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Pros
  • Good pay starting out, company vehicle and bonuses (in 11 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)

  • Company in survival mode, No bonuses or 401K match, Insurance is less to be desired (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Chief of Security Progress Coal"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chief of Security in Twilight, WV
    Former Employee - Chief of Security in Twilight, WV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Alpha Natural Resources full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good Benefits, good Relations with other employee's

    Cons

    Benefits were going down hill because of the war on coal. Good men loosing jobs because of the war on coal.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Intern - Production Technician in Gillette, WY
    Former Intern - Production Technician in Gillette, WY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alpha Natural Resources as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with that care about other people. It is like a big family that looks out for one another.

    Cons

    Night shifts are the worst part of the job, but are necessary so it is just something you have to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! I hope things start turning up for you guys.

  3. "Corporate Communications Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alpha Natural Resources as an intern

    Pros

    Great experience. Hands on. Great people. Very Inclusive. Paid well.

    I was able to contribute to projects and produce articles for company literature. Wasn't fetching coffee and running errands.

    Cons

    Intern program is no longer available. Was hoping to meet and work with other departments more too. Very little to complain about though.


  4. "Manager - Distribution"

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    Current Employee - Manager - Distribution in Bristol, VA
    Current Employee - Manager - Distribution in Bristol, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Has been an excellent company to work with. Great benefits and salary.

    Cons

    Coal industry is not doing well.


  5. "Great place to work, good people, good pay, good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Master Dozer Operator in Twilight, WV
    Former Employee - Master Dozer Operator in Twilight, WV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Alpha Natural Resources full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked a 5/10 schedule with alternating saturdays. Great pay, felt appreciated, awesome company picnic(Progress Coal).

    Cons

    Lots of holiday work, long drive, got "Voluntold" to work on days off or sometimes work late.

    Advice to Management

    Mine More COAL!!!


  6. "."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abingdon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abingdon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alpha Natural Resources full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Still a good place to work

    Cons

    bad time for the industry


  7. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alpha Natural Resources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Alpha Management Committee truly does care about their employees. They are proactively taking steps to survive a very difficult industry while maintaining a strong workforce. They are having to make very difficult decisions but do not do so without great care and thought.

    Cons

    Sadly my position was recently eliminated because of the state of the industry. Alpha like other coal companies is a victim of the current administration, the EPA and the influx of natural gas. This means there is a tough road ahead (but if anyone can survive, I believe they can).

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course, know that your employees appreciate the transparency and know that those who truly care about the organization will always be there. Even when they are no longer employees.

  8. "ANR is the GREATEST company I've ever worked for and I'm honored to have spent time there."

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Wise, VA
    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Wise, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee safety is key at Alpha. Employees are treated with respect and gratitude for the job they perform.

    Cons

    I think all jobs should be posted and everyone should be interviewed out of fairness for all instead of appointing some and posting others.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the same level of safety and you'll thrive.


  9. "Best Company ever"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alpha Natural Resources full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best Benefits, Working environment is great and their employees come first

    Cons

    I can think of no cons


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