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Peabody Energy Reviews

Updated February 1, 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. "Not sure anymore"

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    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.


  2. "Culture of Doom"

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

    Pros

    there are many smart and dedicated people

    Cons

    dying industry, lack of industry vision or leadership, lack of hope.

    Advice to Management

    develop/find inspirational leadership


  3. "CIO"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager BI Information Delivery and Reporting in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Manager BI Information Delivery and Reporting in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people who made the best of a really bad situation

    Cons

    Complete lack of senior leadership, especially in the Information Technology Group.


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  5. "Boss"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Peabody Energy full-time

    Pros

    Worthless do not apply with them

    Cons

    Again worthlss do not apply with them

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of everyone at the top


  6. "Don't do it."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Tech in Wright, WY
    Current Employee - Plant Tech in Wright, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    7 days off. You can learn the art of deception from some of the supervisors. Some decent supervisors.

    Cons

    Want to be in top management. Join the Mormon church. Dogmatic view by Management on how good their benefits are.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going in the same direction . Your headed in the right direction that is well deserved.. Reorganization..Sell while you still can. Get money back from Greg Boyce.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "End of the carbon age"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In years past they were numerous. All benefits have dried up and gone away.

    Cons

    Company is in total free fall with no clear sense of direction other than shed all lower level employees and try to centralize services.

    Advice to Management

    Take satisfaction in the fact Peabody will be a case study for a post graduate degree.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible middle management and even worse upper management"

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    Former Employee - IT Grunt in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - IT Grunt in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits
    tuition reimbursement
    good pay
    acknowledge long term employees with an award ceremony on a yearly basis.

    Cons

    very political
    will not purchase new technological hardware and software with IT infrastructure
    focused on making a profit, not their employees
    middle management does not value the every day employee
    does not think globally
    still in the mindset of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the employees that work for you, not the almighty dollar. Management needs to encourage innovation, not fear of losing their jobs. The IT department is still in the dark ages. Monies need to be invested in the IT infrastructure ASAP.


  9. "Nepotism"

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

    I worked at Peabody Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Good roster and accommodation. Fellow workers are a good bunch of people. Other than that I can't recommend them.

    Cons

    Nepotism is rife in this organisation. It's not what you know it's who you know here. Management surround themselves with friends and family looking out for each other's interests. HR look after the boys clubs because they benefit from them as well.

    Advice to Management

    Clean out the self serving deadwood who run their little boys clubs.


  10. "Worst company I've worked for in 26 years in coal mining"

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    Current Employee - Mining Supervisor in Wollongong (Australia)
    Current Employee - Mining Supervisor in Wollongong (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I honestly can not think of any thing positive about this company

    Cons

    Over managed.too many people in office jobs at the mine site not contributing to an efficient operation,incompetent mine managers.Peabody say safety is first priority but in my experience production is the first priority.Peabody is mining under Sydney's water catchment area and is knowingly damaging the water quality going into our dams.they will one day leave Australia and take all the profits back to the USA and we will be left to clean up its damage.

    Advice to Management

    Sell your Australian assets now and leave Australia


  11. Helpful (3)

    "if your looking here keep looking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It opened my eyes to move out, on and up. Beggers can be chooser but it was a good experience to learn what not to look for. Just wish i would have learned it faster.

    Cons

    Politics rule the roost. Your either in or out. Middle managment is completely horrible. Make a decision already. Learn something new. Learn the job before they try to manage it. Dont promote the one that can't do the job to manage the job. Do you really need a meeting to decide on the next meeting? Narcissism and egotism are not a managment qualitys. As in other reviews the HR department is horrible, it is kinda thier job description but come on.



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