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Peabody Energy Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Good people to work with, company values employees (in 4 reviews)

  • Great company culture and great people to work around (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Uncertainty of the future of the coal industry and the likelihood of a decrease in the industry (in 4 reviews)

  • Benefits have been getting cut with the bankruptcy (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Employee Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits including very competitive compensation packages. These are the best people to work with and that includes the Executive Leadership Team. The CEO, Glenn Kellow, is very down-to-earth and communicative. We always know what's going on with the business which calms nerves in such a turbulent economy and during our Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Peabody takes care of its employees!!

    Cons

    The only downside I can find is that the building is in downtown St. Louis - we have to pay for parking. But, seriously, that's the only downside.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work with communicating with your employees.


  2. "Working for Peabody Energy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Gillette, WY
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Gillette, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary. Average salary in this mining town is around 80k for a reason. They pay a lot of money for little requirements.

    Cons

    Long hours, night shifts, rough on body bouncing around in equipment breathing dust. Poor morale in recent market downturn.

    Advice to Management

    Needs refocus. Too many chiefs, not enough Indians. Left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing.


  3. "Great Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Peabody Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and a solid management team

    Cons

    Uncertain future for the company


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  5. "Not sure anymore"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Peabody Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    Benefits cut due to Obamacare, and bankruptcy. Lack of appreciation for long term employees. Pay used to be in line with market, because of small to no raises no longer at that point. Management cannot keep employees, some don't realize the amount of work other employees do, no recognition. Some departments can't seem to hire employees much less keep them putting additional pressure of current employees. Management works extra with new employees to train them as well as give them what they ask for but leave long term employees wanting.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Mechanic/Welder"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanic/Welder in Wright, WY
    Current Employee - Mechanic/Welder in Wright, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It has decent wages and it is an interesting work environment. Safety is a big priority, and generally most people follow the rules.

    Cons

    Not as good to work for as they once were. Benefits have been getting cut with the bankruptcy. Communication is terrible through the levels of management. Things pertaining to hourly employees are kept really hush and rumors are rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Show some appreciation for the hourly work force that actually keep the company going.


  7. "Human Resources Administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Must have character and able to recognize experience

    Cons

    Parenting schedule is always a challenge with toddlers

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. Helpful (1)

    "A good complany to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Unix Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Unix Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Peabody Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Peabody has a sound global model that managed net positive growth during the recession in the US. The employee base has long term potential, many of which see 25+ years.

    Cons

    Coal and energy in general are under attack from government regulators and environmentalists. The company tends to forfeit personal amenities in favor of the bottom dollar. Smaller workspace, cutting budgets for Christmas parties, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget your support employees are as necessary as the one producing the product.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty good"

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

    I have been working at Peabody Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is good, and the environment is nice. There is a VERY NICE fitness center and coffee bar. Most employees are very nice.

    Cons

    There is quite a bit of micromanaging. Minimum schedule flexibility. Bankruptcy caused no raises and small bonuses for the last couple of years.

    Advice to Management

    Remember your employees when bankruptcy is complete. Times have been hard as far as raises are concerned.


  10. "A great place to work in years past."

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

    Pros

    -Room for advancement (if youre willing to prove yourself)
    -Friendly/relaxed atmosphere
    -Work load was usually predictable

    Cons

    -Organization of mine sites varied
    -Some hourly employees could be rude. Not a huge problem but noticeable at times.


  11. "Too much work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Over time pay is great. Safety is first priority

    Cons

    Coal mining is a dirty job



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