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"Wants to be global but stuck in provincial mindset"

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

Pros

- Leader in its immediate industry (coal) but laggard in overall industry (mining)
- Decent benefits package
- Some opportunities to work overseas (Australia)

Cons

- Not forward thinking
- Weak leadership
- Pay lower than peers or industry
- Promotion and career development procedures not transparent

Advice to Management

- Need overhaul of many HR policies
- Need fresh blood and fresh thinking
- Dare to play in the 'big leagues'

Other Employee Reviews for Peabody

  1. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Peabody values their employees and is focused on providing a positive environment where employees can thrive even during the ups and downs of the coal industry. They listen to concerns from employees and take into consideration the voice of the employee base. Employee safety is paramount! The location is convenient, their is a great fitness center with a personal trainer and classes included in the membership fee. Health benefits are competitive and vacation time is generous. The Executive team has an open door policy and is interactive with the employees at town hall meetings and employee events. There is opportunity to advance in your role and Peabody makes sure you have the tools to succeed. The environment is collaborative and positive. Peabody employees are dedicated and work as a team. If you are looking for a place to work that you enjoy coming to every day then Peabody should be at the top of your list!

    Cons

    The negative press around the coal industry in the recent years has definitely impacted the financial state of the company and at times the atmosphere since it seemed grim at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to interact with employees at all levels. Stay connected with the concerns of the employee base through town halls, surveys and open discussions. Remain diligent about creating a strong financial portfolio. Just keep doing what you are doing!!!


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    "Great Company with Sustainability"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Peabody is a strong company that has survived economic commodity swings for over 130 years. Management has developed a plan to ensure Peabody is sustainable for more years to come. Job security is not a concern.

    Cons

    Though Peabody offers opportunities for advancement, it is challenging to take advantage of cross-functional opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage management to establish mentoring/coaching relationships to better develop employees that show ambition and desire to move up the ranks.

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