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Arch Coal Overview

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Saint Louis, MO
1001 to 5000 employees
1997
Company - Public (ACI)
Mining
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
CONSOL Energy, Peabody, Alpha Natural Resources
What powers your power company? Perhaps Arch Coal. About half of the electricity generated in the US comes from coal, and Arch Coal is one of the country's largest coal producers, behind industry leader Peabody Energy. Arch Coal sold about 155 million tons of ... Read more

Mission: To create superior customer and shareholder value as the safest, lowest cost and most environmentally responsible supplier of coal-based energy in the world.

Arch Coal Reviews

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Arch Coal CEO John W. Eaves
John W. Eaves
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    Current Employee - Foreman On Third Shift in Beckley, WV
    Current Employee - Foreman On Third Shift in Beckley, WV
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    I have been working at Arch Coal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I work hard, follow the rules, get the job done right, and I want to advance

    Cons

    Really no downside, I work with some good people, I just want the opportunity to advance. I have been in the mines for 38 years, and have a lot of experience. I bring to the table experience, and my record is impeccable. I have been a mine foreman on the third shift and took the job at Arch because I was not happy at my other employer. There was not an available position for my experience so I took what they had that was close to it.

    Advice to Management

    Give a man a chance. I want to advance. I work hard. I do my job. and I am good at what I do. I don't have to tell you this, I just want to you consider me for advancement

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Arch Coal Interviews

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    Oracle Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Arch Coal (Saint Louis, MO) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Phone screen, panel interview with 12 people in one day (sets of 2). Follow up interview with CIO, director, and 2 managers. The phone screen was with director of technology, he basically wanted to know my background and also asked a few technical questions. The panel was with a wide range of different types of employees, some that were in IT and technical and others that were supported by IT.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about how you interact with users, PL/SQL technical questions, Technical questions on designing software modules, questions on software interfaces.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    simple, they made an offer, I made a counter offer that included an extra $5K and extra week of vacation, then I accepted.

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Arch Coal Awards & Accolades

  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015

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