hourly workers. Only located in very rural areas

  2. Senior management does not develop talent, just looks for M&A activity.

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    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Westmoreland Coal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Growing company, looking for more acquisitions.

    Cons

    Management is quick to fire people and does not develop talent. They do not provide much guidance or direction to employees, but expect you to perform at a high level. There has been a huge amount of turn over in the past two years, from Senior Management, down to lower level jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Develop the talent that is already working at the company. Provide guidance and leadership to get good performance from your people.

  3. Forced to lie and cover up

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kemmerer, WY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kemmerer, WY

    I worked at Westmoreland Coal full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits nice office

    Cons

    Being forced to treat hourly employees in unethical ways. Forced to lie to cover upper management screw ups. Forced to lie to to cover up things during federal inspections.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to treating people in an ethical manner. Stop covering up for management screw ups on site. Hold salary people accountable not just pass blame on

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  5. good co.to work for.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Department, in Big Stone Gap, VA
    Former Employee - Engineering Department, in Big Stone Gap, VA

    I worked at Westmoreland Coal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay and good team work,,,,good saftey record.

    Cons

    could have given better chances to advance

    Advice to Management

    give employes a better chance for advancement.

  6. Overall great hands-on experience

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Colstrip, MT
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Colstrip, MT

    I worked at Westmoreland Coal

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great environment to work in

    Cons

    needs more opportunity for advancement

  7. Went from great to poor as the higher management changed.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Westmoreland Coal

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the employees are great, decent pay and benefits, history of the organization is one to be proud of.

    Cons

    As the corporate executives changed so did the treatment of employees. Everything became about the executives. Such a shame.

    Advice to Management

    Change out the majority of corporate leadership in order to return to being an ethical company.

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