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Cloud Peak Energy Reviews

Updated April 29, 2017
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  1. "Energy Business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gillette, WY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gillette, WY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cloud Peak Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for....

    Cons

    Downturn in the industry has halted hiring presently

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing....


  2. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Corporate Accountant in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Corporate Accountant in Westminster, CO

    I worked at Cloud Peak Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great location, friendly and helpful coworkers

    Cons

    It's a publicly traded company, so the quarter and year-end SEC filings can be long and stressful.

  3. "Its all about who you know or who's desk you will go under to get anywhere."

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    Former Employee - DOZER OPERATOR in Gillette, WY
    Former Employee - DOZER OPERATOR in Gillette, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cloud Peak Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There really are no pros except a check never bounced.

    Cons

    There are so many rules not a single person there really knows exactly what they are because they put out more rules/change them almost daily.


  4. "Highly recommended"

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    Former Employee - Compensation Analyst in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Compensation Analyst in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cloud Peak Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. Good work/life balance, very good pay/benefits. Management team does whatever it takes to make employees happy even during the tough time

    Cons

    Need to have a little more defined responsibilities. I constantly had to take on more and more responsibilities (although I personally didn't mind because I was learning a lot)


  5. Helpful (1)

    "It's sort of okay"

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    Current Employee - Industrial Electrician in Douglas, WY
    Current Employee - Industrial Electrician in Douglas, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cloud Peak Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are out of this world, and the pay rate is quite high for starting electricians. Local company that is probably the most stable energy company that operates out of the Powder River Basin, great safety structure.

    Cons

    Management of the electrical department at the Antelope Mine location are totally abusive of their authority, and interpret company policies regarding holidays and vacation time totally backwards. Coworkers couldn't be more vulgar. I've worked in some rough places with some rough people, but this place takes the cake. Verbal harassment is quite common, and jokes of sexual nature. I highly don't recommend working in this environment if you are a woman. It doesn't matter how thick-skinned you are.

    Management never has enough for us to do, making the 12 hour shifts go by slow, S-L-O-W, and we're overstaffed, and still hiring. Unfortunately, because the management is abusive, the people who work here tend to dislike the management, bringing down the moral, and work ethic of the entire department. It's rather sad, because this place could be awesome. The pay and benefits are awesome, but the work environment is not. If you get a job here, get used to vulgar speech, (quite a but more than old fashioned cowboy cussing, believe me) and slow days, with not enough work.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at the professionalism of the mine sites. I know that the town office is extremely professional, but the mine sites are not. More accountability needs to be enforced over the planners and supervisors, especially in the maintenance departments, so that the overall moral of the place can increase. There are people here who abuse their authority, and because of that, the laborers are not happy campers, and don't do their best.


  6. "Great Company and Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gillette, WY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gillette, WY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloud Peak Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment with lots of good people. The company does care about the employees and takes care of them. The company takes pride in safety of employees and taking care of the environment. The company has a small feel to it where you seem to know everyone. The upper management does get out in the field to visit with the employees.

    Cons

    Coal is a hard market to be in right now, but company is being very smart. The opportunities to grow within the company seem limited and the company does not seem to be growing. If the company does not get the Asian exports I see little growth in the near future. Pay has been pretty stagnant recently as well.


  7. "ok"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Gillette, WY
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Gillette, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, if you have to stay in Gillette WY

    Cons

    no real engineering work. THEY JUST HIRE ENGINEERING FIRMS

    Advice to Management

    just go with the flow...

  8. "Good Handling of Reduced Production"

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

    I worked at Cloud Peak Energy full-time

    Pros

    best safety record in the area

    Cons

    overly managed processes at times

    Advice to Management

    listening is a full-time skill


  9. "Compensation Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cloud Peak Energy full-time

    Pros

    The HR department offers a great work-life balance

    Cons

    The state of the industry has required benefits to be adjusted, however they're still very generous compared to the market

    Advice to Management

    Consider offering flexible schedules


  10. "Senior Mine Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Safety, cost performance and asset management

    Cons

    Limited Movement for career progression


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