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Alpha Natural Resources Reviews

Updated Jan 17, 2019

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2.5
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19%
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Alpha Natural Resources CEO David J. Stetson
David J. Stetson
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, good Benefits, good Relations with other employee's(in 12 reviews)

  • "Great Benefits, Great pay, Great working Environment(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "The coal industry is forecasted to remain depressed for several years(in 8 reviews)

  • "The coal industry is very depressed and job security is uncertain(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Oracle Apps DBA"

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    Former Employee - Senior Oracle Applications Database Administrator in Bristol, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alpha Natural Resources full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good company with many benefits

    Cons

    It is coal company in Virginia.

    Alpha Natural Resources2017-11-15
  2. Helpful (1)

    "This company will drop you like a bad habit"

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    Former Employee - Coal Relocation Specialist in Charleston, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alpha Natural Resources full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Paid in American currency most of the time

    Cons

    They forced you to work I bad conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Quit your day job

    Alpha Natural Resources2019-01-17
  3. "HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alpha Natural Resources full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are very comprehensive and affordable.

    Cons

    Leadership made very bad financial decisions that impacted the entire company.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to your employees

    Alpha Natural Resources2018-09-06
  4. "Chief electrician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Alpha Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    They have no pros at this Mines I was at.

    Cons

    Where to begin is all I can say.

    Advice to Management

    You have Supers and block foreman and shift Forman that are not the aharpest tool in the shed. Do illegal things and if questioned most of the me that do are suspended, in trouble, or harassed to the point they leave or they make an excuse to fire the persons. This has happened on more than one occasion at Mines I was at. Yet the ones in charge that are questionable are promoted or patted on back.

    Alpha Natural Resources2018-06-02
  5. "Was good while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Mine Clerk in Sutton, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alpha Natural Resources full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Above average pay, good insurance. Worked with a great group of guys.

    Cons

    Company filed bankruptcy and closed the location where I worked.

    Alpha Natural Resources2018-02-20
  6. "Alpha Natural Resources Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alpha Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    The company presses safety and makes sure you have good things to work with.

    Cons

    Insurance is below market standard along with pay.

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay a better salary and provide better insurance to the employees

    Alpha Natural Resources2018-02-05
  7. "lot of talk no show"

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    Former Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Charleston, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alpha Natural Resources full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    there is nothing good i got to say

    Cons

    pour management,low pay,just a number high turn over rate,bad benefits

    Advice to Management

    dont forget you where a worker at one time treat people like people not slaves

    Alpha Natural Resources2018-02-21
  8. "Foreman"

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    Former Employee - Foreman in Charleston, WV

    I worked at Alpha Natural Resources full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good guys to work with hard working people who know what there doing miss working with them to bad coal went to crap

    Cons

    Cutting pay and benefits and retirement

    Alpha Natural Resources2017-07-19
  9. "Administrative/Corporate Positions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alpha Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Employees are paid regularly every two weeks.

    Cons

    The expectation of performance and hours input does not match the level of compensation for many of the positions within the organization. Management has received most of the gains in income from recent times with little to no increase in benefit for non-managers. There was little to no opportunity for promotion/advancement before the bankruptcy and now post-emergence the staff is approximately half or less of what...

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    Advice to Management

    For salary positions within the organization you seem desperate to retain your employees, so it's probably best to at least pay market rates for their roles if not a little better than market. When people are paid less than they're worth it means they are looking to leave.

    Alpha Natural Resources2017-05-01
  10. "Safety"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eastern, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alpha Natural Resources full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people I worked with were top notch.

    Cons

    Federal regulatory agencies were very difficult to deal with.

    Alpha Natural Resources2017-03-16
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