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Peabody Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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Pros
  • It was a great perk and helped with work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Your peers will be great people to talk with (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Outlook for the coal industry is somewhat of a concern (in 7 reviews)

  • Tends to be bureaucratic and centralized decision making (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "From A Technology Standpoint"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Technician
    Current Employee - Field Technician
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    Paid time off
    Ability to advance if you apply yourself

    Cons

    Very few understand the importance of field technology and big data. As much as I do enjoy mining, the deck is stacked against it; any competitive edge that can be gained from leveraging field data and translating that into efficiency seeems largely overlooked due to initial cost.

    There seems to also be very cliquish attitudes within the mines. Qualifications, attitude, and proven performance dont necessarily translate into a leadership role should one come open.

    Higher management also rarely comes out to the mine sites. This really gives employees the impression that we, a mining company, are not being led by people deeply involved in the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Look forward further than short term paybacks. While initial capital cost may be large, long term savings brought forth by higher accountability and higher efficiency will almost always win out. Also, be more open minded to the new mining technologies of today; while some claims may seem outlandish I believe that proper education is needed at a higher level on some options that exist.

    Interact with employees more often to help build rapport that is needed for employees to feel like more than just a number. Company wide emails and fliers arent the same as face to face encounters.


  2. "Hopeful"

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

    I worked at Peabody full-time

    Pros

    Peabody was once at the top of their game and provided excellent salary and benefits. Hopefully they will return to that some day soon.

    Cons

    Too many people related in some way.

    Peabody Response

    Dec 5, 2017 – Communications Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

  3. "Peabody Energy Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Peabody full-time

    Pros

    Favorable work environment and flexibility. Great vacation and holiday policy.

    Cons

    Over elimination of certain benefits in recent years.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to strive to listen to employee concerns in order to make Peabody a desirable place for employment. It is unfortunate but understood that tough times call for unpopular decisions, however there should be an understanding that over-elimination of benefits will make it difficult to retain talent and cost the company in the long run.


  4. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Peabody full-time

    Pros

    Your peers will be great people to talk with.

    Cons

    It is not encouraged to talk with the people under you.

    Advice to Management

    The culture needs to change. All employees are important no matter if you are an admin or the CEO.


  5. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Peabody full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay generally at market or better

    Cons

    Not much movement for most, stagnated pay increases


  6. "Working for Peabody Energy"

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    • 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 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Mechanic/Welder"

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    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 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.

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

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    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.


  9. "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Peabody (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Industry in bankruptcy and future of company is uncertain


  10. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunities, good co workers, decent management team. goals and objectives clearly established, and identified. Has been in business for over 100 years, so they know what they're doing.

    Cons

    Coal is a bad word now, and that's all this company does, so they're in deep trouble, lots of turnover. Unfortunately, as in most companies, the able leave, and the incompetent are left to go down with the ship.

    Advice to Management

    It's too late now, they are on the same path the dinosaurs were on, and will end up with the same fate. They missed the opportunities they had many years ago.


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