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Patriot Coal Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2018

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Found 16 reviews

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Rick Whiting
7 Ratings
  1. "Accounts Payable/Payroll Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Patriot Coal part-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, competitive benefits, and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Had oat of extended hours

    Patriot Coal2017-09-18
  2. "Scientists"

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    Former Employee - Scientist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Patriot Coal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good compensation as well as benefits

    Cons

    The company went bankrupt

    Advice to Management

    Find a new job

    Patriot Coal2018-07-18
  3. "Corporate Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Patriot Coal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing people in all departments. Great collaboration.

    Cons

    Systems were dated and not user friendly.

    Patriot Coal2017-09-11
  4. "Coal Company"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Charleston, WV
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Patriot Coal

    Pros

    Great People, Good Infrastructure, Excellent Equipment

    Cons

    Bankruptcy, out of business, sold

    Patriot Coal2016-04-02
  5. "Safety"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Patriot Coal

    Pros

    Great management at job site.

    Cons

    Upper management focused on how much money they could make, not focused on how to operate a company and take care of its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and do the right thing. Take care of the people that make the money that pays you the big bucks!!!!!

    Patriot Coal2016-03-29
  6. "Black hawk sux"

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    Former Employee - Underground Miner in Eskdale, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Patriot Coal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pretty good pay and benefits plenty of ot

    Cons

    Pay cuts black hawk took over screwed everything up cut benefits pay and hrs moved people around too much

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting everything and at least keep pay competitive with everyone else

    Patriot Coal2015-12-21
  7. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Charleston, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Patriot Coal

    Pros

    Good Pay, time off, knowledgeable employees

    Cons

    Minesite supervisory employees not appreciated like corporate employees as far as raises, bonuses

    Patriot Coal2015-11-20
  8. "Section boss"

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    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Glen Daniel, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Patriot Coal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay was decent middle management was good

    Cons

    Company went bankrupt twice and caused a lot of lay offs

    Advice to Management

    the new company that bought the assets suck too

    Patriot Coal2015-11-04
  9. "Good Pay, Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Tech in Morgantown, WV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Patriot Coal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Overtime available if wanted. Great overtime pay for weekends and holidays. Tima and a half for Saturday, double time for Sunday and triple time for holidays

    Cons

    No room for advancement unless you get your black hat and want to work under ground. Not many jobs for non union employees

    Advice to Management

    Trust current employees to perform managerial jobs

    Patriot Coal2015-08-26
  10. "Section electrician"

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    Current Employee - Section Electrician in Wharton, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Patriot Coal

    Pros

    It's a job that is all.

    Cons

    Management thinks that it can be run like a factory and forget that it is a coal mine.

    Patriot Coal2015-09-26
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