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Peabody Overview

Saint Louis, MO
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (BTU)
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Peabody is the leading global pure-play coal company and a member of the Fortune 500, serving power and steel customers in more than 25 countries on six continents. The company offers significant scale, high-quality assets, and diversity in geography and products. Peabody is ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to create superior value for shareholders as the leading global supplier of coal, which enables economic prosperity and a better quality of life.

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All About Peabody

Peabody is the leading global pure-play coal company and a member of the Fortune 500, serving power and steel customers in more than 25 countries on six continents. The company offers significant scale, high-quality assets, and diversity in geography and products. Peabody is guided by seven core values: safety, customer focus, leadership, people, excellence, integrity and sustainability. For further information, visit


A leading position in U.S. Powder River and Illinois basins

Seaborne thermal and metallurgical coal platform to capture higher-growth Asian demand centers

  • Operational Excellence
    Drive safety, productivity, cost efficiency and reclamation performance.
  • Focused Engagement
    Support our license to operate and advocate favorable energy policy and advances in generation technology including HELE and CCUS.
  • Financial Strength
    Maintain target capital structure that enables sustainable performance through all market cycles and maximize shareholder returns through disciplined capital allocation.
  • Best People
    Attract and retain the best people, develop their full potential and align their talents to create competitive advantage.
  • Portfolio Management
    Continually enhance the value of our portfolio emphasizing high-quality assets targeting the most attractive demand centers.

Be Challenged. Live Safety. Team Up with the Best.

Safe Working Environment
A strong safety culture with the tools and resources that encourage safe behaviors and practices at work and at home; every employee should return home safely every day

Relationships with Coworkers
A supportive, inclusive environment where team members are collaborative, knowledgeable, engaged and know that they can count on one another

Challenging Work
Challenging and meaningful work in an industry that responsibly serves multiple stakeholders including the communities in which we operate

Rewarding Performance
Clear goals and expectations, feedback on performance and rewards that include a competitive salary, benefits and results-based incentives

Leaders who live the values, offer open and transparent communication and seek and respond to employee feedback

Work / Life Balance
A trusting environment that allows employees flexibility to manage their work / life demands

Development and Advancement
Formal development that includes mentoring and leadership programs, experienced-based learning and opportunities for career advancement

We recognize that the long-term success of our company goes beyond the income statement and balance sheet. 

We  take a holistic approach to ESG to deliver results and generate value across the cycles. Our approach is centered on three core beliefs, that we should: 

  • Minimize the environmental footprint of our operations and products;

  • Provide substantial benefits to society; and 

  • Ensure our business strategies and activities best serve the interests of our stakeholders.

Click here to view Peabody's 2018 Environmental, Social and Governance Report

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    What I love most about Peabody are the people. I look forward to coming to work each day to work with my team and work on exciting projects. the business has also come a long way in the last 12 months with the introduction of great employee benefits.


    I can't think of any.

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Peabody Interviews



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    Human Resources Employee Benefits Coordinator Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Peabody (Saint Louis, MO) in September 2016.


    The entire process took about 1 month from application to start date. It started with an a phone interview with the recruiter. The phone screen was more informational about Peabody. Everything was communicated very well - including the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. From there, I interviewed with the Manager of HR Systems, Manager of Employee Benefits and three of 5 Benefits Specialists. All interviews were similar in that most questions were behavioral based. Then, a second in-person interview with Director of Hire-to-Rehire, and the other two Benefits Specialists. Again, behavioral based interview.

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Peabody Awards & Accolades

  • Global Energy Company of the Year, Platts Global Energy Award, 2014
  • 2017 Coal Mining Company Of The Year, Corporate LiveWire, 2017
  • Employer of the Year – Energy & Natural Resources, Corporate LiveWire, 2018
  • BEST Award, Association for Talent Development, 2018
  • Best ESG-Responsible Mining Company Global 2017 Award, Capital Finance International, 2017
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