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Arch Coal Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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  1. "Excellent company culture!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Creve Coeur, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Creve Coeur, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arch Coal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, excellent IT team and management! Lot of events and free foods., premium Creve couere lake side office view ! Loved it.

    Cons

    Paid vacation only 10 days


  2. "Engineering"

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

    I have been working at Arch Coal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Constant job, ever changing work

    Cons

    No professional movement opportunities doesn't like to pay for educational advancement. Women are extremely limited and treated as less.

    Advice to Management

    Shake up upper management, and get some fresh air, your suffocating on all your money

  3. "Boom and Bust"

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

    I have been working at Arch Coal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hands on work. Good Pay and Benefits.

    Cons

    It is difficult to know whether this is a company that you can work for over an extended time due to economic climate. Boom and bust nature of industry is as bad now as it has ever been.

    Advice to Management

    Set clear goals. Safety incentives are excellent. Could improve performance by having hourly employee incentives for violation reduction, cost reduction and production improvements.


  4. "Left due to bad economic climate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arch Coal full-time

    Pros

    benefits are pretty standard if not on the better side, no longer get pension however

    Cons

    Log jam for employment advancement


  5. "Bad management"

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    Former Employee - Coal Miner in Williamsville, IL
    Former Employee - Coal Miner in Williamsville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, love the work, stressful but adaptable. Great vacation time (5 weeks)

    Cons

    Management preaches safety above ground, but supervisors and mine managers ignore it underground. Rotating shifts every week are hard on your family and body. Good old boy network still strong...If you are willing to take risks and put safety aside underground to make your target...You succeed. For those that abide by the letter of the law, your place has no value for this company. Kiss management butt, you get promoted. Do right by your job and bring safety concerns up to management, you get snubbed and ignored. No chance for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Follow your own policies. This "what goes on underground, stays underground" stuff needs to stop....And yes, it does still happen.


  6. "IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arch Coal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Super relaxed environment, amazing co-workers

    Cons

    Management does not listen to employee ideas/comments/thoughts about changes or recommendations, projects are moved forward with no regard to possible issues to users/hardware, no training is provided to users, company tries to skirt employees out of bonuses, raises are a rarity, employee performance planning/tracking is a joke and the goals are changed mid-year to not allow employees to reach goal for raise.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen more closely to your employee's ideas/comments/recommendations. Your employees are your lifeblood and without them, this company will stall. You've already lost quite a few of them through the bankruptcy, don't lose more by thinking that the "little things" will keep the ones that remain. Training, Growth, Opportunity need to be things this company improves on or it will become stagnant.


  7. "Superintendent"

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    Former Employee - Production Superintendent in Hanna, WY
    Former Employee - Production Superintendent in Hanna, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Arch Coal (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job is extremely interesting with good corperate support.

    Cons

    Working hours are extreme and not very flexible.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to distribute work load.

  8. "Great People, Sketchy Management"

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

    Pros

    Terrific Co-workers, decent benefits,decent communication to employees, superb location, employees feel like they are making a difference

    Cons

    Salaries lower than competitors, not much promotion from within, management appears to look for way not to pay bonuses in full.

    Advice to Management

    Poor management choices made in the past have led to unfavorable work conditions in the present. Listen to the people you hire.


  9. "Arch Coal"

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    Former Employee - Mine Engineer in Somerset, CO
    Former Employee - Mine Engineer in Somerset, CO

    Pros

    Very diverse job duties and lots of challenges.

    Cons

    The shrinking coal markets are causing massive lay-offs


  10. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Gillette, WY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Gillette, WY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arch Coal (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent people and work environment, very motivated and very ethical workplace. I enjoyed my time there greatly. A very strong work ethic.

    Cons

    The Company has suffered greatly due to the current and political climate. They will struggle for the next year, but should return to full strength in 2017. Sadly, they have lost some great people.

    Advice to Management

    Hang in there guys. The current clowns that run this country cannot last forever. Sooner or later, this country will need power to build things again.


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